amos the churchmouse: larry the leapin lizard

amos the churchmouse:a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. larry the leapin lizardboss i don t know if i vetold you about larry theleapin lizard […]

a view from under the pew: annie the apathetic aphid

Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew

Setting good example full-time duty

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist I was looking through some old pictures and found a picture of my daughter, Annie, at 3 standing with my shoes on and an old purse slung over her shoulder. She went through a time where she tried to wear my shoes. Once she would get my shoes on, she […]

Jan. 2, 1940

Collins’ Sanitary Dairy encouraged area youngsters to “get their Vitamin D three times daily.” The phone number to call for pasteurized milk was 416. … Piggly Wiggly was advertising 12 pounds of flour for 42 cents, or 48 pounds for $1.35. … Newspaper comics featured Alley Oop, Red Ryder, Popeye, Little Orphan Annie and Out […]

Tomorrow isn’t promised to anyone

By Don McAlavy: Columnist This is a story about a little girl who wanted only a dollhouse for Christmas. The time was 1905. The place was between Clovis and Fort Sumner. The 6-year-old girl was named Anna but called Annie by her mother and father, Tom and Etta Brown. She was the only child of […]

Reaching across the world

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Patricia Gartner wrangles from left, Karissa, 6, Annie, 3, and Mary, 2, after she gave them baths. The three girls are among five of the children living at home with Gartner and her husband, Duane. (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The day the Gartners met their son his 10 […]

Today’s chaos is tomorrow’s memory

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Relgion Columnist One day several years ago, I saw an incident in the grocery store that made my heart sad. A mother and father were shopping with their two school-age children and a toddler. The father pushed the cart as the mother barked out orders: “Stay in line!” “Don’t touch anything!” […]

Henry, James

James A. Henry, 92, of Clovis, died Wednesday, April 12, 2006, at the Farwell Convalescent Center. Born Jan. 5, 1914, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to Edward and Jennie Pratt Wright, he served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and retired from the Air Force in 1962. He was a member of […]

Johnson, Lamont

Lamont Johnson, 33, of Phoenix died Thursday, March 23, 2006, in Phoenix. He was born Sept. 19, 1972, in Clovis to Annie Babers and Melvin Johnson. He was preceded in death by two uncles, George and Howard Babers; a grandfather Frank Babers; a brother, Deon Johnson and a cousin, Markese Byrd. He is survived by […]

Steele, Annie

Annie Sarabeth Fitzsimmons Steele, 84, of Clovis, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005, in Clovis. She was born May 4, 1921, on a farm near Sherman, Okla., to Abram Miller and Pearl Cox Hubbard Fitzsimmons. She attended Cedardale Christian Church, which her father and neighbors built. She married Francis Howard Steele on Jan. 1, 1938. They […]