Mission trip inspires local church group


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


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


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 […]