amos the churchmouse: the faith of louie

Gary Mitchell amos the churchmouse:a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. the faith of louie boss you remember louiethe songdog who s alwaysso happy and wags his bighairy tail everywherequestion mark here well louie has a [...]

a view from under the pew: the struggle to get in shape

By Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t use the shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks — except for hyphens and dashes.

Training, education keys to disaster response

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Firefighters Cody Bell, left, and Weldon Kube inspect a new emergency tool Friday provided by an emergency management grant according to Chief Ray Westerman. The device works much like the Jaws of Life, which can cut through steel. By Chris Schmaedeke: Freedom New Mexico While local counties don’t have to [...]

a view from under the pew: a christmas paradox

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ religion columnist Editor’s note: When Amos went shopping recently, he encountered the trials of last-minute Christmas shoppers. In frustration, he called out for the real meaning of Christmas. Just then, Sammy Salamander wiggled by and pointed him to a little nativity scene far from the malling crowd but in the heart [...]

a view from under the pew: the shadowy intruder

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ religion columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t use the shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks — except for hyphens and dashes. the shadowy intruder boss i ve discovered that it s not wise to watch scary spooky horror [...]

Nov. 2, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 8 a.m. Oct. 24 an officer on duty at a school in the 1500 block of Sycamore Street got a report of a theft. A student said he set his backpack down before school and when he went back for it, [...]

a view from under the pew: the ghosts of ephraim

By Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t use the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes.

It’s Their Business: Jack’s Key Shop

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Name: Jack’s Key Shop Location: 3916 N. Prince What they do: They make duplicate keys and change lock combinations. They also carry and install commercial burglar alarms and monitor them 24/7. The store also carries padlocks. How long in business: 30 years. Who’s in charge: Roy and Lavelya Doris Employees: Two Hours: Monday through Friday, [...]

Pet of the day: Misty the ferrett

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Name: Misty About: He is the most playful critter I’ve ever owned. He’s 2 years old. He is the worst thing in the world for hiding things. He likes to get my keys and hide them in the couch. I got him at the pet store in Jonesboro, Arkansas. My favorite thing to do with [...]