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 By Brooke Finch    News    April 14, 2017

New pastor handling Good Friday service

CLOVIS — While many people are focusing their attention on Easter to commemorate Jesus' resurrection, the Clovis Christian Ministerial Alliance wants to remind the community of an equally important...

 
 By Brooke Finch    News    April 7, 2017

Church to bring Last Supper painting to life

PORTALES — Bringing one of the world's most famous paintings to life is no small task, nor is portraying Jesus and his 12 apostles. But Portales' First United Methodist Church has done both for...

 
 By Brooke Finch    News    March 31, 2017

Local establishes Little Free Library in honor of her son

CLOVIS — Great storytelling, illustrations and humor aren't just qualities that make up a good book. They're things people associate with John Scott Brandon. Although Brandon died in October at age...

 
 By Brooke Finch    News    March 24, 2017

Churches reaching out to youth

PORTALES - When local youth leaders acknowledged there were barriers between their congregations, they knew something had to be done to fix it. After some discussions and brainstorming, they came up w...

 
 By Brooke Finch    News    March 17, 2017

Locals split on LGBTQ content in 'Beauty and the Beast'

CLOVIS — With a new spin on Disney’s tale as old as time, the recent “Beauty and the Beast” movie stirred up some controversy before even hitting theaters. The live-action remake of the 1991 Disney film opens nationwide today, including at...

 
 By Brooke Finch    News    March 10, 2017

Churches sending daylight saving reminders

For local churchgoers, Father Time is hopefully no match for the Father above. Clocks will spring forward this weekend at 2 a.m. Sunday morning, marking this year's Daylight Saving Time — and an hou...

 
 By Brooke Finch    News    November 25, 2016

CCC takes part in Mannequin Challenge

CLOVIS — The global phenomenon has reached celebrities, politicians, sports teams and more. From Hillary Clinton to 4-year-olds, and even prison inmates and house pets, participants are countless. It’s the “Mannequin Challenge,” and Clovis...

 

Santa's on his way to local parades

Santa Claus is coming to town early this year, and thousands are hoping to catch a glimpse of him. More than 8,000 area residents are expected to gather for this year’s Christmas Lights Parade, an iconic celebration for downtown Clovis organized...

 
 By Brooke Finch    News    November 22, 2016

Business feature: Local businesses gearing up for Black Friday

For many area businesses, Black Friday doesn't begin on Friday anymore. Most retail and department stores in Clovis and Portales are gearing up for another year of Black Friday shoppers, and many...

 
 By Brooke Finch    News    November 22, 2016

Preschoolers gifted books from Imagination Library

CLOVIS — Preschoolers at Clovis Nazarene School were in for a special treat Monday morning when they not only got a visit from Curry County Manager Lance Pyle, but they also each got to take home a...

 
 By Brooke Finch    News    November 20, 2016

Event offers Girl Scouts hands-on look at science

Aubrieanna Hill has a knack for science and plans to study robotics when she's not busy building or testing rockets. Aubrieanna is 8 years old. That future scientist was one of about 40 girls at the...

 
 By Brooke Finch    News    November 20, 2016

High School dress code comes under fire

CLOVIS — When a Clovis High School student arrived at school early for band practice last week, she didn’t expect to be sent home for what she was wearing. She also didn’t expect the response she got from the community. CHS senior Morgan...

 

Faith: Operation Christmas Child gets ready to roll

Impoverished children around the world will have something special to open on Christmas morning, maybe for the first time, thanks to the effort of a Clovis church. For 10 years, Parkland Baptist Church has partnered with Operation Christmas Child,...

 

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