Honors — Dec. 4

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Ice The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program of New Mexico’s Aging and Long Term Services Department congratulates Certified Ombudsman Volunteer Fern Ice of Clovis as the recipient of this year’s Gerald F. McBride Commitment to Excellence Award. [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Ice has served as a volunteer Ombudsman for more than 10 years, advocating for the […]

Shoutouts — Nov. 13

Curry County volunteers honored A dinner was held on Nov. 4 to recognize all the volunteers in Curry County for their service and to award the volunteer who contributed the most time. Approximately 150 people attended, representing the volunteer stations and Senior Centers where they volunteer to help improve out community and five elementary schools […]

Volunteer program hosting banquet

CNJ staff The Curry County Senior Volunteer program is hosting a banquet to honor volunteers 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at The Bistro, 4101 N. Prince St. The banquet honors senior volunteers for participation in such programs as the food basket, foster grandparents and pink ladies at Plains Regional Medical Center. Information: 763-6009.

Wednesday morning briefing: Horsing around, a free concert and a star passes

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Volunteer call Special Olympics New Mexico needs volunteers to help with a variety of tasks at the group’s Statewide Equestrian Competition Sept. 16-18 at the Curry County Events Center. For more information contact United Way of Eastern new Mexico at 769-2103. Crowder appointed Gov. […]

Fire responders deserve thanks

Fire responders deserve thanks My father, Dick Wilkins, husband Jason and I would like to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to several agencies for helping fight the wildfire Sunday. People put their lives on the line to do everything in their power to stop the massive fire. On our land alone there were volunteer […]

Volunteer remembered for commitment to service

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Lydick Kevin Wilson Robert Lydick had a personality nobody would forget, son Chad Lydick said. But something else wasn’t forgotten — his commitment to service. “That was his philosophy, and it’s become mine too,” Chad Lydick said of his father, who died Feb. 7. “We felt that everyone should give something back.” Lydick was known […]

Habitat for Humanity meeting canceled

Freedom New Mexico The Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry Counties Inc. family support volunteer meeting scheduled for today in Portales has been canceled. The meeting is to be rescheduled for January. Information: 359-1344 or habitatrcc@yahoo.com.

Advisory panels: Military benefits unsustainable

By Tom Philpott: Military Update A consensus is building among current and former military leaders and defense industry executives that rising military personnel costs threaten the viability of the all-volunteer force. In July, two separate advisory groups reached the same general conclusions regarding what needs to be done to sustain the force. In the nearer […]

Jail seeking program volunteers

CNJ staff The Curry County jail is seeking volunteers to run programs and services for inmates. A training session will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday in the commission room at the courthouse. Administrator Keith Norwood said volunteer inmate programs are an integral part of working toward rehabilitation and reducing recidivism among inmates. “We need […]

Volunteers

Frank Cole, nominated by Sistar Yancy of Christian Believers, is the Hospice of the Sandias volunteer of the month for April. He is an excellent example of not only how volunteers make a difference in the community but the personal benefits of volunteering. Out of work and his self-esteem low, Frank was referred to Chrisitan […]

City seeks volunteer for committee

Freedom New Mexico The City of Clovis is looking for a volunteer member of the Keep Clovis Beautiful committee out of District One. The district is the northeast part of town and includes the Colonial Park and Jonquil Park neighborhoods. The committee meets at 5:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month. Anyone interested […]

Family services holding fundraiser for CASA

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico With volunteer numbers dropping in the last five years, Family and Children Support Services is holding an art show and dinner to raise money to recruit and support people to speak for children in foster care. The local Court Appointed Special Advocates organization covers both Roosevelt and Curry counties. […]

CCC offers tax help

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sharon Terry is one of 24 volunteers with Tax Help New Mexico at Clovis Community College. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ STAFF WRITER In previous years, Wayne Painter only looked at his tax forms as he passed them to a professional preparer. This year, Painter was able to file taxes for […]

Work day canceled

The Habitat for Humanity work day Saturday is canceled because the construction manager is unable to attend. However, Habitat needs volunteers to man a table 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Ag Expo Feb 24-25. To volunteer: 359-1344

Melrose firefighter arrested on drug charges

By Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer A Melrose volunteer firefighter and a female associate were arrested Friday evening by Curry County Sheriff’s investigators for attempted manufacturing of methamphetamine and distribution of marijuana. Harley Swopes, 22, and Jennifer Lane, 35, were arrested by Melrose police and sheriff’s officers following an extensive investigation by the Region V […]

July 25, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About noon July 16 an animal control officer took a report of an animal bite at the shelter. A volunteer said a finger on her right hand was bitten by a Dalmatian. She said she was photographing the dog for the shelter […]

Worship through song

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Courtesy photo Marlyn Everette is presented with flowers and a plaque by Jason Paulk at the Kingswood United Methodist Church in June for 50 years of ministry in the chapel choir. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer According to music director Jason Paulk of Kingswood United Methodist Church, Marlyn Everett has been inspiring the congregation […]

Count her in as zoo volunteer

Somebody fed chili peppers to monkeys at the Clovis zoo over the weekend, causing the animals to suffer irritation when they rubbed their eyes. Clovis’ Sally Lowry responded with this e-mail: “I’ll bet many people would be happy to take turns observing at the zoo, to be sure no cruelty to the animals occurs again. […]

MDA seeks summer camp volunteers

The Muscular Dystrophy Association needs summer camp volunteer counselors to assist young people with neuromuscular diseases. Volunteer applicants must be male, at least 16 years old and able to lift and care for a young person between ages 6 and 21. Volunteers will help campers with daily activities and assist with recreational activities. The MDA […]

Local Roundup: MDA seeks male camp volunteers

CNJ staff The Muscular Dystrophy Association needs summer camp volunteer counselors to assist young people with neuromuscular diseases, according to a news release. Volunteer applicants must be male, at least 16 years old and able to lift and care for a young person between ages 6 and 21. Volunteers will help campers with daily activities […]