Mission trip inspires local church group

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Courtesy photo: Rev. Ben Wright Members of St. James Church begin work on a home they built for a family in Juarez, Mexico, which was named “Casa Manos de Dios” or “The Hands of God Home.” By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico Barbara Brockmeier spent a week carrying lumber, pounding nails and helping put stucco […]

Ranchvale elementary’s future might hinge on Cannon closure

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Ranchvale Elementary kindergarten teacher Tonya Wilson tries to find the heartbeat of her daughter Aliyah Hawkins, 9, Friday as Wilson was cleaning out her classroom for the summer. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Ranchvale Elementary School is nearer to the Cannon Air Force Base than the strip malls of Clovis. […]

Changing uniforms

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Alan Brockmeier, retired New Mexico State Police captain, talks about his being ordained as a transitional deacon during an interview Wednesday at St. James’ Episcopal Church in Clovis. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Gary Mitchell It was a long time in the making, but Suzanne Brockmeier has seen the realization of a teenage prayer. On […]