Clovis churches use book to find life’s purpose

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Forty. The number of days Noah spent on the Ark; the number of years Moses and the Israelites wandered the desert; the number of days Jesus spent in the desert after his baptism; and the number of days churches around the country are spending studying and reflecting upon The […]

Walker, Forrest A.

Forrest A. Walker Services: Have been held. Forrest A. Walker, 74, of Portales, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004, at his home. He was born on Oct. 8, 1929, in Pittsburgh, Mo., to Nieta and Forrest Walker. He grew up in Galveston, Texas, and later moved to Texas City where he graduated high school in 1947. […]

Scaling ranks challenging for two blacks

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer When 2nd Lt. Ira Pottard left the Army’s veterinary corps after fighting in World War II, he couldn’t arrange the financing to begin a veterinary practice in Clovis and traded his officer’s uniform to become a chauffeur. More than 35 years later when Delores Forrest entered the United […]

Public Record 5/28

Compiled from court records from May 20 through May 26 Marriage Licenses Stephen Michael Bertrand, 27, of Clovis, and January Gisela Crabb, 23, of Friona, Texas Nathan Garrett Nuttall, 20, and Shayla Raynae Keeling, 21, both of Las Cruces Jesse David Hickland, 20, of Salem, N.Y., and Hillary Gail McMurry, 21, of Clovis Kenneth Tyrone […]

Convention to address Bible’s relevancy

CNJ Staff The New Mexico Christian Convention is coming to Clovis next week and the general public is invited to attend the preaching and teaching sessions that will be held Thursday through Saturday. Hosted by Central Christian Church and First Christian Church, the meeting is the statewide assembly of independent Christian churches in New Mexico. […]

Passions stirred over ‘Christ’ movie

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Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” opened Wednesday in Clovis for a sellout crowd. Many churches are purchasing tickets for their parishioners to watch the movie as a group. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina Painful. Violent. Graphic. So was described “The Passion of the Christ,” which opened at theaters around […]

Military medical man also a pastor

By Darrell Todd Maurina During most weekdays, Randy Billingsley wears the uniform of an Air Force master sergeant, working with the 27th Medical Group at Cannon Air Force Base. However, on Wednesday nights and Sundays, Billingsley commutes about an hour northwest of Clovis where he serves as the part-time pastor of Forrest Community Church, a […]

Thurman, Mary Elouise

Mary Elouise Thurman Services: Have been held. Mary Elouise Thurman, 74, of Clovis died Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, at her home. She was born July 8, 1929, in Globe, Ariz. She was a retired clerk and a lifelong resident of Clovis. Survivors include three sons, Patrick McBride of College Station, Texas, Gregg McBride of Colorado […]

Wagley, Jeffery Scott

SCOTT WAGLEY Services: Have been held. Jeffery Scott Wagley, 41, of Melrose, a farmer/rancher, died Nov. 18, 2003, at his home. He was born on Sept. 26, 1962, in Clovis to C.C. and Lyneva Bryan Wagley. He graduated from Melrose High School in 1980 and attended Eastern New Mexico University. He married Debra Womack on […]

Stockton, Danny

Danny Stockton Services: Have been held. Mr. Danny Stockton, 52, of Melrose, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on March 20, 1951, in Tucumcari, to George and Anina Norris Stockton. He graduated from Melrose High School in 1969. He married Rhonda Clifton Aug. 23, 1970. He […]