United Way sets bar higher

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte United Way Executive Director Erinn Burch said 115 people attended the block party that kicked off the group’s 2007-2008 fund-raising campaign. Last year about 60 people attended. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The United Way of Eastern New Mexico kicked off its 2007-2008 fund-raising campaign Thursday with a block […]

In Tribute: Teacher left mark on peers, students

By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer By the time Sylvia Burgett retired as a teacher, she’d taught students in kindergarten through high school for more than 40 years around the world, including more than 18 years in Texico. Burgett died July 12 at 89. Born and raised in Grady, she graduated in a class of […]

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 […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Hobbs students show true colors

Jean Verlich: CNJ New Editor WHEN THEY HEARD ABOUT the destruction from the March 23 tornado suffered by residents of their arch-rival Clovis, Hobbs students put aside their competitive spirit to help. Jars wrapped with ribbons in Clovis’ purple school color were set out to collect “Coins for Clovis” in Hobbs schools. HOBBS MUNICIPAL SCHOOLS […]

Several seek refuge at shelter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Standing watch at one of several entry points to the devastated area south of Clovis, Sgts. Danny Nunez and James Montgomery of the Clovis National Guard unit said they never expected to serve their community in a disaster like the one that struck Friday. Three hours into their duties, […]

United Way approves allocations

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The United Way of Eastern New Mexico announced during its Friday meeting what many board members call a process even harder than soliciting donations from Curry and Roosevelt counties — distributing those donations to area programs operated by nonprofit agencies. The board discussed at the Memorial Building in Portales […]

December 2006 Business Licenses

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in December: • Link Enterprizes Type: Internet Wholesale Owner: Gary Skinner and Beverly Gowing Location: 2916 Harrison Ave. • Lambda Theta Phi Type: Nursery/garden center Owner: Diego Espinoza Location: Seventh and Prince • Philos Media Corp Type: Consultant Owner: Brian Cook Location: 4013 Eagle […]

United Way seeks volunteers

By CNJ Staff The United Way of Eastern New Mexico is seeking volunteers to serve on a fund distribution panel. The panel will be responsible for reviewing applications submitted by area programs and recommending funding levels, according to Executive Director Erinn Burch, according to Executive Director Erinn Burch. “We (United Way) need people to help […]

United Way ahead of 2005 fund-raising

CNJ Staff United Way of Eastern New Mexico is outdoing itself this year, outperforming last year’s fund-raising drive with a little less than a month to go, according to Executive Director Erinn Burch. Sitting at approximately 59 percent of the goal, Burch said $310,237 had been raised as of Wednesday. This year’s goal for Curry […]

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 […]