My turn: Portales couple deserves recognition

Let me tell you about two of your neighbors. For more years than they can count, this husband and wife, who attend University Baptist Church in Portales, and who insisted I not use their names, have had a Sunday tradition. They gather a group of children from potentially at-risk families, feed them breakfast, accompany them […]

Clovis church aims to become military-focused

Christina Calloway Central Baptist Church in Clovis is making an effort to serve military members by transitioning into becoming a military-focused church. Associate Pastor Dick Ross is one of the main members active in making this transition. “We want to become a military-focused church because we have a large number of military members at our […]

Students band together to send DVDs to troops

Cannon Connections: Alisa Boswell Eva Zaldivar, 3, left, helps her grandmother, Wilma Ploudre, fill care packages to send to soldiers overseas. Westminster Presbyterian Church in Clovis sends care packages to deployed troops. Alisa Boswell An Eastern New Mexico University student donated more than 300 DVDs for military care packages being sent by ENMU professor Patricia […]

Church, state will never separate

Much is made of the separation of Church and state, but the truth is that while Church and state sometimes temporarily separate, on the insistence of those who get caught in the middle, they will never divorce. They were made for each another. Church is possibly a little older than her partner, but she hides […]

Ticket feature: Church holding annual sausage dinner

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Freedom New Mexico St. Ann’s Catholic Church of Bovina is holding its annual German sausage dinner 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (CST) Sunday in the Parish Hall. The St. Ann’s Catholic Church Annual Sausage Dinner has been a tradition in the Bovina area for more than 40 years. The dinner was started in 1969 to […]

Tim Tebow refreshing to watch

By the time you read this Tim Tebow may be back to worshipping God in a church instead of on a football field. I hope he’s making plans to play in an AFC Conference Champion-ship next Sunday but I don’t necessarily believe God is going to look down on Tom Brady and the Patriots. This […]

Engagements — Jan. 1

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Terry-Crow Kendall and Jana Terry of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Rana Terry of Portales, to Trent Crow of Portales, son of Rick and Donna Crow of Texico. The couple will exchange vows 5 p.m. Feb. 25, 2012, at Faith Christian Family Church in Clovis. The reception will be at […]

My turn: Alcohol abuse a disease, not moral lapse

The postcard from a Portales church urging me to vote “No” on Sunday liquor sales at restaurants inadvertently reminded me to vote. “In addition to the economic impact (of alcohol abuse), we see an enormous social impact. Domestic violence, alcohol related diseases, and drunk driving all affect more than just the bottom line,” the card […]

Anniversaries — Nov. 20

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Stieg [image #3, align=left, size=medium] Fred and Christine Stieg of Conchas Dam will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with family and friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 26 at the Conchas Lake Baptist Church. The couple was married Nov. 25, 1941, at the First Baptist Church Parsonage in Portales. They have four […]

Engagements — Nov. 6

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Tivis-Uranga Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Tivis of Clovis would like to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jessica Tivis of Clovis, to Eric Uranga, of Springdale, Ark., son of Mr. and Mrs. Jose Uranga of Alpine, Texas. The couple will exchange vows Dec. 17, 2011, at Faith Christian Family Church in Clovis. […]

Taste of Thanksgiving

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Alisa Boswell Portales First United Methodist Church’s 58th annual Turkey Dinner and Bazaar kicked off at 11 a.m. Thursday and by 12:15 p.m., the church’s fellowship hall was jam-packed with people from Portales, Clovis, Elida and more. “It’s a good time to be fed and have good fellowship,” said Elida resident Molly Anthony. “It’s a […]

My turn: Church’s turkey day meal raises spirits in community

Today is the 58th year the First United Methodist Church in Portales has offered its annual “Turkey Day” to our area. The numbers are impressive. Last year, 1,855 people lined up to eat 46 turkeys, 84 gallons of green beans, 26 roasters of cornbread dressing and 156 dozen rolls. Volunteers chopped 450 apples and 150 […]

Anniversaries — Oct. 30

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Fulgham Benny and Wilma Fulgham of Clovis will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Nov. 5 at Central Baptist Church. The celebration will be hosted by Jerry Fulgham of Clovis, Larry and Vicki Fulgham of Stigler, Okla., and special friends. The couple was married Nov. 4, 1951, at Central Baptist Church in Clovis. They have […]

Local churches put own spin on Halloween

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Alisa Boswell For many organizations and individuals, the end of October marks a holiday when the monsters and goblins come out to play. But many local church groups may be changing the face of the Halloween season. The pastor of 21st Street Church of Christ in Clovis, Larry Tittle, said his church, in conjunction with […]

Church honoring religious figure

Freedom New Mexico Immanuel Lutheran Church will join thousands of congregations Sunday in honoring the bicentennial of the birth of Carl Ferdinand Wilhelm Walther during 10:30 a.m. services at the church, located at 1021 N. Prince Street. Born Oct. 25, 1811, in Saxony, Germany, Walther migrated to America in search of religious freedom. He helped […]

Weddings —

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Aragon Nellie Baca of Portales and Matthew Mark Aragon of Clovis were joined in marriage Oct. 1, 2011 at Legacy Life Family Church in Clovis. The Rev. David Lomrana performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Tina Chavez of Clovis and Clifford Baca of Portales. She is the granddaughter of the late Cleofas […]

Reunions —

Hollene and Bellview reunion The Hollene and Bellview School reunion will be held Oct. 1 at Kingswood United Methodist Church, 2600 Main St., Clovis. Buffet dinner is $8.50 per plate and will be served at noon. The doors of the church will open at 10 a.m. for everyone to come early to visit. Information: Eldred […]

Our people: Walks without fear

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Pep resident Gail Keener was one of a group of Victory Life Church members who came together to create the Portales Dream Center. The church’s pastor at the time gathered a group to create the center which he had seen in action in Oklahoma. She has been volunteering her time three days a week at […]

Retroactive coverage closing for TRICARE Young Adult program

American Forces Press Service FALLS CHURCH, Va. — The opportunity to purchase retroactive TRICARE Young Adult, or TYA, coverage expires on Sept. 30. Retroactive TYA provides coverage for young adults back to Jan 1, or the day they became eligible if that was after Jan 1. TYA allows eligible adult children to purchase TRICARE coverage […]

Our people: I’m going to let it shine

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Clovis native Randy Gomez started the Beacon of Light Church after separating from the Lighthouse Mission in April of 2007. Gomez and his wife established a new name and location and adopted the Recovery Program. Gomez said he wanted to operate the Recovery Program in honor of his brother Anthony Gomez. He said his brother […]