Advent all about preparation

Curtis Shelburne Whether we’ll have a White Christmas this year or not is anybody’s guess, but, in my “neck of the woods,” a White Monday on the Second Week of Advent is now in the bag. I love it! Nothing in all of nature is as beautiful as snow. Add to that a church at […]

God’s words are for all

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist I had just a few minutes before leading a morning Advent devotional service, and I thought I’d work on this column. Ninety-nine percent of these are written on my laptop computer, but when I opened it to “wake” it up from hibernation, it just growled and chose to hibernate […]

Customs not way to generate revenue

By Clyde Davis: Columnist For many years, the Augsburg Publishing House published a large, colorful Christmas annual book. Although geared to use in churches and worship communities, this beautiful piece of literature, profusely decorated with illustrations, also made a wonderful family book for use in the holiday season. Among other things, one would read about […]

Holiday customs come from various origins

By Clyde Davis: Columnist During the first week of December, as part of the routine of decorating our home for the holiday season, we placed the Advent wreath in its usual place, arranged in the middle of the dining room table. Because our wreath is “modular” for storage purposes, it could be arranged in several […]

Anniversaries: Pringle (11/13 week)

William and Janice Pringle of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 19 at the Clovis Advent Christian Church. The celebration will be hosted by their children. The couple has three children and seven grandchildren. The celebration is open to friends and relatives.

Bell, Marvin

Mr. Marvin J. Bell, 78, of Clovis died Monday, Sept. 12, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born March 21, 1927, in Blacktower to Barnett and Hettie (Brownlow) Bell. He married Lena B. Williams Nov. 7, 1944, in Farwell. He Bell served in the U.S. Navy and later worked for the Santa Fe […]

To ask about God not to doubt

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist My religious conservative friend said: Pray about it. Go to Wednesday night service, and go to the altar. Place it before the Lord. He spoke my name at prayer requests My Roman Catholic friend said: Go to communion service. Even though you are not Catholic, go and light a candle. […]

Willmon, Arnita McCain

ARNITA WILLMON Services: Have been held. Arnita McCain Willmon, 91, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on May 18, 1912, in Smithfield, Texas, to Charles Robert and Nancy Jane Wilkinson McCain. As a young woman she enjoyed singing with her three sisters, and playing […]