Students use art to grow as writers

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CNJ Staff Photo: Benna Sayyed Clovis Christian Elementary teacher volunteer Suzanne Brockmeier shows third and fourth grade art students techniques of picturing writing. Benna Sayyed Third and fourth grade Clovis Christian Elementary students are learning to write by making observations of their artwork. Clovis Christian art teacher Patsy Delk started “picturing writing” lessons at her […]

Commissioners hear jail, courthouse proposal

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Curry County Commissioners Caleb Chandler, left, and Wendell Bostwick listen Tuesday as County Maintenance Supervisor Lee Delk gives a presentation on options for the courthouse. Sharna Johnson Curry County commissioners Tuesday heard a new and far less expensive plan to address jail and courthouse issues using existing county facilities. Under […]

Clovis schools announces selection of new principals

Freedom New Mexico Clovis Municipal Schools announced Friday the selection of new principals for Barry and James Bickley elementary schools. Teacher Tandee Delk will take over the position of principal of Barry Elementary School. Delk has experience teaching kindergarten through 12th grades in Melrose, where she assisted in administrative duties. Principal Carrie Bunce has been […]

Teacher shares passion for art

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Millenia Bailey, 7, paints a silhouetted field on her canvas during a summer art workshop hosted by Patsy Delk. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer For 20 years, Patsy Delk has hosted a summer art workshop in her garage turned art studio north of Clovis. An art teacher at Clovis […]

First Person: County maintenance man

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Lee Delk says his life is his grandchildren. Lee Delk has been dubbed the king of poo. As Curry County’s maintenance supervisor he and his crew of six are responsible for the maintenance of all county buildings and property, including the roof tops of many of the buildings where pigeons […]

Art is all around us

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Clovis Christian junior Jessica Tivis watches guest instructor Louise Harrison work on her clay mask Wednesday afternoon. Harrison is one of the professional artists Patsy Delk invites to teach her art students. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A student pauses from her work and stares down at the face emerging […]

Bird droppings making way from roof to offices inside county courthouse

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Curry County Maintenance Supervisor Lee Delk said about 50 pigeons call the roof of the Curry County Courthouse home. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The melodic, soft cooing of numerous pigeons can be heard emanating from the Curry County Courthouse. Although the birds’ calls are musical, the proliferation of pigeon […]

Lady Eagles fall in finals of own tourney

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Clovis Christian’s Tasha Daale, left, and Cristen Wofford, right, attempt to block a shot against Floyd during the finals of their four-team volleyball invitational on Saturday at CCS. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Clovis Christian advanced to the title match in its four-team volleyball tournament on Saturday before running […]

Residents share memories of random acts of kindness

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Monica Delk has made more than 90 lapghans for residents at Laurel Ridge Healthcare facility (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal solicited stories from area residents detailing random acts of kindness they have seen others perform. Here are some of their stories. Monica Delk has […]

Chest may provide hope for families

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Patsy Delk displays a hope chest that will be auctioned to benefit Casa Esparanza. Courtesy photo. Reporter’s Notebook Hope chests designed by Clovis artists Patsy Delk, Luanne Burgin and Jenna Burgin will be auctioned in April to benefit Casa Esperanza, New Mexico’s House of Hope. Casa Esperanza provides affordable housing for families facing cancer, Delk […]