Volunteers sought to build playground

CNJ staff The United Way is looking for volunteers to build a playground at the Grand Avenue Apartments Saturday, according to a news release. The project is sponsored by the United Way’s Day of Caring Committee. Installation of the playground will begin at 8 a.m. Volunteers are need to help build, clean, paint and move […]

We are building the playground

The GAP Project, sponsored by United Way’s Day of Caring Committee, is building a playground. The installation of the playground equipment at Grand Avenue Playground will be on Saturday, Aug 22 beginning at 8 a.m. If you would like to volunteer to help build, clean, paint or move pea gravel, please give us a call. […]

Playground equipment to be installed

The GAP Project, sponsored by United Way’s Day of Caring Committee, will be completed Saturday, Aug. 15, with the installation of playground equipment at the Grand Avenue Apartments. Work will begin at 8 a.m. Other improvements will be made including laying of pea gravel and painting the railing around the grounds. Twenty Lowe’s Heroes and […]

United Way project nears completion

The GAP Project, sponsored by the United Way’s Day of Caring Committee, will be completed Aug. 15, with the installation of playground equipment at the Grand Avenue Apartments in Clovis. Work will begin at 8 a.m. Other improvements will be made including laying of pea gravel and painting the railing around the grounds. Twenty Lowe’s […]

Justification of Iraq invasion yet to be seen

Freedom New Mexico As of July 1, all U.S. troops in Iraq were scheduled to have moved out of Iraqi cities, and most of them had done so. Those remaining in cities will serve as advisers and support resources for Iraqi security forces, who now have responsibility for maintaining a modicum of order in that […]

United Way hosting block party

The United Way of Eastern New Mexico is hosting a block party Saturday to raise money for a new playground at the Grand Avenue Homes community. According to a press release, money will be raised through a “Duck Drop.” Individuals can purchase a square for $20 and when all squares are sold, a duck will […]

Journalist’s release from prison long overdue

Freedom New Mexico It is welcome news that Iranian-American journalist and former beauty queen Roxana Saberi has had her harsh eight-year sentence from the Iranian government quashed and that she is likely to be allowed to return to the United States soon. Unfortunately, the new verdict doesn’t suggest that anything resembling dispassionate justice is on […]

Local United Way names new board members

United Way of Eastern New Mexico has announced five new

Drug policy desperately needs overhaul

Freedom New Mexico Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received a minor flurry of criticism last week for acknowledging the United States — or at least some people in the United States — bears some responsibility for the explosion of drug-law-related violence in Mexico that has left more than 7,000 Mexicans dead since January 2008. The […]

United Way scales back goal

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Outgoing United Way president Leo Lovett, right, hands awards to United Way staff members during Thursday’s banquet. Lovett has served for president for two years, one year longer than normal, according to United Way Executive Director Erinn Burch. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The United Way of eastern New […]

United Way community grants decrease

CNJ Staff Feeling the effects of a slow economy, United Way of Eastern New Mexico is giving less this year because it’s getting less.The charitable organization received $530,000 in pledges this year compared to $580,000 the previous year. United Way is distributing $272,000 in grants this year to 18 agencies in eastern New Mexico, which […]

United Way of Eastern New Mexico newsletter

Among the 18 agencies receiving UW grants this year,

United Way donation deadline near

Clovis ~ So far, $530,857 has been donated or pledged to United Way by individuals, business owners, and corporations. That’s 85% of the $627,000 community-wide goal and approximately $52,000 less than was raised in last year’s campaign.

United Way approaches deadline

Friday is the deadline for donating to The United Way of Eastern New Mexico — still 15 percent away from its goal of $627,000, according to a news release. So far, the campaign has raised $530,857, which has been donated or pledged by individuals, business owners and corporations. Donations to United Way help families in […]

Concert to revisit holiday sounds

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Courtesy photo Kathie Fink brings her handbell sounds to First United Methodist Church in Portales Friday night. CNJ staff Kathie Fink will present “Christmas Treasures: Revisited”, a solo handbell concert at 7 p.m. on Friday at First United Methodist Church in Portales. Fink and her accompanist, Linda Maloney, toured in Germany and Finland in December […]

United Way still short of goal

CNJ staff With two days left until the deadline to accept donations, United Way is more than $130,000 from reaching its fundraising goal for Curry and Roosevelt counties. According to a press release, just over $488,000 has been pledged to date by individuals and businesses. The goal is $627,000. United Way funds are used to […]

United Way Time is Running Out

Clovis — So far, $488,097 has been donated or pledged to United Way by individuals, business owners, and corporations. That’s 77% of the $627,000 community-wide goal and approximately $94,000 less than was raised in last year’s campaign. The standings for each county are as follows: • Curry County Goal-$537,000 • Raised to Date-$416,456 • Roosevelt […]

United Way far from goal

Freedom New Mexico United Way of Eastern New Mexico is well over $225,000 short of its fundraising goal for Roosevelt and Curry counties, according to a news release from the organization. So far, according to the release, individuals, business owners and corporations have donated or pledged $401,404 to United Way. That’s 64 percent of the […]

United Way hosting grant training for non-profits

United Way has scheduled training dates for non-profits wishing to apply for a grant in 2009. The Portales session is from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Roosevelt Chamber of Commerce downstairs training room at 100 S. Ave. A. The Clovis session is from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Dec. 3 at the […]

Church will resume UNICEF campaign

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Courtesy illustration The First United Methodist Church will resume a youth fundraising program for UNICEF following a meeting with police on Friday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer First United Methodist Church in Portales will resume a youth fundraising program for UNICEF after meeting with police Friday. “We got it all straightened out,” said Toni […]