One year later, scandals have impact

By Gary Mitchell Nearly a year after U.S. Catholic bishops adopted a “zero tolerance” policy against priests who sexually abuse children, the aftermath of those scandals still have impact within and outside the church, officials say. That impact goes beyond the civil and criminal cases against the Roman Catholic Church or its priests. Experts say […]

Calling is meaningful, regardless of size

By Judy Brandon I understand that God calls people from every part of life and across all professions and positions. I believe that God calls us for salvation, and then he calls us to work in his kingdom. The call for salvation came to me as a child, and I responded by claiming Christ as […]

amos meets a fairy tale

boss i ran into a hollow log yesterday that led me into the mythical reaches of fantasy land and no i haven t been smoking my cheese instead of eating it it all started when i began chasing tinkerbelle who i was sure was just a silly little firefly do i look like a firefly […]

Ceremony to fire the Spirit

By Gary Mitchell For the first time in recent memory, several Clovis churches will join together to celebrate what many Christians call the birth of the Church — Pentecost Sunday. “Since this is the first time we’ve done it, we want to get it right,” said the Rev. Lemuel Perry, pastor of Bethel Assembly of […]

Crume, Ruth

Ruth Crume Services: Have been held. Mrs. Ruth Crume, 89, of Portales, an Elida school teacher, died Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Dec. 10, 1913, in Mullen, Texas, to Bamma and the Rev. R.W. Bynum. She was raised in central and east Texas. She graduated from […]

Clovis approves preliminary budget

By Jack King The Clovis City Commission on Wednesday approved a preliminary budget of $27 million for the upcoming fiscal year. The amount is approximately $3.3 million less than last year’s final budget, but city officials said they probably will add more spending before the final budget is submitted to the state’s Department of Finance […]

Portales honors nonagenarians

By Mike Linn For an elderly woman, Ruth Creighton sure is an energetic sort, smiling and carrying on with friends, laughing and listening to stories. Creighton, 92, was one of 15 seniors over 90-years-old who met at the Portales Senior Citizens Center’s annual non-agenarian tea party Wednesday afternoon. She brought with her a quick-witted charm […]

Muleshoe debates racial allegations

By Darrell Todd Maurina The Muleshoe City Council, responding to allegations of police abuse and racism raised by a council member, spent nearly three hours in closed session discussing the topic on Wednesday. “We had healthy debate and healthy discussion with regard to the allegations of racism,” Mayor Victor Leal said. “We came out with […]

Chavez tied for 20th

CNJ STAFF ALBUQUERQUE — Guillermo Chavez of Clovis shot a 40-34 — 74, 2 over par, in the first round of the American Junior Golf Association’s Southwestern Classic Wednesday at Isleta Golf Course. Chavez, who will be a junior in the fall at CHS, is currently in an eight-way tie for 20th place in a […]

McMann gets first hit

CNJ STAFF ALEXANDRIA, La. — Former Eastern New Mexico University catcher Dallas McMann collected his first professional hit Tuesday night with a two-run double in the seventh inning as the Class A Amarillo Dillas defeated Alexandria 10-1 for a split of their Central Baseball League doubleheader. McMann, who signed last week with the Dillas, was […]