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 […]