Clovis woman charged with embezzling tornado relief funds

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Lori Howard By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A 40-year-old Clovis woman has been charged with embezzling more than $145,000 in tornado relief funds, according to a press release Monday from the district attorney’s office. Lori Howard, a former project manager for Eastern Plains Council of Government, is charged with 34 counts of fraud, 24 […]

Legislators warn of short funds

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Rep. Anna Crook, D-Clovis, talks about capital outlay during Friday’s Association of Commerce and Industry legislative breakfast. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer With a budget shortfall estimated as high as $454 million because of a slumping economy and lower-than-expected oil and natural gas prices, legislators told attendants at Friday’s […]

Oct. 10, 2008 Religion Digest

Churches hosting joint fundraiser Three local churches are joining together to host a Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty Walk at 2 p.m. Sunday at Clovis High School. Trinity Lutheran Church, Trinity United Methodist and First United Methodist Church of Portales are working together to raise funds and gather food. The funds raised from the walk […]

Sept. 26, 2008 Religion Digest

Samaritan House hosting fundraiser What: Barbecue sandwich fundraiser Where: The Samaritan House, 820 Axtell When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday How much: $5 for a brisket sandwich and $3 for a hot link sandwich Purpose: To help raise funds for building renovations and funds for the house’s discipleship program

Band members go the distance to raise funds

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High tuba player Zach Balli, senior, heads out with the rest of the band from their second break at Yucca Middle School Saturday during the band’s march-a-thon fundraiser. The band marched 8 miles around the city. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer For Jesika Trujillo, getting up at 8 […]

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 […]

Investigation under way of EPCOG-managed funds

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer A federal investigation is under way into the embezzlement of funds being managed through the Eastern Plains Council of Governments. EPCOG Deputy Executive Director Nick Brady said concerns surfaced in March over possibly embezzled funds from a federal rental assistance program managed by EPCOG. As a result, an employee […]

More turf funds OK’d

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis School board took care of a few extra points from the surface conversion at Leon Williams Stadium. During the board’s visitation meeting Tuesday at Lincoln-Jackson Family Center, the board approved approximately $106,000 in bond money to go toward the stadium, which is being converted to an artificial […]

Clovis schools to get $2 million for renovations

Clovis Municipal School District will get $2 million in state funds for the design costs of renovating Marshall Junior High and James Bickley, Lockwood and Bella Vista elementary schools, Senator Ingle, along with Representatives Campos and Crook announced today. The Public School Capital Outlay Council voted to award the funds to the school district after […]

District to receive renovation monies

CNJ staff Clovis Municipal School District will get $2 million in state funds for the design costs of renovating Marshall Junior High and James Bickley, Lockwood and Bella Vista elementary schools, according to a release from area legislators. The Public School Capital Outlay Council voted to award the funds to the school district after finding […]

BINGAMAN: USDA FUNDS HELP NEW MEXICO SENIORS ACCESS FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

BINGAMAN: USDA FUNDS HELP NEW MEXICO SENIORS ACCESS FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

Cannon construction funds approved

Donations sought for annual fireworks

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File photo The Smoke on the Water Fireworks display is held at Greene Acres Park in celebration of Independence Day. CNJ staff The Clovis/Curry Chamber of Commerce is making a fundraising push for its annual Smoke on the Water Fourth of July fireworks display. Funds received so far for this year’s show total $12,000, according […]

DA: Fair funds investigation ongoing

CNJ Staff District Attorney Matt Chandler said Thursday that no one has been charged with stealing Curry County Fair funds discovered missing last year. He said the criminal investigation will likely “continue for some time.” A State Auditor’s report revealed about $19,000 is missing from fair revenues. Chandler said the audit report indicated the funds […]

City receives airport funds

CNJ Staff The city’s municipal airport received a $4.1 million grant Monday from the Federal Aviation Administration to repave its main runway, according to a news release from Sen. Pete Domenici’s office. Municipal Airport Director Steve Summers said the airport needs to repave the 35-year-old runway before a planned extension can begin. City Manager Joe […]

Commission will discuss county fair funds audit today

Curry County commissioners will discuss a state audit of 2007 County Fair funds today in an executive session,

Rally for a good cause

Good cause: Brown Early Childhood Center students in Portales are raising research funds for juvenile diabetes.

Audit on unaccounted county fair funds to be released

CNJ staff State Auditor Hector Balderas said he plans to release his report today on unaccounted for funds from the 2007 Curry County Fair. Balderas said the report, which contains recommendations and verifies how much money is unaccounted for, will be released to the County Commission and the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. County Manager […]

Groups seek funds for tourism events

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Seven presenters made 19 requests Tuesday seeking public funds to help promote Clovis and Curry County events that generate tourism dollars. The request were made during the Clovis Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board’s quarterly meeting at city hall. Assistant City Clerk Claire Burroughes told the board $188,000 is the estimated […]

Auditor: Funds investigation complete

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer State Auditor Hector Balderas said Monday he has completed his audit of 2007 Curry County fair funds and plans to share it with county officials this week. In February, county officials requested the state audit 2007 fair funds accounts in an effort to find up to $11,000 in unaccounted […]