Wednesday morning briefing: A comedy, a talent search and jazz

Good morning and welcome to the Wednesday briefing. Comedy “The Queen of Bingo,” is a stage comedy in the style of the Carol Burnett Show. It’s at 7 p.m. in the Marshall Auditorium and part of the Clovis Community College Cultural Arts series. Information: 769-4950. Talent search “Hooray for Hollywood” auditions are noon to 2 […]

Texico students showcase talent for cause

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Texico Middle School students Raven Askew, Roxy Garza, and Gabby Posada, from left to right, sing Thursday’s Katy Perry song “Firework” during the Texico High School Talent show. Benna Sayyed On a stage lined with canned goods, students belted out country songs such as “Big Green Tractor” and “Country Girl […]

Texico holding talent show

CNJ staff Texico High School will hold a talent show 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the school as part of its Evolvement Campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of secondhand smoke. The campaign’s goal is to reduce tobacco use in New Mexico by educating the community about tobacco’s harmful effects. For information visit intheclearNM.com and […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Talent in Texico and Beatlemania sweeps America

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Movie for teens The teen program at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the Portales Public Library is the movie “Real Steel.” The movie and the popcorn are free. Talent show The Texico “In The Clear” talent show is 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Texico High School, […]

Press release: Lynn adds talent for 2012 football season

PORTALES, N.M. — Since taking over as head football coach at Eastern New Mexico University, about a month and a half ago, Josh Lynn and his staff have been relentless in their attempts to add talent to their roster, signing a number of skilled athletes to National Letters of Intent. In addition to a number […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Open mic, a celebration, and counting presidents

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Talent search Friday is open mic night starting at 6 p.m. in the Latte Lounge at Mark’s Restaurant in Portales. There is a $5 cover charge at the door. Musicians are encouraged to bring instruments. Information: 359-0857. Renovation celebration A Ribbon cutting 9 a.m. […]

Art show unveils students’ talent

“T he signs are in the stars.” So spoke Kary Mathys, newly graduated bachelor of fine art student of Eastern New Mexico University. She went on, describing her art work: “I find inspiration from myths, from images that inspire me.” The mythical inspiration is obvious in her style, in the clean, bold, aspect of her […]

Local bands dream big

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Courtesy photo: Chamber of Commerce Will Banister and the Mulberry Band performed at the Clovis Music Festival in September. Alisa Boswell Musical talent is not a scarce thing in the Clovis and Portales areas. Many local musicians have the ambition to go all the way to stardom with their musical talents and considering the recent […]

Two-state team stocked with local talent

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer A team with plenty of local talent is helping put New Mexico on the girls basketball map. Four area players are set to leave today for the first of three tournaments as part of the New Mexico/Texas Heat. The Heat is a collection of players from across the two […]

Clovis woman wins pageant

Kimberly Parmenter of Clovis won the elite award at the American Beauties Plus Pageant in Roswell, Ga., according to a news release. The competition included individual panel interviews, which counted for 50 percent of the score; dressy sportswear 20 percent of the score; evening gown 20 percent of the score; on-stage question 10 percent of […]

Musical talent landed boy in USO show

By Don McAlavy: County historian Before Chick Taylor Jr. died he sent me an email. It read: “Dear Don, yes I remember Tommy Thompson and very much enjoyed your column about him and his kids. Thank you Don for all the great work you have done in your columns and all the other historical documentation. […]

The Fireballs got start in high school talent show

By Don McAlavy: County historian Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series on The Fireballs, one of the top rock ‘n’ roll acts of the early 1960s with strong roots in Clovis. It’s been 37 years since five young men from Raton made their first record at Norman Petty Studios in Clovis. […]

MSU outlasts Hounds

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eastern guard Jordan Romero goes up to the basket against Midwestern State forward Charlie Logan during the first half of Saturday’s game. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer By Kevin Wilson Freedom New Mexico kwilson@cnjonline.com Midwestern State had plenty of talent, and speed to burn, and the outmanned Greyhounds couldn’t […]

Faith was more inspiring than talent

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist He was basketball’s original “Showtime” in a time when taking center stage and showcasing a talented player wasn’t done. When the legendary “Pistol” Pete Maravich began playing basketball someone with his talent and need to have the ball in his hands as much as possible was seen as a ball […]

Chain saw artist showcases talent at fair

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CNJ staff photo: Gabe Monte Gary Keenan carves out a horeshoe from a walnut log. Keenan’s chain saw sculpting is one of the dozens of attractions at the Curry County Fair. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Gary and April Gober shared a bag of popcorn, fascinated by the wood chips and sawdust that flew […]

Ethnic fair schedule

The following events will be held during Saturday’s Clovis/Curry County Ethnic Fair: 8:30 a.m. — Fun Run/Walk, 14th and Main streets 10 a.m. — Parade of Flags and People. Children’s Parade, Main Street 10 a.m.-5 p.m.— Arts and Crafts booths, air games, food vendors, Main Street 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. — Car Show, Main […]

Pintores welcomes new artists

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist The annual Pintores art show April 20-29 at the Main ARTeri gallery on Main Street is a wonderful venue for local artists of all levels and experience categories to show their work, receive positive and encouraging feedback, and build relationships with other artists. It is called the “Spring Fling.” As […]

Film leaves locals satisfied

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Marta McGonagle of Los Angles, an actress in “Believe in Me,” and John Manulies, a co-producer of the film, take a few moments to chat Thursday evening with Clovis fans at the Clovis Civic Center. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The city of Clovis took itself out for a […]

More than family mourn death of Woods’ father

Freedom Newspapers According to John Strege’s 1997 biography, “Tiger,” Tiger Woods fell in love with golf at the ripe old age of 6 months. Tiger’s father, Earl, retired from the Army, had taken up golf at the age of 42 and was working hard to improve his game. He built a makeshift driving range in […]

Developing musical talent can lead to lifelong success

By Greg Smithhisler: Guest columnist This is part of a series in which local columnists share their love for music in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis Municipal Schools. My friend Kurt celebrated his 30th birthday last week — a special joy for me as I revel in his accomplishments and all […]