Volunteer opportunity: Retired and senior volunteer program

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program offers a wide variety of opportunities for older adults. Information: 763-6009

Free tax help available

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Tax returns are a daunting task for some. But help is available in the area. And not just help, but free help. AARP, ENMU, Tax Help NM and Eastern Plains Community Action Agency are offering free tax help at five locations in Clovis and Portales, according to a press […]

Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board

City of Clovis Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board needs a volunteer representing the hotel industry. The committee meets quarterly to make recommendations to the Clovis City Commission regarding disbursement of the lodger’s tax. Claire Burroughes, 763-9653.

Volunteer Opportunity – Public Works Committee

City of Clovis Public Works Committee currently has a vacancy for a District 4 representative. The committee advises the city commission on public works activities such as drainage, landfill and streets. The committee meets at 8:30 a.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Claire Burroughes, 763-9653.

Military Feature: Spouses active in community

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Nicole Thompson is the Service Center Manager for the Clovis Red Cross. She started in working in Clovis in September of 2006 and has been with the Red Cross for 10 years. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Cannon Air Force Base airmen and family members have a history of […]

Tornado notes

CNJ staff —The Salvation Army has begun to see a decline in volunteer support and in-kind donations. As the Clovis community moves into day seven of the recovery efforts, the pressures of long-term resolutions for the tornado survivors begin. The long-term recovery phase needs support from the community in terms of volunteer assistance, in-kind and […]

Forcing volunteers to serve isn’t shortage solution

By Freedom Newspapers Defense Secretary Robert Gates has asked the chief of each service branch for a plan by the end of February to minimize the number of “stop-loss” orders. This is a welcome idea in that these orders have created something resembling a backdoor draft and have hurt morale. But fixing the more fundamental […]

Military draft would undermine liberty

By Walter Williams: Syndicated columnist Congressman Charles Rangel plans to introduce legislation calling for reinstatement of the military draft. He says, “There’s no question in my mind that this president and this administration would never have invaded Iraq, especially on the flimsy evidence that was presented to the Congress, if indeed we had a draft […]

Red Cross seeks volunteers

CNJ Staff The American Red Cross is calling for volunteers. According to a Red Cross news release, the Zia Service Center of the American Red Cross is seeking volunteers from Tucumcari, Clovis and Roosevelt counties. The volunteers are needed to provide relief to victims of disasters, respond to residential fires, hazardous material spills, floods, wild […]

Day of Caring set

What:United Way of Eastern New Mexico Day of Caring When:9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday Where:Greene Acres Park Why:To provide local organizations with volunteer assistance while promoting the spirit of caring throughout the community. Overview: United Way Executive Director Erinn Burch said the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization will meet […]

Volunteers deserve recognition for all they do

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist The unsung heroes are numerous. They are not always the ones who commit heroic deeds, who rise to the crisis. The heroes on whom we focus this column are heroes who live, ongoing, in a way that will impact children. They include the science professor who volunteers as Scoutmaster with […]

Old hospital now delivers hope

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CNJ Staff Photo: Kevin WilsonLueta Clark, a volunteer worker for the Matt 25 Hope Center, sorts through donated clothing Thursday morning at the center, located at 1200 Thornton St. Clark said the center has four rooms full of clothing. By Tonya Garner: CNJ Staff Writer A building that once healed the physically ailing is now […]

Local Guardsmen volunteer for border

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer A handful of Clovis National Guardsmen wait for word they will head south to support U.S. border patrols. As of yet they are unsure when or where they will go, but they have begun volunteering for the detail, according to Sgt. 1st Class Terry Stevens, public information officer for […]

Pink ladies: PRMC Auxiliary has been providing services for nearly 40 years

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Ramona Parker delivers balloon bouquets Tuesday. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Sharna Johnson Best known as the “Pink Ladies,” the Clovis Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary has been in Clovis for almost half a century. Beginning with 12 women, they now boast a membership of more than 100, performing a multitude of volunteer functions at […]

2/7 Business digest

Portales hosting agricultural expo Portales will host the 14th Annual New Mexico Agricultural Expo on Feb. 21-22. According to an expo press release, the event will feature more than 400 vendors in 160 booths with products, technological advancements and services. The expo is sponsored by Plateau Wireless and Hamilton Automotive Group. The event is free […]

Student profiles: Sarah Limmer

Sarah Limmer is a senior at the Clovis High School. She is the daughter of Craig and Gwen Limmer. Tell us about a happy time: Last year at Ghost Ranch I met some incredibly interesting people and it began with us sitting by the fire, or rather the fire we were desperately trying to keep […]

Food Bank collecting items

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico is asking Clovis residents to leave out more than their trash today. Volunteer drivers will cover Clovis looking for bags of non-perishable food by mailboxes and curbs, for the food bank’s third annual holiday canned food drive, according to Food Bank director […]

11/10 Student Profiles

Jessica Russell is a senior at Clovis High School. She is the daughter of Donnie and Jovita Russell. What is your idea of a perfect day? Going to an amusement park with my friends, and then going to the beach. Tell us about your pets: I have two dogs and two cats. They are really […]

‘Zoo to You’ brings exotic animals to schools

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Mesa Elementary a third-grader Destiny Williams looks at a leopard gecko Tuesday at the school during a visit by representatives of Albuquerque’s Rio Grande Zoo. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A periodic meow and a range of other noises, including human-like greetings and high-pitched squeaks, emanated from the cloth-covered cage. […]

Volunteer firefighters provide safety net for rural areas

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Texico Volunteer Fire Department Chief Lewis Cooper said his members perform their roles as volunteers for personal enjoyment and for their community. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The 9-1-1 report said the caller was “bleeding profusely.” Texico Volunteer Fire Department Chief Lewis Cooper said he and fellow firefighters rushed to the […]