Press Release: Buddy Holly tribute artist performing at chamber banquet

The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Johnny Rogers, a nationally known Buddy Holly Tribute Artist will be performing at the Clovis/Curry County Chamber Annual Banquet “Celebrating the Clovis Sound”. The Banquet will be held on Friday, January 15, 2010 at the Clovis Civic Center. The event begins with a Past […]

Monday morning briefing: Tribute to Jesse Leal

Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday morning briefing. Tribute to an inspiration: Jesse Leal, founder of Leal’s Mexican food restaurants, died Friday at age 79. An anonymous Clovis News Journal reader passed along this tribute: “I never personally met Mr. Leal, but I have heard many wonderful stories about him. I am a former employee […]

In tribute: Restaurant owner sought to fill need

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Courtesy photo Leal By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Jesse Leal didn’t have a big business plan with hopes of riches and success. Instead, he and his wife, Irma, wanted to fill a need in the community. Jesse Leal, 79, founder of Leal’s Mexican Food Restaurants, died Friday in Clovis after a lengthy illness. He […]

Beatles tribute group to perform in Clovis

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Courtesy photo Beatles tribute band Yesterday’s special performance in Clovis opens Clovis Community College’s 2009-2010 Cultural Arts Series. The group plays at 7 p.m. Saturday at Marshall Auditorium. Freedom New Mexico Hailed as the No. 1 Beatles tribute act in the world, Yesterday brings its Beatle boots, velvet suits and on-spot vocals to Clovis for […]

Beatles tribute band part of cultural arts series

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Courtesy photo The Beatles tribute band Yesterday will be opening Clovis Community College’s 2009-2010 Cultural Arts Series on Sept. 26. Freedom New Mexico Clovis Community College’s ninth year of bringing the world to Clovis kicks off Sept. 26 with a concert commemorating the Beatles. It’s all part of the college’s annual Cultural Arts Series. Cultural […]

In tribute: Clovis man overcame physical challenges

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Courtesy photo Lane Pattison was critically injured in a logging accident in 1961. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The opening credits come, and a shot of Clay Driscoll driving his family to Oklahoma in a 1955 two-tone green Chevrolet soon follows. The car is “Cinderella,” restored by Lane Pattison of Clovis, and the movie […]

A view from under the pew: a mother s day tribute

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ religion columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t use the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes.a mother s day tribute boss i was searching forkite string the other dayfor my little niece anniemarie […]

In tribute: Farwell woman put family first

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Courtesy photo Christy Thatcher By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Christy Thatcher could easily send 100 text messages in a day and text a “TF” moment without even looking at the cell phone. But she’d also use the phone to call mom when she was a few minutes late coming home, or when she’d call […]

In tribute: Journalist remembered for resiliency

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Courtesy photo Mickey Winfield, a broadcaster and newspaper reporter, died Saturday in Portales due to heart complications, family members said. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Whether it was a friend, family, the Dallas Cowboys or Run DMC, Mickey Winfield’s loyalty was unquestioned over his 33 years. Winfield, a broadcaster and newspaper reporter, died Saturday […]

In Tribute: 2008

Editor’s Note: The following people with Clovis or eastern New Mexico connections who died in 2008, according to Clovis News-Journal obituary archives. A • Agee, John Neil, 64, of Muleshoe, Aug. 16 • Aguirri, Miriam “Jolly,” 83, of Portales, Feb. 27 • Akers, Dorothy, 92, of Clovis, Nov. 26 • Aki, David, 37, of Hawaii […]