Wayland Baptist rolls to win over Hounds

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Left fielder Brian Embery belted a grand slam, keying an eight-run first inning as Wayland Baptist routed Eastern New Mexico University 12-1 in non-conference baseball on Tuesday. The contest was called after the top of the seventh due to the 10-run rule. Embery hit his 11th homer of the season […]

Education column: French lesson provided splash of culture

By Penny Bailey: Clovis Municipal Schools Being raised by a wonderful southern cook, I learned early in life to enjoy eating. Add to that, being raised in a Baptist Church where their motto seemed to be “Food, Fun, and Fellowship!”, my favorite meal is the potluck. However, I attended a potluck the other day that […]

Religion digest: Elida woman chosen as strategist

Connie Dixon of Elida became the Baptist Convention of New Mexico’s new mission education and prayer strategist. Dixon announced that she will continue to serve as director of the state Women’s Missionary Union during the Sept. 1 missions celebration and New Mexico Woman’s Missionary Union annual meeting.

Churches will 'Rock the Block'

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Courtesy photo Live music, bounce houses, face painting and food are all part of the free fun at the Rock the Block party on Saturday. By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Three churches in north Clovis are teaming up to host a block party on Saturday. The pastors of Highland Baptist Church, Kingswood United Methodist […]

Churches will ‘Rock the Block’

Courtesy photo Live music, bounce houses, face painting and food are all part of the free fun at the Rock the Block party on Saturday. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Three churches in north Clovis are teaming up to host a block party on Saturday. The pastors of Highland Baptist Church, Kingswood United Methodist […]

Stocking the shelves: Fall food drive helps Baptist Children’s Home meet grocery needs

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kathleen Vigil with the Baptist Children’s Home divides groceries for the family cottages. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Fall means an outpouring of help from churches all over the state for the Baptist Children’s Home in Portales. For the Fall Food Shower, the home sends lists of needed items […]

Wayland, Cannon have lengthy history

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo James Floyd teaches business classes at the Cannon Education Building for Wayland Baptist University. By Eric Butler: Cannon Connections At the Education Building at Cannon Air Force Base, a handful of colleges offer classes either through video feeds or with live instructors. Wayland Baptist University’s Clovis campus has a unique […]

ENMU drops volleyball opener

Freedom New Mexico Neb.-Omaha tournament Dallas Baptist def. ENMU 25-18, 25-21, 25-17 in the Zias’ season opener. ENMU faces North Alabama at 4:45 p.m. (MDT), and plays twice more on Saturday to complete the event.

Wayland graduates 43

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Wayland graduate Rian Essex, right, shakes a line of hands including Dean Gary Mitchell’s, left, after being presented his diploma. Essex and his wife Shiloh earned master’s degrees. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer After eight years of teaching and coaching football at Clovis High School, Cal Fullerton decided to […]

New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home hosting reunion

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home is celebrating a milestone in helping youth in the state for 90 years. The home is planning an Aug. 1 reunion for former residents. Public Relations Officer Teresa Howard said she does not know how many former children will be coming. “It is usually […]

Religion feature: New church plans to keep it simple

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Central Baptist Church is “planting” a new church, called The Vine Community Church, to appeal to those who prefer a progressive program over a traditional one. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Central Baptist Church staff knows they aren’t the church for everyone. They also know that not everyone […]

Longtime Clovis pastor appointed to state Baptist council

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Pedro Escobar grew up in El Salvador and came to the United States in 1978 at the age of 30 to follow God’s call to pursue the ministry. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Longtime Clovis pastor Pedro Escobar has been selected to join the Baptist Convention of New Mexico […]

Religion feature: Congregation looks forward to church’s June opening

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A Clovis crane crew installed a new steeple for the Landmark Baptist Church’s new building on Williams Street. The new church will seat 100 and should be ready to open its doors by June. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent When Lisa Kia stopped at the Clovis Landmark Missionary Baptist Church […]

Church receives assistance with new building

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Missionary Landmark Baptist Church’s new building will be ready to hold services in June. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Missionary Landmark Baptist Church of Clovis was meeting in a rented room at Wayland Baptist University. The room was big enough for the 30 area residents that were attending […]

Education feature: Wayland Baptist University graduate students increase

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Graduate students are flocking to Wayland Baptist University in Clovis because of its location and professors. This year, 100 more students have come to Wayland to obtain their master’s degrees than last year, according to Wayland officials. Currently, graduate classes average 15-25 students. Last year, the same classes averaged […]

March 5, 2009 Education digest

Thirty-four graduates will walk the stage during Wayland Baptist University’s commencement ceremony 10 a.m. Friday at Central Baptist Church. Fifteen of the students will be graduating with master’s degrees, while 19 will receivebachelor’s

First Baptist finds new pastor

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eric Fields is the new pastor of First Baptist Church in Clovis. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer

Jan. 25, 2009 Engagements

Britain-Riley Ricky and Sherrie Britain of Roswell announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kayla JoAnn Britain of Clovis to Cage Win Riley of Clovis. He is the son of Russell and Elainea Riley of Melrose. The couple will exchange vows March, 28, 2009, at Parkland Baptist Church in Clovis. A reception will […]

Jan. 18, 2008 Engagements

Reed-Ellison Paul Reed of Clovis and Peggy and Greg Hendrix of Scroggins, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Rachel Reed of Mt. Vernon, Texas, to Brent Ellison of Mt. Vernon. He is the son of Carol Bassham of Mt. Vernon and Charles Ellison of Rosston, Ark. The couple will exchange vows […]

Nov. 7 Religion Digest

Chursh hosting musical workshop The Bethlehem Baptist Church is hosting the Mount Olive State convention of New Mexico’s annual musical workshop. The guest artist will be Royce Mosley from Louisiana. The church is located at 104 Calhoun St. Groups hosting annual sale The Trinity United Methodist Women will have their annual bake, craft, Christmas seconds […]