Church gets coffee house makeover

There’s a concept most of the readers are familiar with, that of the Open Mike or diverse entertainment venue (how about that, I just invented a phrase). It’s a concept that we at First Presbyterian Church of Clovis are going to be exploring over the next several months, beginning actually tonight. We’ve invited a pretty […]

Engagements —June 19

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Sanderson-Stevenson [image #2, align=left, size=medium] Stelvin and Tangie Sanderson of Loop, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Stephanie Sanderson of Seminole, Texas, to Trace Stevenson, of Semionle, son of Stephen and Karen Stevenson of Farwell, Texas. The couple will exchange vows on July 30, 2011, at Redbud Baptist Church in Lubbock, […]

Birthdays — June 12

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McClure Evelyn McClure of Clovis will celebrate her 80th birthday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. June 18, 2011, at Central Baptist Church, 2501 N. Norris St., Clovis. [image #2, align= left, size= medium] The celebration will be hosted by her children, Gale Ball and Robin Kirk, Hal McClure and Michelle Blake. She was born […]

My turn: Ideal church serves pre-game drinks, meal

I am contemplating starting my own church. Although Roosevelt County’s 30 churches are fairly inclusive, I need the money. After seeing the lifestyles of televangelists, it seems like a no-brainer (which may describe some). I know that I will have to start small — probably on the local cable access channel. Hopefully, with my bell-bottom […]

Engagements — April 17

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Mullinax-Harden [image #2, align=left, size=medium] Clyde E. Buddy and Jackie Mullinax of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Lindsay Nicole Mullinax of Clovis to Clinton Dustin Harden of Clovis. He is the son of state Sen. Clinton D. and Kathy Harden of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows June 25, 2011, […]

Time change has lighter side

Well if you missed church you’re either a heathen, didn’t read my column first thing or just forgot to spring forward. I’m actually looking forward to getting another hour of light on the end of the day. Normally, I’ve been in the other camp on this whole Daylight Saving thing — not happy about getting […]

Portales past: Feb. 7, 1952

Feb. 7, 1952: The Portales Daily News: From the “All Around Arch” column: The Youth Rally met at the Baptist Church Saturday evening with 143 in attendance. Rev. Charles Clair brought the message.

Church plans gospel concert

Argen Duncan An area church is aiming to lift spirits with a free gospel music concert next weekend in Portales. Calvary Tabernacle U.P.C. of Clovis holds weekly meeting at the Memorial Building, and Saturday, the church has planned a “Gospel Songfest” with a number of performers. Pastor Lawrence Thompson said the event would not only […]

Divorce support seminar being held

Freedom New Mexico First United Methodist Church is hosting Divorce Care, a weekly support group and seminar led by people with experience dealing with divorce. The 13-week Bible-based video seminar will be held starting 6 p.m. Wednesday at the church at 200 S. Ave. C and is free to the public. For information, contact Laqueda […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Dinner for airmen, resolutions and a film classic

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Christmas eve First Presbyterian Church in Portales has scheduled its annual Community Christmas Eve Service for 11 p.m. Friday. The service includes special music, readings and traditional Christmas hymns. And, First Baptist Church is holding a Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. Friday. Both […]

My turn: Pumpkin bread light and tasty

Argen Duncan Lonnie Berry of Portales recently brought something new to my attention: pumpkin cornbread. He said he got the recipe from a woman at church. I tried it. Pumpkin cornbread is easy to make, healthy and tasty. It’s low fat, and by using Splenda and making half the flour whole wheat, you get a […]

Church collecting gifts for Operation Christmas child

Freedom New Mexico Parkland Baptist Church in Clovis will be serving as a collection point for Operation Christmas Child, according to a news release. Operation Christmas Child provides shoe boxes of gifts to more than eight million children in 100 countries suffering from natural disasters, war, terrorism, disease, famine and poverty, the release said. The […]

Portales past: Nov. 25, 1955

Nov. 25, 1955: The Portales Daily News: The annual Thanksgiving supper at the Baptist Church was Thursday evening in Arch. The speaker was Rev. F.O. Polston of Portales.

Birthdays — Oct. 31

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Winnie Ethel (Brown) Moore [image #1, align=right, size=medium] It was Oct. 20, 1910, in Rockwood, Texas, when Joseph and Margaret America Garner became proud parents to a beautiful baby girl who they named Winnie Ethel. She was the 11th child in a family of 12 children. Winnie is a long time resident of Clovis, having […]

Congregation celebrates church’s 100-year milestone

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Argen Duncan Central Christian Church predates New Mexico’s statehood, as pastor David McVey points out. The church on Main Street was established in 1910, while New Mexico became a state in 1912. The congregation celebrated their 100th anniversary Sunday. “We just wanted to mark that milestone, celebrate 100 years of service and ministry in the […]

Church youth group helping Ugandan women

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Argen Duncan A group of Portales teenagers is reaching out to struggling women a world away. The First United Methodist Church youth group is learning about living conditions in Uganda and working to help a group of women there by selling beads the women made. They’re participating in the BeadforLife program, which provides Ugandan women […]

Church profile: Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses

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Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses Location: 1220 E. Third St. Phone: 356-2776 Services: Sunday at 1 p.m. Bible Discourse and Watchtower Study; Tuesday at 7 p.m. Congregation Bible Study and progressive training course on how to teach the Bible. Description: “We are one of over 105,298 congregations, with over 7.3 million active members worldwide serving […]

Calvary Baptist Church celebrating 75th anniversary

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Argen Duncan After two mission churches, three meeting places and more than 20 pastors, Calvary Baptist Church in Portales is celebrating its 75th anniversary. The church was organized on Aug. 4, 1935, with 58 charter members. The congregation is holding an anniversary celebration Oct. 3. Plans for the day include a chuck wagon breakfast and […]

Birthdays — Sept. 19

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Green [image #3, align=right, size=medium] Bishop W. C. Green, pastor of First Church of God in Christ (3400 Vinton Street), celebrated his 80th birthday on Sept. 14. His wife, Angie L. Green, his family, and his church family wish him a happy belated birthday. We love and appreciate you.