Our people: Like mother, like daughter

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Liliana Castillo: FNM Correspondent Clovis resident Kay Berry’s most prized possession is this wind-up Victrola, which was in the farm home she grew up in. Her aunt shipped the Victrola to her 35 years later. Clovis resident Kay Berry has helped seniors and other with their taxes through the AARP Tax Aide program for 18 […]

Thanksgiving about caring, giving back

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Jay the giraffe takes carrots from zoo keeper Kathy Yanotti Thursday during feeding time. Yanotti said in her 25 years at the zoo, she has lost track of how many holidays she has spent with her second family at the park. Sharna Johnson For some, Thanksgiving Day is about who […]

Volunteering has biggest payoff

I visit the local hospital on a regular basis to receive a special medication. Each time, I’m greeted by volunteers. They wear pink along with a friendly smile, and are willing to provide any assistance I might need. One of my daughters is a March of Dimes director, and many volunteers help her in the […]

Volunteering benefits everyone

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist What has between 700 and 800 heads, represents New Mexico’s civic leaders, has never been to Clovis before, and will be coming to town Aug. 12-14? The answer, should your curiosity be excited, is the New Mexico Municipal League. Your curiosity, or at least your civic pride, should indeed be […]

Education feature: Organization strives to help residents read

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clair Zarges pours hours into researching teaching methods and lesson plans for her student with the Curry County Literacy Council. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Reading is life to Clair Zarges. That is why she was stunned to learn one in four adults in Curry County struggle to read. […]

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 […]

In tribute: Dora woman remembered for school volunteering

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Hers was a well-known face in the town of Dora. Those who knew her describe a driven, dedicated woman who put the welfare of others before her own. Ella “Charlie” Carmichael, mother of four, made Dora her life. A Roosevelt County resident for about 65 years, she relocated from […]

Banquet honors more than 100 seniors for their service

By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor Some like volunteering with children. Others with the poor. Many with the elderly. Harold Burris teaches a driver’s safety course at Clovis Community College. He gets a kick out of some of the stories he’s heard, like the time an elderly lady told him she wouldn’t drive in a […]