Commission to vote on wind energy

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The city of Clovis is considering building three wind towers to help offset the cost of electricity. The City Commission is expected to vote today on whether to direct its Water Policy Advisory Board to investigate the feasibility of placing three $1.5 million wind towers in the city. Mayor […]

Religion Digest: Speaker to talk about freedom of mind, body and soul

Sheri Rose Shepherd will be the featured speaker from 9 a.m. to noon during a Spiritual Seekers Conference on Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, 1501 Sycamore St.. Shepherd, who speaks to more than 30,000 women a year and has had her life story featured on Lifetime Television for Women, will cover freedom of […]

Religion Digest: Christian author hosting conference

Christian author Lauraine Snelling will be holding a writer’s conference from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Masters Centre, 810 E. 21st St. Cost of attendance will be $35 for advance reservations or $50 at the door. Information: 762-1924. Church holding services in park First Christian Church will be holding services starting at […]

Religion Digest: New minister joins Church of Christ

Allen McKinney is the new minister at The Church of Christ, 16th and Pile streets. McKinney came to Clovis from Lake City, Fla. on Aug. 14 He has been involved in the ministry since 1996. Church holding Sept. 11 services Kingswood United Methodist Church will be holding special services at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. […]

Religion Digest: Christian Believers extend invitation

Christian Believers Education invites residents of Clovis Housing at Grand Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to hear testimonies from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, according to a group spokeswoman. Hot dogs and refreshments will be served, and there will be entertainment. For information, call Ruby Gordon, secretary, at 763-1715. Calendar Saturday Distribution […]

Religion Digest: Free oil changes offered to seniors

Faith Christian Family Church will sponsor free oil changes for those 60 and older from 9 a.m. to approximately noon Saturday at Hamilton, Big Valley and Bender car dealerships. The church’s associate pastor, the Rev. Maurice Monson, said the purpose was to thank senior citizens for the sacrifices they have made throughout their lives. Members […]

AUg. 3, 2007 Religion Calendar

Saturday Distribution — 9-11 a.m. sign-in. Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 N. Thornton St. Food and clothing distribution. Information: 763-4400. Women of Hope — 10-11 a.m. Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 N. Thornton St. Christian support group for women seeking spiritual growth. Information: 763-4400. Rummage sale — 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, multi-purpose […]

Religion Digest: Former resident signing books

Former Clovis and Portales resident Sue Jones, of Whitefield, Okla., will autograph her book “When Mercy Said No!” from 10 a.m. to noon and 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Master’s Centre Parable Christian Store, according to a news release from the publisher. “When Mercy Said No!” is an account of a near-death experience and the […]

Religion Digest: Church hosting musical program

Kingswood United Methodist Church will host an evangelical program with contemporary Christian music at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The church is located at 2600 N. Main St. The Continentals will present “All Over the World,” with some 25 vocalists and technicians between 16 and 28 who will entertain with contemporary Christian music, energizing choreography and personal […]

Religion Digest: Methodist church welcomes pastor

Margot Thompson of Espanola is the new pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church. Thompson succeeds Wayne Salguero, who has taken over as pastor of University Park United Methodist Church in Albuquerque. A welcome celebration is being held at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Calendar Today Women’s Bible study — 8:30-9:30 a.m. Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 N. […]

Religion Digest: Church presents ‘Eternity’ drama

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Central Baptist Church will present “Eternity” at 7 p.m. nightly April 14-18. The dramatic production is about life after death. According to a church news release, three professionals will coach the members of the church in acting the parts of each scene. The production emphasizes the truth about heaven […]

Religion Digest: Dallas evangelist speaks at church

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer The Rev. Ervin Asiatico will minister March 25-28 at Texico Assembly of God Church, 219 North Anderson St. in Texico. The Dallas evangelist will speak at 10:15 a.m. and 6 p.m. March 25. March 26 through March 28 services will be held at 7 p.m. Asiatico has more than […]

Religion Digest: Hastings holds book signing

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Marjorie L. Coppock, author of “Wrestling with Angels,” will sign copies of her book from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Hastings, 1925 N. Prince St. in Clovis. According to a news release, Coppock’s book documents the political struggles religious groups encountered internally and within society as the […]

Military Digest: Underwood

Army Pvt. Doug C. Underwood has graduated from the Petroleum Supply Specialist Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Lee, Petersburg, Va., according to an Army and Air Force Hometown News press release. He is the son of Douglas F. and Lynne Underwood of Clovis and a 2006 Clovis High School graduate. The course is designed […]

Jan. 19, 2007 Religion Digest

Baptist church celebrates 100 years The Pleasant Hill Baptist Church will celebrate its 100th anniversary Jan. 28. The theme, “Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, and today and forever,” is based on Hebrews 13:8. Welcome and visiting will begin at the church at 9:30 a.m. Morning worship will follow at 10:30 a.m. Afternoon worship will be […]

Delegation presses for funds

CNJ Staff The New Mexico Congressional Delegation has pressed the secretary of defense to release $13.2 million the group secured last year for a modern fuel storage and distribution system at Cannon Air Force Base, according to a press release from the delegation. The funding was included in the Fiscal Year 2006 Military Quality of […]

Religion digest: Hereford church hosts arts festival

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Hereford church hosts arts festival Wesley United Methodist Church in Hereford, Texas, will host its 26th Annual Festival of Arts and Crafts on Dec. 2. The festival will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Community Center in Hereford. According to a church press release, there are […]

4/22 Local roundup

Fugitive escapes PRMC on bike in hospital gown A 29-year-old Clovis man wanted on a bench warrant was arrested Thursday after he fled Plains Regional Medical Center wearing a hospital gown and boxer shorts, according to police. Alfred Sena was located by police about 20 minutes later pedaling a small, light blue girl’s bicycle on […]

Hoop movie filmed in area makes debut

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Former Farwell High School basketball standout Hailey Grimes was one of several area residents to land a role in the movie. (CNJ file photo) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent “Believe In Me” has hit the big screen. The movie, primarily filmed in Clovis and Portales in the fall of 2004, debuted Tuesday at the Santa […]

BRAC pass distribution falls short of goal

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George Gilestra, of Clovis, reaches in the box for a ticket to Friday’s BRAC regional hearing during ticket drawing Wednesday at The North Plains Mall. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Pass distribution for Friday’s Base Realignment and Closure hearing shattered expectations of local leaders and organizers — but not in […]