Volunteers make annual dinner possible

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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 […]

Sept. 11, 2008 Education Digest

CHS Symphony Band selected as Honor Band The Clovis High School Symphony Band was selected by audition as the New Mexico Music Educators Association Honor Band for the sixth year in a row. The decision was announced at the NMMEA state summer meeting the weekend of July 18. The symphony band, directed by Bill Alfred, […]

Habitat needs volunteers for latest house

Freedom New Mexico Habitat for Humanity of Eastern New Mexico is ready to begin work on its seventh home with a work day Saturday. According to Executive Director Joyce Davis volunteers will gather at 8 a.m. Saturday at the home site at 313 E. Kaywood in Portales to remove trees and prepare the site for […]

Inspiring inmates

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Williams Jimmy Joe Robinson, a member of Faith Christian Family Church, tells an anecdote to Curry County Adult Detention Center inmates during a religious service held at the center Wednesday evening. Terry Craft, also of Faith Christian, attends. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer Many volunteers and missionaries travel around the […]

Volunteers find unmarked graves in Texico cemetery

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Long-time friends Marcia Leavell, left, and Margie Crooks became involved with Texico’s cemetery after attending Crooks’ father-in-law’s funeral and being embarrassed by the tall weeds that covered the headstones. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Marcia Leavell and longtime friend Margie Crooks attended Crooks’ father-in-law’s funeral at the Texico cemetery […]

Area Methodists feed students’ souls, stomachs

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Freedom New Mexico: Janet Bresenham Marynell Urban, from left, and Mary Forester from First United Methodist Church in Clovis serve homemade chicken, rice and green beans Wednesday to Eastern New Mexico University students Patrick Newman, center, and Michael McCord. By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico For 20-year-old Liang Qing, who came to Portales from the […]

MDA seeks summer camp volunteers

The Muscular Dystrophy Association needs summer camp volunteer counselors to assist young people with neuromuscular diseases. Volunteer applicants must be male, at least 16 years old and able to lift and care for a young person between ages 6 and 21. Volunteers will help campers with daily activities and assist with recreational activities. The MDA […]

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army can use volunteers once a month to help distribute commodities to senior citizens. Volunteers also are needed to sort donations and to stock the thrift store. Information: 762-3801

Volunteer opportunity: Foster grandparents

Foster grandparents are needed to help children in the public schools. Volunteers must complete a background check and have a physical examination, as well as some training. “It’s well worth the time if you enjoy helping children,” said Judy Casady, secretary for the program. Information: 763-6009

Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico

The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico needs volunteers to sort canned goods, label and pack boxes; for office help and clerical work; and for warehouse work. The food bank provides wholesome, nutritious foods to agencies that feed or provide food to the ill, infants and elderly that are at 80 percent or below low […]

Tax help volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed to help provide free tax help for simple returns to low and moderate income families and for senior citizens. Volunteers must want to learn about tax filing and be willing to work at least 20 hours per week from February through April. Volunteers will be trained and certified in January. Tax help […]

New Mexico Citizen Review Board

New Mexico Citizen Review Board – Volunteers needed for case reveiws of abused and neglected children. Debbie Stoner, 576-2950 or 866-857-2976.

United Way of Eastern New Mexico

The United Way of Eastern New Mexico United is seeking 70-plus volunteers to hear presentations, review applications and decide how to distribute United Way donor funds. United Way Executive Director Erinn Burch said the process increases accountability to United Way donors by requiring non-profits to define how donor funds will be spent and how the […]

Local Roundup: United Way seeks funding volunteers

CNJ staff The United Way of Eastern New Mexico United is seeking 70-plus volunteers to hear presentations, review applications and decide how to distribute United Way donor funds. United Way Executive Director Erinn Burch said the process increases accountability to United Way donors by requiring non-profits to define how donor funds will be spent and […]

American Red Cross

Zia Service Center of the American Red Cross needs volunteers for its disaster action team (training provided), office/administrative volunteers, and health and safety volunteers (training provided). Nicole Thompson, 763-4129 or thompsonn@usa.redcross.org

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.

Clovis Pride

Clovis Pride seeks volunteers to help enhance and improve the city through beautification and other projects. Claire Burroughes, 763-9653.

Curry County Literacy Council

Curry County Literacy Council provides free literacy tutoring to any adult in Curry County. Volunteers from all walks of life are welcome. Contact: Nancy Blake Clarke, 769-4096; www.clovis.edu/students/centerforstudentsuccess/cclc/volunteers.asp

Volunteers sought at Oasis State Park

Volunteers are needed to start replacing the rip rap rock along the east side of the pond at Oasis State Park. Volunteers can work from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. while park staff is present, according to a news release. The help will expedite the renovation project which has been under way for several months […]

Food drive planned for Saturday

By Casey Peacock: Freedom New Mexico Volunteers with the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico will be out Saturday in Portales and Clovis collecting canned food and non-perishable items. Another drive will be held within schools that will also help stock the food bank, said executive director Nancy Taylor. “This (Saturday’s) is the one that […]