Friday morning briefing: Buddy gets a star, scouts honor and Sandy’s perfect game

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Holly star It’s not all things Buddy Holly just in Clovis. Buddy Holly got his star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame on Wednesday, which would have been the singer-songwriter’s 75th birthday. Just a little tidbit of information to take with you to the Clovis […]

Monday morning briefing: Meetings, a graduation and Buddy Holly hits in Clovis

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Meetings watch The following Roosevelt County governing bodies are scheduled to meet this week: • Roosevelt County Commission, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Roosevelt County Courthouse. The agenda includes the budget for the next fiscal year and discussion about Dalley windmill collection relocation expenses. • Roosevelt […]

Day trip: Buddy Holly Center

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Courtesy photo The Buddy Holly Center is located at 1801 Crickets Avenue in Lubbock. Buddy Holly Center • Location: 1801 Crickets Avenue, Lubbock • What activities can you enjoy at this location: The center offers interactive and dynamic exhibits and programs on Texas music and contemporary visual arts. The center collects, preserves and presents artifacts, […]

Buddy Holly musical coming to Clovis

By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico The story of Buddy Holly’s rise to fame presented in musical form will kick off this year’s Clovis Music Festival. A group of Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce employees went to watch “Buddy — The Buddy Holly Story,” a rock ‘n’ roll musical last year in Lubbock […]

It’s their job: Holly Bartlett

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Holly Bartlett, a clerk at the Allsup’s Convenience Store on Avenue D, rings up a gas purchase. The Eastern New Mexico University alumnus has been working at the store for about two months while waiting to start graduate school. She said she likes seeing the many people who come in every day, especially the regular […]

Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce honors residents

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By Liliana Catillo: Freedom New Mexico The annual Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce banquet was intended to celebrate the Clovis sound. And the sold-out event did just that with officials from every part of Clovis talking about the sounds of the city, county, schools and Norman Petty Recording Studios paired with a Buddy […]

Thursday morning briefing: Buddy Holly car in Clovis

Welcome. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday morning briefing. Video of the day Look for the story in Friday morning’s paper. Meanwhile, Peggy Sue… Buddy Holly’s 1958 Chevy makes a road trip to Clovis. Long RR crossing wait BNSF says it set a new train length record from southern California to Clovis. It happened July 10. […]

Festival features Holly’s buddies

Courtesy photo Dave Somerville By Liliana Castillo Cannon Connections While the Clovis Music Festival has boasted its ability to bring fans from across the world, this year’s festival gained the attention of the Rock ‘and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Museum Exhibitions Coordinator Shelby Morrison is heading to Clovis for the show — that […]

Buddy, we hardly knew you

By David Stevens: FNM Editor Clovis never knew Buddy Holly. Fifty years after his death, Holly’s fame is a foundation for the annual Clovis Music Festival, which attracts Holly fans from around the world. The recording studio where he worked on west Seventh Street is the closest thing the city has to a tourist attraction. […]

Altrusa plans holiday fundraiser

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Deck the … tables … with bows of holly. Altrusa International Inc. of Portales has scheduled the 11th annual Holiday Happenings table decoration display, luncheon and style show for Dec. 6. The event, Altrusa’s major fundraiser, has provided funds for Roosevelt General Hospital, playground equipment, school band instruments and […]

Rock icon Buddy Holly immortalized in cheddar

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By Eric Butler, PNT Correspondent Whether Buddy Holly ever had positive feelings toward the Green Bay Packers is a matter of conjecture. But one thing’s for sure now: Buddy is a cheese head. Throughout the Clovis Music Festival, a block of cheese carved into the likeness of Holly will be displayed in the entrance of […]

11-14 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Today — Justin Whitecotton (14) Friday — Darcee Chenault Benoit, Holly Chandler Sunday — Jordan Terry Monday — Drew Essary (2), Panny Bigler, Delbert Rector Tuesday — John Kropp Upcoming events • Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Pot Luck is at […]

Museum commerates life, works of musician

Residents of eastern New Mexico are certainly proud of their area’s ties to legendary singer Buddy Holly, whose work with the Norman Petty Studios are celebrated on a consistent basis. Where is it? The Buddy Holly Center is located in Lubbock, about 105 miles from the Clovis/Portales area. From either city, drive to Muleshoe, then […]

Festival’s final night brings music legends to stage

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom Newspapers Shane Cooney, of Clear Lake, Iowa, grew up listening to Buddy Holly as a kid. “I grew up in Clear Lake (where Buddy Holly crashed), so it’s hard not to be a Buddy Holly fan,” he said. Cooney toured the Norman Petty studios for the first time this week and […]

Man moved by music, literally

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By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers The music and legend of Buddy Holly changed Dave Tobin’s life. Tobin, a 67-year-old native of England, attended the Clovis Music Festival for the first time in 2001. “I’ve always been a Buddy Holly fan,” he said. “I came (to Clovis) to fulfill a dream.” That initial trip prompted the […]

Musicians sing praises of Holly

By Eric Butler: Freedom Newspapers Correspondent A day before what would have been Buddy Holly’s 71st birthday, buddies from his youth remembered the rock ‘n’ roll legend as someone with many of the usual characteristics for a young man. Jack Neal said being two years older than Holly didn’t make him immune from his jokes. […]

Organizers hope for “star-studded” festival

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers The history of rock ’n’ roll, from the revolutionary sound of Elvis to the modern beat of Tejano, will be showcased at the 2007 Clovis Music Festival. The first concert in this year’s event sponsored by the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce will be at 7 p.m. Thursday with a […]

Holly bandmate is back

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Tommy Allsup’s hands slid up and down the fret board of his guitar with a fluid grace, his fingers plucking at the strings. A smile played across his face as if he knew a secret. Matching the acoustic notes of Allsup’s guitar, Scott Porter’s raw voice filled the room, singing […]

People must stand strong

By Joan Clayton: Columnist Several years ago I planted holly hock flower seeds. They never came up and I thought “so much for holly hocks. The abundance of rain this spring and summer has brought a vigorous growth to our yard. Imagine my surprise when I discovered holly hocks growing profusely. Not only that, they […]

New events slated for music festival

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom Newspapers Music fans can look forward to new events at this year’s Clovis Music Festival. This year’s festival will be held Sept. 6-8 at the Clovis Civic Center, said Clovis Chamber of Commerce spokeswoman Liz Eisenbraun. The three-day event will feature a question and answer segment with music artists, tours and, […]