Religion feature: Pastor awarded for work with youth

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Pastor Clyde Davis surveys an area in his office at the First Presbyterian Church in Clovis to hang the Celtic Cross award plaque he received Sunday. The award symbolizes Davis’ service to youth in the community. Benna Sayyed Throughout his career as a teacher and pastor Clyde Davis has used […]

Religion feature: Westminster Presbyterian’s first female pastor leading congregation

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Courtesy photo Cristabelle Russell is the new pastor at Clovis’ Westminster Presbyterian Church and the first woman to lead the near 50-year-old congregation. Sharna Johnson Not only has a new pastor taken the pulpit at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Cristabelle Russell is the first woman to lead the congregation in its near 50-year Clovis history. Beginning […]

God is a source of joy

By Curtis K. Shelburne Bruce Larson tells of a conference at a Presbyterian church in Omaha. As the story goes, people were given helium-filled balloons and told to hold them until a time came in the service when they experienced joy in their hearts. At that point, they could just let go of their balloons […]

Oct. 31 Religion Digest

Church hosting western concert Only By Faith, a Christian Faith western group, will perform for a community concert at 6 p.m. on Sunday at Central Baptist Church. Information: 763-3517 Annual dinner next week Westminster Presbyterian Church’s 13th annual Miss Lillian’s Cowboy Stew will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the church. Tickets […]

PRMC administrator adds Tucumcari duties

Freedom New Mexico staff Hoyt Skabelund has been named the new hospital administrator for Dr. Dan. C. Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari, in addition to his continuing role as administrator of Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis, according to a Presbyterian Healthcare Services press release. Skabelund will take over the Dan C. Trigg administrator role […]

Nov. 7, 1921

Murray’s Confectionery offered “Mistletoe Ice Cream.” … The Clovis News reported interest was growing in the Union Bible studies held at the Presbyterian Church by Mrs. Swartzbaugh. … A piano recital held by Mrs. W.T. Knight’s pupils was deemed a success.

March 22, 1950

Flowerland, 1007 Main, was preparing to give away gladiola bulbs to those attending Milton Berle’s “Always Leave Them Laughing,” at the State theater. … Gideons across New Mexico were preparing for a weekend gathering at First Presbyterian Church in Clovis. … A small, furnished apartment close to Clovis’ business section was going for $36 per […]

With flu, preventative measures make “cents”

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer It’s often said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Though the math may be different, it’s a philosophy that emerges every year about this time. It’s the flu season, and businesses are forced to prepare, whether it’s one that helps sick people recover or […]

Hospital CEO: Future bright for industry

Tonya Fennel: CNJ staff writer Jim Hinton Chief executive officer of Presbyterian Healthcare Services Biography Hinton has been with Presbyterian for 23 years. He serves on the Presbyterian board of directors and is chairman of the Presbyterian Health Plan board of directors. He lives in Albuquerque with his wife, Cindy. They have two children, Rebecca […]

Business Briefs 7/25

NMSU Clovis center field day set for Aug. 9 The annual field day for New Mexico State University’s Agricultural Science Center at Clovis Aug. 9 will highlight crop research and dairy production relating to eastern New Mexico, according to a news release from the school. “This year’s program covers the whole spectrum of agricultural production […]

Wilson, Gray

Gray Wilson, 93, of Pep died Thursday, June 29, 2006, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. Born Nov. 6, 1912, in St. Paul, Minn., to Irma and Oliver S. Wilson, he grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  On Sept. 2, 1939, in Navada, Iowa, he married Sara Margaret Wilson. He served in the Navy as a cook […]

Sawyer, John

John Sawyer, 82, of Portales, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, at his home. He was born May 25, 1923, in Sawyer Flat, Texas, to Nannie and Andersen Sawyer. He was the youngest of 12 children. He married Bobbie Lacy on Oct. 30, 1943, in Seminole, Texas. He farmed at Sawyer Flat until 1947 when he […]

Wedding: Ollerman/Campbell

CNJ Staff Nicole Ollerman and Tom Campbell, both of Clovis, were married Nov. 26, 2005, at Anthem, Ariz. The bride is the daughter of Barbara Pitney and Fred Ollerman. The bridegroom is the son of Jan Johnston and Thomas Campbell. Maid of honor was Rachelle Swanner and best man was Roy Campbell. Flower girl was […]

Bunten, William R.

William Robert Bunten, 84, of Topeka, Kan., died on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005, at Presbyterian Manor. He was born April 18, 1921, in Topeka to Arch and Grace E. Hutton Bunten. He grew up in Albuquerque and graduated from Albuquerque High School. He married Ruby D. Rutz on Sept. 9, 1940, in Bernalillo He served […]

Florence Sherman

Mrs. Florence Preston Sherman, 96, of Clovis, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born June 7, 1909, to Melbourne and Louise Wooding Preston in New Haven, Conn. She married Frank W. Sherman Jr. on Sept. 12, 1931, in West Haven, Conn. She was a legal secretary at Kline […]

King, Alex

Alex King Services: Have been held. Alex King, 73, of Fort Worth, Texas, died Wednesday, July 27, 2005, in Granbury, Texas. He was born on Dec. 7, 1931, in Lingo. He married Delores Laverne Victor on July 6, 1952, in Dora. He was a former resident of the Pecan Plantation near Granbury, Texas. He was […]

Cagle, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Cagle Services: Have been held. Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Graham Cagle, 96, of Clovis, died Tuesday, July 26, 2005, at her home. She was born on June 3, 1909, in Stevenson, Ala., to James R. and Lena Huddleston Graham. She came to Clovis at 10 months of age in 1910 with her family. She married […]

Campbell , Katherine

Katherine Campbell Services: Have been held. Katherine “Kat” Campbell, 98, of Clovis, died Tuesday, June 28, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on July 20, 1906, in Stevenson, Ala., to James Robert and Lene Huddleson Graham. She married Thomas A. “Gus” Campbell on June 11, 1925. She was a seamstress […]

Roberts, Lelda

Lelda Roberts Services: Have been held. Lelda Roberts, 83, of Oklahoma City, died Friday, May 27, 2005, at her home. She was born on Aug. 15, 1921, in Boswell, Okla., to Hugh and Ruth Baxter Pickens. She married W.P. “Bill” Roberts on Nov. 17, 1946. After attending Southeastern Oklahoma College, she began working for Southwestern […]

Foster, Powell

Powell Foster Services: Have been held. Powell Hogan Foster, 65, of Clovis, died on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005. He was born on Sept. 25, 1939, in Slaton, Texas, to Mark L. and Loda Foster. He married Sallie Sue Harris on June 6, 1961, in Dumas, Texas. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from […]