Dream Center needs donations

PNT Staff Report The Portales Dream Center is looking for donations of household items, furniture and clothes because its supply of these items is depleted.People can drop off items at the center, at 222 N. Main, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Saturday. To make other arrangments, call

Students collect phone cards

PNT Staff The Portales Schools Performing Arts Department is conducting its second annual Phone Card Drive for soldiers serving overseas. Members are collecting unused phone cards or donations to buy them to distribute to military personnel in Iraq or Afghanistan. Donation jars are to be available at winter performances. The concerts are free and at […]

Local Briefs, April 27, 2008

Bonem Home in need of supplies Bonem Home of Portales, a non-profit residential treatment center for children between the ages of 7 and 12, is seeking donations that will be used for renovations of the home and its property. At the top of its list of needs are home improvement supplies such as floor tiles […]

United Way distributes funds to non-profits

Freedom New Mexico The United Way of Eastern New Mexico distributed funds from its 2007-2008 fundraising campaign Friday during its annual meeting. The organization collected about $580,000 for Curry and Roosevelt counties. The money includes designated and undesignated donations, according to United Way director Erinn Burch. Designated funds were donations to a specific group, she […]

Religion Digest

Art donations, volunteers needed The Lighthouse Mission in Clovis is seeking donations from area residents of art prints, paintings, sculptures, antiques, homemade quilts and other artistic pieces, especially artwork created by local artists, for a silent art auction fundraiser to benefit the rescue mission’s ministry. Art donations should be taken to the Lighthouse Mission by […]

Spaghetti dinner planned

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will be having a Spaghetti Dinner from 5pm to 7:30pm. today at the Wesley Foundation South Avenue K and 14th Lane in Portales. Tickets are pre-sold and also available at the door. Price is $7 a ticket. All proceeds go to theatre students […]

12-14-07 Local brief

RSVP needs yarn donations The Retired Senior Volunteer Program is requesting yarn donations to crochet lap blankets for nursing homes. The yarn can be taken to the Community Services Center, 1100 Community Way in Portales, or can be picked up by arrangement with Monica Calamaco, RSVP director at 356-8576 Ext. 22.

Local organizations come together in effort to provide gifts

As Christmas approaches, local organizations are working to help families in need provide gifts for their children. The annual Empty Stocking Fund, a Salvation Army Christmas and Freedom New Mexico project, begins Friday. According to Capt. Tammy Ray, the Empty Stocking Fund provides families in need with toys, food and clothing. The program also works […]

Canned food sought

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer 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 the schools that will also help stock the food bank, said executive director Nancy Taylor. “This (Saturday’s) is the one […]

April 29, 1980

• Oasis State Park was growing with the addition of an enlarged artificial pond, shelters and additional trees that were being planted. • A 10 pound bag of potatoes were on sale at Thriftway for $.79 a bag. • The Portales Jaycees were collecting donations for an upcoming flea market they were sponsoring. Proceeds from the […]

March 31, 2007 Tornado Notebook

Tornado victims (with damaged or demolished homes) who are seeking assistance need to go to the Disaster Relief Center at the Curry County Fairgrounds 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. • The Salvation Army has begun to see a decline in volunteer support and in-kind donations. The long-term recovery phase needs support from the community in […]

Community reaches out to storm victims

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Standing watch at one of several entry points to the devastated area south of Clovis, Sgts. Danny Nunez and James Montgomery of the Clovis National Guard unit said they never expected to serve their community in a disaster like the one that struck Friday. Three hours into their duties, Nunez […]

United Way reaches fund-raising goal

Freedom Newspapers United Way of Eastern New Mexico surpassed its 2006-2007 campaign goal of $525,000, with donations and pledges totaling $525,955.48, officials announced Friday in a news release. During the final day, United Way received corporate and individual gifts and pledges that put the fund-raising effort over the top, the release said. Curry and Roosevelt […]

Bicycling for Buzard

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer When Andy Mason heard that former Eastern New Mexico University Zia head coach Dan Buzard required additional surgery to combat a brain tumor, he felt compelled to do something. So Mason solicited the help of ENMU senior Whitney Hobson and together, they hatched a plan. “I got an e-mail […]

Memorial fund established

By Freedom Newspapers Memorial funds have been established in Clovis for the Evans and Gilbert families. The family of Maj. Troy Gilbert: Donations may be dropped off at Bank of Clovis, 300 Main St., or the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune offices, 521 Pile St. in Clovis and 101 E. First in Portales. Donations […]

Annual Empty Stocking Fund drive kicks-off

Freedom Newspapers With Christmas a month away, shoppers are busy searching for the perfect gifts for loved ones. However, some parents are simply wondering how they will afford gifts at all. The Empty Stocking Fund, a Salvation Army Christmas and Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico project, is once again under way. According to Capt. Tammy […]

Salvation Army fund drive closes Dec. 31

FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS Local Salvation Army officials said they helped 958 children with Christmas gifts, food and clothing this year, compared to 723 a year ago. Capt. Tammy Ray said the local office, through Friday, had collected $5,277.27 in cash donations to the Empty Stocking Fund this Christmas season — about $9,000 less than was needed […]

United Way of Eastern New Mexico fulfills more than half of goal

Staff reports The United Way of Eastern New Mexico has fulfilled 62 percent of a $482,005 community-wide goal for its 2005 fund-raising campaign, according to the agency’s Executive Director Erinn Burch. Burch said she is confident the remaining funds will be procured. To date, $301,656 has been donated or pledged. The bulk of United Way […]

Portales residents continue to help victims

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Portales residents continue with efforts to help Hurricane Katrina victims, even as the need for cash donations become increasingly urgent. Some organizations have stopped accepting clothing and food donations because these items require manpower to separate and itemize, said to Chuck Haman, Portales city emergency management coordinator. Haman said he […]

Area fund-raising leaves family ‘overwhelmed’

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor DORA — When Kellie Bilbrey was getting the word out on a fund-raiser for her 3-year-old niece Hope Bilbrey, she tried to be realistic about the donations she and her family would receive. “We were hoping maybe we could get $20 each from the kids and get $2,000 or […]