Vatican should have followed Jesus’ example

This viewpoint, which reflects those of Freedom Communications, was written by the editorial staff at the Gazette in Colorado Springs, Colo. The best public relations campaigns are based in selfless compassion, truth and transparency. As a human organization with more than 1 billion members, the Catholic Church has an abundance of internal scandals in need […]

Church profile: Faith Triumphant Church

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Location: 615 W. Fourth St. Phone: 359-1559 Services: 10:30 a.m., Sunday worship service; 7 p.m., worship service on the last Sunday of the month at the Generations building behind The Office Center Inc., at 1500 S. Avenue D; 7 p.m. Wednesday, classes for all ages. The church also runs Faith Triumphant Christian School. Description: “We’re […]

Church profile: Calvary Baptist Church

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Calvary Baptist Church Location: 1101 West 18th St. Phone: 356-4273 Services: 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 10:50 a.m., Sunday morning worship; 6 p.m., Sunday evening worship; 6:30 p.m., Tuesday Cowboy Church; 6:30 p.m., Wednesday Bible study and prayer meeting. Description: Calvary Baptist church has a mix of contemporary and traditional music. And a Cowboy Church, which […]

Holy Week services schedule

Easter and Holy Week Services: Maundy Thursday First United Methodist Church — 7:30 p.m. Communion, music and meditation. Faith in Christ Lutheran Church — 7 p.m.

Church profile: Southside Church of Christ

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Southside Church of Christ • Location: 221 West 18th Street • Phone: 359-0559 • Services: 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. • Description: Spokesperson Pam Stevens said it’s a traditional church and a lot of children from New Mexico Christian Children’s Home attend.

Regular colorectal cancer screenings can save lives

American Forces Press Service FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Regular colorectal cancer screening saves lives. Colorectal cancer screenings may be an uncomfortable subject for some people to discuss, but their importance cannot be underplayed. With one in 19 Americans being diagnosed with colorectal cancer in their lifetime, the good news for TRICARE beneficiaries is that colorectal […]

DoD policy requires generic prescriptions

American Forces Press Service FALLS CHURCH, Va. —Popular generic drugs like omeprazole, zolpidem and cetirizine, which treat gastrointestinal problems, insomnia and allergies, also are available under familiar brand names. While generic drugs are not advertised on television or in magazines, they provide the same benefits as their brand-name counterparts at a lower price for TRICARE […]

Retiree dental coverage available for purchase

American Forces Press Service FALLS CHURCH, Va. —Good oral health is an important part of maintaining overall health and a military retiree’s access to dental coverage doesn’t end when they hang up their uniform. With the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program, retired servicemembers can purchase affordable dental coverage for themselves and their eligible family members. The […]

Church profile: University Baptist Church

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University Baptist Church Location: West 15th Street and South Avenue I Phone number: 356-4501 Services: • Sunday: Sunday School at 9:45 a.m., Morning worship service at 11 a.m., evening worship Service at 5 p.m., Bible study and youth activities at 5:45 p.m. • Wednesday: Bible study, prayer and youth groups at 7 p.m. Description: Pastor […]

Dream Center being rebuilt

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PNT Staff Report The Portales Dream Center is in the process of being rebuilt after high winds blew the roof off last March. Victory Life Church and the Dream Center board decided it would be better to build another facility than to replace the roof. “We decided to build a new building and we’re still […]

TRICARE officials encourage eye exams

American Forces Press Service FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Maintaining healthy eyes and vision is an important part of personal safety and quality of life. Getting an eye exam is a smart idea for anyone, whether or not he or she has vision problems. Active duty family members can get a routine eye exam every year, […]

Three vaccines now available at TRICARE network pharmacies

American Forces Press Service FALLS CHURCH, Va. — TRICARE beneficiaries can now receive select vaccines with no out-of-pocket expense at retail pharmacies. For the first time, beneficiaries can visit TRICARE retail network pharmacies to receive seasonal flu, H1N1 flu and pneumonia vaccines at no cost. This expanded coverage is available to all TRICARE beneficiaries eligible […]

Consider TRICARE after retirement

American Forces Press Service FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Active-duty servicemembers must use TRICARE Prime or Prime Remote, but retirees who are not eligible for Medicare may be eligible for TRICARE Prime or choose TRICARE Standard or Extra. Each program has advantages pertaining to cost, location and convenience. If space is available, continuing care in a […]

TRICARE for ‘gray area’ reservists to be offered

Courtesy of Air Force Retiree News Service from a TRICARE release FALLS CHURCH, Va. —A new program will offer “gray area” reservists the opportunity to purchase TRICARE health care coverage. While qualified members of the Selected Reserve may purchase premium-based coverage under TRICARE Reserve Select, or TRS, retired National Guard and Reserve personnel did not […]

Music will ring in holiday season

Cannon Connections file photo Michael Mazzetenta will come from Mesa, Ariz. to direct the public concert during the festival. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections staff writer The 17th annual Eastern New Mexico Handbell Festival will kick-off the holiday season on Saturday. Event organizer William Wood said the festival is held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving […]

Cookbooks being sold

Freedom New Mexico Women of the Church of God-Anderson are selling cookbooks to raise money for the group’s activities. The money will fund activities, missions and Christmas baskets for the underprivileged. Paula Stevens with the group said cookbooks are made up of local recipes from Portales, Melrose, Clovis and Friona. They are $12 and can […]

Tricare announces H1N1 immunization policy

American Forces Press Service FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Immunizations against the H1N1 virus will soon be available, and people are eager to take precautions. Tricare Prime, Standard and Extra beneficiaries can get their shots from network and non-network providers without paying a deductible or making a co-payment. A temporary waiver allows retired Tricare Prime enrollees […]

Nov. 4, 1964

Revival through Nov. 8 at University Baptist Church. Preacher Howard Marsh and singer Tommy Poole.

Churches will 'Rock the Block'

Courtesy photo Live music, bounce houses, face painting and food are all part of the free fun at the Rock the Block party on Saturday. By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Three churches in north Clovis are teaming up to host a block party on Saturday. The pastors of Highland Baptist Church, Kingswood United Methodist […]

Church fiesta attendees brave chilly weather

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer The chilly October air kept some of the crowd from the St. Helen Catholic Church Fiesta on Saturday. But brave souls who ventured out got a chance at plenty of food, games, rides and music for the fiesta. Today is the fiesta’s final day. “It started off slow this […]