Oct. 10, 2008 Religion Digest

Churches hosting joint fundraiser Three local churches are joining together to host a Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty Walk at 2 p.m. Sunday at Clovis High School. Trinity Lutheran Church, Trinity United Methodist and First United Methodist Church of Portales are working together to raise funds and gather food. The funds raised from the walk […]

Oct. 3, 2008 Religion Digest

Church hosting womens market The First United Methodist Church will host the United Methodist Womens Market from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. The event will serve as a fundraiser for the church. A light lunch will be served. First United Methodist Church is located at 1501 Sycamore St. in Clovis. Information: 763-3229 Twins […]

United Way selling base housing items

CNJ staff The United Way of Eastern New Mexico will sell items recovered from the demolition of Cannon Air Force Base housing this weekend. Volunteers will sell items such as cabinets, sinks and doors between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Curry County Fairgrounds and between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bosco […]

Food donations exceed 3,600

CNJ staff More than 3,600 cans and non-perishable food items were donated to area food banks as part of this year’s United Way Campaign kickoff events held Thursday in Clovis and Friday in Portales, according to a UW press release. United Way awarded “Community Spirit Award” trophies to

United Way kicks off yearly campaign

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Bill and Lois Bowman, United Way volunteers, left, take cover from the rain while talking to Rusty Miller, a volunteer with the Eastern New Mexico Food Bank Thursday during the United Way Kickoff Block Party. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The rain didn’t keep United Way of Eastern New […]

Church conference in Lubbock

Roundup 2008, a day-long workshop sponsored by the Northwest Texas, New Mexico and Rio Grande Conferences of The United Methodist Church, is set for Aug. 23 at First United Methodist Church in Lubbock.

Upping energy regulations still not solution

Freedom New Mexico Is the United States reliving the Nixon and Carter eras? Interest rates certainly are well

Couple’s work worldly

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Courtesy photo Dwayne Carter building a house in Rio Bravo, Mexico during a mission trip. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer Ann and Dwayne Carter volunteer at the Lighthouse Mission and serve the prayer breakfast for the First United Methodist Church, but for 10 years helping others was something they did throughout the world. Ann […]

June 13, 2008 Religion Calendar

Saturday United Methodist Women annual rummage sale — 7 a.m.-3 p.m. 1320 W. 21st. Information: 762-3115 or 763-7450. Distribution — 9-11 a.m. sign-in. Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 N. Thornton St., Food and clothing distribution. Information: 763-4400. Christian Concert — 2 p.m. Hillcrest Park. Raffle for $300 worth of gas, games for children, food, and […]

Community fan drive being held

CNJ staff The Print Shop, High Desert Honda and United Way of Eastern New Mexico are sponsoring Community Fan Drive 2008 from June to September. Many older individuals and families with small children sit in sweltering houses during hot New Mexico summers without air conditioning or even a fan, according to a United Way news […]

Israel achieves much growth in 60 years

Freedom New Mexico On May 14, 1948, the state of Israel was recognized by the United Nations and almost immediately thereafter by the United States. The infant Jewish state was almost immediately invaded by its Arab neighbors, who figured they would nip this “ancestral homeland” nonsense in the bud, but improbably Israel prevailed. The country […]

National Prayer Day on horizon

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Rhonda Boswell, left to right, Dave Boswell, Josh McCallister and his wife Candace (not pictured), have been helping organize this year’s National Day of Prayer events in Clovis. Several events and services are planned for next week. By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico Many people throughout Clovis, Portales and across […]

Small victories aren’t enough reason to stay

Freedom New Mexico It almost seems like more than five years ago that the United States invaded Iraq. Unfortunately, no clear and satisfactory end to this conflict seems to be on the horizon. This month’s resignation of Adm. William Fallon, leader of the military’s Central Command (CentCom), has been widely attributed to differences with the […]

United Way recognizes tornado recovery effort

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — The anniversary of the March 23, 2007, tornado that ripped through the Clovis area, is a little more than a week away. However, the storm was fresh on people’s minds Thursday night at the United Way of Eastern New Mexico’s annual banquet. United Way officials and area […]

United Way distributes funds to non-profits

Freedom New Mexico The United Way of Eastern New Mexico distributed funds from its 2007-2008 fundraising campaign Friday during its annual meeting. The organization collected about $580,000 for Curry and Roosevelt counties. The money includes designated and undesignated donations, according to United Way director Erinn Burch. Designated funds were donations to a specific group, she […]

3-7 Religion calendar

TodayLay Speaking Classes – 6-9 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 1320 W. 21st St., 763-7450. Saturday Distribution — 9-11 a.m. sign-in. Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 N. Thornton St., Food and clothing distribution. Information: 763-4400.Lay Speaking Classes – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 1320 W. 21st St., 763-7450. SundayMen’s Bible Class — 9:30-10:15 […]

United Way to hold meeting

CNJ staff The United Way of Eastern New Mexico will hold its annual business meeting at noon Friday at Mark’s Eastern Grill in Portales. Topics on the agenda include: • Approval of distribution amounts to local human service providers • Welcome newly elected board members • Reports on ongoing and completed projects • Upcoming events […]

Independence with peace needed for Kosovo

Freedom New Mexico The controversy over the province of Kosovo formally declaring independence from Serbia on Sunday may not turn out to be as explosive as some observers think. But the move is an example of how decisions taken during emotional periods can have consequences years down the road that are not necessarily beneficial for […]

Feb. 3 – Woman of the year

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Faye Johnson tearfully accepted her nomination as the United Dairy Women’s Women of the Year at the Milk Lover’s Ball Saturday night. Johnson exceeded expectations working with United Dairy Women in 2007 to promote the group to the public, dairy producers and the industry as a whole, secretary Fathom McKeown […]

Domenici nominates local student to West Point

Sen. Pete Domenici, R-NM, issued the following announcement today. WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici today announced that he plans to nominate Portales student Kaci Tibbs for potential admission to West Point this fall. Tibbs, a student at Clovis Christian School, is one of 50 students from across the state selected for nomination to one […]