Name: Adele Breech Residence: Portales Occupation: Retired teacher from Northport, New York Volunteer: Pink Ladies Why she does it: “I had friends who were Pink Ladies, and they enjoyed it so much,. This is a service I could do myself. I hope younger people will become involved.”
Name: Billie Reagan Residence: Portales Occupation: Retired elementary school teacher Volunteer: Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary Why she does it: “I was used to working every day. I don’t like to stay at home, so I volunteered to take sherbet and juice to the patients in the hospital. I’ve been doing this since 2001. I also […]
Name: Pat Wood Residence: Portales Occupation: Retired Volunteer: Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary Why she does it: “I really enjoy my job as gift shop coordinator for Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary,” Wood said. “I buy and display the merchandise for two gift shops, one at RGH and one at Heartland nursing home. All profits go to […]
Name: Margaret Coleman Residence: Portales Occupation: Owner of the Forever Pets pet store Volunteer: Horse supplier for therapeutic riding for children with disabilities Why she does it: “For the kids,” said Coleman. “I want children to feel they really need this. It stimulates them and encourages them to use their bodies for support. It strengthens […]
Name: Pat Dodson Residence: Portales Occupation: Bookkeeper at Combs Electric & Mechanical Volunteer: Clovis Special Olympics serving Roosevelt and Curry counties Why she does it: My son Garrett is an athlete with health problems. I care for all the athletes and I want them to continue to participate in Special Olympics in this area.
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 […]
Name: Milz Bickley Residence: Pep Occupation: Retired operations manager for Greyhound bus lines. Volunteer: Bickley volunteers with the Community Service Center, Roosevelt County Healthy Council and Regional Substance Abuse Treatment Initiative. Why he does it: Bickley believes we need to work to help our community be as well functioning as possible.
Name: Mark Dillard Residence: Portales Occupation: Florist at Joe’s Flower Volunteer work: Since 1983, Dillard has been calling the elderly and others in the community as a personal ministry. He sings with the First Baptist Church choir. Dillard has also volunteered at Heartland Continuing Care Center since 1985. Why he does it: Dillard says it’s […]
By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University FM News Director James “Jim” Lee received the New Mexico Volunteer of the Year award on April 16 for his work. The award was given to Lee for his efforts working with the Roosevelt County Teen Court program the past eight years. Lee said the […]
Name: Patrice Tompkins Residence: Portales Volunteer work: Tompkins is involved in the Portales Woman’s Club, Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, as a “Pink Lady” and teaches Sunday School at First United Methodist Church. Why she does it: Tompkins says she believes in giving back to show God’s love.
Name: Melveta B. Walker Residence: Portales Occupation: Director of Eastern New Mexico University Golden Library Volunteer work: Friends of Portales Public Library, Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity and the ENMU Foundation board. Why she does it: Walker believes she is fortunate to get an education at ENMU and wants to share the resources it […]
Frank Cole, nominated by Sistar Yancy of Christian Believers, is the Hospice of the Sandias volunteer of the month for April. He is an excellent example of not only how volunteers make a difference in the community but the personal benefits of volunteering. Out of work and his self-esteem low, Frank was referred to Chrisitan […]
Name: Noelle Bartl Occupation: Executive Director of the Eastern New Mexico University Foundation Background: Bartl was studied at ENMU and moved back to Portales from Wisconsin in June 2000 with her husband. Volunteer work: Bartl is active in Portales Rotary Club, where she volunteers in the community. Last year, she worked with Habitat for Humanity […]
Name: Marnee Stratton Residence: Portales Occupation: Licensed practical nurse Volunteer service: She went to Haiti and helped Haitians who didn’t have food and sheets. She also helped to deliver a baby there. Stratton also went to Mexico and brought food to those in need. Stratton volunteers in church nurseries to help to take care of […]
Name: Linda Uttaro Residence: Portales Occupation: Retired school administrator of Clark Co. School District (Las Vegas, Nev.) Volunteer work: Uttaro is engaged in several volunteer efforts. She joined the Roosevelt Hospital Auxiliary as a volunteer in the gift shop and assists in the distribution of commodities once a month at the Memorial Building. Also, Uttaro […]
Freedom New Mexico Name: Kathleen “Kathy” Salter Residence: Portales Occupation: Retired Eastern New Mexico University math professor Volunteer work: Salter works on buildings and serves as board of directors vice president for Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry Counties. She has been the treasurer of the University Friends of Music for close to 20 […]
Name: Stephen Doerr Residence: Portales Occupation: Attorney Volunteer work: He serves on the board of directors and a committee with Portales MainStreet, as well as helping with manual labor on the organization’s various projects. He is also on the board of the Eastern New Mexico University Foundation. Why he does it: “I like Portales MainStreet […]
By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer An Eastern New Mexico University art instructor has been recognized for his efforts to help others. Greg Senn has been named Volunteer of the Year as part of Goodwill Industries of New Mexico’s 2010 Edgar Awards in Human Services. “It kind of flabbergasts me,” said Senn, who teaches sculpture, […]
Residence: Portales Occupation: Retired Eastern New Mexico University math professor Volunteer work: He’s served with the Wesley Foundation at ENMU for 40 years, including time on the board of directors. He’s also tutored elementary-aged through college students at no charge; and served with Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry counties on the board of […]