A view from under the pew: amos tries the new craze

By Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the keyboard shift keys, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. amos tries the new craze boss there s a new form ofhigh-class entertainmenthere in the church pewunderworld these […]

A view from under the pew: bertie s graduation woes

By Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist amos the churchmouse:

A view from under the pew: the best mother’s day gift

By Gary Mitchell CNJ Religion Columnist Editor’s Note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. the best mother s day gift

A view from under the pew: the saga of joey cricket

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ Religion Columnist Editor’s note: Since the observing of the National Day of Prayer, Amos has been reflecting on freedom and its relation to spiritual life. He ran across two Scriptures – Joshua 24:15, which states: “… choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve …. But as for me and […]

A view from under the pew: the transformation of grodey

By Gary Mitchell: Religion Columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. the transformation of grodey boss there s a grumpy oldcuss who s always up fora fuss

A view from under the pew: how not to start a church

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ Religion Columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the keyboard shift keys, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. how not to start a church life took a strange twistthe other day here in thechurch pew […]

A view from under the pew: amos on perseverance

By Gary Mitchell: Religion Columnist Editor’s note: In response to a reader’s request, Amos asked we reprint a favorite column. Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. amos on perseverance boss i […]

One woman’s view of Tucumcari

We’ve received one response so far to the guy who e-mailed to ask “Can someone out there tell me all the good, the bad and the ugly about living in Tucumcari?”

A view from under the pew: Easter part two

By Gary Mitchell: Religion Columnist Editor’s note:

Disharmony can spread from earthly to spiritual life

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist On the Wednesday just past, much of the Christian world observed Ash Wednesday, a day of repentance and self-examination on which begins the season of Lent, the six weeks preceding Easter. Much about this particular observance contradicts the way in which we view ourselves but not the way in which […]

Strangers to each other, but not to God

Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist I can still recall the man who used to roam the streets of Clovis. Our children named him the “strange guy.” The first time we noticed him was on one of our usual trips to the grocery store. He was peculiar, we thought, as he held his chin high, holding his […]

Morris, Vivian

Vivian R. Morris, 99, of Muleshoe, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005, at Park View Nursing Home in Muleshoe. She was born on Feb. 26, 1905, in McLennan County, Texas, to Charlie and Mary Jane Wortham. She married Scott Morris in Portales on Dec. 26, 1926. She moved to Muleshoe in 1926 from Roosevelt County. She […]

Freedom for everyone still long way off

Leonard Pitts: National Columnist What would it take to get you to stand up for me? Let’s say I’m routinely discriminated against and in some cases outright despised. Let’s say I’m often used as a scapegoat, and there’s an ongoing debate over what rights I do and do not deserve. Under what circumstances would you […]

McCain’s pledges mean to further stifle free speech

Freedom Newspapers Who or what made Arizona Sen. John McCain the arbiter of appropriate political discourse in America? The answer, of course, is John McCain, with the eager assistance of liberal pundits who view the senator’s carefully cultivated reputation as a “maverick” and Republican heretic as a stamp of respectability and virtue. The only thing […]

Even to critics, Reagan was larger than life

By Thomas M. DeFrank: New York Daily News WASHINGTON — Camp Liberty Bell, South Korea, 1983. Ronald Reagan is saddling up after a quick visit to the demilitarized zone, where he has just stared through goggles across the barren border between the two Koreas at a Potemkin village to the north and dismissed it as […]

Reader disagrees with columnist on gays

From time to time, columnist Leonard Pitts expresses good ideas. However, his Wednesday column was possibly emotionally appealing to some, but lacking in rationality. The fact something “is” seldom justifies what it “ought” to be. There is corruption in politics, but I strongly deny it ought to be that way. There is immorality in some […]