Empty Stocking Fund: Family U

Today’s focus: Family U. Household members: 5. Children: 3 (ages 2, 3, and 7) Special circumstance: Family U has relocated to Clovis from Arizona in order to take care of elderly parents who have both fallen ill. The family has been helping the parents with medical bills, which have wiped out much of their savings, […]

Volunteers: Community dinner rewarding

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Raymond Mondragon and Leticia Perez of Clovis go over routes to deliver Thanksgiving meals to homebound community members. Benna Sayyed Sandra Taylor-Sawyer recalls when her close family members stayed at the Lighthouse Mission, and considers it a great blessing to her family. On Thursday, Taylor-Sawyer helped spread this blessing to […]

Salvation Army, CNJ launching Empty Stocking program

Kevin Wilson The stories have different starting points. One family came to Clovis from Arizona to care for sick parents, and medical expenses wiped out their savings. Another family is uncertain if their place of employment may be closing. The ending points are all the same for about 300 families. They’re coming to the Salvation […]

In search of ponies: Horses share strength

Her voice was strained and tired as she described the stress and challenges their family was enduring. But most of all, what she wanted was her baby boy with her. Though it’s been years, I can still remember hearing her pain as she told me how it just wasn’t right leaving him there at the […]

McGee: Broken bones lesson in journey of life

A family member recently broke his hand. I felt for him, he was in a lot of pain. I remember how bad that felt because I’ve had a couple of broken bones in my time. How about you? For instance I broke one of my little fingers a few years ago. I had a Siberian […]

Engagements — Nov. 6

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Tivis-Uranga Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Tivis of Clovis would like to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jessica Tivis of Clovis, to Eric Uranga, of Springdale, Ark., son of Mr. and Mrs. Jose Uranga of Alpine, Texas. The couple will exchange vows Dec. 17, 2011, at Faith Christian Family Church in Clovis. […]

Fundraiser aims to help Clovis family

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Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Andrew Brunk moves window frames at the Habitat for Humanity Restore Friday afternoon in Portales. The Restore is one of the many ways Habitat raises in money and materials for houses along with events such as Oktober-Feast, which is being held today at First United Methodist in Portales. Alisa Boswell Funds […]

Dog thrived on being part of family

“Listen to the banjo wind, sad song drifting low, listen to the tears roll, down my face as she turns to go” — Bruce Hornsby, Mandolin Rain

Jesus solid foundation to weather storms in life

When I was a child and our family lived in Kansas City, Mother often took Susie and me into the city to explore museums or shop at Macy’s. Those excursions were recreational and educational. Mother would pack a lunch and then at mealtime, we headed into the nearest Katz Drug Store where she bought us […]

Teen dies in two-vehicle wreck

CNJ staff Kody R. Downing, 18, of Clovis died Friday in a crash near Melrose, according to a spokesman for the family. New Mexico State Police said it appeared Downing’s SUV crossed the centerline striking a westbound semi hauling cattle head-on about 5:30 p.m. some three miles east of Melrose. Downing was returning to Clovis […]