Sept. 25 Anniversaries, Weddings, Engagements, Club Notes, Births

Weddings Moore Joanna O’Neal of Farmington and Clinton Moore of Clovis were joined in marriage Aug. 13, 2005, in Las Cruces. David Englehart performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Joseph and Kay O’Neal of Farmington. She is the granddaughter of Kenneth and Helen O’Neal of Hartville, Ohio. The bridegroom is […]

First doctors in Clovis deserve credit for their services

Don McAlavy: Local Columnist The first doctor of Clovis, Dr. J. Foster Scott, came from a prominent Tennessee family. He was a city physician and head of a general hospital in Knoxville. In 1906, he and his wife traveled to Texico. By the spring of 1907, the doctor had settled in Clovis, his first office […]

Women want certain things in a man

Bob Huber: Local columnist In these troubled times when we’re smothered by hurricanes, terrorists, tattoos, and bad football seasons, it’s time to probe an even greater baffling question, one that has tormented mankind for thousands of years — “What does a woman want in a man?” I have some answers, because I spent 51 years […]

9/23 Religion Calendar

Today Single Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., Clovis. Child care is provided. Information: 769-1971 Saturday Religious Education classes — 8:30 a.m., Our Lady of Guadalupe, 108 Davis St., Clovis. Classes for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Information: 762-7343. Monday Cowboy Church — 6:30 p.m., […]

9/23 view from under the pew

Editor’s note: Last week, Amos described an encounter with a college hamster named Henry, an agnostic who sincerely wanted to know how to have faith. Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. the agnostic hamster – part two silly me boss i decided to […]

Giving reward for giver as much as receiver

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist I went to see her for the last time about 20 years ago. She lived all alone, not far from our home in a nearby neighborhood. She rarely enjoyed the pleasure of anyone’s company. I met her when I was delivering sacks of groceries for a church effort. Our first […]

Bible textbook could circumvent culture war

Staff and wire reports WASHINGTON — Seeking to defuse a central controversy of the culture wars, a Bible advocacy group unveiled a new textbook Thursday that could open the door to widespread Bible courses in public high schools. The textbook, titled “The Bible and Its Influence,” was written to thread a constitutional and legal needle […]

Thank God Christians sing the same hymns — mostly

Curtis K. Shelburne It was none other than the venerable Charles Wesley, writer of hundreds of grand hymns, who in the introduction to one of his hymnals pronounced stern words against anyone who would mess with the words (and thus the theology, not to mention the beauty) of his hymns. He had little use for […]

9-18 Weddings, Anniversaries, Honors, Club Notes, Births, How to Help, Engagements

Weddings Taylor Kristi Ray Mick of Clovis and Brian Andrew Taylor of Clovis were joined in marriage Aug. 10, 2005. Judge Vicky Kelly performed the marriage ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Doy Mick of Clovis. She is the granddaughter of Ray and Oreda Gauntt of Clovis and Ted and the late […]

9-18 Week Senior Happenings

Melrose Senior Center 405 Main St. Monday: Sloppy Joe, Baked beans, macaroni salad, peaches, milk. Tuesday: Salisbury Steak, parsley potatoes, spinach, rolls, margarine, cottage cheese, jello, milk. Wednesday: Pepperoni pizza, salad, dressing, corn, chocolate pudding w/topping, milk. Thursday: Chef salad, dressing, crackers, beets, cottage cheese, milk, anglefood cake, blueberries. Friday: Chicken strips w/gravy, glazed carrots, […]

9-18 Week School Menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — French toast, juice, milk. Lunch —Pizza, garden salad, ranch dressing, broccoli/cauliflower, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Bagel, juice, milk. Lunch — Enchiladas, salsa, pinto beans, carrot sticks, crackers, milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick, juice, milk. Lunch — Super spud, strawberries and bananas, roll, milk. Thursday: Breakfast — […]

Being ‘preacher’s kid’ reason to be thankful

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist I have many things this September day for which to be thankful. In an era where sometimes cynicism surrounds preachers and evangelists, I must say that I am most thankful for my upbringing and thankful for my role as a “preacher’s kid.” The experiences Susie and I had as preacher’s […]

9/16 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard or shift keys and is unschooled in the art of punctuation. the agnostic hamster while going through my college mousebook yesterday boss i ran across some rather haunting memories staring at me in black and white to keep from starving to death through […]

9/16 Religion Calendar

Today Single Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St. Child care is provided. Information: 769-1971. Saturday Religious Education classes — 8:30 a.m., Our Lady of Guadalupe, 108 Davis St., Clovis. Classes for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Information: 762-7343. Monday Cowboy Church — 6:30 p.m., Clovis […]

Town’s relief efforts should be applauded

Clyde Davis: Local Columnist What do a media professional, a hospital counselor, a fire dept. employee, and a law enforcement officer have in common? The first two I have the privilege to regard as my friends; the last two I haven’t known very long, or met only briefly. What is obvious is that they all […]

Anniversaries, birthdays, engagements, weddings, births and honors

Engagements McDonald/Moreno Kristie McDonald and Rick Moreno, both of Clovis, announce their engagement and approaching marriage. The groom is the son of Pat Moreno, of Clovis and Rick Moreno of California. The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. on Oct. 8, 2005, at the Sunken Gardens. The reception will follow the ceremony. The bride-elect […]

Clovis music book continues after co-author’s death

Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Back in 1997 my musician friend Larry Buchanan discovered that Waldo O’Neal, who moved to Clovis and is buried in the W. 7th cemetery, had written five songs which were recorded by the famous Blue Yodeler, Jimmie Rodgers. Larry and I decided to write a book on music made in and […]

Find out if you are old or not

Bob Huber: Humor Columnist I was rocking my chair last week when it dawned on me that I might be over the hill — a hair-raising experience for someone as young and vibrant as I am. So I called my daughters to confirm my youthful status: “What brought this on?” they asked. “Well, things are […]

9/9 Religion Digest

Bishop being honored with birthday ball The bishop at First Church of God in Christ has many blessings to celebrate at the upcoming Evening Ball his congregation has planned for him. Bishop W.C. Green is being honored with the special event to celebrate his 75th birthday. Dianne Nance, first administrator at the church, said he […]

Souls full of spirit produce music of life

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist One of the earliest music memories I have is of Meserve School in Kansas City, Kansas. I was in third grade and I always looked forward to music class with Miss Abel, our young and energetic music teacher. She was pretty and kind and had a great enthusiasm about her […]