Police investigating Dairy Queen robbery

CNJ staff Capt. Patrick Whitney of the Clovis Police Department said the Dairy Queen restaurant in the 2200 block of Main Street was robbed about 8 p.m. Thursday by two males wearing white Halloween masks and dark clothing. According to Whitney: • witnesses said the suspects had bags wrapped around their hands and claimed to […]

Oct. 31 Religion Calendar

Saturday Men’s fellowship breakfast — 8:30 a.m., Legacy Life Family Church, 622 Main St. Information 769-2461 Food and clothing give away — 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 Thornton St. Information: 763-4400. Sunday Men’s non-denominational bible class — 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m., North Plains Mall Cinema, 2809 N. Prince St., Clovis. Free coffee and […]

Oct. 31 Religion Digest

Church hosting western concert Only By Faith, a Christian Faith western group, will perform for a community concert at 6 p.m. on Sunday at Central Baptist Church. Information: 763-3517 Annual dinner next week Westminster Presbyterian Church’s 13th annual Miss Lillian’s Cowboy Stew will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the church. Tickets […]

Church leaders: Use Bible to cast vote

By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico Religious belief likely plays a part in the way people vote, area religious leaders say. And though church leaders say they don’t endorse candidates, they encourage their congregations to vote based on Biblical principles. Allen McAlister, senior pastor of Central Baptist Church in Clovis, said church leaders encourage the […]

Ah, it’s a gorgeous day in Robert Lee, Texas

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist I just had a phone call from my two-years-younger brother. Helpful and concerned for my welfare as brothers always are, Jim wanted me to know how much he is enjoying an absolutely gorgeous day sitting on the porch of our grandparents’ old house in Robert Lee, Texas, and taking […]

When you come, don’t forget to bring my books

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist Preachers love books. Of course, they love THE Book most of all, but the default mode for most of them is to be drawn to almost anything that has a binding on it. A friend and pastoral colleague who moderates an e-mail discussion group I enjoy also runs a […]

Lessons learned from scripture last lifetime

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist I have many happy memories of my childhood and growing up in a Baptist preacher’s home. My parents were the same at home as they were at church. I think I could describe my parents in this way. Mother went by the saying, “Obey the rules,” and Daddy always said, […]

a view from under the pew: spooky superstitions

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ religion columnist Editor’s note: With the coming of Halloween today, Amos requested a re-run of his favorite Halloween column. Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks — except hyphens and dashes. spooky superstitions […]

Lujan talks alternative energy

Freedom New Mexico Investing in alternative energy will not only reduce the country’s need for foreign oil, but will also provide an alternative revenue stream for farmers, according to Ben Lujan, the Democratic candidate for the 3rd Congressional District. Lujan spoke to more than two dozen eastern New Mexico farmers and ranchers Thursday during the […]

Kids learn how not to get burned

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis firefighter Sheryl Chavez answers questions from Kendra Aucutt’s kindergarten class at Zia Elementary School after a presentation from the fire department about fire safety. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Their hands clasped, two little girls skipped and twirled beside their classmates chanting, “Stop-drop-and-roll,” while their teacher Kendra Aucutt […]