Reading about heaven makes me a believer

Joan Clayton In Genesis 1, we read about the beginning: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” In Exodus 34:28, God gave Moses the Ten Commandments and these commandments are a pattern for successful living. Centuries before Jesus came, many prophecies were made about the coming Messiah. Here are just a few: […]

Religion Calendar 2/27

Today Singles Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., Clovis. Child care is provided. For information, call 763-3141 or 762-6639. First Baptist Single Adults — 6:30 p.m., Bible study and fellowship. For information, call Clay at 762-7209. Deliverance Temple Ministries revival meeting — 7 p.m. at 905 […]

Religion Briefs 2/27

Speaker scheduled at First Church Sunday will be a special day at First Church of God in Christ. The church has designated the day as Mission Sunday and is inviting the community to attend the 11 a.m. service where Evangelist Yvette Bell will speak on the theme “God’s Woman: Changed for Such a Time as […]

60 Minutes and Evangelical Christian Theology

By Curtis Shelburne It has been a good while now since our church’s program of teaching included a Sunday evening service. In fact, we try pretty hard NOT to program much on Sunday evenings at all, so that this little section of the week actually becomes for our folks, if not a “day of rest,” […]

Religion Roundup 2/20

Church to help understand terrorism First Baptist Church of Texico will sponsor a seminar on “Understanding Islamic Terrorism” at its Sunday morning services on Feb. 29. David M. Witt, the western regional mission representative for the Voice of the Martyrs organization, will lead seminars at 9 and 10:15 a.m. at the church. According to the […]

Religion Calendar 2/20

Today Singles Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., Clovis. Child care is provided. For information, call 763-3141 or 762-6639. Saturday

‘The Passion of the Christ’ heads to Clovis

By Darrell Todd Maurina Thanks to a group of anonymous donors, Mel Gibson’s new film, “The Passion of the Christ,” will be coming to Clovis on the film’s Feb. 25 opening day, which is Ash Wednesday on the church calendar. According to the movie’s promotional material, the film is a graphic presentation of the last […]

Film fuels fear of reprisal

By Darrell Todd Maurina While local evangelical Christians have enthusiastically supported bringing Mel Gibson’s film on the death of Christ to Clovis, the film has ignited controversy nationally as some Jewish organizations objected to the film’s graphic images. Much of the Jewish criticism has focused on the history of “passion plays” — a genre of […]

a trip to valley forge

Gary Mitchell and Amos Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t use the capital shift keys and he shuns punctuation marks — except for hyphens and dashes. willifred the white rat came by yesterday boss to see if i wanted to travel back in […]

Liars always get caught, often by themselves

Judy Brandon Once I stole a Hershey candy bar at the drug store. The cover up left me in an entangled snare of deceit. On that day, we were at the Katz Drug Store in Kansas City. Following my mother to the pharmacy area, I spotted the Hershey on the candy aisle. I justified in […]

Put debt on a diet/Finances find a friend

By Michelle Seeber o Getting out from under credit card crunch calls for self-restraint. By Michelle Seeber CNJ STAFF WRITER michelle_seeber@link.freedom.com About four years ago, Danny Keith Duncan owed more than $10,000 in credit card debt. Since then, the 43-year-old Clovis resident has learned the secret to staying debt-free — self-restraint. Facing debt, his income […]

Keep track of old friends, classmates, mentors

By Tom De Francesca Have you visited Classmates.com recently? They’ve added much more than just the ability to locate past classmates from high school. Now one can locate former college buddies, military members, and former co-workers. This past week, while typing in the information on my former U.S. Coast Guard duty stations, I was presented […]

Why limit love?

By Clyde Davis Let’s look at it this way, folks. Valentine’s Day was a week ago. The obligatory rose and chocolates have been given. We have reassured the object of our affection that she is indeed the love of a lifetime. So we can put away our romantic tendencies for another year, right? Hey, wait […]

Bradburn named Pintores’ March artist of the month

Anita Lucille Fulton Bradburn has been selected as the Pintores Artist of the month for March. She was born and raised in Grand Junction, Colo. She married George Bradburn in 1948 and they moved to Clovis and attended Eastern New Mexico University. They have four children and six grandchildren. She was interested in art from […]

Senior Calendar 2/22

La Casa De Buena Salud 1120 Cameo Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — HIBAC. Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. — Indoor exercise; 12:30 p.m. — Income tax preparation. Wednesday: 10 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 11:30 — Frito pie luncheon; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. — Blood pressure checks. Thursday: 10:30 a.m. […]

Organizations 2/22

Joint Veterans Council The Joint Veterans Council met on Feb. 4, 2004, at the Elks Lodge. Meeting called to order at 1900 hours by chairman Morris. Guests were John Fondrick N.M.D.O.Vs, Jim Smith D.A.V. Minutes of the meeting held on Jan. 7, 2004, approved as distributed. Jim Couman (USMC) stated that Memorial Day ceremony would […]

School Menus 2/22

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza, juice, milk. Lunch — Ravioli, green beans, cheese toast, pineapple tidbits, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Egg and biscuit, juice, milk. Lunch — Chicken pattie on a bun, tator tots, lettuce, pickles, applesauce, milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Cowboy bread, juice, milk. Lunch — BBQ porky rib, cheesy potatoes, roll, […]

Birthday celebrations 2/22

Luckett Nina Luckett of Clovis celebrated her 102nd birthday on Feb. 12, 2004. She enjoyed all the phone calls she received and cards and letters. She was born on Feb. 12, 1902, in Fort Scott, Kan. She has four children; and numerous grandchildren. Collins Ara Jordan Byrd Collins of Clovis celebrated her 90th birthday on […]

Births 2/22

Bender Johnathan Bender and Vicki Lucero of Clovis are the parents of a 8-pound, 7.6-ounce girl born on Jan. 9, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Janelle Denae Bender has a brother, Seth, 3, and a sister, Julia, 2. Her grandparents are Victor and Sharon Lucero. Her great-grandparents are Earl and Wanda Scott.

Weddings 2/22

Schumpert Natalie Broglie of Kauai, Hawaii, and Scott Schumpert of Clovis were joined in marriage on Jan. 26, 2004, in Portales. Magistrate Judge Jane Martin performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Susan Broglie of Kauai and the late Earl Broglie. The bridegroom is the son of Geri Schumpert of Clovis and the […]