A matter of faith

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Melissa Cartwright, in a program for three days, makes her dorm bed Wednesday at the Lighthouse Mission. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer They know that if they build it, they will come. That’s the easy part. It’s the financing that needs prayers and faith. After 22 years of sheltering, […]

Church hosting financial program

CNJ staff Faith Christian Family Church will be hosting the Financial Peace University’s 13-week finance program beginning 7:30 p.m. Friday. FPU has helped more than 650,000 families positively change their financial future, according to a news release. The program teaches families and individuals how to handle their money through common-sense principles and small group accountability. […]

County treasurer says she has faith in investment

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County Treasurer Bernice Baker said she has faith in a $2.3 million investment that, as of the end of December, has lost nearly $20,000 and paid almost $6,000 in management fees. At a special study session scheduled Wednesday, she plans to show the account and its losses have […]

Letters to the Editor: Couple restored faith in people

Couple restored faith in people I would like to share my story on how my faith in people and the holiday were restored. Last week, while shopping with a co-worker and some clients, we noticed how it seems the true meaning of the holiday has been lost — so we thought. We went for dinner, […]

Education feature: Hope center provides faith-based tutoring

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Whiz Kids tutor Tami Daale helps a student with reading during a group’s weekly tutoring session at Central Baptist Church. Whiz Kids provides one-on-one tutoring and mentoring at four elementary schools in Clovis. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Steve Reshetar saw the results. He knew it helped. He knew […]

First person: Combining school and faith

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Linda D’Amour spent 10 years as a banker before deciding to become a teacher. She started as the principal of the Clovis Christian elementary school in August. CNJ staff Linda D’Amour recently moved from public school to parochial, taking the job as principal of Clovis Christian Elementary school in August. […]

Faith was more inspiring than talent

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist He was basketball’s original “Showtime” in a time when taking center stage and showcasing a talented player wasn’t done. When the legendary “Pistol” Pete Maravich began playing basketball someone with his talent and need to have the ball in his hands as much as possible was seen as a ball […]

First person: Former Cannon chaplain returns to area

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Gary Piepkorn served 37 years in the Air Force, Navy Reserves, Coast Guard Reserves and active duty. Pastor Gary Piepkorn was a chaplain at Cannon Air Force Base when the Faith in Christ Lutheran Church in Portales opened. Piepkorn was transferred from Cannon and after several years, retired from the […]

Celebrating life

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Pastor Bonita Knox says she is celebrating her mother, who died last month from breast cancer, and is celebrating the lives of others through her participation in Relay for Life. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico When she speaks about her mother the picture is someone larger than life. Her […]

Faith is real message of Christmas

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico columnist Yeah, I still believe in Santa Claus. In fact I’ve got a baseball cap with a Santa tassel on top that proclaims the fact. As a youngster Santa Claus was always a big deal at our house. In the early years for our family some years were pretty […]

Don’t put much faith in early polls

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico columnist Finally it’s here — Election Day. It seems we’ve been embroiled in this presidential campaign

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 […]

Oct. 19, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library:Promises to Keep: The Acclaimed Memoir of the Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate by Joe Biden reveals what his 35 years in the Senate has taught him about himself, his colleagues, and the institutions of government.Man of the People: The Maverick Life and Career of John McCain […]

Aug. 8, 2008 Religion Digest

Beacon of Light program relocates The Beacon of Light faith-based recovery program has relocated and now occupies three locations in the 1300 block of Thornton Street, according to a press release. The locations are: • 1300 Thornton — Main Offices, classes and Chapel (former Circle K store) • 1301 Thornton — Women’s Home, Phase 1 […]

Inspiring inmates

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Williams Jimmy Joe Robinson, a member of Faith Christian Family Church, tells an anecdote to Curry County Adult Detention Center inmates during a religious service held at the center Wednesday evening. Terry Craft, also of Faith Christian, attends. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer Many volunteers and missionaries travel around the […]

Greatest legacy to pass on is faith

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Religion Columnist This column is being rerun at the request of a reader: I heard this story from a participant who has long since passed on. It was about

Counselor reaches out to community

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Sistar Yancy takes notes Thursday during a counseling session with Oscar Gandarilla of Albuquerque. Yancy, founder/director of Christian Believers Education, prepares to celebrate the second anniversary of the organization. By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico When Sistar G. Yancy traveled from California to Clovis about seven years ago to speak […]

11-25 Engagements

Cole-Richter Hazel Marie Cole and William “Bill” Richter, both of Clovis annnounce their engagement and approaching marriage. The couple will exchange vows at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007, at Faith Christian Family Church. The reception will follow at the chapel in Faith Christian Family Church. She is the owner of All About Town Interiors. […]

God silently guides us along life’s path

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist This Thanksgiving season, I am thankful for God’s provision for our future. I have seen that through all my years of teaching. Let me explain. At the beginning of my teaching career, I taught at Lincoln-Jackson Elementary School in Clovis. After our first child was born, I stayed home until […]

Missing Man Table

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A table is set Thursday at the Baxter-Curren Senior Center to honor missing troops. The symbolism of the Missing Man Table and honors: The table is round to show our everlasting concern for our missing troops. The tablecloth is white, symbolizing the purity of their motives when answering the call […]