amos the churchmouse: life in the wash-n-rinse cycle

Gary Mitchell amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. life in the wash-n-rinse cycle boss you may think i look a […]

Hounds dealing with weather in Division II nationals

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University cross country coach Mike Harney was walking around Spokane, Wash., on Thursday and said the sun was out with the temperature around 30 degrees. For today’s NCAA Division II national cross country meet at Plantes Ferry Sports Complex, the forecast was for temps in the high 20s with a […]

Weddings — July 31

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Ledingham Kelly Downes and Blake Ledingham were married June 11, 2011, at Sea-Tac Gardens in Seattle, Wash. The bridesmaids were Vanessa Millender, Danielle Cano, Jessica Eck and Kyla Frost. The groomsmen were Mark Millender, Tim Espinoza, Jayson Tosch and Mike Downes. The couple met while Ledingham was stationed at Fort Lewis, Wash. Ledingham, a veteran […]

May 3 Birth Announcements

Abel Paxton Robert Abel was born April 6, 2009, to Jeremy Abel of Everett, Wash., and Steffanie Michaels of Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces. Grandparents are Mark Abel of Clovis, Gary Swinford of Clovis, Ted and Linda Pietrzak of Las Vegas, Nev., and Robert and Florene […]

Health Department: Wash your hands

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The state Department of Health is telling New Mexicans to wash their hands, practice good hygiene and don’t go to work or school if they feel sick. Right now, those are all the precautions they need against swine flu, Health Secretary Dr. Alfredo Vigil said Thursday.As of Thursday afternoon, New Mexico […]

Relay for life team holds car wash

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Teddy Guevara sponges down a car Saturday during the Applebuddies’ Relay for Life car wash in the Applebee’s parking lot. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer As Mike Nelson’s cherry red Chevy Suburban was being soaped up and sprayed down, he thought of when he could bring his other two […]

July 20, 2008 Weddings

Gonzalez Ramona Madril of Clovis and Casey Gonzalez of Gig Harbor, Wash., were joined in marriage July 19, 2008, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Father Sotero Sena performed the traditional Catholic ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Joaquin and Naty Madril of Clovis. She is the granddaughter of the late Joaquin Madril […]

May 30, 2008 Religion Calendar

Today Lighthouse Disciples Benefit Car Wash — 1 p.m. every Friday (weather permitting). All donations go toward the Lighthouse Mission Discipleship Program. Lighthouse Mission, 407 L. Casillas Blvd. Information: 762-1933. 20-mile Walk to Fight Hunger — 7 a.m. Clovis Wal-Mart to Portales Wal-Mart. Walk to raise awareness of New Mexico’s hunger problem and collect food […]

May 23, 2008 Religion Calendar

Today Lighthouse Disciples Benefit Car Wash — 1 p.m. every Friday (weather permitting). All donations go toward the Lighthouse Mission Discipleship Program. Lighthouse Mission, 407 L. Casillas Blvd. Information: 762-1933. Clovis Christian School Graduation — 6:30 p.m. Clovis Christian School Chapel, 800 Hinkle St. Information: 763-5311. Saturday Distribution — 9-10:30 a.m. sign-in. Matt 25 Hope […]

May 16, 2008 Religion Calendar

Today Lighthouse Disciples Benefit Car Wash — 1 p.m. every Friday (weather permitting). All donations go toward the Lighthouse Mission Discipleship Program. Lighthouse Mission, 407 L. Casillas Blvd. Information: 762-1933. Saturday Armed Forces Day Celebration Breakfast: 7:30-9 a.m. Complementary breakfast to honor all active duty and retired military personnel. Central Baptist Church Worship Center, 2501 […]

May 9, 2008 Religion Calendar

Today Lighthouse Disciples Benefit Car Wash — 1 p.m. every Friday (weather permitting). All donations go toward the Lighthouse Mission Discipleship Program. Lighthouse Mission, 407 L. Casillas Blvd. Information: 762-1933. Anniversary service — 7 p.m., to honor Bishop W. Charles Green Sr. and his wife Ange. Speaker: The Rev. J. L’Keith Jones, pastor of Metropolitan […]

May 2, 2008 Religion Calendar

Today Lighthouse Disciples Benefit Car Wash — 1 p.m. every Friday (weather permitting). All donations go toward the Lighthouse Mission Discipleship Program. Lighthouse Mission, 407 L. Casillas Blvd. Information: 762-1933. Christian Concert — 7 p.m. The Relations Quartet from Magnolia, Texas. Free admission; love offering will be received. Snack and sandwich fellowship following concert. First […]

April 18, 2008 Religion Calendar

Today Lighthouse Disciples benefit car wash — 1 p.m. every Friday (weather permitting). All donations go toward the Lighthouse Mission Discipleship Program. Lighthouse Mission, 407 L. Casillas Blvd. Information: 762-1933. Saturday Distribution — 9-11 a.m. sign-in. Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 N. Thornton St. Food and clothing distribution. Information: 763-4400.Spiritual Seekers Women’s Conference — Nondenominational; […]

April 11, 2008 Religion Calendar

Today Lighthouse Disciples Benefit Car Wash — 1 p.m. every Friday (weather permitting). All donations go toward the Lighthouse Mission Discipleship Program. Lighthouse Mission, 407 L. Casillas Blvd. Information: 762-1933. Saturday Distribution — 9-11 a.m. sign-in. Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 N. Thornton St. Food and clothing distribution. Information: 763-4400.Free Health Screenings and Clothes Giveaway […]

Obituaries — 3-23

Gordon Hayes Services: Will be held at a later date Gordon “Wayne” Hayes, 75, of Clovis, died Monday, March 20, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. Born Oct. 24, 1930, in Bradenton, Ohio, to Homer and Myrtle Hayes, he retired from the Air Force as a senior master sergeant after 30 years of service. He […]

Nelson, Nettie

Nettie Nelson, 68, of Portales, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, at her daughter’s home in Glendale, Ariz. She was born Jan. 5, 1937, to Leonard and Maurene Inez Hill Bruffett in Little Rock, Ark. She married George Nelson on Dec. 9, 1966, in Reno, Nev. She was a homemaker, and owned ABC Knitting in Bellingham, […]

Lopez, Claudio J.

Claudio Joseph Lopez, 74, of Seattle and previously of Clovis, died Friday, Oct. 21, 2005, at Highline Hospital in Seattle of pneumonia. He was born June 4, 1921. He worked for Santa Fe Railroad and the Clovis Post Office. He was a Scottish Rite Mason and a veteran of World War II, serving as a […]

Patterson, Valerie R. “Ge Ge”

Valerie Rose “Ge Ge” Patterson, 74, of Clovis died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Nursing Home in Clovis from breast cancer. She was born Jan. 19, 1931 to Paul and Julia Swantek Kolosky in Sturgeon Lake, Minn. She married Donald Patterson on Sept. 13,1952 in Sturgeon Lake. They lived in many places as […]

Ira Curtis Vibbard

Ira Curtis Vibbard Services:10 a.m. Sunday at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2915 S. Union. Ira Curtis Vibbard, 67, of Dexter died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005, surrounded by his family at his home. He was born Sept. 17, 1937, in Portales to Walter Vibbard and Nettie Powell Vibbard. He married Cheryl Adams on Dec. 5, 1976 […]

Donna Livingston

Donna Livingston Services: Will be held at a later date. Donna Ileene Livingston, 72, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born June 6, 1933, in Chinook, Mont., to John and Florence Yahnke Nick. Family members said she was a homemaker and volunteer. She was preceded […]