Opinion: Gifts great, small all make difference

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer I was renting a movie a few weeks ago, and the clerk asked me, “Would you like to donate a dollar to the Muscular Dystrophy Association?” That evening, I agreed and the clerk told me to write my name on the card “so people will know what a sweetheart […]

Royse, Roma “Jean”

Roma “Jean” Royse, 75, of Clovis, died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born June 27, 1930, to Beauford A. and Eva Butler Bailey in North Hollywood, Calif. She married William J. Royse on April 8, 1950, in San Fernando Valley, Calif. She was retired from Farmer’s Insurance Group, where […]

Charity concert set for November

Jana Stanfield stretches her vocal chords not to win the attention of Nashville country music producers, but to raise money for charity. Country recording artists and Clovis native Jana Stanfield will perform in November at the Portales High School Auditorium. All proceeds will go to the Panhandle Muscular Dystrophy Association, according to concert coordinator Judy […]

Teams forming for Relay For Life

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Judith Matthews sews a label on a pink ribbon-themed quilt Saturday at her store in downtown Clovis. Matthews is donating the quilt to raise money for Relay For Life. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Teams are now forming for the Curry County American Cancer Relay For Life scheduled for […]

Train of principles has left the station

Walter E. Williams: CNJ columnist Charity to man’s fellow man is praiseworthy, and Americans are the most generous people on Earth. An article in Philanthropy magazine (November/December 2004) quoted American philanthropist Daniel Rose saying: “American private charitable contributions this year will exceed $200 billion, equal to about 10 percent of the total federal budget; … […]

Labourr, Fanny

Fanny Labourr Services: Have been held. Fanny “Penny” Weisman Labourr, 66, of Rochester, N.Y., died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004. She was born Feb. 6, 1938, in Rotterdam, Holland, to Toni and Walter Weisman. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her husband, Harvey J. Labourr; a son, Larry J. Labourr of Clovis; […]

Pennies add up for charity

Reporter’s Notebook Pennies do add up. Students in Clovis schools can verify that, having raised $7,253.76 in their first United Way Penny Drive. Every school in the Clovis district participated in the project, with Mesa Elementary leading the way by collecting $1,210, according to a news release from Curry County United Way. Sandia Elementary ($1,070.50) […]

Charity motorcycle tour makes pit stop in Texico

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Lance Meyers, 6, gets his racing dirtbike signed by NASCAR driver Jeff Green of Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday at the Texico Town and Country during the 10th-annual “Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America.” CNJ photo by Rick White. By Ryan Lengerich, CNJ STAFF WRITER Kyle Petty, other NASCAR drivers lead cycle ride for charity. TEXICO — […]

Cannon raises more than $100k for needy

CNJ STAFF REPORT Personnel at Cannon Air Force Base donated more than $100,000 to charity through this year’s Combined Federal Campaign, according to Master Sgt. Stephen Pederson, project officer for campaign. The donations are larger than received in recent years, officials said. Last year, Cannon met its goal for the first time since 1994. This […]

Caring for needy society’s duty, not government

Freedom Newspapers Each of the three major religions in this country, and no doubt many of the lesser-known religions, have within their doctrines a command for man to care for the poor and less fortunate among us. Historically, houses of worship also have been places where those in need could go for solace. However, in […]