11-15 Local Briefs

Churches combine for Thanksgiving Third and Kilgore Church of Christ and Southside Church of Christ are jointly sponsoring a harvest celebration and an area-wide worship and praise service this weekend. The churches will hold a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Third and Kilgore’s Fellowship Hall. The dinner is free […]

August 5, 1960

• Members of the Church of Christ were getting set to move into their new building on 18th Street. • The city police issued 714 tickets for overparking during July, which resulted in the department collecting $270 in fines. • College Bakery advertised one dozen donuts for 48 cents.

Portales native to host two-day seminar

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer A family counselor from Harding University and Roosevelt County native is returning to Portales to lead a two-day seminar focused on families that are struggling with strife and dissention. Joe Brumfield, a marriage and family counselor and professor at the Searcy, Ark. university will present Answers for Struggling Families […]

Holiday prompts special services

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers On that first Christmas night, as Joseph and Mary reportedly searched for lodging before the birth of Jesus, they were foreigners in another land, dependent on the help of strangers. It is the same kind of compassion and call for social action that pastor Clyde Davis will focus on when […]

Good Friday initiates weekend of faith

By William P. Thompson A number of Portales churches are set to celebrate Christ’s resurrection this weekend and some traditional Easter holiday events are taking place around town. Dick Ross, pastor at First Baptist Church said he’s not into the holiday trappings like Easter bunnies and hunting for eggs. Ross said he’s keeping Easter at […]

8/18 Obituaries

Elwanda Mieas, 70 Services: Memorial services are planned in Lubbock. Elwanda Williams Mieas, 70, of Lubbock, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Jan. 6, 1935, in Portales, to Clifton and Ineta Williams. She lived in Clovis a number of years and worked for a lawyer and […]

Forgiveness and love turn suffering and anxiety into joy and hope

Freedom Newspapers T oday is Easter, the day Christians honor the “author and perfecter” of their faith, Jesus Christ, who “for the joy set before him endured the cross.” For Christians, the cross endured signifies the cost of sin, suffering and death upon humanity and God. Yet, on Easter morning grief turns to joy as […]

Church members reenact Last Supper

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By Kevin Wilson As it was recorded in the Bible, Jesus had a small audience to eat with him in his final days before his crucifixion and rebirth. In what is now regarded as The Last Supper, reenactments across the world work to draw bigger audiences to the things that Jesus told his 12 disciples […]

3/11 Obituaries

Funerals Today • Doris Newman — 2 p.m. at Third and Kilgore Church of Christ in Portales. • Odis Newman — 2 p.m. at Third and Kilgore Church of Christ in Portales.

Conquerors post easy win

By Dave Wagner The Faith Triumphant boys basketball team bolted to a 13-0 lead in less than two minutes and cruised past overmatched Lubbock Christ the King 97-39 Monday afternoon at the FTCS gym. Junior Caleb Richards led the Conquerors (8-3) with 22 points and 15 rebounds, with all but two of the team’s 12 […]

Church members answer call for God

By Tova Fruchtman Don McCasland carries a world atlas with all of his important paperwork. He said he is always thinking about spreading the Gospel worldwide. McCasland, an elder at the Church of Christ at 16th and Pile streets in Clovis, has been helping run a program that broadcasts a 25-minute sermon on television and […]

Conquerors roll to fourth victory

PNT Staff LUBBOCK — Eric Cathey and Tim Smith led a balanced Faith Triumphant attack with 16 points each Tuesday as the Conquerors rolled past Lubbock Christ the King 75-28. Caleb Richards added 14 points and Luis McCain 11 for the Conquerors, who improved to 4-0 for the season. FTCS extended a 19-4 first-quarter lead […]

Catholics embrace athletic competitions

By Helena Rodriguez Sports is so powerful in our collective psyche that everybody wants to win, says Father Tobin Hitt, pastor of St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales. And for this, Hitt said that Pope John Paul’s designation of a new sports department at the Vatican on Tuesday to help the Catholic church evangelize is […]

June 27 Obituaries

Christian Frederick Davis, 56 The remains of Christian Frederick “Sonny” Davis, well known area cowboy and steer roper were re-interred in the Kenna Cemetery Saturday, June 12, 2004 with family and close friends present. He died Apr. 14, 1991, at the age of 56, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born on Jan. […]

Churches celebrate unique Easter services

Darrell Maurina While most area churches are celebrating Easter in some form, the celebrations differ significantly from congregation to congregation. For Father John Rollinson, rector of St. James Episcopal Church, maintaining liturgical traditions passed down for centuries is important. “Jesus said, ‘If anyone would follow me, let him deny himself, take up his cross and […]

Christians get Jewish education

Darrell Maurina Jonathan Bernd has a message not only for ethnic Jews like himself but also for the gentile Christian community. “Just as my ancestors had to put the blood of the lambs on their doorposts so the Angel of Death would pass over them, we today need to have the blood of the Messiah […]

Easter play to answer questions about Gibson’s film

Darrell Maurina When David Walstad, minister of music and senior adults at Parkland Baptist Church in Clovis, was studying music in seminary, he and his wife chose to attend a large church near Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. That decision was partly because they’d never been members of a large church before, […]

‘The Passion of the Christ’ a true success

Chris Horton In my 25 years of living, I cannot remember a film more controversial than Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ.” The media attention is phenomenal, the religious conversation is ceaseless, Mel Gibson is constantly attacked, and after all is said and done I am not sure most of us will truly understand […]

Soul-stirring ‘Passion of Christ’ vivid for viewers

Darrell Maurina Painful. Violent. Graphic. So was described “The Passion of the Christ,” which opened at theaters around the country on Wednesday. Mel Gibson’s new film about Christ’s death played to sellout crowds at Clovis’ North Plains Cinema — emotional, appreciative crowds who applauded its realism. “It’s graphic,” said Pastor Rob Hollis of First Baptist […]

Churches walk tightrope to make money work

By Gary Mitchell The Coffee House, a new Christian coffeehouse in Portales that features a wide range of coffees, teas, iced drinks and pastries, has been picking up business. “It’s been going great,” said Pastor David Markham of Victory Life Church, which sponsors the coffeehouse. “We’re having a steady walk-in business in the mornings and […]