Church performance awoke spirit of season

Judy Brandon Always at Christmas I recall the Flat Creek Baptist Church Christmas children’s program over fifty years ago. The children in the church were to tell the Christmas story the Sunday night before Christmas. Daddy was the pastor and on this particular Sunday, my sister Susie had strep throat so mother stayed at home […]

Fairview Primitive Baptist Church celebrates 90 years

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Courtesy photo The Fairview Primitive Baptist Church in Clovis is celebrating its 90 year history Saturday and Sunday. Sharna Johnson In its 90-year history, Clovis’

Zias notch 6-1 victory over Wayland Baptist

CNJ staff PORTALES — Freshman forward Brook Serrano tallied two goals and the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team pulled away in the second half Thursday for a 6-1 victory over Wayland Baptist at the ENMU pitch. The Zias (2-3) scored six unanswered goals after Wayland opened the scoring on a tally by Kathleen […]

Wayland students tout caring faculty

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Education professor Richard Hendershot begins his Wednesday night Effective School Organization and Improvement class by talking about the pros and cons of standard-based assessments at Wayland Baptist University. Liliana Castillo Students at Wayland Baptist University feel like their teachers care for them and that they belong. Students at the Clovis […]

Wayland joins ‘Yellow Ribbon’ program

Kevin Wilson Wayland Baptist University is one of 1,100 schools that have joined with the Department of Veterans Affairs for the GI Bill’s “Yellow Ribbon” program. Wayland, based in Plainview, Texas, offers a campus in Clovis and a satellite office at Cannon Air Force Base. The Yellow Ribbon program, a key provision of the new […]

Central Baptist hosting concert

CNJ staff Central Baptist Church will host a free concert Thursday at the church. “Light,” an eight-student ensemble from California Baptist University, began a nation-wide tour on May 28. Their stop in Clovis on Thursday is their next to last performance on the tour. Their concert will be held 7 p.m. Thursday at Central Baptist […]

Pair returns to Baptist Children’s Home as house parents

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Tara Naranjo trains Sundae at the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home. She and her husband, Mark, work at the home, where both were members of the horse drill team as youth and where Mark grew up from age 12. Argen Duncan In a corral at the New Mexico Baptist Children’s […]

Wayland Baptist rolls to win over Hounds

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Left fielder Brian Embery belted a grand slam, keying an eight-run first inning as Wayland Baptist routed Eastern New Mexico University 12-1 in non-conference baseball on Tuesday. The contest was called after the top of the seventh due to the 10-run rule. Embery hit his 11th homer of the season […]

Education column: French lesson provided splash of culture

By Penny Bailey: Clovis Municipal Schools Being raised by a wonderful southern cook, I learned early in life to enjoy eating. Add to that, being raised in a Baptist Church where their motto seemed to be “Food, Fun, and Fellowship!”, my favorite meal is the potluck. However, I attended a potluck the other day that […]

Religion digest: Elida woman chosen as strategist

Connie Dixon of Elida became the Baptist Convention of New Mexico’s new mission education and prayer strategist. Dixon announced that she will continue to serve as director of the state Women’s Missionary Union during the Sept. 1 missions celebration and New Mexico Woman’s Missionary Union annual meeting.