Ticket prices, showtimes announced for music festival

CNJ staff Ticket prices and show times have been announced for the 2011 Clovis Music Festival. The festival is planned for Sept. 8 through 11 with the theme “The Biggest Little Music City in the World” and will be held at the Curry County Events Center Sept. 9 and 10. Sept. 8 the festival will […]

County fair theme contest opens Monday

CNJ staff The Curry County Event Center is holding the third annual theme contest for the Curry County Fair. The contest begins Monday and runs through March 7. Themes should be fair-related, and entries should include a name, address/e-mail and phone number. Entries should be sent to Curry County Events Center, Attn: Jan Riley, Event […]

County kicks off holiday season with parade, tree lighting

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The city’s Christmas tree was lit Saturday after the Christmas Light Parade. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer To represent the theme of Saturday’s Christmas Light Parade — Christmas Around the World — the Clovis chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America portrayed five countries, complete with red […]

Peace in an unlikely place

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist I recently ran across an entry call for an art show, in which the admittedly open or ambiguous theme was “Sacred Spaces and Sacred Places.” As the promoters willingly acknowledged, this sort of theme can create either opportunity, or confusion. What, after all, is a sacred space? I know that […]

Great Race cruising through Clovis

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Courtesy photo: greatrace.com Drivers in the Great American Race will stop in Clovis Monday for an overnight stay on their way to Anaheim, Calif. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Clovis stands to earn its third Great American City Award in a row, the first city to do so, as the Great American Race passes […]

Meaning behind Mother’s Day still pertinent today

By Clyde Davis: Columnist Anna Jarvis, who between the years of 1908 and 1914 negotiated the path for making Mother’s Day a national holiday, is frequently recognized as the founder of this holiday. Beginning with an attempt to honor her own mother, the idea spread — and was fueled — by her efforts to have […]

Hundreds brave cold to attend annual Christmas parade

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A group of elves dances for the judges Saturday in front of the Curry County Courthouse. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Tradition trumped biting cold Saturday evening. Hundreds of people — shivering even beneath hats, layers of clothes, and blankets — lined Main Street for the annual Christmas Lights Parade […]

German Nobel Laureate’s morality askew

By Tibor Machan: Syndicated Columnist The Nobel Laureate in literature, Gunter Grass, whose book “The Tin Drum” made him world renowned as Germany’s most prominent postwar novelist, had one major obsession: How all of Germany must be held guilty for the Holocaust. “The Tin Drum” itself harps on that theme and he has continued to […]

Music program promotes harmony

By Phil Williams: Guest columnist This is part of a week-long series in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis Municipal Schools. As I grew up in the central part of New Jersey, I always loved music. Maybe it’s because of all the great artists born in the area — William “Count” Basie, […]