Heard, Charlton

Charlton Heard Services: Have been held. Charlton Heard, 61, of Littlefield, Texas, died Monday, Jan. 26, 2004, in Charleston, S.C. He was born on Oct. 25, 1942, in Muleshoe to William Carl and Mattie Vaughn Heard. He was employed for the past 13 years as a ginner for the Amherst Cooperative Gin. Survivors include a […]

Women find fellowship by sharing their secrets

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Pastor David Dawson of Pure Heart Word Center and his wife, Evangelist Gerri Dawson, are hosting a women’s conference this weekend at Clovis Christian School. The Dawsons, who have seven children including their youngest, DeWayne Charles Dawson. By Darrell Todd Maurina Gerri Dawson has a secret, and she wants to share it this weekend with […]

Gideons spread the word to the world

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Wendell McClinton, former international director of the Gideons, tells Clovis-area pastors how their contributions for Bible distribution are used in foreign countries. CNJ staff photo: Darrell Todd Maurina. By Darrell Todd Maurina Pastors don’t always have an easy time relating their local ministries to what happens overseas, so local members of the Gideons organization sponsored […]

True endorsements come from first-hand accounts

Judy Brandon What is an endorsement? It is a testimonial that someone gives on behalf of a person, company, product or service. The person who endorses something may be a character admired by Americans or a successful athlete or renowned movie celebrity. Advertisers pay famous athletes and gold medal winners to endorse their shoes, tennis […]

Religion Calendar 1/30

Today Singles Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., Clovis. Child care is provided. For information, call 763-3141 or 762-6639. Girl I Got a Secret Women’s Conference — 6-9 p.m. at Clovis Christian School. For information, call Pastor David Dawson at 693-4739 or 742-1160. Saturday Bible Study […]

Public Records 1/30

Compiled from court records from Jan. 22 through Jan. 28. Marriage Licenses Kevin Joel Flores, 16, and Blanca Fabiola Flores, 17, both of Clovis. Jesse Vern Jackson, 48, and Tommie Jean Lindley, 44, both of Clovis. Joel Tonche Almaraz, 26, and Loralisa Loredo, 26, both of Clovis. Ronald Alan Hobbs, 20, of Hollyridge, N.C., and […]

Different goals could unravel democratic Iraq

Freedom Newspapers T he recent rallies held by Shiite Muslims led by Ayatollah Ali al-Husseini al-Sistani could presage the most serious problems yet for the troubled U.S. occupation of Iraq. If the situation is not handled deftly, the nightmare everybody fears but would rather not talk about — full-scale civil war — could become a […]

Religion and gays issue has run its course

David Stevens Few topics stir the human spirit more passionately than religion. Mix religion with homosexuality and you have some great newspaper stories, followed by a never-ending series of letters to the editor. I love it when the mail is sprinkled with letters from folks expressing their views on local issues of importance. But there […]

Clovis should respect country neighbors

Letters to the Editor How would you feel if someone pulled up into your yard, opened your gate, went in and started shooting birds? What if they drove by, pulled over and threw out a sack of trash or left an old recliner or a Christmas tree in your yard? How would you feel? Not […]

Homicide suspect found

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis police announced late Wednesday that a man accused of a Jan. 13 slaying has been taken into custody. Steve Duran, 34, who had been wanted on a Curry County warrant for the death of Ricky Gallegos, was picked up at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday following a tip to Albuquerque police, […]