amos learns god s ways

Gary Mitchell: CNJ columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, 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 learns god s ways boss being a christian mouse in a world of heathen alley cats ain […]

Wheeler, Virgil

Virgil Wheeler Services:Have been held. Mr. Virgil Wheeler, 79, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004, near Portales. He was born on Aug. 31, 1925, in Oklahoma to Dora and Johnny Wheeler. He “fudged” on his age in order to be able to enlist in the Navy in December of 1942 and served aboard the U.S.S. Elliott. […]

Caughran, James Virgil

James Virgil Caughran Services: Have been held. James Virgil Caughran, 84, of Mount Taylor, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004. He was born on Oct. 25, 1919, in Grady, to Harry Lonzo and Wannie Belle Caughran. He married Elsie Faith Bliss on June 29, 1941. They moved in the mid-1940s to Dove Creek, Colo., where he […]

Elms, Virgil

Virgil Elms Services: Have been held. Mr. Virgil Lee Elms, 91, of Clovis, a retired school teacher, died Monday, June 14, 2004, at Odyssey Hospice in Amarillo. He was born on Dec. 1, 1912, in Alanreed, Texas, to Edward and Sarah Harris Elms. He graduated from Alanreed High School and from West Texas State Teachers […]

A serious love story for serious times

Bob Huber I opened a letter last week that read, “Get serious, Huber! I mean, in these troubled times, when we’re threatened with terrorism, global warming, drought, and mad cows, all you write about are skunks, Smooth Heine, and one-liners. Get with the program. Gloomy Gustav.” I answered this way: Dear Gus: Before more rumors […]

the mystery and miracle of Christmas

By Gary Mitchell amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: When Amos went shopping recently, he encountered the trials of last-minute Christmas shoppers. In frustration, he called out for the real meaning of Christmas. Just then, Sammy Salamander wiggled by and pointed him to a little nativity scene far from the […]

The grumpy old toad

Gary Mitchell and Amos Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. the grumpy old toad boss there s a grumpy old cuss who s always up for a fuss he lives at the far end of the road just under the […]

the death of prayer virgil

by amos Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. Of late, tragedy has struck the church pew underworld. It is an event that forebodes serious implications for future prayer meetings. Amos describes the situation in this week’s column: there is a sadness […]

Weekley, Virgil

Virgil “Dan” Sheridan Weekley Virgil “Dan” Sheridan Weekley, 69, a retired electronics technician, died Sunday, July 6, 2003, at his home in Clovis. He was born May 8, 1934, in Pennsboro, W. Va., to Kenneth and Edith Jack Weekley. He served in the Army during the Korean conflict and later joined the U.S. Air Force. […]