Area paramedics aid in Ike recovery

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Courtesy photo Apple Wood, an EMT-Intermediate for Causey, left,; Wiley Teal, an EMT-Intermediate for the Milnesand Fire Dept., center,; and Rhonda Gorrell, an EMT-Basic for Dora, stock an ambulance prior to deployment to assist in hurricane recovery efforts. CNJ staff Nearly three dozen paramedics from a dozen New Mexico counties are helping with recovery efforts […]

Aug. 8, 2008 Religion Digest

Beacon of Light program relocates The Beacon of Light faith-based recovery program has relocated and now occupies three locations in the 1300 block of Thornton Street, according to a press release. The locations are: • 1300 Thornton — Main Offices, classes and Chapel (former Circle K store) • 1301 Thornton — Women’s Home, Phase 1 […]

Former Giant walks for recovery workers

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico George Martin was a Giant on the field, and he’s also a giant off the field. Martin is walking across the country, more than 3,500 miles in total, to benefit the rescue and recovery workers from the World Trade Center attack on Sept. 11, 2001. He passed his journey’s […]

United Way recognizes tornado recovery effort

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — The anniversary of the March 23, 2007, tornado that ripped through the Clovis area, is a little more than a week away. However, the storm was fresh on people’s minds Thursday night at the United Way of Eastern New Mexico’s annual banquet. United Way officials and area […]

Area girl expected to make full recovery

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom New Mexico A Portales woman critically injured in a car accident which took the life of her husband, Travis Freeman, on Feb. 7, is expected to make a full, but slow recovery, and fundraisers are being planned on her behalf. Jezika Shumate Freeman, 18, is undergoing rehabilitation at Covenant Medical Center […]

Abuse recovery services funded

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A federally funded program to provide services and resources for substance abuse recovery will launch soon in Curry County. Clients will receive vouchers for a myriad of services in the community such as transportation, child care, life skills, job development, spiritual guidance, family support, fitness gym memberships, acupuncture and […]

Help from above

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Project manager Mike Madsen lays out shingles on a Sheldon Street house hit by the March 23 tornado. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Cleo Helker knew it was a matter of time before living in tornado alley would catch up with him. Helker’s Sheldon Street home suffered extensive wind […]

Udall pleased with recovery

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., has been visiting eastern New Mexico for the last two days and stopped by Freedom Newspapers to answer questions about the area and Washington, D.C. Q: How are things going for Cannon Air Force Base and its planned Special Operations mission? A: The briefing I got […]

Many still suffering after tornado

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Much of the damage has been repaired in the two months since a tornado hopscotched through the city March 23. However, secondary concerns are beginning to surface, according to Erinn Burch, executive director of United Way of Eastern New Mexico. People who were able to find temporary lodging following the […]

Residents ‘almost’ back to normal

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Ron Simonton from Reed Roofing and Construction looks over tornado damage at David Saylor’s house. “I like to think we’re ahead of schedule. We’ve only been working on it a week and a half,” said Simonton. According to Simonton about 50 percent of th By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer […]