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 […]

Groups organizing Thanksgiving meals for community

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Michelle Armijo, aassistant cook at Lighthouse Mission, applies butter to rolls Wednesday that will be served at today’s Thanksgiving dinner at the Lighthouse Mission. This is the eighth annual Thanksgiving dinner for the community and meals will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Benna Sayyed The Lighthouse Mission […]

Friday morning briefing: Ribs for wheels, homes on tour and the mad rush

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Ribs for Wheels Oct. 6 is Meals on Wheels night at Rib Crib in Clovis. Bring in a flyer from 4 p.m. until close, and when you pay for your meal, 10 percent of that total will be donated to Meals on Wheels of […]

Budget meals featured on show

Information on making tailored and hidden plackets, flower arranging, and preparing nutritious meals for less money will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday, September 13th at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday, September 15th at 12:00 noon. (All times are Mountain.) Connie Crawford, President, CEO and Designer for Fashion Patterns by Coni, will […]

Our people: Giving back

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Clovis resident Pat Hayter enjoys spending her evenings her in favorite chair, catching up on her TV shows. Clovis resident Pat Hayter volunteers for the Lighthouse Mission, Meals on Wheels, Plains Regional Medical Center Ladies Auxiliary, First United Methodist Church and the Latch Key Program. She said her mom and […]

Scrapbooking tips featured

Sheryl Borden Information on scrapbooking, self-improvement and budget-friendly turkey meals will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Tyleen Caffrey, an independent scrapbooking consultant, talks about preserving memories in order to leave a legacy as she shows how to develop a one-of-a-kind “lifebook.” She’s from Clovis. Judi Moreo […]

June 11 Cannon Community

Free meals for children 18 and under — 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., breakfast; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., lunch Monday through Friday at Clovis 801 Community Center and Doc Stewart Park. Also Noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Portales 801 Community Center. Link to the promotional flyer which has all the […]

Students, veterans distribute turkeys

Cannon Connections photo: Sharna Johnson AMVETS Chaplain Manuel Medina hands a turkey to Maria Seniseras Friday at Bella Vista Arts Academy. The AMVETS had 250 turkeys to give away to area families in need. By Sharna Johnson: Cannon Connections Dozens of families left Bella Vista Arts Academy Friday afternoon carrying frozen turkeys for their Thanksgiving […]

Veterans organization hands out turkeys to needy

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson AMVETS Chaplain Manuel Medina hands a turkey to Maria Seniseras Friday at Bella Vista Arts Academy. The AMVETS had 250 turkeys to give away to area families in need. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Dozens of families left Bella Vista Arts Academy Friday afternoon carrying frozen turkeys for their […]

Police: Malnourished girl locked in room, denied access to bathroom

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Mern Shepherd By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico A 10-year-old Portales girl was forced to eat meals quickly, by herself, then locked in her room at night “to prevent her from getting up and eating food,” according to a police incident report. The girl was also forced to wear pull-up diapers, denied bathroom access and […]

Senior meals vehicle overturns

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Bystanders watch as a passenger from a crashed Senior Meals vehicle is moved to an ambulance. The city vehicle crashed as it was turning onto Wilhite Road around noon Monday. CNJ staff Two people delivering meals to shut-ins were transported to Plains Regional Medical Center on Monday after their vehicle […]

Meals program fights costs with bubbles

Freedom New Mexico

First person: Retiree keeps busy

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Carole Eggleton says she came to Clovis 30 years ago and loves the city for the warm, friendly, good people that live here. CNj staff Carole Eggleton, 76, stays active by swimming three days a week and volunteering with the Curry Resident Senior Meals and Meals on Wheels programs. She […]

Volunteers make annual dinner possible

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte Amber Lease, left, and Kevin Lamere, right, spent Thursday afternoon cleaning up after a Thanksgiving meal at the Lighthouse Mission kitchen. Lamere said he wanted to do something different on Thanksgiving so he called up the mission to volunteer. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Kevin Lamere, 27, said he […]

Senior meals program

City of Clovis, Senior Meals Program, needs volunteers to help deliver meals to homebound senior citizens. About three hours a day. 769-7908.

Cannon airmen donate time to Meals on Wheels program

By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Some airmen take for granted the food allowance given to them, whether it’s a meal card or basic allowance for subsistence, so for them to give back to those in need shows the support servicemembers have for their local communities. […]

10-28 Club Notes

Alstrusa Altrusa International of Clovis met at noon Oct. 23 at Muffley’s Back Door for its regular business meeting. Special guests were Rhoda Struhs, district governor, and Ida Bender, district governor-elect. Members signed up to work Altrusa’s pumpkin patch and to deliver Meals on Wheels. After the minutes were read and the treasurer’s report was […]

School meal prices rising

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm told the school board at Tuesday’s meeting there would be an increase of 25 or 35 cents per meal depending on the amount of the district’s food bid in July. She said the last increase of 10 cents was in 2001. Citing higher transportation and food […]

Seniors in fix after storm

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer At the age of 84, Anna Corlington relies heavily on the hospitality of neighbors when winter weather hits. The longtime Clovis resident, who was widowed more than a decade ago, found herself housebound after more than 10 inches of snow covered the area. “I know my limitations,” Corlington said, […]

Thanksgiving takeout gaining popularity

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Anita Ruelas, an assistant deli manager at Super Save in Portales, pulls a turkey out of the oven Tuesday night in preparation for Thanksgiving. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Brownies can be popped in the microwave and ready to eat in minutes. Salad comes in a bag, chopped, washed and […]