Golf fills religious gulf in Kenya

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International Cooperating Ministries used funds from a Clovis golf tournament to help Kenyan Christians build this church in East Africa. Courtesy photo. By Darrell Todd Maurina Thanks to the generosity of Curry County golfers, a new church has been built in the far northwest region of the African nation of Kenya. Wes Grau, a Curry […]

God is the rock that lends us support

Judy Brandon Our family moved to Clovis in 1956. It was during those early years that I would ride with my daddy home at night after church and my mother and Susie would go ahead in their car. That was many years ago. The church is now in a different location and much different than […]

Religion Calendar 11/28

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. First Baptist Single Adults — 6:30 p.m., a time of fellowship, fun and games. For information, call Clay at 762-7209. The Continentals XP3 contemporary Christian concert — […]

Don’t be one of Job’s friends

DON’T BE ONE OF JOB’S FRIENDS The Book of Job is the textbook on suffering. Open it and you’ll see an extraordinarily good man undergoing extraordinarily terrible affliction. He loses his family (except his wife, and keeping her might easily be counted among his afflictions!), his wealth, and his health. He’s reduced to sitting on […]

Memories of Thanksgiving

Project Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked for favorite Thanksgiving memories. Some responses: “Our most memorable Thanksgiving was three years ago, when three friends of mine and I volunteered at the Salvation Army to help feed the less fortunate from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. While we were there doing that, my […]

How truly blessed are you?

Clyde Davis What are the aspects of your life which cause you to feel gratitude? When you take something for granted, how do you get past that feeling and remember how truly blessed you are? Is there more to this approaching holiday than stuffed turkey, pumpkin pie and football? Many people in diverse cultures have […]

Surfing your way into Las Vegas is smart and easy

Tom Di Francesca Greetings from the floor of the Las Vegas (Nevada) Convention Center. I and my trusty sidekick “K” (short for Kyocera) — which is actually a combination cellular telephone and Palm Pilot — are here to attend COMDEX. COMDEX is an acronym for “computer dealer exposition” and the event takes place in November […]

Anniversaries 11/23

Bailey Foy and Grace Bailey of Clovis will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 27, 2003, at the 16th and Pile Church of Christ in Clovis. The celebration will be hosted by their children and grandchildren. The couple was married on Nov. 27, 1933, in Estancia. They have five […]

Engagements 11/23

East-Hanson Murry and Rhonda East of Tucson, Ariz., announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Whitney East of Tucson, to Derrell Hanson of Clovis, son of Steve and Cheri Hanson of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 12:30 p.m. PST on Dec. 6, 2003, in San Diego. The bride-elect is a 2001 […]

Birthdays 11/23

GLADYS PIERCE Gladys Pierce of Clovis will celebrate her 90th birthday from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 29 at Parkland Baptist Church’s Fellowship Hall in Clovis. The celebration will be hosted by her children and grandchildren. She was born on Nov. 7, 1913, in Athens, Texas. She has two children; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. […]

School Menus – Week of 11/23

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza, juice, milk. Lunch — Ravioli, green beans, cheese bread, pineapple tidbits, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Blueberry muffin, juice, milk. Lunch — Grilled cheese sandwich, chicken noodle soup, pickle spear, fruit jello, milk. Wednesday: No school. Thursday: No school. Friday: No school. Junior High/High School Monday: Breakfast — Juice, […]

Senior Calendar 11/23

La Casa De Buena Salud 1120 Cameo Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — HIBAC. Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. — Indoor exercise; noon — Thanksgiving luncheon. Wednesday: 10 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. — Blood pressure checks. Thursday: Closed Thanksgiving Day. Daily Activities: Closed. Baxter-Curren Hall 908 […]

Organizations 11/23

Curry County 4-H President Brette Hadley called the Curry County 4-H Council Meeting to order on Nov. 4. The pledges were led. Skyla Cockerham read the minutes of the last meeting and Curtis Williams then gave the treasurer’s report. Under unfinished business, the group discussed what the different clubs’ opinions were about the milkshake stand […]

Birthdays 11/19

The following people are celebrating their birthday today: >Jeff Brooks > Christie K. Lopez > Miranda Lucero > Sylvester Roybal > Susan Weingates Birthday information must be submitted to KTQM by noon the day preceding the birthday, and on noon Thursday for birthdays on Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday. Fax 769-0197, e-mail: ktqmbirthdays@3lefties.com or mail […]

Liars deserve frogs in their briefcases

Clyde Davis It had been unseasonably warm in western Pennsylvania the autumn of our seventh-grade year. And by the time our church’s fall mission conference rolled around in early November, we still had not had a freeze. That is important in this story, as is the briefcase, and the fact that the speaker who came […]

A remarkable young lady gives us perspective

Tom DiFrancesca It was a beautiful sun-filled day this past Oct. 31. The waves off of Makua Beach in Hawaii were at a lull. Tall, lanky, 13-year- old Bethany Hamilton, a surfing protege about to turn professional, was lazily resting on her surfboard. In the wink of an eye, a gigantic 14-foot tiger shark broke […]

What does it take to build a cathedral?

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BUILD A CATHEDRAL? It was one of those weeks. I’d been working hard on a thousand things that week — except my sermon. And then it was crunch time. Lots of things had gotten done, but my sermon for that particular Sunday wasn’t one of them, and the well seemed […]

There’s an all-seeing eye watching you

THERE’S AN ALL-SEEING EYE WATCHING YOU My tastes in music and my theology have certainly changed since then, but when I was a small child, my favorite song was a song we sang occasionally at church and pretty often at home. That’s another story, but, yes, as hard as it is for most of us […]

Welcome to Austin: Neat town

Clyde Davis We headed west and then north out of Austin, Texas, driving through the rolling hills and green countryside that, except for the temperature, reminded me very much of western Pennsylvania and home. Janice was driving, I was riding shotgun, and Dot and Lynn were stretched out in the back seat. It was Saturday […]

Busy week yields ‘killer’ search engine

Tom DiFrancesca It’s been a busy week in “Internet Land,” lots of changes, lots of activity, and I’ve come across a lot of interesting Web sites. I mentioned in last week’s column about all the buzz that has been generated on the Web since Google.com announced its possible intentions to go public next year. Well, […]