First person: Pastor returns to answer call

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Pastor Gary Piepkorn was a chaplain at Cannon Air Force Base when the Faith in Christ Lutheran Church in Portales opened. Piepkorn moved away from Cannon and after several years, retired from the service at Onizuka Air Station in California. Around the time he retired, Faith in Christ Lutheran Church needed a pastor and they […]

Engagement: Gilman-Dodd

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Ralph and Lynelle Gilman of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Stephanie Gilman of Fort Worth, Texas, to Bud Dodd of Fort Worth, son of Freda Dodd and the late Don Dodd of Wink, Texas. The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. Nov. 15, 2008, at South Side Church of […]

Engagement: Culpepper/Miller

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Darwin and Janic Culpepper of Portales announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Jaytha Culpepper of Portales, to Jason Miller of Farwell, Texas, son of Richard and Nancy Miller of Farwell. The couple will exchange vows at 5:30 p.m. July 12, 2008, at the Southside Church of Christ in Portales. The bride-elect is a 2002 […]

Engagement: Ytuarte/Stevens

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Yvonne Plunkett of Clayton announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Lousa Ytuarte, of Clayton to Lane Stevens of Portales, son of Terry and Pam Stevens of Portales. The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 24, 2008, at Southside Church of Christ in Portales. The reception will be held at […]

Pastors portray Christ’s last words

By Janet Bresenham, Freedom New Mexico Area pastors will join together tonight to take listeners on a spiritual journey from the first statement Jesus Christ made on the cross to the last statement before he died. Along the way, they hope to bring renewed meaning to the message of what Jesus did on the cross […]

Clovis couple bringing crucifix back to life

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Gene Lovato was flooded with a mix of emotions when he saw the crucifix lying inside the barn. Lovato came across the decaying life-sized statue of Jesus Christ nailed to a cross while looking at property in north Clovis. Fingers on the left hand of the dirt-caked statue were […]

Imagine Christ’s suffering

By Joan Clayton The road to the cross was paved with pain, love and sacrifice. Can you: Imagine the pain the shame, the rejection … how it felt to be totally alone at the moment of crucifixion … the pounding of the nails into his wrists and feet … the anguish of Jesus gasping for […]

Area men work to provide clean water, God’s word

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Bible scriptures that refer to Jesus Christ as “the living water” aren’t lost on three Portales men who set up water purification systems and taught the Gospel recently in Nepal. Charlie Crane, David McFadden and Claude Vigil spent nearly two weeks in the southwest part of Nepal during November, […]

Churches join forces for holiday

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Wishing to share with the community a time of fellowship has prompted the Third and Kilgore Church of Christ and the Southside Church of Christ to host a community-wide Harvest Celebration Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday. “We wanted to do something that would show the community the abundance of God’s […]

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 […]