a view from under the pew: the mystery and miracle of christmas

Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist amos the churchmouse:a view from under the pewEditor’s note: When Amos went shopping recently for a tiny little red flashing light to decorate the Christmas tree sprig he had propped against his cozy matchbox home, he encountered the trials and tribulations of last-minute Christmas shoppers. In frustration, he called out for […]

a view from under the pew: amos tries to love trigger

By Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist 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 keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes.amos tries to love trigger boss being a christian mousein a […]

a view from under the pew: thumper sees the light

By Gary Mitchell: Local columnist boss i don t know if people folks like you ever have any problems like this but we have a noisy loud —mouthed preacher toad down here in the church pew underworld he rants and he raves he prances and he parades he yells at trembling little ants and fleas […]

Johnson, Vera A.

Vera Alice Johnson, 85, of Clovis died Saturday, June 3, 2006, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. Born Oct. 25, 1920, in Bokchito, Okla., to Zephery and Samuel North, she grew up in Ogden, Okla. She was active in the school choir that performed at the Cotton Bowl and the Texas 100-Year Celebration. She married Virgil […]

4/21 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, 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. thumper sees the light boss i don t know if people folks like you ever have any problems like this but we have […]

Box, Thomas

Thomas Leon Box, 70, of Clovis, died Friday, March 10, 2006. He was married to Genevieve K. Jackson for 35 years, and they were longtime residents of Grady, where they farmed and ranched. They attended the Broadview Church of the Nazarene in Broadview. He was very passionate about his children and grandchildren as well as […]

Marriages and divorces

CNJ staff The following marriages licenses were compiled from court records from Dec. 21, through Wednesday: • Woody Thomas, 51, to Judy Faye Bartlett, 52 both of Clovis • Dennis Robert Railsback, 56, to Erma Jean Brown, 51, both of Sardinia, Ohio • Christopher John Spears, 18, to Scarlett Amberlynn Banister, 18, both of Clovis […]

Nothing like unorganized summer baseball

By Bob Huber: CNJ columnist When I was a kid, there was nothing more pleasurable than summer baseball. A friend might ask, “What you want to do today?” and I always replied, “You crazy? Play ball, of course.” I’m not talking about Big League, Little League, or the Abner Doubleday Code of Conduct. I’m talking […]

Thrift, Virgil Harvey

>Virgil Harvey Thrift Services: Have been held. Virgil Harvery Thrift, 66, of Plainview, Texas, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at Lubbock Health Care Center. He was born on March 24, 1938, in Waycross, Ga. The Rev. Roger Foote will officiate the services. Burial with military graveside services will be at Plainview Memorial Park Cemetary. Arrangements […]

Spring fever reminds of youthful romance

Bob Huber: CNJ columnist It happens every spring — hornets buzz, dirt blows, and I recall my youthful romance with Tangerine Crotchmire. It didn’t last — it just wasn’t meant to be — but it was a shining moment in my misspent youth, and it comes back every year to haunt me. Tangerine was the […]