United Way to start drive Thursday

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer United Way of Eastern New Mexico officials are hoping to raise 9 percent more than last year’s goal of $482,005, or $525,385. “It’s a reasonable goal,” Executive Director Erinn Burch said, “but I’d like to blow it out of the water.” The organization will celebrate its fall fund-raiser campaign […]

Legal battles difficult for veterans

By Tom Philpott: Military Update The Senate voted on Aug. 3 to allow paid attorneys, for the first time in over a century, to represent veterans in filing disability claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs. “It’s like inviting the wolf into the chicken house,” said retired Air Force Lt. Col. Charley Burch. Burch, 74, […]

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 family shares legacy of motherhood

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The five generations of the Burch family gather at the Laura Ridge nursing home. From left are Melva Jo Henry, Nellie Virginia Burch, Ridley JoMarie Timberlake, Dee Rae Timberlake and Coni Jo Lyman. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer A dash of self-worth and a healthy portion of respect, blended with […]

5/14 Artist of the month

Burch Wanda Burch has been selected as the artist of the month for May at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Her paintings are on display in May during regular library hours. According to Burch, her early life provided a stong foundation for her fine art career. She grew up on a farm west of Clovis, and […]

Resident crafts crosses

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Clusters of crosses adorn the walls of Cheryl Burch’s quaint Clovis home. Religious symbols crafted of wood, metal and terra cotta decorate a pale yellow wall in Burch’s inviting living room. They vary in size with some bearing elaborate ornamentation. A short walk across shining wood floors reveals more […]

Regional United Way allocations top $300,000

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer The United Way of Eastern New Mexico gave its largest allocations to the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico in Curry County and to the Shelter for Victims of Domestic Abuse in Roosevelt County. Funding for nonprofit programs in Curry County remained near 2005’s level, while Roosevelt County’s rose […]

Burch, Darrel

Darrel Wayne Burch, 63, of Lubbock, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006. He was born March 26, 1942, in Clovis to Johnny Edward Burch and Nora Miller. He married Viola Verona Coplen on June 15, 1985, in Lubbock, Texas. He was a member of Skyline Baptist Church and a licensed Baptist preacher. He attended school […]

Curry reaches United Way goal

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer The United Way of Eastern New Mexico surpassed its fund-raising goal in Curry County by almost 2 percent, though Roosevelt County fell short of its goal, Executive Director Erinn Burch said on Friday. Curry County residents pledged $419,166, Burch said, compared to a goal of $412,005 for the county. […]

Reporter’s notebook: United Way to wrap up campaign

United Way of Eastern New Mexico is looking to wrap up its annual campaign by Friday. Executive Director Erinn Burch said pledges total about 91 percent of the campaign’s goal of $482, 005. Burch said Curry County pledges total $388,141, about 94 percent of the $412,005 goal. Roosevelt County pledges total $48,579, about 69 percent […]