Barron, O.J. lll

O.J. Barron III Services: Have been held. O.J. “Jim” Barron III, 57, of Angel Fire, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005. He was born in Lubbock, raised in Spur, Texas, graduated from New Mexico Military Institute and attended Texas Tech University. He was involved in ranching in Texas and New Mexico and as a ranch broker […]

Angel Tree helps inmates’ children

By Cassie McClure: CNJ correspondent A group of National Honor Society students from Fort Sumner went beyond family gift-giving this Christmas. For the fifth year, each student bought two gifts for children on behalf of the child’s incarcerated parent as part of the Prison Fellowship Ministries’ Angel Tree program. Mary Ann Cortese, director of the […]

Christmas performance makes religion personal

Judy Brandon: Local Columnist All of the children’s Christmas programs scheduled for December remind me of the time I participated in the Flat Creek Baptist Church Christmas play. It really wasn’t a play, but a simple program with several of the farm children who lived in the area. On this particular pre-Christmas Sunday, Susie had […]

Free flights, new drug give Clovis man hope

Reporter’s Notebook Gary Flintom of Clovis, who was diagnosed Jan. 15 with pancreatic cancer, is being treated in San Antonio, Texas, with a new experimental drug that can shrink tumors 70 to 80 percent, he said Friday. His wife, Shyla, said Rubeticin is the name of the new drug. Gary said he is only the […]

One more thing … a savior was born

Leonard Pitts Jr. An excerpt from the Gospel according to St. Luke, revised and updated for the 21st century: “And there were in the same country shepherds, abiding in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone […]

Empty Stocking Fund fills the hearts and needs of area families

CNJ STAFF Salvation Army bell ringers stand at the entrances to stores, ringing their bells. When coins clink in little red kettles, shoppers have done something to help the unfortunate. But the Salvation Army’s efforts to help people go far beyond the clinking coins. More than 400 families in Clovis, Portales and the surrounding area […]

Angels on my shoulder

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Jerry Banister conducts workshops designed to teach participants how to tap into the divine wisdom of angels By Gary Mitchell Jerry Banister said he has been aware of his angels since he was 10 years old. Now, as an adult, Banister travels throughout the country, conducting workshops designed to teach participants how to tap into […]