Goodwill Industries offers employment programs

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Olga Sterling began working at Goodwill Industries of New Mexico in Clovis in November as part of the Senior Community Service Employment Program, which trains low-income seniors age 55 and older for employment, including computer skills. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer After going through an alcohol rehabilitation program, Harry […]

Richardson: Act despite budget crisis

By Kate Nash: The New Mexical If you mostly listened for the new projects and programs that Gov. Bill Richardson pitched to lawmakers in his State of the State speech Tuesday, you could have missed the part about the state’s money crisis. Richardson wants to build a “green grid” to harness solar and wind power. […]

Donations to Salvation Army programs increase

By Jenna DeWitt: CNJ staff writer Despite economic hard times, Clovis and Portales still gave generously to the Salvation Army’s three holiday programs, Red Kettles, Angel Tree and The Empty Stocking Fund. Monetary donations were up 16 percent, according to Salvation Army figures. The biggest increase was in kettle collections, which helped offset a 27-percent […]

Inmate educational programs temporarily halted

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Educational programs at the county jail have been suspended in light of the recent escape of eight inmates. Raymond Atchley, an education specialist who has worked with inmates at the Curry County Adult Detention Center for two years, agrees with the move as long as it is temporary. He […]

Library offering Mars nights

CNJ staff Mondays in September are Martian family nights at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. For the next four Mondays the library will conduct family-oriented programs about Mars. The programs start at 6:30 p.m. in the children’s craftroom and last about 45 minutes to an hour. Information: Krissie Carter at 769-7840.

Oasis’ summer program begins Saturday

Oasis State Park near Portales has started its summer programs and has something scheduled for each weekend through the summer.

Library uses grant to help English learners

By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer Clovis-Carver Public Library was awarded a $5,000 grant last week by the American Library Association to add or increase their literacy services to adult English language learners. The grant was funded by the Dollar General Foundation, and was awarded to 34 public libraries across the United States, according to […]

Walk will aid multiple sclerosis

By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico The second annual fundraiser for multiple sclerosis will be held Saturday at Clovis Community College. Proceeds will help with educational programs, financial support for patients with MS and research, said April Brownlee, walk coordinator for the Panhandle Division of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. She said more than 80 […]

USDA rural development to hold local workshop

USDA Rural Development to Host Workshops on the Section 9006 Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Program and the Value Added Producer Grant Program Albuquerque, NM – Ryan Gleason, New Mexico USDA Rural Development State Director announced today that the Agency will host workshops across the state to inform prospective applicants on the USDA Rural Development […]

State abstains from funds

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — State Health Secretary Dr. Alfredo Vigil says there has never been a consensus among the experts that abstinence-only sexual education works. That’s one reason the state has decided not to reapply for federal funding to bring such programs to New Mexico schools next year. “There has never been a […]