Birth — July 18

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Lauren Daugherty Lauren Diane Daugherty was born April 7, 2010 to Payton and Heather Daugherty of Humble, Texas at Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital in Humble, Texas. She weighed 7 pounds 15 ounces. Grandparents are Tammie and Dwayne Wilkerson of Portales; and Jim and Cathy Daugherty of Elida. Great-grandparents are Joann Hall of Roswell, Rose Norman […]

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 […]

Clovis Music Festival continues today

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By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico Laser pointer in hand, Kenneth Broad pointed to several records hanging on the wall to a dozen visitors taking a tour Thursday of the Norman Petty Recording Studio. As the red dot on the wall shifted from record to record, singers who recorded at the world-renowned studio, such as […]

Museum includes “note-worthy” equipment

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent Norman Petty is known around the world for helping launch the careers of some famous musicians. But did you know Petty graduated from Clovis High School in 1945? It says so right in the yearbook. Violet Ann Brady, his future bride, graduated a year later. Both yearbooks are side-by-side in […]

It’s their job: Nancy Tivis

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Name: Nancy Tivis Job: Owner, The Fashion Girl/Merle Norman Cosmetics Time on the job: 21 years Background: Tivis retired from Portales National Bank in the position of vice president after 36 years. Q. Describe what your job entails? A. I do make-overs, which are free. Our motto is “We […]

Studio’s place in history set in stone

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Dozens gathered Thursday in a small court yard at the Norman Petty Recording Studio to watch the unveiling of a marker to commemorate the studio’s place in music history. Musicians who recorded at the studio and knew Vi and Norman Petty reminisced about the early days of rock ’n’ roll […]

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 […]

Norman Petty honored in Clovis

By Jean Verlich: Freedom Newspapers Clovis’ music history is being cast in stone with a scenic historic marker by the state honoring Norman Petty, according to state and local officials. The placard will be unveiled in a ceremony in front of the Norman Petty Studios at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 6 to kick off the Clovis […]

Speaking English vital work skill for area residents

By Tony Parra Portales and Clovis residents who don’t speak English have access to free educational programs in their communities to help them learn. Instructors in the program say learning English is a vital skill in the workforce. Instructors hold English as a Second Language classes during the day as well as evenings to help […]

Fans flock to music festival

Melanie Salazar: Freedom Newspapers There’s no doubt Buddy Holly fans know the 1959 plane crash that claimed the lives Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper was the inspiration for the rock ‘n’ roll classic, “The Day the Music Died.” And though the 56th anniversary of that day has come and gone, the music in […]