Ceremony to fire the Spirit

By Gary Mitchell For the first time in recent memory, several Clovis churches will join together to celebrate what many Christians call the birth of the Church — Pentecost Sunday. “Since this is the first time we’ve done it, we want to get it right,” said the Rev. Lemuel Perry, pastor of Bethel Assembly of […]

Crosby, Stills and Nash: Still performing three decades after Woodstock

By Eric Butler The days of widely popular folk rock trios have long since passed. But many Clovis and Portales fans of Crosby, Stills & Nash will get to hear that group’s music in concert for the first time next week. David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash will be playing in Albuquerque on June […]

Carrey makes role work

Stacy Allen Show: Bruce Almighty Stars: Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston, Morgan Freeman Summary: Bruce has a bad day, takes it out on God and then ends up with a chance to do God’s job better when he is given all power. Show times: 12:45, 3, 5:15, 7:30, 9:45 I’m sure everyone has had one of […]

75-plus years of ministry: Church to celebrate anniversary

Gary Mitchell It took a couple of starts, but the second start took root. As a result, First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., will celebrate its 75th-plus anniversary of ministry to the Clovis community with a Homecoming Weekend May 30 through June 1. The theme for the Homecoming 2003 Weekend is “Celebrating […]

Money vs. Ministry

Gary Mitchell Michael Covington, general manager of The Master’s — A Parable Christian Store, sees the store’s upcoming move into the new “Master’s Center” business complex as an enhancement of its mission. The Christian bookstore and a travel agency, National Travel Systems, will be among businesses relocating to the former Furr’s grocery store, a 55,000 […]

Advice to graduates

Gary Mitchell Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. mousy advice to graduates boss i ve run across some quippy sayings compiled by perry tanksley some of them particularly relate to the church pew underworld and this time of graduation so […]

Only God can turn your filthy rags into good deeds

Judy Brandon I’m sure I share many growing-up experiences with other baby boomers my age. When it came to buying clothes, no doubt my sister Susie and I stood alongside the other millions of children in the 1950s. On those times when Mother would buy Susie or myself a new outfit, we started out by […]

Web great to promote business

By Tom DiFrancesca In last week’s column, I wrote about a couple of Internet success stories, and I asked for my readers to send in their own. I did receive one this week, from Mr. Robert Schriefer of Cincinnati, Ohio. He’s a loyal reader and receives my column each week through a subscribable mailing list. […]

There’s more to cops than uniforms

By Clyde Davis In the office of one of our police officers hangs a pencil sketch, depicting an officer in uniform advancing with a drawn sidearm. Underneath the framed piece of artwork is written, “I fight what you fear.” It takes a few minutes to sink in and to figure out, at least for my […]

Students to express faith at graduation ceremonies.

By Gary Mitchell Federal guidelines issued by the Department of Education in February that ensure schools give teachers and students as much freedom to pray as the courts have allowed have received mixed reviews from educational and watchdog camps. Schools are scrambling to adhere to the guidelines, issued as part of the No Child Left […]

Million Dollar Man’ trades wrestling persona for ministry.

Gary Mitchell Ted DiBiase has exchanged his role as the “Million Dollar Man” for a minister of the Gospel — and says he has no regrets moving from the wrestling ring to hitting the evangelistic trail. “I was a classic Scrooge in wrestling,” DiBiase told an audience of about 450 youth and adults at Wednesday’s […]

god s mudbug wrestler

by amos Editor’s Note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. boss i just met the strongest mudbug in the church pew underworld he was the top bug in the pro mudbug wrestling circuit his name is ted the million dollar mudbug wrestler and […]

Pride can damage many relationships

Judy Brandon Years ago, I had an experience at church camp that left a lasting imprint on my life. There’s something unique about being at camp in the mountains. We checked into our cabins, got our personal things organized and headed out during free time to take a look around. At our cabin meeting, our […]

Movie review — “The Lizzie McGuire Movie”

By Stacy Allen “The Lizzie McGuire Movie” is an adorable Disney movie that plays out just like the television show. After Gordo and Lizzie decide their two-week vacation is going to be full of adventure, Lizzie finds herself in a misunderstanding of identity. Disney moments happen — equipped with fireworks — and scenes play like […]

Children to honor moms as part of annual celebration

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Jennifer Romero laughs while she tickles her son Mason, 3, as the two enjoy some family time at home together with her daughter Erika, 10. By Mike Linn Today, sons and daughters across the country will show appreciation for their mothers and the love and contributions they provide. Flower shop owners will be working overtime, […]

Regional lines tend to blur

By Clyde Davis Back in the 1960s, there was a TV wrestler by the name of Dawn Eagle. This fellow, a large, powerful American Indian with a Mohawk haircut, was one of the “good guys,” as were Nature Boy Buddy Rogers and Bruno Sammartino. These wrestlers, however, were not the same combatants who thrilled fans […]

Wheeling and dealing

By Tom Difrancesca This past Saturday morning as I was driving around town, I noticed the proliferation of posted garage sale signs. That’s how I can always tell that spring has sprung and that summer is right around the corner. I love watching the “garage sailors” as they cruise the blacktop searching for priceless treasures. […]

What were once chores are now fond memories

By Judy Brandon It is nearly time for school to be out. As this academic year ends, I look back over the school years of our children’s lives. I get a little nostalgic this time of year because our children are far beyond school age. Being a room mother, attending parent-teacher conference appointments, sponsoring field […]

Amos on Mother’s Day

Editor’s Note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. the mother s day gift who would ever think finding a gift for your mother would be such hard work boss question mark here you forget she s a female says bertie woeworm in passing […]

Oasis State Park the site of a summer of activity

By Mike Linn If you’re a hopeless romantic who likes to gaze at the stars, or a rugged outdoors type with an infatuation for snakes, there may be some fun in the future for you. Oasis State Park officials have a full slate of outdoor and wildlife programs scheduled this summer. “It’s educational as well […]