amos the churchmouse: when amos met harry

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew

Encountering Christ life-changing experience

One time my sister Susie and I saw Harry Truman. We were in grade school and my parents attended a church convention in Kansas City, Mo. We stayed at the Muehlebach Hotel in downtown Kansas City. The day after we checked in, the news spread throughout the hotel that former President Harry Truman was attending […]

a view from under the pew: when amos met harry

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ religion columnist

Former teacher left gardening legacy

Don McAlavy A wonderful lady named Jean Scheihing, age 94, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died Dec. 6, 2002, of natural causes at her home. She was one of the best ladies I have every known when she lived in Portales. She was born Dec. 4, 1908, in Bonham, Texas, to Jane Read Page and Harry […]

Patriot Act’s expiration not a tragedy

Freedom New Mexico What with Majority Leader Harry Reid’s bill to take over health care dominating Senate debate and discussion this month — and with a need to finalize seven more spending bills, pass another provision increasing the national debt limit, discuss the president’s plan for Afghanistan, and extend highway construction and unemployment programs — […]

My version of ‘When Harry Met Sally’

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist There was an important lesson to be learned from a recent movie night. If not learned, history will repeat itself … even if that history is complete fiction. Last week, I wrote about a movie experience and changed friends’ names to protect the innocent because I didn’t seek their permission […]

Goodwill Industries offers employment programs

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Olga Sterling began working at Goodwill Industries of New Mexico in Clovis in November as part of the Senior Community Service Employment Program, which trains low-income seniors age 55 and older for employment, including computer skills. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer After going through an alcohol rehabilitation program, Harry […]

Movie police seem arbitrary

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist This Monday, since the chidren were off school, we went to a local fast food eatery where Jason could play on an indoor playground and receive a toy with his meal. The toy of choice this time was from Spiderwick Chronicles, which apparently features chidren who are able to adventure […]

Soggy Potter book could be sign

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Guest columnist My life is not so boring that I need to go out of my way to poke somebody, offend a few, or otherwise provoke e-mail to further bury my in-box. (My saved e-mails just broke into five figures.) But, I’ll tell you anyway: I love Harry Potter. If confession […]

Manager: ‘Harry Potter’ flying off shelves

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Gutierrez Denise Adams of Clovis looks at a copy of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” for her grandson, Bryan McCormick. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Between 250 and 300 people waited at Hastings in Clovis until the clock struck one minute past midnight Saturday to buy “Harry Potter and […]

Harry situation

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte Orion Garcia, 9, dressed as Harry Potter Friday for the midnight release party of the final Harry Potter book, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” at Hastings in Clovis. Orion’s father, Fernando Garcia, a Hastings manager, brought two pythons. By Tony Gutierrez and Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Local bookstores threw […]

Not all cartoons are suitable for children

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist I’ve always been, and still am, a strong believer that the key to censorship lies in your rights, my rights, as a parent, to turn off the TV set, radio or other offending instrument. I have recently, however, become more aware of some of the challenges facing us. I guess […]

Babbitt, Harry A.

Rev. Harry A. Babbitt, 54, of Amarillo, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, in Amarillo, Texas. He was born in Vernon, Texas, and raised in Las Vegas, N.M. He graduated from Wayland Baptist University and received his master of divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He married Sheliah McAnear on Dec. 27, 1974, in Clarendon, […]

Anson, Harry E.

Harry Anson Services: Have been held. Mr. Harry E. Anson, 82, of Clovis, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on March 18, 1923, in Wichita, Kan., to William and Clara Anson. He moved to Portales in the 1930s and resided in the area since. He married Nadine […]

Christian author offers Harry Potter alternative

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Stores such as Hastings in Clovis have already started gearing up for the release of the newest Harry Potter book. CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson By Leslie Radford: CNj staff writer Since the release of the first Harry Potter book in the mid-1990s, J.K. Rowling’s wildly popular tales of sorcery and witchcraft have been viewed […]

Patton, Harry L.

Harry L. Patton Services: Have been held. Harry L. Patton, 74, of Clovis, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2004, in Clovis. He was born on Oct. 6, 1930, in Clovis, to Perkins L. and Katherine Garvin Patton. He was an attorney and practiced in Clovis for many years. He served as the city of Clovis attorney […]

Gilbert, Harry

Harry James Gilbert, 63, of Clovis, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, at Laurel Plains Healcare in Clovis. He was born on March 5, 1942, in El Paso, Texas, to John Thomas and Hazel Nash Gilbert. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served in the transportation Corps, ACCTK Comand. He was a […]

Cooper, Harry

Harry Cooper Services: Have been held. Harry Doyle Cooper, 71, of Broadview, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004, at Lubbock Heart Center. He was born on May 20, 1933, in Roy, to H.B. and Mellie Garrett Cooper. He married Rose Ella Mote, on Aug. 18, 1951, in Tucumcari. He retired as a master sergeant from the […]

Let’s put a stop to Internet chain letters

by Helena Rodriguez If you don’t download this column from our newspaper Web site immediately and forward it to 12 people, you will be struck by lightning. Then as you get up and try to walk away, a bulldozer will run over you. Wait, that’s not all. Before you take your last breath, your lover […]

Gunn, Harry

Harry Gunn Services: Have been held. Harry L. Gunn, 74, of Portales, died Saturday, June 5, 2004, at his home. He was born on July 22, 1929, in Caddo, Texas, to Wayne and Orleena Gunn. He graduated from Texas Tech University in 1951 with a degree in petroleum geology. He worked as an independent consulting […]