Trophy elk donated to Elks Lodge

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Lash LaRue’s prize elk, propped in the corner of the Clovis-Portales Elks Lodge, will be officially donated to the lodge on Oct. 14. Benna Sayyed It only seems fitting that a trophy elk displaced by a fire at K-Bob’s two years ago has found a permanent home at the Clovis-Portales […]

Tiger cub donated to Clovis zoo

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Zoo Curator Mark Yannotti feeds Sooner, a 12-week-old tiger, who was donated to the Hillcrest Park Zoo from an Oklahoma exotic animal facility. Sharna Johnson When he wakes, he bounds to his feet and goes looking for his bottle, finding it quickly in the hands of his mother. After a […]

Drug-sniffing dog donated to Curry County

Jared Tucker Portales police are helping the Curry County Sheriff’s Office take a bite out of crime — they’re donating their only drug-sniffing dog. Portales Police Chief Jeff Gill told City Council members on Tuesday that his only certified canine officer has resigned to pursue his passion for ranching, and none of his other officers […]

United Way is Coming Up Short

Clovis ~ So far, $430,385 has been donated or pledged to United Way by individuals, business owners, and corporations. That’s 74% of the $580,000 community-wide goal and approximately $100,000 less than was raised in last year’s campaign. The standings for each county are as follows: • Curry County Goal — $500,000 • Roosevelt County Goal […]

June 26 Religion Digest

Knights of Columbus make donation The Knights of Columbus Council 4205 of Clovis donated $10,000 to Archbishop Michael Sheehan on June 2 in Albuquerque. Deputy Knight Antonio Gutierrez said the money was raised from twice-weekly bingo games from the past year. Gutierrez said the group donated the money to the archbishop to train new preachers. […]

United Way donation deadline near

Clovis ~ So far, $530,857 has been donated or pledged to United Way by individuals, business owners, and corporations. That’s 85% of the $627,000 community-wide goal and approximately $52,000 less than was raised in last year’s campaign.

Dec. 16, 2008 Business Digest

Xcel Energy donates more than $40K to charities The Xcel Energy Foundation donated $44,500 in grants to eight eastern and southeastern New Mexico nonprofit groups, according to an Xcel news release. The grants are part of a total $185,500 in grant funding given to nonprofit groups in the company’s New Mexico and Texas service area […]

He’s no ‘Big, bad John’

Entertainer Jimmy Dean and his wife Donna recently donated $1 million to Wayland Baptist University’s Second Century Campaign.

Rock ‘n’ roll museum plans complete

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Chamber of Commerce Marketing Director Liz Eisenbaun looks over one of the new additions to the Norman and Vi Petty Rock ‘N’ Roll Museum. The jacket was lent to the museum by George Tomsco of the Fireballs. It was the first jacket he wore on tour. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ […]

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 […]

Visitors get sneak peek at museum

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CNJ correspondent photo: Martha Hardwick Robin Isler of Clovis visits with Jochen Rehberg Jr., left, and his father, Jochen Rehberg Sr., at the Norman Petty Studio tour on Saturday. The Rehbergs came from Hannoves, Germany for the Clovis Music Festival. The museum is set to open next year. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer When […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Base donates furniture to center

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer MATT 25 HOPE CENTER Executive Director Steve Reshetar likened a recent donation to throwing a stone into a pond. The donation created a ripple effect. The ripple began when Reshetar received a phone call from Cannon Air Force Base personnel. Reshetar said furniture from 70 dorm rooms — including […]

Blood donors give and feel good

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Plains Regional Medical Center employee Diana Garcia-Romero, left, waits to donate blood as United Blood Services Donor/Care Specialists Teresa Lara, center, Belen Rodriguez, right, check Garcia-Romero’s veins. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Reclining in a chair with a needle tapped into his vein, Art Smith embodied altruism. He joined […]

Cannon raises record donations

CNJ staff Cannon Air Force Base personnel donated a record amount of money this year to a charitable fund for national and international non-profit groups, according to a release from the Eastern New Mexico Combined Federal Campaign. The Combined Federal Campaign is the only authorized annual fund that solicited federal employees for charitable organizations, the […]

Food bank donations exceed expectations

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Stacy Foster, 14, of Clovis, picks up a bag of cans Saturday in Clovis for the 2005 Holiday Canned Food Drive benefiting the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Clovis residents pulled everything from cereal to canned beans from their pantries Saturday for the Food […]

Letter carriers collecting food

Freedom Newspapers Area letter carriers will have a heavier load to pick up on their mail routes Saturday as part of the 13th annual National Food Drive. The National Association of Letter Carriers is working in conjunction with the U.S. Postal Service to collect non-perishable food items. Letter carriers are requesting the food items be […]

Center no longer dream

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Clovis Mayor David Lansford (right) celebrates with City Commissioner Juan Garza on Wednesday moments after the groundbreaking for the Clovis Civic Center on Seventh Street near Schepps Boulevard. (CNJ staff photo: Ryan Lengerich) By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer After about 50 years of planning and dreaming, a frosty winter Wednesday morning and a thick […]

Hartley House raises more than $9,000

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Rodney Porter gets a closer look at a painting along with his wife Patricia as the two look to bid on items in the silent auction Saturday at the 15th annual Hartley House Valentine Extravaganza at Cannon Air Force Base. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Michelle Seeber District Judge Ted Hartley applauded Saturday as […]

Service organization raises money by serving

CNJ Staff Local luminaries earned $1,341 for The Shelter For Victims of Domestic Violence Inc. last week in the second annual “Eat to Defeat Domestic Violence.” From 6 to 8 p.m. May 20, a number of well-known locals waited tables at Poor Boy’s Steak House on North Prince, then donated their tips to The Shelter. […]