11/25 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. a new attitude for bertie the other day boss i ran across little bertie woeworm – actually i tried to avoid him but he spotted me anyway you remember bertie boss he s the […]

12/9 Religion Digest

Broadview hosting missionary guests Dr. Larry and Addie Garman, global missionaries with the Church of the Nazarene in Peru, will be special guests at the Broadview Church of the Nazarene at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. The church is located 20 miles north of Clovis on state Highway 209. The Garmans were appointed to […]

Wayland staff helps man find pathway to faith

By Teresa Young: Wayland Baptist University Raymond Atchley admits he was unsure of his faith when he enrolled at Wayland Baptist University’s campus in Clovis a few years ago. “I’m not really sure that I’m a Christian, and I may be agnostic,” he told Carol Green, then dean of the Clovis campus, asking if he […]

Church members give hurricane aid

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers A contingent of Portales church members spent portions of the last three months in the hurricane-ravaged areas in south Texas and Louisiana and providing the victims food, shelter and above all, hope. Don Davis of Portales was one of the volunteers who went to help. “We were there to help […]

12/9 amos

Editor’s note: When the cold air blew in this week, one of Amos’ avid readers requested that Amos reprint the column about the old turtle’s tale about cold weather. 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 except dashes […]

Christmas spirit lies in Jesus, not holiday trappings

Christmas is just three weeks away. Even though Christmas is a time of lofty hopes and expectations, some years I haven’t had much Christmas spirit. I think it has to do with really seeing the meaning of Christmas during all our activities. Let me explain. The song, “Sweet Little Jesus Boy,” is an old spiritual […]

Christmas strong as weakest link

By Curtis Shelburne I don’t usually think of Christmas and chains as going together, unless I’m reading about the ponderously-chained ghost of Christmas Past who so terrorized old Ebenezer Scrooge! But I believe this to be true: Christmas is a “chain,” which is only as strong as its weakest link. If Christmas deals only with […]

What we need is grace — costly but free

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ columnist I am in Austin, Texas, this week with my wife, her honor the municipal judge, as she is taking a week of special training. I’m all for that. Training is a good thing. It’s good for our city officials to be highly trained. I’m lobbying for more of such training, […]

My dog ate my homework

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ columnist “My dog ate my homework.” That excuse is no longer particularly original, but that’s one thing I like about it: it’s stood the test of time. Ever since teachers started assigning homework, 95 percent and more of homework has been biodegradable and largely digestible (presumably whether the words were misspelled […]

Honor Roll: Zia Elementary School

CNJ Staff Zia Elementary School Third Grade: A Honor Roll – Halle Brown, Zachary Burrell, Leslie Chambers, Baylee Dlouhy, Price Drake, Devinne Fallis, Levi Grim, Antonio Hicks, Luke Hisel, Emery Herbert, Cheyenne Kent, Bailey Kinley, Derik Kuykendall, Matthew Lanier, Nicole Lautenslager, Rylie Lee, Derek Nunez, Coleton Parks, Alleigh Perry, Levi Reid, Christopher Romero, Justin Rucker, […]

Honor Roll: Yucca Jr. High

CNJ Staff Yucca Junior High School Seventh Grade Honor Roll: Rosstin Ahmadian, Jonathan Amaya, Zachary B. Anderson, Raymond L. Beachum, Ii, Quinton S. Beaulieu, Corbin R. Best, Joshua D. Biggs, Hannah D. Bocox, Britney D. Boersma, Whitney M. Boersma, Bethany Bonner, Christopher R. Boulanger, Bria S. Bradford, Dalton S. Britt, Taylor Brooks, Bree A. Burger, […]

Honor Roll: Sandia Elementary School

CNJ Staff Sandia Elementary School Third Grade: A Honor Roll– Brady Harlin, Marissa Michael, Cory Taylor. Third Grade: A/B Honor Roll – Thomas Andrews, Blake Beevers, Tate Eppler, Audrey Gabaldon, Richard Hernandez, Shelby Jones, Patrick Smith. Fourth Grade: A Honor Roll – Katelyn Alvarez, Cheyenne Brunson, Tayelor Chavez, Savannah Dosher, Matt Matelski, Allison Michael, Alyssa […]

Honor Roll: Ranchvale Elementary School

CNJ Staff Ranchvale Elementary School Third Grade: A Honor Roll– Bernard Henry, Antwuan Hicks, Dylan Latimer, Jácen McKinney, Bryceton Perdomo, Meghan Wood, Mitchell Boddy, John Ozgul, Kassandra Jones, Christopher Hardy, Sarah Bullard. Third Grade: A/B Honor Roll – Jayla Wade, Courtlynn Seaton, Vanessa Martinez, Alex Bruening, Eboni Lunsford, Jonathan Camacho. Fourth Grade: A Honor Roll […]

Honor Roll: Parkview Elementary School

CNJ Staff Parkview Elementary School Third Grade: A Honor Roll– Rubie Alarcon, Bianca Campos, Odalys Esquivel, Dannelle Kirven, Sheresa Kirven. James Kitzhaber, Crystal Lujan, Ja-Bre Molett, Courtney Romans, Christopher Sandoval, Yvonne Sisneros, Brittany Stewart, Justin Vistine. Third Grade: A/B Honor Roll – Matthew Alvarado, Amanda Andrade, Bryanna Bradley, Charlie Dodge, Patricia Gauna, Monica Gonzales, Angelina […]

Honor Roll: Mesa Elementary School

CNJ Staff Mesa Elementary School Third Grade: A Honor Roll– Tanner Akin, Emily Alley, Isabelle Boulanger, Jill Casillas, Sam Davis, Ali Edwards, Isaiah Forkum, Julio Garcia, Alena Gonzales, Robyn Howe, Dalton Kroeger, Cydney Lakin, Dylan Lane, Taylor Lund, John Massey, Marshall Moore, Mason Odom, Anna Patterson, Nicole Rizer, Kyle Schwartz, Amanda Sellers, Julia Simmons, Mackenzie […]

Honor Roll: Marshall Jr. High School

CNJ Staff Marshall Jr. High School Seventh Grade Honor Roll: Erika Adams, Deanna L. Akens, Kortnee T. Alston, Joshua D. Bizer, Christian M. Boutte, Cacianita G. Bryant, Tayci S. Burnett, Jordan P. Burrow, Bryson M. Campos, Kelsey S. Cash, Meranda I. Chapman, Charlena A. Cooper, Deanna L. Coyle, Erick V. Curtis, Casey Davis, Patrice H. […]

Honor Roll: Lockwood Elementary School

CNJ Staff Lockwood Elementary School Third grade: A Honor Roll– Karimah Hulett, Starr Gomez, Auryana Gonzales, Ryan Glover, Steve Lopez, Aaron Martinez, Jason Mirabal, Georgia Mefford, Heather Pastirchak, Dyllan Smith, Lynzie Starritt, Beija Stroud, Landon Williams. Third grade: A/B Honor Roll – Marybel Bonney, Xavier Cervantes, Robert Guerra, Adrienne Meza. Fourth Grade: A Honor Roll […]

Honor Roll: Lincoln-Jackson Arts Academy

CNJ Staff Lincoln-Jackson Arts Academy Third Grade: A Honor Roll – Amanda Myers, Hailey Skelton, Robert Acuna, Lillian Lee. Third Grade: A/B Honor Roll – Esperanza Baca, Isaiah Callahan, Faith Cano, Tyler Clark, Erica Colon, Albert Devenport, Elisa Dixon-Scott, Jamani McClendon, Richard Ramirez, Britney Ross, Andrew Sena, Jesus Uribe. Fourth Grade: A Honor Roll – […]

Honor Roll: La Casita Elementary School

CNJ Staff La Casita Elementary School Third Grade: A Honor Roll– Izaiah Aragon, Miguel Altamirano, Julio Avina, Abraham Castillo, Denise Garcia, Savannah Garcia, Cristian Gonzales, Destiny Rael, Joseph Ramos, Cynthia Rivas, Isaac Sena, Sigrid Viera. Third Grade: A/B Honor Roll – Jaquelin Acosta, Monique Chavez, Nayeley Hernandez, Jacob Juneman, Veronica Lopez, Hector Ramos, Ramon Rascon, […]

Honor Roll: James Bickley Elementary School

CNJ Staff James Bickley Elementary School Third Grade: A Honor Roll – Ashton Whitaker, Erick Granillo, Veronica Lopez, Rynea East, Taylor Jones, Ananda Lewis Third Grade: A/B Honor Roll – Tyeisha Willaims, Jasmine Chavez, Alejandro Perez, Savana Nelson, Tyler Rogers Fourth Grade Honor Roll – Caitlin Cambell, Teddy Draper, Andres Garza, Samantha Lucero, Emilio Romero, […]