Advocates program looks out for children’s best interests in court system

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer To know that an abused or neglected child has an opportunity for a better life is why Beth Fisher volunteers for Court Appointed Special Advocates, a state program that looks out for the best interest of children as they move through the court system. “If I can make a […]

Curry County volunteers get ‘thank you’ from community

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ Staff writer National Volunteer Week honors those who help others Clovis has more than 50 volunteer organizations — 20 under the umbrella of United Way of Eastern New Mexico — and dozens of other church, social, sports and veterans clubs. As diverse as their causes and backgrounds, they all have one […]

For love and community

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George Lees and Millie Goslin’s relationship has flourished since meeting through AARP. The couple received the state’s AARP Andrus Award as a pair. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer It all started with a prescription drug forum in Portales. As liaison to the state office for the non-profit organization AARP, George […]

Sex scandal hits Buena Vista nursing home

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer A state-appointed volunteer, charged with reporting on the condition of Clovis’ Buena Vista nursing home, solicited sexual favors from nursing home employees, the nursing home’s owner has alleged. A state official said this week she did not know about the allegations, but said the volunteer’s reports played only […]

Hale, Helen

Helen Hale Services: Hve been held. Helen Hale, 86, of Portales, died Thursday, June 10, 2004, at Lubbock Healthcare Nursing Home. She was born on Feb. 25, 1918, in Red River County, Texas, to Mae Ola and Oco Norris. She was adopted by her aunt and her husband, Maggie and J. Coy Williams. She graduated […]

Banquet honors more than 100 seniors for their service

By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor Some like volunteering with children. Others with the poor. Many with the elderly. Harold Burris teaches a driver’s safety course at Clovis Community College. He gets a kick out of some of the stories he’s heard, like the time an elderly lady told him she wouldn’t drive in a […]

Clinical Pastoral Education could expand horizons

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Shirley Rollinson, a chaplain, talks about the Clinical Pastoral Education program at the nurses station at the medical unit Thursday at Plains Regional Medical Center. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer Plains Regional Medical Center is offering an intensive training program to assist local pastors in doing hospital ministry. […]

Volunteer of the Day — Gena Hankins

Curry County Volunteer Coalition is selecting a “Volunteer of the Day” throughout April. Today’s honoree: In 2003, Gena Hankins donated many hours with the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC). She is an active member of the LEPC Community Awareness committee, assists in the planning and organization of activities to ensure the public is prepared and […]

City of Clovis has volunteer vacancies

CNJ staff report The City of Clovis has the following volunteer board vacancies: Three vacancies exist with the Economic Development Tax Advisory Board, which makes recommendations to the Clovis City Commission regarding the disbursement of funds generated by the economic development tax. The vacancies include representatives from District 1, District 2 and from banking/finance. Vacancies […]

New Mexico mountie retires

Reporter’s Notebook Wayne “Dick” Higgs, 79, recently retired from the New Mexico Mounted Patrol after 30 years of volunteer service. He began volunteering for the Mounted Patrol in 1975 while employed by the State Highway Department. In the 1940s, the Mounted Patrol rode horses, but by the time Higgs began volunteering, he rode with the […]

Tax help ready for military

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Cannon Tax Center Director Myra Barnum helps Senior Airman Aaron Tibbits learn to help others with their tax returns. CNJ photo by Darrell Todd Maurina By Darrell Todd Maurina If taxes are troubling you, and you’re in the military or retired from the military, people at the Cannon Tax Center want to talk with you. […]

Recruiters gain ground despite war

Tom Philpott Military recruiting is weathering wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and an improving economy, with surprising strength, said Dr. Curtis Gilroy, the Defense Department’s director of recruiting policy. The 2003 recruiting year did have some disappointments. The active Army again recruited fewer high school graduates than needed to meet a standard quality target. The […]

Morrison, Roger

ROGER MORRISON Services: Have been held. Roger Lee Morrison, 52, of Clovis, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on March 31, 1951, in Logan, W. Va., to Burton and Reva C. Seacrist Morrison. He worked as a training systems technician for 20 years. He had worked […]

Local Briefs 10/21

County commission to consider loans The Curry County Commission will consider authorizing loans for two volunteer fire departments at its regular meeting today. The commission will consider a $102,000 loan agreement with the Field Volunteer Fire Department and a $175,000 loan agreement with the Broadview Volunteer Department. In other business, the commission will consider designating […]

Students help lift fall fog

Cheryl Cunningham Editor’s note: Cheryl Cunningham, 40, is a fifth-grade teacher at Cameo Elementary School in Clovis. Her diary will be published through Friday. Manic Monday always starts out with a few taps (or slams) of the snooze button. As fall approaches, the mornings seem more dark and damp as I feel my way to […]

CAFB volunteers build community ties through schools

By Darrell Todd Maurina The Clovis public school system receives extensive volunteer help from many parents and grandparents of students in the schools, but some of the volunteers come from a group that may not have any family connections to the community — airmen at Cannon Air Force Base. For 2nd Lt. Jay Edison of […]

School Board honors volunteer

CNJ Staff After 17 years of making drill team uniforms, attending dance competitions in far-off places and accomplishing sundry other non-paid tasks, Sharon Dorman was recognized for her volunteer efforts. But Dorman, awarded the Volunteer of the Year at a Tuesday Clovis School Board, said this acknowledgement merely put a cap on what she naturally […]