Education Feature: Students stage ‘Elephant Man’

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer As soon as Clovis High School junior Kyree McField sheds her role as Ross in the production of “The Elephant Man,” she jumps into another role back stage, costume manager. McField’s dual roles on and off stage is typical of most students in the play because there aren’t enough […]

Oct. 8, 1937

The Clovis Evening News-Journal reported that city officers rounded up 15 hoboes and escorted them to the city limits, while four others were jailed for public drunkenness. … Otis Kelley, a graduate of Clovis High School, accepted a position with the George Pepperdine College in Los Angeles. … Admission to the Lyceum theater was 5 […]

Aug. 24, 1982

Curtis Mathes, located at 1611 N. Prince St., announced its grand opening special in a Clovis News-Journal advertisement. … “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” and “The Beast” were showing at the Hilltop Twin movie theater. … Officers and board members of the “Old Lyceum Theatre, Inc.” met in the Lyceum Theatre building to formulate plans […]

Movie persona relationship killer

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers I learned from an early age that every story worth telling needs a beginning, a conflict and an end. Now, the story of my summers. There’s the beginning, when I’m talking with my dad about all of the movies I want to see. There’s the end, where I’m instead making […]

May 23, 1949

Police were searching for a 1937 coupe stolen from a Clovis garage where it had been repaired. Officials suspected the car’s owner had taken it, after refusing to pay $125 owed in repair costs. … Donna Kay Crow, Linda Anderson and Dominga Carralez were among area brownie-troop members who went through a “fly up” ceremony […]

May 3, 1972

Woolworth, open until 9 p.m., was selling record albums for 47 cents, 8 track tapes for $2.99 and tape cassettes for $2.99. … “Bonnie and Clyde” was showing at the Yucca drive-in theater. Promotional material read, “They’re young, they’re in love and they kill people.” Admission was $1. … Anthony’s was suggesting polyester double-knit tunic-top […]

April 21, 1938

The Piggly Wiggly was at Fourth and Pile streets. Palmolive soap was sold for 6 cents a bar. … C.V. Steed Undertaking was advertising its funeral and ambulance services. The phone number was 14. … Baseball slugger Lou Gehrig and singing cowboy Smith Ballew were starring in “Rawhide,” scheduled to open April 22 at the […]

April 16, 1953

The annual Red Cross fund drive had collected $9,392.63. Officials were hoping to beat the record of $10,017.77 set in 1949. They’d already passed the previous year’s total of $8,961.28. … Ronald Reagan and Rhonda Fleming were starring in Tropic Zone at the Sunshine theater. … Workers were installing 1,566 seats in Clovis’ new junior […]

April 9, 1940

Jack Leon Echols, a veteran war-time pilot, was in Clovis for a speaking engagement. His topic: “Keeping our youth out of foreign wars.” … “The Grapes of Wrath” was showing at the State theater. “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” was at the Lyceum. “Gone With the Wind” was due to open at the Lyceum on […]

Student Profile: Bell

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Bailey Bell is a senior at Clovis Christian School. She is the daughter of Gary and Julie Bell. Extra-curricular activities: Cheerleading, drama, track, art Hobbies: Theater, tap dancing, making jewelry, collecting Elvis Presley stuff, MySpace Future plans: Go to college to pursue an acting career, get married and have […]