Easy to answer question of faith

Curtis Shelburne Long, long ago a very old man stood before the Roman proconsul in Smyrna who literally held over him the power of life or death. Old Polycarp, bishop of Smyrna, had been taught by the Apostle John and had known many others who had walked physically with the Lord Jesus Christ and with […]

June 15, 2008 Anniversaries

Bishop W.A. “Dub” and Rosetta Bishop of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday. A private celebration will be hosted by their family. The couple was married June 15, 1958, in Muleshoe. They have two children and seven grandchildren. He is a retired machinist. She is a retired classroom aide. Invitations have been sent. […]

April 27, 2008 Engagements

Stephens-BishopDwayne and Darlene Stephens of Georgetown, Texas announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Holly Stephens to Jeremy David Bishop, both of Albuquerque. He is the son of Dave and Charla Bishop of Ruidoso. The couple will be married July 26, 2008 at Caesar’s

A Ugandan bishop’s life story still honors the lord

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist By Curtis K. Shelburne   It was already past bedtime when I began this column. I was staring at a blank computer screen, realizing that a busy schedule tomorrow probably argued for beginning to line up some words tonight. But nothing much was happening.   That’s when the phone […]

Feb. 13, 2007 It’s Their Business

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Bishop’s Men & Boy’s is located on Mitchell St. in downtown Clovis. (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) Name: Bishop’s Men’s & Boy’s Formal, Casual & Urban Wear What they do: Sell clothing for toddlers, boys and men including suits, formal and everyday wear, conservative and high fashion, and shoes. Who’s in charge: K. Bernard Shaw […]

Military feature: Bishop

By CNJ STAFF Air Force Lt. Col. Darren L. Bishop has assumed command of the 339th Recruiting Squadron in Clinton Township, Mich., according to an Army and Air Force Hometown News press release. A 1980 Clovis High School graduate, he is the son of W.A. and Rosetta Bishop of Clovis. Additionally, he has been decorated […]

Sometimes it’s a dog’s life for base operators

Janet Taylor-Birkey “He’s breaking in! He’s breaking in!” The female caller continued screaming into the phone as Patty McEldowney received the call at Cannon’s Base Switchboard. Mrs. McEldowney acted quickly to contact emergency personnel to assist the caller. Describing the caller only as “hysterical,” the women at the switchboard were concerned that the caller was […]

Barry honor roll

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Third Grade A: Kiernan Cole, Nichele Hyman, Colton Martin, John Rabang, Dalton Roberts A/B: Ashlee Browning, Blake Capati, Malik Chevry, Johnny Keys, Skylar LeClear, Ariel Lindeman, Bianca Navarro, D’Anna Pleasant, Claire Shetler, Jacob Stackable, Andrew Vannes, Brandon Walston Fourth Grade A: […]

Abeyta, Elaine

Elaine Abeyta, 28, of Fort Sumner died Saturday, March 11, 2006, due to injuries suffered in an auto accident near Encino. She was born March 19, 1977, to Danny Paul Bishop and Bea Northrup in Fort Sumner. She was raised and attended schools in Fort Sumner and Bovina. She graduated from Bovina High in 1995. […]

2/19 Weddings, engagements

Tidwell/Bishop Kelli Tidwell and Greg Bishop, both of Albuquerque, were joined in marriage on July 2, 2005, in a private garden ceremony. Stuart Coleman performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Calvin Tidwell of and Becky Tidwell of Clovis. She is the granddaughter of Arno and Margaret Massey of Clovis and Audrey […]

Craig, Neomia

Neomia M. Craig, 85, of Clovis, died Friday, Oct. 14, 2005, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born April 7, 1920, in Longview, Texas, to William Edward and Eular Lee Swansy McMihelk. She married Bishop James Craig on July 18, 1954, in Clovis. She got her bachelor’s degree in 1975 and her master’s degree […]

9/9 Religion Digest

Bishop being honored with birthday ball The bishop at First Church of God in Christ has many blessings to celebrate at the upcoming Evening Ball his congregation has planned for him. Bishop W.C. Green is being honored with the special event to celebrate his 75th birthday. Dianne Nance, first administrator at the church, said he […]

Disability doesn’t slow roper down

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Roping cattle may be nothing new in West Texas — but doing it with only one arm, like David Bishop does, could be something to write the homestead about. The Parmer County resident does not rope one-armed just to show off. He was born with half his right arm […]

In Tribute: Thomas always had time to help

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer She was a faithful member of First Church of God in Christ for many years. She took great care to help those in the community. And she spent her free time assisting the elderly. As it turns out, Essie Thomas was a a lot of things to a lot […]

Showers, Harry

Harry Showers Services: Have been held. Harry Showers, 61, of Clovis, a fork lift operator, died Sunday, May 2, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on March 4, 1943, in Detroit. Family members said he enjoyed fishing and watching race cars. He attended Calvary Tabernacle Church in Clovis. He was […]

McLain, Delese

Delese McLain Services: Have been held. Delese McLain, 74, of De Baca County, died Saturday, May 22, 2004, at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. She was born on June 28, 1929, in Kress, Texas, to Lonnie Leroy Hettie and Ethel Williams Bishop. She was raised in Fort Sumner and Taiban, where she attended schools. She worked […]

Bishop’s wife teaches leadership

By Darrell Todd Maurina Ange Green knows a bit about leadership. As the wife of Bishop W. Charles Green Sr., head of the Church of God in Christ’s New Mexico jurisdiction, Green said she’s learned a great deal about leadership from her husband that will help her conduct a special leadership conference on Feb. 13 […]

Bishop, Mary

Mary Bishop Services: Have been held. Mary Ruth Bishop, 76, of Tucumcari, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003. She was born in 1927 in McNairy County, Tenn. Survivors include a daughter, Debra Cotham of Artesia; three sons, Ronald Bishop of Anchorage, Alaska, David Bishop of Ruidoso and Timothy Bishop of Tucumcari; five sisters, Louise Bishop and […]

A rift in the faith

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Father John Rollinson of St. James Episcopal Church in Clovis said he is considered an “old fossil” for opposing some denominational trends. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Darrell Todd Maurina Sunday’s consecration of Gene Robinson of New Hampshire as the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church has led to protests from many […]

Religion Roundup 10/17

Church of Christ hosts popular evangelical speakers on Sunday Evangelists Max Craddock and Mike Tackett will speak on the keys to living in the Kingdom of God this Sunday through Wednesday at 16th and Pile Church of Christ. Craddock and Tackett are speakers for the Christian television and radio program, “Key to the Kingdom,” taped […]