Airmen join community in garden project

USAF photo: Greg Allen Airmen from the 33rd Special Operations Squadron at Cannon build a chicken coop for Gabriel’s Garden, a community project that provides fresh vegetables and eggs for the needy. The garden is the idea of Clovis resident Lori Yanez who named it after her deceased husband, Gabriel, who envisioned a garden that […]

Reaching out to the needy

Clarence Plank Two Eastern New Mexico University students are putting together a school supplies drive this summer for children in Portales and Clovis. Colton Brewer and Jonathan Bull, both of Portales, are asking local churches to help. Brewer said he felt inspired by God to gather the school supplies. “I really felt there was a […]

Lighthouse party provides early Christmas for needy families

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Caleb Huggins, 6, didn’t wait to get out of line to play with the electronic guitar he was given Saturday at the Lighthouse Mission Children’s Christmas Party. His mother Tia Koenig, left, said she was happy her son got what he wanted. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer When Caleb […]

Dec. 19 Cannon Community

Annual Christmas shopping spree for needy children — 5:30 a.m., Sunday. The Fraternal Order of Eagles are looking for 30-40 volunteers to help underprivileged children shop for Christmas. The group will meet in the back of the Clovis Wal-Mart (near the Subway sandwich shop.) A free breakfast will be provided by the Fraternal Order of […]

Food bank facing shortages

By Gabe Monte: CNJ staff writer In one month the pantries of the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico went from full to a meager supply, according to food bank Executive Director Nancy Taylor. The food bank collects and distributes canned goods and basic food items such as rice, sugar and pinto beans to the […]

Oct. 29, 1957

“Invasion of the Body Snatchers” was showing at the Lyceum Theatre with an admission of 75 cents. … Two men, ages 47 and 40, were charged with drunkenness and were fined $15 each, but could not pay the charges and so they remained in jail. … Surplus commodities for the month of November were issued […]

1/29 Letters to the editor

Foster families no more needy than others Regarding the “Making Clovis a Safer Place” story (Dec. 16 CNJ): For the last eight years my husband and I have been licensed foster parents in Curry County. I am also contracted with the state as the county’s foster parent liaison. As part of my duties I help […]

Making difference starts with small deeds

By Judy Brandon Last week I was reading a commentary about people whose lives make a difference for the better. The article focused on people from all walks of life and all age groups. The one thing in common in all the people profiled was they had a positive impact on our world. The article […]

Fund helps families during holidays

CNJ staff The Clovis News Journal has teamed up with the Salvation Army again this year to help make sure needy families have a good Christmas. Beginning on Thanksgiving and running through Christmas Eve, the stories needy families report to the Salvation Army will be printed — with names changed to protect privacy — in […]

Caring for needy society’s duty, not government

Freedom Newspapers Each of the three major religions in this country, and no doubt many of the lesser-known religions, have within their doctrines a command for man to care for the poor and less fortunate among us. Historically, houses of worship also have been places where those in need could go for solace. However, in […]