Nov. 21 Religion Digest

Church hosting child gift drive National collection week for Operation Christmas Child is Nov. 17-24. Operation Christmas Child is a project of the international Christian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse, which supplies needy children worldwide with Christmas presents. The project delivers 8 million gift-filled shoe boxes to children in more than 100 countries, according to an […]

Nov. 21 Religion Calendar

Saturday 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 donuts. Teacher: Don Reid. Morning worship — 9:45 a.m. Sunday School. Clovis Landmark Missionary Baptist […]

God gives us reason to be thankful

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Thanksgiving is a time to remember that God is the author of all blessings. I know from experience that even the smallest little happening in a day can be the result of a holy God watching out after me and meeting my needs at the time. He works out the […]

a view from under the pew: a new attitude for bertie

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ religion columnist Editor’s note: 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 dashes and hyphens.a new attitude for bertie the other day boss iran across little bertiewoeworm – actually itried to avoid […]

Commission tables lethal injection

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent The issue of whether to implement lethal injection at the Clovis animal shelter came before the city commission on Thursday, but without resolution. After much debate, commissioners decided to table the issue of replacing the current mode of euthanizing animals — carbon monoxide gas. The nearly four-hour-long regular meeting of […]

Ute Water Project reaches delay

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Some delays are inevitable for the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority, such as in Washington, D.C. Some delays it would like to avoid, such as in Santa Fe. Authority members found out an omnibus bill that included authorization for the Ute Water Project will not be introduced in […]

First person: Family man

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo City sanitation worker, Leo Garcia, enjoys spending time with his family. Leo Garcia, 29, spends time with his family and said he loves his job at the city of Clovis’ landfill. For him, what makes the job is the people around him. Second family: I love my job because of […]

Mayor hosting New Year’s Eve gala

CNJ staff Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield is hosting a New Year’s Eve Ball at the Clovis Civic Center. Advanced tickets are $85 and available at the Clovis Chamber of Commerce and Clovis MainStreet. Dress is black tie optional. Proceeds from the event will benefit downtown revitalization through the Clovis MainStreet program. Information: Robyne Beaubien at […]

Curry, Quay counties eligible for disaster relief

CNJ staff WASHINGTON — Curry and Quay counties have been declared eligible for federal disaster assistance due to their proximity to a neighboring county in Texas, according to a press release from U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman. Parts of Texas were declared disaster areas as a result of hail and high winds on Aug. 16, the […]

Nov. 21 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Nov. 13 through Wednesday: • Daniel Emest Sandoval, 25, to Toni Ann Baca, 24, both of Clovis • Jake Mathew Armijo, 41, of Portales to Tamara Lois Mayfield, 47, of Clovis • Quentih M. Peterson II, 25, to Lauren Raquel Boone, 23, both of Clovis […]

Nov. 21 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 9 a.m. Nov. 10 an officer responded to a business in the 2000 block of Seventh Street for a report of larceny. An employee said a man came into the business to sell burritos. The employee said she went to the […]

Holidays about creating memories

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist One spring when our mom bought baby chicks at the feed store, my brother got some baby turkeys. He was about 10 years old, and this was his first money-making project.

Resolve to better ourselves is free

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist When I came to America I was 17. Once I turned 18 I ran away from my family. My father was a brute, and in America I didn’t have to accept him as my lord and master past age 18. Of course, I had nothing at all to […]

Embracing diversity good for our nation

Freedom New Mexico A new law enforcement agency is growing quietly in Texas. While it’s likely that few people see the motives behind this change as cause for alarm, it seems redundant, and therefore an unnecessary draw on tax funds that already are being fought over. The Attorney General’s office frequently gains a new department […]

Nov. 19, 2008

HOLLYWOOD–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Osama bin Laden issued a statement to the world on Saturday saying that Barack Obama is a Muslim because his father was a Muslim. That’s simply ridiculous. Does that make George W. Bush a good president just because his father was a good president? • Ringling Brothers was […]

Auto accident claims Alva Carter Sr.

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Courtesy photo Alva Carter Sr. was a businessman, dairyfarmer and educator. He was president of the Eastern New Mexico Board of Regents By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Friends and family of Alva C. Carter Sr. remembered him as generous, honorable and a hard worker. “He was a big man with a big heart,” said […]

Officials: Accreditation will help school grow

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis Christian School is planning to move their secondary school to the elementary school’s location on Humphrey Street in west Clovis. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Gaining state accreditation is a major step in the continued development of Clovis Christian School, according to the school’s superintendent. CCS Superintendent Steven […]

Official: 2-year-old killed in collision

CNJ staff A 2-year-old Muleshoe girl was killed in a head-on collision Wednesday morning in Bailey County, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety official. The accident occurred about 8:30 a.m. (CST) on Farm-to-Market Road 1760 south of Muleshoe, according to Lanny Hooper, supervisor of communications for the DPS in Lubbock. • Mariksa Yadira […]

Rash of auto burglaries reported

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Academy set for “Nutcracker” performance

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Students from Bella Vista practice for The Nutcracker at Marshall Auditorium. CNJ Staff The Arts Academy at Bella Vista’s annual production of “The Nutcracker” is 7 p.m. on Friday. The play has been produced annually for 12 years, according to director Viola Cano. Cano is the dance teacher for Bella […]