Golf fills religious gulf in Kenya

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International Cooperating Ministries used funds from a Clovis golf tournament to help Kenyan Christians build this church in East Africa. Courtesy photo. By Darrell Todd Maurina Thanks to the generosity of Curry County golfers, a new church has been built in the far northwest region of the African nation of Kenya. Wes Grau, a Curry […]

What does it take to build a cathedral?

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BUILD A CATHEDRAL? It was one of those weeks. I’d been working hard on a thousand things that week — except my sermon. And then it was crunch time. Lots of things had gotten done, but my sermon for that particular Sunday wasn’t one of them, and the well seemed […]

Long-standing house has wild history

Don McAlavy The first homes in early-1900s Clovis were tents and one- or two-room shacks. But one of the homes built in 1908, at Ninth and Gidding streets (almost out of town at the time) was the J. S. Fitzhugh home that ranked among the best homes in eastern New Mexico. It cost more than […]

Students test their cantilever stylin’

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Sarah Stujenske, 13, center, fellow Yucca Junior High Student Jessica Gordon, 13, right, and Gattis Junior High Student Alysha Salguero, 12, left, work on a cantilever during a project Wednesday at Marshall Junior High School. Photo: Eric Kluth. By Sue Gilmore Laughter and excited conversation split the after-school quiet Wednesday at Marshall Junior High School. […]

Slain business owner’s daughter remembers J.C. Tucker

Darrell Todd Maurina Jackie Davidson remembers growing up as a young girl in Clovis as her father, J.C. Tucker, began the business now known as Tucker Auto Sales and Tucker Storage. Tucker died Sept. 4 of gunshot wounds at the business he began three decades ago. The Curry County Sheriff’s Office is still seeking suspects […]

Farwell begins construction for new county jail

By Darrell Todd Maurina Builders broke ground last week on the new Parmer County jail. County Sheriff Randy Geries said replacing the existing 18-bed jail is critical. “We are constantly fighting capacity issues,” Geries said. “In our current little bitty jail we run out of room real quick.” Parmer County’s problems aren’t limited to the […]