Baskett golf tourney set for April 28

CNj staff The Hank Baskett III Tee’d Off About Child Abuse golf tournament is being held April 28 at Chaparral Country Club. The tournament benefits the Oasis Children’s Advocacy Center in Clovis. Baskett is entering his second year with the Philadelphia Eagles. Registration is 7 a.m. with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The entry fee […]

Fishing fishing day reel fun

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Oasis State Park Manager Jim Whary gathers attendees of the 16th Annual Kids Free Fishin’ Clinic on Saturday. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Ashley Lee: Freedom Newspapers How to fish was not the only thing children learned this weekend at the free fishing clinic at Oasis State Park. With 10 learning stations set up around […]

Oasis park viewed as “Exemplary”

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Oasis State Park in Portales was named the “Exemplary Park” of 2006 by the New Mexico State Parks Division, according to a state parks news release. Honored at an awards banquet in October, Oasis received the award based upon the park’s overall performance and commitment to providing a quality place […]

Oasis fund-raiser sold out

CNJ Staff A dinner and dance fund-raiser on Saturday to benefit Oasis Children’s Advocacy Center is already a great success, the sponsoring group’s president said. Tickets have sold out for the dinner, but there are still raffle tickets left, according to Randy Rhue, Clovis chapter president of the Blue Knights, which is hosting the event. […]

Fire restrictions continue at Oasis, five other parks

Freedom Newspapers SANTA FE — Though most of New Mexico’s 34 State Parks have lifted statewide fire restrictions, six State Parks will continue to enforce restrictions imposed by local or federal entities until further notice, according to a release from the state. Those parks are: Fenton Lake State Park (Jemez Springs), Navajo Lake State Park […]

Resident maintains oasis for victims

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Hank Baskett of Clovis explains the purpose of the Oasis Children’s Advocate Center, recognized by the 9th District Attorney’s Office for its work. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Hank Baskett, Oasis Children’s Advocacy Center director, believes God directed him down a path he could never have envisioned. He conducts forensic […]

More abuse reported in Curry County, state

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer One of the hardest tasks Sherel Whited faces as a social worker is making decisions she knows will change the lives of the parents and children. A social worker supervisor for the Children, Youth and Families Department in Curry County, it’s Whited’s job to initiate steps toward removing a […]

United Way gifts can help change lives in Clovis

Freedom Newspapers F rom July to October, 99 possible child abuse incidents were reported to Oasis Child Advocacy Center in Clovis, compared to 148 possible incidents the previous 12 months. If the trend continues, Oasis could see its caseload – most of which comes from Curry County – double in just one year. It is […]

Advocacy center driven by truth

By Eric Butler Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series of United Way agency profiles scheduled for publication each Sunday, Wednesday and Friday through Nov. 21. The Oasis Children’s Advocacy Center in Clovis is an organization driven by the needs of more than one arm of law enforcement to interview the same child. […]