Monday last day to donate to United Way

CNJ staff Monday is the last day to donate to the United Way of Eastern New Mexico, according to a press release. So far, $482,994 has been donated towards the $580,000 goal. Curry County has raised $407,791 toward its $500,000 goal and Roosevelt County has raised $75,203 toward its $80,000 goal. Information: 769-2103

Organizations aim to draw community together with Thanksgiving dinner

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Susie Armijo, kitchen manager at Lighthouse Mission, carves one of 26 Thanksgiving turkeys Monday in preparation for Thursday’s feast at the Lighthouse. Armijo said she and her staff plan on cooking a total of 31 turkeys. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico A nice, big turkey dinner is something nearly […]

Residents share weight loss successes

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Maurine Thomas, co-leader of the Clovis chapter of Taking Off Pounds Sensibly, eyes her weight during the group’s weekly weigh in. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Kimmie Davis has done it all. She got married, raised a family, went back to school to finish her degree. She did boy […]

Relay raises more than $90,000

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The Women Medical Center Kristie’s Team pose for a team photo during the Clovis Relay for Life Saturday. Courtesy of Dorothy Nelson By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico A warm spring night and huge turnout combined for one of the most successful Relay for Life fundraisers yet in Clovis. As of Saturday, the annual American […]

Sometimes less can be more

By Sharna Johnson: FNM Columnist Perhaps I have become a minimalist in my old age or some transformation has overtaken me that I have yet to identify. But I have claimed a new home. I was born and raised on the East Coast. My father was an explorer of sorts, with little concern for comfort […]

More than $41,000 raised locally for MDA

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico More than $41,000 was raised in August in eastern New Mexico to aid in the research for muscular dystrophy, according to officials. The funds were being raised in conjunction with the 43rd annual Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon. The Portales Fire department raised more than $9,000 through a […]

Survivor shares lighter side of the Great Depression

By Glenda Price People who grew up during the Great Depression have lessons for those of us born and raised in the years since. A few Depression survivors are still here, and they can teach us whippersnappers a great deal about self reliance, self control, neighborliness – and most important of all, survival skills. I’ve […]

The Alaska Plane Wreck

Our friend Jim Connelley raised high-powered performance Quarter Horses, but before that occupation he had another – Alaskan bush pilot. He was small, only about 5 feet 5 inches tall, so he fit those small planes just fine. He delivered fishermen, hikers, etc … to the back country and then picked them up after their […]

Family says missing Fort Sumner man loved lake

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Courtesy photo: Shauna Walker s Family members are hopeful the body of Josh Kenyon will be recovered soon. Kenyon is believed to have drowned in Lake Sumner Sunday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer As family members, park officials and volunteers patrolled Sumner Lake on Tuesday searching for missing 27-year-old Josh Kenyon, his dog Jade […]

Marines raising money for charities

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Tom Knoll, front, and his son Warren have run 1,200 miles so far on their run Freedom Run Across America. Tom Knoll, known as the orginal Ironman, served 33 years in the Marine Corps. A father-son team are in Clovis this week as part of a 112-day run across the […]