God sends gift of joy from above

By Joan Clayton: Religion columnist Have you ever noticed how many times the words “joy, joyful, rejoice, rejoiced, rejoicing” appears in the Bible? It’s because the gospel is indeed “Good News.” I believe the greatest gift to mankind is truly “ Joy To The World.” Joy is a fruit of the spirit. (Galatians 5:22) Happiness [...]

Wedding: Gamble/Prothro

Ziggy Gamble of Austin and George Michael Prothro of Clovis were joined in marriage Aug. 12 at the Blackwater Draw Archacological Site. The Rev. James Laljer performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mary Marquis and Gene Crown of Texas. She is the granddaughter of Theodore and Elizabeth Marquis of Riverdale, Md. The [...]

Today is the best day of your life; Tomorrow looks better

By Joan Clayton Today is a special day. You are alive! This day comes with blue skies, revealing fluffy clouds that play hide and seek. This gift comes wrapped in sunshine and is displayed in sparkling colors. You are presented multiple bouquets of flowers while the trees clap their hands, demanding an encore. Music accompanies [...]

Class of 2006 graduates at Floyd

Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer An emotionally charged commencement ceremony filled with moments of saddness and moments of joy took place Saturday at Floyd High School. The group of students came together one last time as the senior class of FHS to receive their diplomas and the right to be called a high school graduate. [...]

Life Story: Bill Joy

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Your name: William (Bill) Joy. Your job: Retired teacher/athletic trainer. Your age (and Birth Date): 69 years old; Sept. 15, 1935. Your hometown: Chapin, Ill. Your family: Wife; Marilyn, Daughter; Lori Roberts, Grandsons; Tyler Roberts and Kodi Joy. Your hobbies and groups you are involved with, volunteer work: I hunt, fish and play golf. If [...]

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 [...]

Let the joy bells ring

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist Today is all you have. Make the most of it. Say “I love you” to someone dear. This opportunity may be gone tomorrow. Please don’t wait until “this or that happens” to be happy. If you cannot be happy now…this breath breathing, heart beating moment then when will you [...]

Jesus needs to be a part of season

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist Just imagine for a moment, if you can, that Jesus had never been born, or that King Herod had succeeded. The thought makes me shudder! If Jesus had never been born the blessed hope is gone. No absolutes, no restraints and no hope bring desolation. With no standards to [...]