April proclaimed Child Abuse Prevention Month

By Jack King In Curry County, 450 children a year suffer some form of abuse or neglect, according to the Ninth Judicial District’s Family and Children’s Court Services. The abuse can range from lack of food, decent clothing and shelter to physical and sexual victimization, said Marsha Gilliland, executive director of CASA, the Court Appointed […]

Chest may provide hope for families


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 […]

Carter, Ruth

Ruth Carter Services: Have been held. Mrs. Ruth Carter, 83, of Coolidge, Ariz., a retired beauty salon owner/operator, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003, in Casa Grande, Ariz. She was born on June 15, 1920, in Field, N.M. Survivors include a son, Dennis Carter of Coolidge, Ariz.; four brothers, Lee Roach, Otis Roach and Roy Roach, […]

Calendar for 12/17

BOARD TO MEET The board of directors of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority will meet in Clovis at 2 p.m. today in the North Annex of Clovis-Carver Public Library. Board members will discuss steps necessary for the creation of the Ute Water Project, to bring water from Ute Lake to communities in Curry, […]

‘Big hearts’ help court services volunteers face challenges

By Eric Butler Editor’s note: This is the ninth in a series of United Way agency profiles scheduled for publication each Sunday, Wednesday and Friday through Nov. 21. The organization’s name doesn’t tell the whole story of Family and Children’s Court Services in Clovis. Yes, advocates from the group often are called upon to tell, […]