8/12 view from under the pew

Editor’s note: 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 marks – except dashes and hyphens. wbu ladybug leader leaving wayland bugtussle university is wailing boss and a low-grade terror has struck the campus carol green the ladybug dean […]

Christians should take lesson from sunflower

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist Some months ago I received in the mail several sample packages of wildflower seeds. When planting time came, I scattered those wildflower seeds throughout my flower beds and anticipated what would spring up over the following weeks. Now among my zinnias, marigolds and Johnny jumping jacks, I have beautiful wildflowers. […]

8/12 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. Concert — Denver and the Mile […]

Hair today, regrets tomorrow

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers What’s round and bald and looks like an egg shell? My boyfriend’s head. Yes, he decided on the Telly Savalas look last week. Just don’t call him Kojak or he gets really mad for he thinks the man a pompous dandy and said he himself would never chew on a […]

Former military building historic monument

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist A Clovis friend told me in July the old military stable near Bell Park might soon be torn down. He said one part of one stable has been torn down in the last few months. The one that is still up at Sixth and Ash is the last one standing. […]

Radio waves hide unknown announcer

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist Inspired partly by Tom Petty’s “Last DJ,” and partly by a lonely stretch of late night radio reception, somewhere northeast of Amarillo, this piece is entirely fiction. Or, maybe not. I can’t tell you where I am. Not exactly, or even within a close proximity. The FCC has been tracking […]

8/6 Engagements, births, etc.

ENGAGEMENTS Mares/Vasquez Ronna and Anthony Mares of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Brielle Mares of Clovis, to Jacob Vasquez, of Clovis, son of Hector and Terri Vasquez of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 7 p.m. on Oct. 21, 2005, at Highland Baptist Church in Clovis. The reception will […]

The Bible — One day at a time

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The Davis family, left to right Leslie, Susan, Otis, Holly and Christine, gather around the Bible. The family is reading the Bible in its entirety for the third time. (Freedom Newspapers: Leslie Spence) By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Bible can look like a huge and intimidating book to open. A local ministry […]

8/5 Religion Calendar

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Saturday Rummage Sale — 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 1320 W. 21st. Money raised is pledged to Salvation Army, Lighthouse Mission and Matt 25 Hope Center. Sunday Worker’s Meeting — 5 p.m., First Baptist Church, Grand and Gidding. Organizational meeting for AWANA leader and workers. […]

Christ offers new beginning on far greater scale

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist Oh, the days of buying school supplies. This time of year it is hard not to notice those long store aisles of notebooks, paper, pencil boxes and backpacks. When I was a child, there were certain preparation activities that surrounded the beginning of another school year. The whole process started […]

8/5 a view from under the pew

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard keys, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. amos converses with a bone willifred the white rat talked me into taking another trip in his […]

How can a good and powerful God allow suffering?

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ columnist That has always been a good and powerful question, and one asked most often and most poignantly in the midst of shock, pain, and perplexity. The question is a good question, one which defies easy and glib answers. The answer of the Christian faith is not easy, and it is […]

7/30 Anniversaries, Weddings, Engagements

Senior Calendar Baxter-Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St. Monday: 9 a.m. — Exercise; 5 p.m. — Social night. Tuesday: 8 a.m. — Quilting; 10 a.m. — Art class; 5 p.m. — Kitchen Band; 7 p.m. — Jam session. Wednesday: 9 a.m. Exercise; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. — Bake Sale; 1 p.m. — Crafts. Thursday: […]

Self-serving art misses point

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist It began innocently enough. During the trek over a long stretch of road near Elk City, Okla., I made an off-hand comment to my wife concerning the Tim McGraw song that was on the country station. “Don’t you just hate it when somebody uses music to process their personal life, […]

Life was challenge for Greek immigrants

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part column on the Asimos family, which came to Clovis from Greece. Also, last week’s column incorrectly reported that Italian soldiers were invited into the Asimos home during World War II. Family members said the soldiers were German and they were not […]

Motel living not so bad

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers T here is no better way to test your strength, endurance and sanity than to live in a motel room for several weeks. In between my move from Clovis to Tucumcari while my new house gets its final touches, my motel stay is going on three weeks. At least there […]

Duets more complicated than solos

By Curtis K. Shelburne: CNJ religion columnist Well, my oldest son is now officially engaged. This is the young man who not that many moons ago allowed as how he sort of doubted he’d ever be much interested in marriage. I don’t remember exactly the way he phrased it, but I took him to mean […]

7/29 Religion Calendar

Today Vacation Bible School — 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., First Christian Church, 1700 N. Main St., Clovis. Ages four years through eighth grade. Transportation available. Information: 763-7113. Saturday Family 2 Family Tour Concert — 7:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, Grand and Gidding, Clovis. “The Sinclairs and Willie Joe” & “The Fair Family.” Information: 762-7343. […]

Heaven must be beyond our imagination

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist I saw a little black dachshund the other day that reminded me of Pepper. We found this tiny black dachshund at our friends’ house. Immediately Buffy loved her and every time we would visit our friend, instead of Buffy playing with the other children, she always entertained herself by playing […]

amos: a view from under

Editor’s note: Since last week, amos and freddie flea (along with sammy salamander), joined arthur the old mangled turtle on his consuming quest for the holey cheese. Quest for holey cheese – Part 2 life is bold life is great we re on our way to excavate the holey cheese from its resting plate life […]