First person: Retiree keeps busy

kg2c4c-36caroleeggleton.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Carole Eggleton says she came to Clovis 30 years ago and loves the city for the warm, friendly, good people that live here. CNj staff Carole Eggleton, 76, stays active by swimming three days a week and volunteering with the Curry Resident Senior Meals and Meals on Wheels programs. She […]

Volunteers make annual dinner possible

kb0vbv-1128thanksgivingfeat.jpg

CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte Amber Lease, left, and Kevin Lamere, right, spent Thursday afternoon cleaning up after a Thanksgiving meal at the Lighthouse Mission kitchen. Lamere said he wanted to do something different on Thanksgiving so he called up the mission to volunteer. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Kevin Lamere, 27, said he […]

Senior meals program

City of Clovis, Senior Meals Program, needs volunteers to help deliver meals to homebound senior citizens. About three hours a day. 769-7908.

10-28 Club Notes

Alstrusa Altrusa International of Clovis met at noon Oct. 23 at Muffley’s Back Door for its regular business meeting. Special guests were Rhoda Struhs, district governor, and Ida Bender, district governor-elect. Members signed up to work Altrusa’s pumpkin patch and to deliver Meals on Wheels. After the minutes were read and the treasurer’s report was […]

School meal prices rising

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm told the school board at Tuesday’s meeting there would be an increase of 25 or 35 cents per meal depending on the amount of the district’s food bid in July. She said the last increase of 10 cents was in 2001. Citing higher transportation and food […]

Seniors in fix after storm

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer At the age of 84, Anna Corlington relies heavily on the hospitality of neighbors when winter weather hits. The longtime Clovis resident, who was widowed more than a decade ago, found herself housebound after more than 10 inches of snow covered the area. “I know my limitations,” Corlington said, […]

Thanksgiving takeout gaining popularity

1132730292-11-23-new-portales-turkey.jpg

Anita Ruelas, an assistant deli manager at Super Save in Portales, pulls a turkey out of the oven Tuesday night in preparation for Thanksgiving. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Brownies can be popped in the microwave and ready to eat in minutes. Salad comes in a bag, chopped, washed and […]

Reporter’s notebook: Altrusa chapter receives grant

Kathy Travis works daily to ensure hundreds of people across in New Mexico have a hot, nutritious meal. Travis is the president of Clovis chapter of Altrusa, a volunteer service organization that founded the food bank and Meals on Wheels. The Clovis chapter, which serves nine counties, recently received a $10,000 grant from ConAgra Foods. […]

Volunteers save day for nonprofits

By Michelle Seeber ‘Free’ labor helps agencies provide services to clients. April is Volunteer Month in Clovis and Curry County. In celebration of Volunteer Month, the Curry County United Way will honor a volunteer each day of April, said Erinn Burch, Curry County United Way executive director. On April 29, the United Way will hold […]

Life is a little easier with Clovis Meals on Wheels

By Eric Butler Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a series of United Way agency profiles scheduled for publication each Sunday, Wednesday and Friday through Nov. 21. Upon being released from the hospital after a recent stay, 70-year-old Joyce Noack of Clovis got a suggestion that might make her life a little easier. The […]