Salvation Army receives about 1,500 toys

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Esmeralda Carrasco, 4, left, Geisi Rubi Carrasco, 7, middle top, and Erica Carrasco, 2, middle bottom, daughters of Elva Carrasco, receive an Angel Toys gift package from angel tree coordinator Rebekah Gallop. Benna Sayyed Clovis’ Salvation Army Angel Toys charity helped local parents facing tough economic times provide their children […]

Mayor: $18,000 raised at charity ball

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FNM Correspondent: Liliana Castillo Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce president Raymond Mondragon displays a quilt during the live auction Saturday at the fourth annual Mayor’s Ball held at the Clovis Civic Center. The quilt was donated by Clovis resident Adah Dean. All proceeds from the event benefitted the Food Bank of Eastern New […]

Business digest — May 3

Stripes stores raise money for charity Stripes convenience stores raised $618,429 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals during its March 7-April 3 fundraising campaign, according to a release from the company. Stripes has locations in Clovis, Portales, Texico and Muleshoe. Stripes raised funds by asking customers to purchase a $1 Miracle Balloon icon or donate spare […]

Legislator to compete in charity basketball game

CNJ staff Rep. Dennis Roch will compete in the University of New Mexico Cancer Center’s Hoops for Hope 2011 Annual Legislative Basketball Game on Thursday, according to a news release. Players on the House of Representatives team will be representing the New Mexico State University Aggies and players on the New Mexico Senate team will […]

Military mama: Store memories within, not in closet

Each year as it starts to warm up I get that urge to purge, clear out the clutter in my home. The first few bags of trash are always easy to go. This is the junk. The things that I would feel embarrassed to donate to a charity, more than likely because one of my […]

Chamber’s random acts charity helps residents with groceries

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Launa Lawson of Melrose was a target of Random Acts of Kindness on Thursday, receiving a $50 certificate toward groceries at S & S Supermarket. Alisa Boswell “Surprised” and “excited” are words grocery shoppers and Clovis Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors each used Thursday to describe their reactions to the charity […]

Charity light, music show offered

CNJ staff A Christmas music and lights show for charity will be a nightly feature at a Clovis residence. The 7-9 p.m. show, which features 7,000 lights, will be at 1024 Jeanie Dr. through Christmas evening. Music, broadcast through 107.7 FM, includes Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Mannheim Steamroller, The Boston Pops, The Carpenters, Harry Connick Jr., and […]

Holiday time for charity

Clyde Davis Before really getting into this column, I need to make a disclaimer. Either by typographical or some other error, I left readers of this column last week with the impression that my Facebook Veterans’ Day posting was not favorably received. The line should have read “many comments were positive.” Okay. Wonderful things to […]

Ticket feature: Mayor’s charity ball set for Friday

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File photo Mayor Gayla Brumfield said her annual charity ball, scheduled for Friday night, gives between $8,000 and $10,000 to community groups each year. Freedom New Mexico The Mayor’s third annual charity ball is Friday night and promises to be a night of “dinner, dancing and fun.” Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield said about 25 tables […]

English couple cycling through Clovis, Portales to promote charity

CNJ staff Two English Rotarians cycling 10,000 miles to raise awareness about disaster relief charity Shelter Box are expected in Clovis and Portales, according to a press release. Huw and Carolyn Thomas of Cornwall, UK, riding in tandem with a green Shelter Box in tow, are traveling across Canada, the U.S. to Florida then to […]

Charity pageant set for Saturday

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Monarch Formals coordinator Ty Caffrey helps Emily Gomez and Peytynn Gomez choose dresses for her upcoming fundraiser, a Mommy and Me pageant. By Alisa Boswell: CNJ staff writer Monarch Formals is kicking off its Mommy and Me pageant Saturday, a modeling event for mothers and daughters. The pageant is 7 […]

Make A Wish holding auction

CNJ staff The New Mexico chapter of Make A Wish is holding its inaugural auction 4 p.m. July 24 at the Lyceum Theatre. Organizers are hoping to raise $25,000 for Make A Wish, which grants the fondest wish of a child with a life-threatening illness or condition. The auction is followed by a 7 p.m. […]

Rib Crib participating in charity event

CNJ staff Rib Crib in Clovis is taking part in an “Eat, Drink and Be Charitable” event from 4-10 p.m. Wednesday. Whoever brings in a flyer from the Red Cross will have 10 percent of ticket sales donated to the American Red Cross. The flyer is available at http://www.redcrossalbq.org/eatdrink/#blank

Womanless beauty pageant to raise funds for formal wear charity

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Holly Calkins, right, and her mother Erica Calkins look through dresses Saturday at Monarch Formals. Holly Calkins needed a dress for a father daughter ball held at Cannon Air Force Base. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The contestants in the womanless beauty pageant don’t have to sing or dance […]

Cyclists ride again for charity

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PNT Photo: Eric Butler Tatiana Cook, 19, a student at Dartmouth, uses her uniform to show routes for the Bike & Build cycling trips this summer. Cook’s group started in Boston and arrived in Portales Wednesday. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico For a second time this summer, a group of bicyclists passed through Portales […]

May 23 Letters to the Editor

Recycling has many benefits My class is learning about recycling and I would like to inform people. Recycling is a good thing to do because it keeps our Earth clean. We need to keep our Earth clean because we only have one Earth. My school, Zia Elementary, recycles aluminum cans in a big trailer. My […]

Ball raises $40,000 for charity

Freedom New Mexico The United Dairy Women’s annual Milk Lover’s Ball raised $40,000 for local children’s charities — more than double last year’s proceeds. President of United Dairy Women Michelle Heavyside said the money will be distributed between local children’s homes, the back pack program with the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico, general agriculture […]

Residents replace missing charity funds, and then some

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Chris Morgan’s voice was light and chipper, a stark contrast to her strained tone of last week when she was lamenting the loss of funds she raised for regional Special Olympic programs. The community stepped up and donated almost $5,500 after Morgan told her story to the CNJ. The […]

Dreaming big

Compiled by CNJ administrative assistant Dianna Hernandez With Saturday’s jackpot for the New Mexico Lottery Powerball at $300 million, the Clovis News Journal asked some local people what they would do with a prize that size. See page 2B for lottery numbers. Melissa Collaso, a home health provider, said she would: Pay off all debts […]

Charity’s easy when it’s not your money

By Freedom Newspapers The U.S. Senate recently approved millions of dollars in cash compensation for California farmers, not merely to offset this year’s freeze losses but also for last year’s losses during a heat wave. It seems there’s no adverse financial consequence the government isn’t willing to undo by doling out other peoples’ tax money. […]