Annie Moses Band to perform

CNJ Staff The Annie Moses Band from Nashville, Tenn., is coming to Clovis on Monday and Tuesday for a series of four concerts sponsored by First Christian Church of Clovis. The teenage team of one sister and three brothers, Annie, Alex and Benjamin Wolaver, are classically-trained violinists and singers who were formerly scholarship students at […]

If you see me singing, don’t be surprised

Judy Brandon: Local columnist I meditate at times on the sovereign power of God and the depth of his love. I stand amazed that he loves me. Before I doubt my faith, I realize that I am not alone; these thoughts have been the thoughts of many throughout the ages. One of Job’s friends reminded […]

Every note his gift of praise

EVERY NOTE HIS GIFT OF PRAISE When I heard recently that Christopher Parkening was going to be in Lubbock, I was surprised — and I knew that I was going to do whatever I could to be wherever he was. Besides being one of the best fly fishermen in the world (which I find interesting […]

So what’s in a name?

SO WHAT’S IN A NAME? My parents named me Curtis Kline. (No jibes, now. It wears just as well as Milton Scott or William Jehoshaphat or Delton Eli or Richard Milhouse or Clive Staples or John Luke or …) Presumably, Mom and Dad liked the sound of it, but more than that, they liked the […]

Conquering debt God’s way

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Pastor Doug Brooks of Parkland Baptist Church will bring in the Rev. Bruce Ammons to teach a “Conquering Debt God’s Way” seminar at the church Jan. 18. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina When Pastor Doug Brooks of Parkland Baptist Church thinks of debt, danger comes to mind. “Certainly finances are among […]

Participants give debt seminar thumbs up

By Darrell Todd Maurina Leigh Ann Melancon and Mary Eldridge have nothing but positive things to say about how the “Conquering Debt God’s Way” seminars have helped their financial situation. Even though Melancon, an assistant finance director for the city of Clovis, has a degree in accounting, she said her academic and professional training didn’t […]

The only assurance we have in life is Jesus

By Judy Brandon The Salt River Canyon highway in Arizona is about 10 miles of winding road meandering between steep mountains on one side and deep rugged canyons below. Once a traveler gets to the bottom where the river runs, it is time to start back up the other side. The narrow highway with its […]

Amos takes up jogging

By Gary Mitchell amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t use the shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks — except for hyphens and dashes. amos takes up jogging boss i guess you heard about […]

Former CAFB chaplain to serve as pastor at Portales church

The former head chaplain of Cannon Air Force Base will return this fall to serve as pastor of Faith in Christ Lutheran Church of Portales. Chap. (Lt. Col.) Gary Piepkorn served as the 27th Fighter Wing chaplain at Cannon from 1994 to 1997, and is currently serving as senior chaplain at Onizuka Air Force Station […]

Some resolutions worth making

SOME RESOLUTIONS WORTH MAKING I confessed to my congregation last Sunday that I am terribly poor at keeping New Year’s resolutions. Hmm. They didn’t seem surprised. New Year’s resolutions may be OK, but they are more or less connected to people, and people are human, and human resolve is a very weak and fickle thing. […]

There is value and power in holiday tradition

Clyde Davis There are, of course, a few bowl games left, like the last swirls of water after you drain a hot tub. Even as I write this, I anticipate watching one tonight. There may also be remaining pieces of fruit cake, if they are not stale, and since many in our group of friends […]

Web site commemorates 9/11 with stories, pictures

Tom DiFrancesca It’s now year 2004. Time sure seems to fly as I get older. To think, the infamous date of Sept. 11, 2001, is now years behind us, and yet it still feels like yesterday. I don’t believe that date is too far back in anyone’s mind — probably won’t be for a very […]

Weddings 1/4

Cheryl McGrath and Rusty Ridley, both of Clovis, were joined in marriage on Dec. 31, 2003, at the Ridley residence. The bride is the daughter of Charles Kidd of Spearfish, S.D. and Sylvia Stillwell of Clovis. The bridegroom is the son of Marilyn Moore and Dwayne Ridley, both of Clovis. The couple will reside in […]

Organizations 1/4

Delta Kappa Gamma Zeta The Delta Kappa Gamma Zeta chapter met on Dec. 15 in the home of Marrion Hudson. Diane Davis led the collect. Patsy Camp read the minutes and Anna Marie Kolek gave the treasurer’s report. Legislative chairman Marge Lancaster presented a report on the retirement fund and suggestions for its impact in […]

Senior happenings 1/4

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. Wednesday: 10 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. — Blood pressure checks. Thursday: 10:30 a.m. — Prize walk; Noon — Potluck luncheon; 1 p.m. — Spanish […]

Engagments 1/4

Tessmer-Soper Hollis and Cindy Tessmer II, of Clovis, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Heidi Tessmer of Clovis, to Richard Soper of Clovis, son of Earl and Beverly Soper of Nebraska. The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. on Jan. 10 at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Clovis. The reception […]

School Menus 1/4

Clovis Elementary Monday: Staff development — no school. Tuesday: Breakfast — Banana nut muffin, juice, milk. Lunch — Chicken pattie on a bun, tater tots, lettuce, pickles, pears, milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Waffles, juice, milk. Lunch — Pizza, veggie sticks, ranch dressing, mixed fruit, milk. Thursday: Breakfast — Bagel with cream cheese, juice, milk. Lunch […]

Birthdays 1/4

Louise McDorman, of Clovis, will celebrate her 90th birthday from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. today at 512 Wrangler Way in Clovis. The celebration will be hosted by her daughter, Linda Rich. She was born on Jan. 5, 1914, in Basic City, Va. She has two children, 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. The celebration is […]

Homosexuality, faith part of Bible study discussion

By Darrell Todd Maurina Llano Estacado Community Church of Portales is sponsoring a different kind of Bible study: an open discussion inviting the community to reconsider what the Bible teaches about homosexuality. “Obviously the main purpose of doing this is to help the outreach of our church and to allow the good news of the […]

amos turns holiday glutton

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 shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks — except for hyphens and dashes. boss this holiday season got the best of me i turned into a cheese-a-holic i don t know […]