Salvation Army donations down

by CNJ staff The local Salvation Army raised $37,464.22 with its Christmas projects this season, officials said on Sunday. The total is about $5,300 less than a year ago. Capt. Tammy Ray said the difference can be blamed largely on wintry weather. “We had three days last week where we couldn’t get out (with donation […]

Ringing up donations

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Salvation Army bell ringer David Garza helps Amber Wall, 6, place her donation in the kettle Tuesday evening at the Wal-Mart kettle station. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Sporting a red windbreaker jacket donning the Salvation Army logo, David Garza spent Tuesday working for the needy in Clovis. He stood […]

United Way making final push

CNJ staff Curry County United Way has hit 84 percent of its $392,500 goal this year, according to executive director Erinn Burch. United Way distributed a press release Friday to local media and donors showing that they still needed $70,000 to reach their communitywide goal. Since then, approximately $7,000 more in donations have been received, […]

Crossing the border for Christmas

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer As families rise with the sun to open their gifts Christmas morning, a group of Clovis young adults will be far from their families. And they won’t be opening presents — they’ll be giving them. The College and Careers Group at Sandia Baptist Church has started a missionary group […]

Making every penny count

Mike Linn With members of the Curry County United Way hoping to raise at least 9 percent above last year’s sum, this year’s success may depend on donations as small as a penny — literally. To help meet a $392,500 goal, Clovis schools Superintendent Neil Nuttall is spearheading a friendly competition among teachers and students […]

Salvation Army in need of donations to meet goal

By Darrell Todd Maurina Unless the Salvation Army receives a large amount of donations this morning, the organization won’t make its fundraising goals. Things are better than they were two weeks ago, however, according to Capt. Hector Diaz of the Clovis unit. On Dec. 13, the kettle collection fund had received only $13,000 toward its […]

Hitt, Lloyd A.

Lloyd A. Hitt Services: Have been held. Lloyd A. Hitt, 75, of Lubbock died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2003. He was born on Aug. 11, 1928, in Rogers to Hobert and Ione Hitt He graduated from Dora High School and served four years in the U.S. Air Force. He married Ethel Shearer on April 14, 1951. […]

Train still waiting for move across town

CNJ STAFF The Clovis Rotary Club has donated $1,000 to help move an historic steam locomotive to a new home, Clovis Depot Model Train Museum owner Phil Williams said Wednesday. The Rotary Club made the donation at its Nov. 6 meeting. Williams said he needs between $8,000 and $10,000 to move the Atcheson, Topeka and […]

Melrose preparing for celebration of a centennial

By Jack King A committee in Melrose is seeking donations and volunteers to help it beautify the village’s Baxter Memorial Park. In preparation for Melrose’s 100th anniversary celebration in August 2005, the committee is putting in new plants and flowers, and building benches, tree boxes and playground equipment. The Melrose Rotary Club has even donated […]

Fireworks fund needs more spark

By Janet Bresenham For nine years, Tom Martin and his wife Gail have been working to maintain a long-standing tradition in Clovis — the annual Fourth of July fireworks display. But Martin is quick to point out that his original year organizing the event he calls “Smoke on the Water” quickly put into proper perspective […]