Clovis Christian superintendent reinstated

CNJ Staff By Sharna Johnson CNJ STAFF WRITER sharna_johnson@link.freedom.com The Clovis Christian School board reinstated Superintendent Steven Schultze Thursday after police cleared him of criminal wrongdoing in the arrest of a fugitive at his home. Board President Ben Wright said Schultze returns to work effective immediately. “With completion of a local law enforcement investigation we […]

Police: No charges against Clovis Christian superintendent

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The superintendent of Clovis Christian School is not suspected of criminal wrongdoing in connection with the discovery and arrest of a fugitive living in his home. Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said an investigation was concluded Tuesday. “A number of search warrants were executed for electronic media regarding (Steven) […]

April 19, 2009 Engagements

Abernathy-Simmons E.G. and Judy Abernathy of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Misty Abernathy of Clovis to George Simmons, of Amarillo, son of the late Delano and Dolores Simmons. The couple will exchange vows July 4, 2009 at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas. A reception will follow. The […]

Abilene Christian blanks Zias

CNJ staff PORTALES — Right fielder Jenny Culp hit a pair of homers and Jacque Gregoire pitched a five-innng one-hitter Saturday, leading 13th-ranked Abilene Christian to an 8-0 win over Eastern New Mexico University at Zia Softball Field. The Wildcats (39-11, 15-3 South) assured themselves a share of the division championship. Angelo State (36-7, 12-3) […]

Clovis Christian superintendent placed on administrative leave

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis Christian School’s Superintendent Steven Schultze was placed on adminstrative leave Friday pending the outcome of a police investigation into his connection with a child rape suspect from Missouri. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis Christian School’s superintendent was placed on administrative leave Friday, part of an ongoing investigation […]

Easter good time for reflection

By Judy Brandon: CNJ religion columnist This is my favorite season of the year. From a Christian perspective, Easter season is the celebration of the Resurrection Day when Jesus rose from the grave. At this time of year, I gratefully think about the sacrifice Christ made on the cross. The cross has great significance. For […]

Hounds, Zias lose in season finales

CNJ staff Ean Wagner scored 26 points, and hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with :50 left in overtime, as Abilene Christian outlasted Eastern New Mexico University 71-65 in a Lone Star Conference matchup Wednesday at Greyhound Arena. Dante Adams scored 14 and Cameron Holson 13 for the Wildcats, who staved off a late Greyhound rally. Wagner […]

Putting heart into it

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Genesis Davis practices jumproping for the Jumprope for the Heart fundraiser for the first 10 minutes of physical education class at Clovis Christian School. Davis said she participated in the fundraiser in kindergarten and is excited to do it again. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer An American Heart Association […]

Abilene Christian beats Hounds

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Senior guard Dante Adams scored 16 points Tuesday night, leading three Abilene Christian players in double figures as the Wildcats turned back Eastern New Mexico University 68-58 in the Lone Star Conference South Division men’s opener for both teams. ENMU (4-12 overall) scored first on a basket by Equs Darby […]

Rambo gets religion

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Courtesy photo Rambo’s owners believe taking the dog to church made him more well-behaved. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico A little dog went to church and became a new person … uh, canine, that is. Clovis residents Kurt Vigil and Joy Lucero started taking Rambo, an overly aggressive corgi cross, to Faith Christian Family […]

Children’s home gets Christmas from Cannon ‘Angels’

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CNJ staff photo: Gabe Monte Before receiving their gifts from members of the Cannon Air Force Base 27th Special Operations Medical group, wards of the New Mexico Christian Children’s home perform musical numbers. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The gymnasium at the New Mexico Christian Children’s home buzzed Saturday with the anticipation that usually […]

Self-less occupation

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Courtesy Self By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Jack Self has put his heart into serving at the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home for 50 years. He said he was driven by the “satisfaction of seeing children grow up and make citizens of themselves and knowing that they’re assets to their community now instead of […]

Hand life’s worries over to Christ

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist The CEO of a famous company spoke at a church in another city last Sunday. The gentleman was a skilled business leader, a husband, father, and a dedicated Christian. His words were forwarded to me by a person who attends that church. Here is basically what he said: “This week […]

Nov. 21 Religion Digest

Church hosting child gift drive National collection week for Operation Christmas Child is Nov. 17-24. Operation Christmas Child is a project of the international Christian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse, which supplies needy children worldwide with Christmas presents. The project delivers 8 million gift-filled shoe boxes to children in more than 100 countries, according to an […]

Officials: Accreditation will help school grow

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis Christian School is planning to move their secondary school to the elementary school’s location on Humphrey Street in west Clovis. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Gaining state accreditation is a major step in the continued development of Clovis Christian School, according to the school’s superintendent. CCS Superintendent Steven […]

Abilene Christian edges Zias in finale

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Abilene Christian squeezed into the Lone Star Conference women’s soccer postseason tournament on Sunday, edging Eastern New Mexico University 1-0 in the LSC and regular-season finale for both teams. The Wildcats (9-7-2, 5-4-1 LSC)

Oct. 31 Religion Digest

Church hosting western concert Only By Faith, a Christian Faith western group, will perform for a community concert at 6 p.m. on Sunday at Central Baptist Church. Information: 763-3517 Annual dinner next week Westminster Presbyterian Church’s 13th annual Miss Lillian’s Cowboy Stew will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the church. Tickets […]

Christian comedy singer performing

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Courtesy photo Greg Strange, a Christian comedian and songwriter, will perform today at First Christian Church. Freedom New Mexico Greg Strange, a Christian comedian and songwriter, will perform today at First Christian Church. During his current two-week tour, Strange has performed in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and in Colorado. Strange, who calls himself a Christian version […]

Lubbock Christian downs Zias

CNJ staff PORTALES — Lubbock Christian, ranked No. 24 in NAIA volleyball, continued its hot streak Tuesday night with a 25-19, 25-22, 25-16 victory over Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Arena. The Lady Chaps (18-1), extended their match winning streak to 12. The last six of those have been by 3-0 counts. Still, they […]

Fourth-ranked Abilene Christian cruises past Greyhounds

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eastern’s Karlton Graves, left, blocks Abilene Christian’s Jacqua Charleston for teammate Adam Richards Saturday in the second quarter of the game at Greyhound Stadium. BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University coach Mark Ribaudo knew it would be tough for his team to just line up and play with fourth-ranked […]