Radio personalities re-enact Western classic

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks Radio announcers Diana Duran and Joe Walker re-enact a radio broadcast Wednesday at Clovis Community College’s Town Hall. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Doc Holliday was a slender, sickly 30-year-old when he was part of the events leading up to the famed gunfight at the O.K. Corral in 1881. Frank […]

Muscle man

Photo by Tonya Fennell Master Sgt. Schuyler Beers works out three times a week at the Clovis gym Bodies in Motion. Beers recently competed in his first bodybuilding competition. By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections Schuyler Beers waited 13 months to sew on his Master Sergeant stripes. His promotion ceremony was held in June. And the […]

Theater provides taste of life in spotlight

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers I’ve never had formal acting lessons, but as a child I did spend some time on the stage in our north Portales community theater called Teatro de la Comunidad de los Niños. We were the junior version of the high school group, Teatro de la Comunidad, which featured a cast […]

Lid kept on thespian career

By Bob Huber: Guest Columist Today’s lesson is “Hollywood,” and what can be done about it. Of course, any mention of Hollywood always takes me back to my own thespian career —a fleeting moment when I won my black belt in high drama and joined ranks with such epic performers as Larry, Moe and Curly. […]

Peace conference in New Mexico is waste

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist Mark your calendar for September. New Mexico will stage her first World Peace Conference. Ever. And who better to host the event than Santa Fe, the epicenter of intellectual snobbery? Exciting. I can see it now. The Dixie Chicks will set the stage with the conference theme song, “Not Ready […]

Vocalist, founding member of Fireballs dies at 65

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Rail thin, with a black cowboy hat perpetually atop his head, Chuck Tharp entertained for generations. He died Friday at the age of 65 from heart failure, following a battle with cancer. He was a founding member and the original vocalist of the Fireballs, an internationally known band. He […]

Bush deserves Oscar for post-9/11 acting

By Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist According to Shakespeare, the world is a stage and we’re all actors. According to Marshall McLuhan, the stage is a world and we’re actors. Either way, some of us are better actors than others, like President Bush. When the 2006 Oscar nominations are announced on Tuesday, George W. Bush deserves […]

Friends of Buddy Holly singing at music festival

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Gary and Ramona Tollett, who were friends of Buddy Holly, will return to Clovis to sing in the 2005 Clovis Music Festival. They will sing backup vocals in a rendition of “That’ll be the Day.” (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers At a pharmacy in Lubbock, Texas, a mutual friend introduced musician […]

Christmas performance can’t be topped

By Bob Huber, Local Columnist Now comes the post-holiday clamydamps, which always reminds me of high school Christmas productions and my rookie Thespian career. They were epic moments in theatrical history ranked up there with performances by Larry, Moe, and Curly. The one I remember most was the result of a unique blend of blonde […]

To ask about God not to doubt

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist My religious conservative friend said: Pray about it. Go to Wednesday night service, and go to the altar. Place it before the Lord. He spoke my name at prayer requests My Roman Catholic friend said: Go to communion service. Even though you are not Catholic, go and light a candle. […]

City asking residents to conserve water

By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor A scorching summer heat and lack of precipitation prompted city officials and New Mexico American Water personnel on Tuesday to ask Clovis residents to be frugal with their water. Kathy Wright, vice president and manager of New Mexico American Water, said water wells that feed kitchen sinks, shower heads […]

Committee establishes water conservation guidelines

Jack King There is a growing recognition in the region that water is a limited resource, said Randy Crowder, chairman of the city’s Water Policy Advisory Committee. In response to that realization, the committee — established in December — is developing long- and short-range recommendations on water policy, Crowder said. Along with recommendations on community-wide […]

Sando learns value of responsibility

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By Rick White A little less than a year after graduating from Clovis High, John Sando will once again walk across the stage with a diploma in his hand. Tonight, it will be during Clovis Community College’s 17th commencement ceremonies. More remarkable than earning an associate’s degree in one year is that Sando had a […]