Small fire at Lighthouse Mission contained

CNJ staff The Clovis Fire Department responded to a call at the Lighthouse Mission a little after 3 p.m. Tuesday at 407 Las Casillas Boulevard. Chief Ray Westerman said the blaze involved the backyard and back fence and was contained in a matter of minutes. He said the fire did not enter the interior of […]

Lighthouse Mission hosting school vacation celebration

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Courtesy photo The Lighthouse Mission’s Fun in the Park event Saturday will include games, food, live music and prizes, including bikes for a few children. CNJ staff The Lighthouse Mission is making sure children get at least a little bit of vacation this summer. The mission is hosting Fun in the Park beginning at 11 […]

Lighthouse Mission marks 20th anniversary

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Pastor Skip Clark of the Body of Christ Community Church preaches to the Lighthouse Mission’s visitors before lunch is served. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer In 20 years, the Lighthouse Mission has transformed from a Bible study in a home living room to a multi-faceted service organization. The Lighthouse […]

May 30, 2008 Religion Calendar

Today Lighthouse Disciples Benefit Car Wash — 1 p.m. every Friday (weather permitting). All donations go toward the Lighthouse Mission Discipleship Program. Lighthouse Mission, 407 L. Casillas Blvd. Information: 762-1933. 20-mile Walk to Fight Hunger — 7 a.m. Clovis Wal-Mart to Portales Wal-Mart. Walk to raise awareness of New Mexico’s hunger problem and collect food […]

Lighthouse Mission needs summer kids’ meal volunteers

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Freedom New Mexico: Janet Bresenham Lighthouse Mission director Richard Gomez is looking for volunteers to help provide a summer breakfast program for about 50 area children on Saturday mornings. Gomez hopes to offer children food, as well as a time of Bible-based lessons and activities. By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico Lighthouse Mission director Richard […]

May 23, 2008 Religion Calendar

Today Lighthouse Disciples Benefit Car Wash — 1 p.m. every Friday (weather permitting). All donations go toward the Lighthouse Mission Discipleship Program. Lighthouse Mission, 407 L. Casillas Blvd. Information: 762-1933. Clovis Christian School Graduation — 6:30 p.m. Clovis Christian School Chapel, 800 Hinkle St. Information: 763-5311. Saturday Distribution — 9-10:30 a.m. sign-in. Matt 25 Hope […]

May 16, 2008 Religion Calendar

Today Lighthouse Disciples Benefit Car Wash — 1 p.m. every Friday (weather permitting). All donations go toward the Lighthouse Mission Discipleship Program. Lighthouse Mission, 407 L. Casillas Blvd. Information: 762-1933. Saturday Armed Forces Day Celebration Breakfast: 7:30-9 a.m. Complementary breakfast to honor all active duty and retired military personnel. Central Baptist Church Worship Center, 2501 […]

May 9, 2008 Religion Calendar

Today Lighthouse Disciples Benefit Car Wash — 1 p.m. every Friday (weather permitting). All donations go toward the Lighthouse Mission Discipleship Program. Lighthouse Mission, 407 L. Casillas Blvd. Information: 762-1933. Anniversary service — 7 p.m., to honor Bishop W. Charles Green Sr. and his wife Ange. Speaker: The Rev. J. L’Keith Jones, pastor of Metropolitan […]

May 2, 2008 Religion Calendar

Today Lighthouse Disciples Benefit Car Wash — 1 p.m. every Friday (weather permitting). All donations go toward the Lighthouse Mission Discipleship Program. Lighthouse Mission, 407 L. Casillas Blvd. Information: 762-1933. Christian Concert — 7 p.m. The Relations Quartet from Magnolia, Texas. Free admission; love offering will be received. Snack and sandwich fellowship following concert. First […]

April 18, 2008 Religion Calendar

Today Lighthouse Disciples benefit car wash — 1 p.m. every Friday (weather permitting). All donations go toward the Lighthouse Mission Discipleship Program. Lighthouse Mission, 407 L. Casillas Blvd. Information: 762-1933. Saturday Distribution — 9-11 a.m. sign-in. Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 N. Thornton St. Food and clothing distribution. Information: 763-4400.Spiritual Seekers Women’s Conference — Nondenominational; […]

April 11, 2008 Religion Calendar

Today Lighthouse Disciples Benefit Car Wash — 1 p.m. every Friday (weather permitting). All donations go toward the Lighthouse Mission Discipleship Program. Lighthouse Mission, 407 L. Casillas Blvd. Information: 762-1933. Saturday Distribution — 9-11 a.m. sign-in. Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 N. Thornton St. Food and clothing distribution. Information: 763-4400.Free Health Screenings and Clothes Giveaway […]

April 11, 2008 Religion Digest

Church hosts free health screenings, clothes giveaway The Church of Christ at 16th and Pile streets will sponsor an afternoon of free health tests, blood donations and a clothes giveaway on Saturday, according to associate minister Allen McKinney. Registered nurses and a local doctor will provide free testing for hearing, blood pressure, blood sugar levels […]

Lighthouse Mission celebrates with annual Christmas party

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Klaudette Benavidez, 5, was wide-eyed with excitement Saturday as she and her siblings were given gifts for Christmas at the Lighthouse Mission Christmas Party. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Seven Doran jumped in excitement Saturday as she left the Lighthouse Mission Christmas party with her family. The 4-year-old had […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Winner donating convertible

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer One lucky man will use his good fortune to help others. Brent Armstrong of Broadview won a 1989 Mustang convertible in a raffle sponsored by the Desert Cruzers Car Club at their 11th annual Run to Hillcrest Rod Run. He donated the car back to the club, said Carl […]

Group fulfills holiday mission

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo Nelda Ridgell came to the Lighthouse Mission Thursday for Thanksgiving dinner for the third year. “It’s a blessing,” she said. “First from God, second from (the mission).” By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Lighthouse Mission cooked up 38 turkeys and 20 gallons of green beans to feed 289 people […]

Parting ways

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Donna Gomez is the finance director for the Beacon of Light mission. Disciples call her Momma Donna By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Randy and Donna Gomez have left the Lighthouse Mission after 19 years to start their own drug and rehabilitation program. Randy Gomez said the couple left over […]

Spreading the holiday cheer

By CNJ STAFF Dozens of area organizations and businesses are making plans to help those less fortunate this holiday season. Here’s a sampling. — Clovis Aerie 3245 of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles will pay for shopping sprees for underprivileged children. The Eagles will give 100 children $100 to spend at Wal-Mart. The Eagles […]

Oct. 6, 2006 Reporter’s Notebook

A recent vaccination and spay/neuter clinic benefited two local non-profit organizations. Veterinarian Jack Murphy donated 10 percent of the proceeds from the clinics held in August to the Lighthouse Mission and the Matt 25 Hope Center, he said. Each organization received a check for $157. “I’ve been here (Clovis) for 35 years,” Murphy said, “It […]

United Dairy Women charity-driven

By Michael Harrell: Freedom Newspapers Founded as a charity that aids charities, the United Dairy Women of the Portales and Clovis area has been an avid promoter of the dairy industry in supporting children and nutrition. The group is involved in educational programs, public relations and supporting local charities such as the food bank, children’s […]

Substance abuse program focuses on morals, job skills

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Jose Carrillo said the turning point for him in his battle against drugs was when he sought shelter with friends but was turned away. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Freshly showered and neatly groomed, polar opposites Jose Carrillo and Gerald Williams sat in the dining hall at the Lighthouse Mission […]