Friday morning briefing: A house raising and our prehistoric history

Good morning and welcome to the Friday briefing. House help Construction skills are needed Saturday at the Habitat for Humanity work day. It’s 8 a.m. at 2100 W. Manana in Clovis. Volunteers need to help pour concrete, caulk and install floors. Lunch will be provided. Information: 359-1344. Step back in history You can learn about […]

Fundraiser aims to help Clovis family

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Alisa Boswell Funds from the third annual Oktober-Feast fundraiser will help build a new home for a Clovis family in a dire living situation, according to Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Joyce Davis. Davis said the next family on the Habitat for Humanity waiting list is sleeping on the floor at their current home because […]

Reader-submitted content: Habitat for Humanity volunteers break ground on new project

By Marge Rhode Last Thursday at 5:30 p.m., approximately 40 friends and neighbors joined the Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors, Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield and our newest prospective homeowner, Sonia Dunlap, to hold a short groundbreaking ceremony at 2100 West Manana Blvd. in Clovis. After a short opening prayer, Brumfield spoke regarding the need […]

Our people: Former ENMU math professor Vern Witten said his favorite smell is fresh baked bread

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Portales resident Vern Witten is the oldest of four and was milking cows and working in the field by the age of 10. He is an Army and Air Force veteran who served during World War II and the Korean War. After farming for a few years, he became a math teacher and taught at […]

Reader-submitted content: Habitat for Humanity receives computers

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Habitat for Humanity, founded in 1976, is a self-help, hand-up model that has resulted in rehabbed, repaired or new housing for more than 2 million people worldwide. Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry counties is part of this global effort. Since 1999, Habitat RCC has built, rehabbed or repaired 14 houses, and is currently […]

Habitat for Humanity meeting canceled

Freedom New Mexico The Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry Counties Inc. family support volunteer meeting scheduled for today in Portales has been canceled. The meeting is to be rescheduled for January. Information: 359-1344 or habitatrcc@yahoo.com.

Volunteer profile: Joe Parie

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Name: Joe Parie Residence: Portales Occupation: Retired Volunteer: Parie manages the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, is head of the Portales Outreach Program, which offers an annual community Thanksgiving dinner, and volunteers his time in Juarez, Mexico. Why he does it: “I’ve always heard you can’t give without receiving, and I find you get a whole […]

Volunteer profile: Joyce Davis

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Name: Joyce Davis Residence: Portales Occupation: Retired from Eastern New Mexico University. Volunteer: Retiring Habitat for Humanity executive director. Why she does it: “The reason is selfish because it provides opportunities. I’ve met many people … It is rewarding to be a part of making a difference in someone’s life … When we give keys […]

Habitat for Humanity seeks executive director

Freedom New Mexico Habitat for Humanity, which serves Curry and Roosevelt counties, is seeking a new executive director. Longtime director Joyce Davis has informed the board of directors she plans to step down from the role and remain on in a volunteer role, effected July 1. The executive director is the chief operating officer of […]

Habitat for Humanity hosts fundraiser dinner

PNT staff Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry Counties is holding a fundraising dinner with German food from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Portales. The menu is bratwurst, homemade sauerkraut, German potato salad, coleslaw, pinto beans, rolls, dessert, coffee and punch. Uncooked bratwurst will also be on […]

Getting to know: Volunteer has served 12 years with Habitat for Humanity

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Greg Senn has been volunteering with Habitat for Humanity since 1997, he estimates. For his day job, he teaches sculpture, jewelry making and design with the Eastern New Mexico University Art Department. Why do you work with Habitat? I believe people need to give back to the community, and this was a very rewarding way […]

Habitat for Humanity house vandalized, repaired

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Volunteers from Roosevelt and Curry counties gathered Saturday to raise hammers, drive nails and lay tile — again — repairing vandalism to one of Habit for Humanity’s completed homes in Portales. Eight adults and two children came to the aid of Wendy Turner, whose house was vandalized days before […]

Habitat for humanity seeking land

Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry Counties Inc. is seeking land for future homes, especially in Clovis. Habitat leaders would like donations but would consider reasonable prices, said Office Manager Marge Rhode. Contact: Habitat for Humanity office at 359-1344 or roosevelt_curry_h4h@yahoo.com or 620 W. First, Portales.

Editorial: Emissions cap will cost more than offer help

The Environmental Protection Agency soon will determine whether greenhouse gases endanger humanity and, if so, begin regulating their emission. We suspect it’s a foregone conclusion. President Barack Obama, in last week’s address to Congress, reiterated his campaign promise to impose greenhouse gas regulations that effectively would shut down coal-powered energy plants, conceding that “electricity rates […]

Local volunteer wins top chamber award

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer A longtime Habitat for Humanity volunteer received the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce’s top award for the year, and a local family won recognition for improving property. Joyce Davis, who is active in many service projects, was named the 2009 Workhorse of the Year at the Chamber’s annual banquet […]

Habitat for Humanity hosts work day

Freedom New Mexico Habitat for Humanity has scheduled a work day to hang drywall from 8 a.m. to midafternoon Saturday at 309 E. Kaywood in Portales. Breakfast and lunch are provided. Please RSVP so leaders can coordinate lunch. Information: Marge Rhode at roosevelt_curryh4h@yahoo.com

Local Briefs Nov. 7

PNT Staff Reports ‘Cash and carry’ sale planned Habitat for Humanity will hold a “cash and carry sale” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Bosco Hall, corner of Grand and Gamma in Clovis.The sale includes kitchen cabinets for $20, vanities for $30 and medicine cabinets for $20.Proceeds from the sale will help support […]

Oct. 17 Cannon Community

Volunteer opportunities: Habitat for Humanity — Work continues beginning at 8 a.m. to mid-afternoon Saturday at 309 E. Kaywood in Portales. Lunch will be provided. In addition volunteers are needed for the Peanut Festival and North Plains Mall booths as well as the ReStore location. Information: Marge Rhode at Habitat for Humanity at 356-1344 or […]

Habitat for Humanity ready to build seventh home

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor 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 […]

Events Calendar June 27, 2008

SaturdayHabitat for Humanity groundbreaking — 10 a.m., 300 block of East KaywoodENMU Regents meeting — 3 p.m., Regents Room at the ENMU Administration Building3rd annual Dairy Fest — 5-9 p.m., Curry County FairgroundsOasis State Park Interpretive series, Portales Fire Department — 7 p.m. group shelter TuesdayRoosevelt County Commission meeting — 9 a.m. commissioners roomPortales City […]