Cliff Ganus, former Harding president, longtime preacher and globe trekker, dies at 97
His passport looked like a pocket-size New Testament, thick with…
WXVT-TV, a CBS affiliate in Mississippi, reports:
SEARCY, Ark. (AP) — Harding University’s 88-year-old chancellor and former president has returned to Arkansas after a 4-day boat trip down the Mississippi River.
Clifton Ganus Jr., his son and two others took the 700-mile trip from Georgetown to New Orleans in March. He says being on the water and visiting his hometown of New Orleans are 2 of his favorite things to do.
The foursome spent their nights during the trip on islands in the river, stopping in towns along the way to buy gas for their boat.
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In our hotel in Cuba, the clerk asked to see all of our passports as we registered. We waited as Ken Dye, our coordinator for the trip, collected them all and took them to the clerk, who copied down our info.
Ken came back giggling.
“Guess whose passport this is,” he said, holding up Cliff’s. It was as thick as the rest of ours put together.