Portales company recognized

PNT staff report Levacy Sprinkler of Portales was recognized as a Valley Performance Plus Dealer at the company’s 2012 national meeting, according to a press release from Valmont Irrigation. Levacy Sprinkler earned this honor for excelling in the areas of sales, service and aftermarket parts, the release said. Each valley dealership is scored based on […]

My turn: Support school performance

The soundtrack of my childhood was a set of scarred 33 1/3-rpm records of the biggest Broadway shows of the last century — “The Sound of Music,” “South Pacific,” “Oklahoma,” “Camelot,” and, of course, “My Fair Lady.” It’s often called “the perfect musical.” George Bernard Shaw’s story, Lerner and Loewe’s witty dialogue and soaring music, […]

PHS students gearing up for performance

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Alisa Boswell Portales High School students are gearing up for their second time performing the play, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” which will be performed at the Lyceum Theatre in Clovis this weekend. Theater teacher Bill Strong said the students did a wonderful job their first time around, but attendance was down due to other […]

ENMU briefs —

Steel band performance today Eastern New Mexico University will be hosting a steel band performance 7 p.m. today in the Buchanan Hall of the Music Building. The repertoire consists of calypso and other Caribbean styles along with jazz and pop influenced music. Information: 562-2377.

Ticket feature: CCC students performing Broadway hits

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Freedom New Mexico The fourth annual performance of Clovis Community College’s Broadway-style singing class will take place Tuesday, promising a line-up of classic music selections. Set for 7 p.m. in the college’s Town Hall, the performance, titled “An Evening of Classics,” will feature the stage singing of 14 students. Instructor Caleb Brandon said the performance […]

Parents should separate own self-esteem from child’s performance

There’s become a common phrase for what used to be called “stage moms”. Today it’s “tiger moms!” This is not exclusive to moms, though. In the sports world there have always been dads pushing their boys to be the next great something. So just what is that all about? Lest we think this is only […]

Mexican brass performance scheduled

Freedom New Mexico Metales M5 Mexican Brass quintet will perform Tuesday at Marshall Auditorium as part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series, according to a press release. The band was founded in 2005 in Morelia, Mexico. Since then, Metales M5 has performed hundreds of concerts throughout Mexico, the U.S., and Canada. M5’s programs break […]

My turn: Homeschoolers give grade-A performance

I saw a homeschool group performance of “Our Town” last weekend in Clovis, produced by the Clovis Area Home Educators. It featured good acting by talented teens and hit home for me. I was homeschooled and growing up there were few homeschooling groups available when I was young. It’s nice to see all of the […]

Monday morning briefing: SBA testing starts, a bit of green and a U.S. nuclear disaster

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Test alert Standard Based Assessment (SBA) testing starts today at Clovis schools and continues through April 8. The school asks that you not schedule any appointments requiring your child to be away from school on these dates. The SBA is an annual test given […]

Thursday morning briefing: Music, books and teacher salaries

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Music, music, music There’s a Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band performance at 3 p.m. Sunday at Eastern New Mexico University’s Music Building. Can’t beat the ticket price — it’s free and open to the public. It features “Variations of a Korean Folksong,” an Oswalt […]