Zoo to hold Easter egg hunt Saturday

CNJ Staff Hillcrest Park Zoo will hold an Easter egg hunt 11 a.m. Saturday. The event is for children ages 10 and under. The zoo will charge standard admission prices. Information: 769-7873.

Sunday alcohol sales already started in Clovis

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer The first Sunday of alcohol sales fell on Easter for Applebee’s. “It went really well,” said manager Dustin Barnes. He said the success of the sales was hard to gauge on a holiday that traditionally focuses on family gatherings. “People who didn’t have family to go to definitely enjoyed […]

A view from under the pew: Easter part two

By Gary Mitchell: Religion Columnist Editor’s note:

Local Pastors offer preview of Easter Sermons

Local church leaders were invited to submit their Easter Sunday sermons to the Clovis News Journal. Here are selected excerpts from those submissions. Larry Tittle, preaching minister, West 21st Street Church of Christ — John, in the last book in the Bible, received the ultimate view of Jesus in a powerful vision. He saw a […]

Happy Easter

Here are a few links to Easter-time stories you may have missed that were published in the past week in the Clovis News Journal and online. Happy Easter from the CNJ. http://www.cnjonline.com/articles/amazing_26866___article.html/astonishing_journey.html http://historyandspirituality.freedomblogging.com/http://www.cnjonline.com/news/crosses_26926___article.html/wooden_church.html http://www.cnjonline.com/opinion/peace_26899___article.html/test_recent.html

Churches ready for communitywide service

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CNJ photo: Tony Bullocks The Rev. Margot Thompson from Trinity United Methodist Church is one of seven area pastors chosen to speak about the last seven statements of Jesus on the cross at tonight’s Good Friday community service. By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico Area pastors will join together tonight to take listeners on a […]

P is for politics

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Christians can celebrate with deep and genuine joy

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist I hope you’re having a great Christmas. If our hearts are really prepared for it, it can be such a wonderful time. I know. A lot about the way our society “celebrates” Christmas is nothing to celebrate. In fact, as Andrew Greeley writes, some aspects of the sometimes-not-so-holy “holy-day” […]

Booze ban may be Chavez’ downfall

By Freedom Newspapers Nothing else has turned a majority of Venezuelans against dictator-in-making Hugo Chavez; maybe his Easter Week booze ban will do the trick. Chavez recently won re-election, despite a string of policy shifts that are moving the country in the direction of a Cuban-style dictatorship, with Chavez reprising the role of Fidel Castro. […]

Pastors prepare for packed houses on Easter

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer The pews will be packed, worshipers will be dressed in their finest and pastors have been preparing for weeks. All will be in preparation for what is sometimes referred to as the Super Bowl of Sunday worship — Easter. Clovis pastor Larry Tittle said while the Easter sermon is […]