Volunteer profile: Milz Bickley

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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.

Volunteers

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 […]

Service group seeks work

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Volunteers from Eastern New Mexico University are looking for work. Eastern In Action Director Robyn Pease said the Eastern in Action service group is looking for small and large opportunities to help people April 17 in the Portales city limits. “We have 148 students, faculty and staff willing to […]

Volunteers: Vern Witten

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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 […]

Volunteers passing out blankets Monday

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Community Service Center volunteers will be distributing afghan blankets Monday during Martin Luther King Jr. Day festivities in Portales. Center volunteers have been crocheting lap blankets year-round, which are distributed to individuals who are homebound or in nursing homes, said Phyllis Roybal, Retired Seniors Volunteer Program director at the […]

Free lunch fills volunteers with holiday cheer

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Volunteers helping with a free Christmas dinner Friday at El Rancho Restaurant say the opportunity to help the community is more than enough reward. Eva McAfoos has been serving the Portales community for five years at the annual free dinner hosted by the Garcia family. “I used to work […]

AARP seeks tax volunteers

Freedom New Mexico AARP is seeking volunteers statewide to help others with their income taxes. All volunteers are trained in basic tax law and tax forms as well as how to use computers and software. Volunteers use their knowledge, along with computers and software provided to prepare tax returns for others. Volunteers are asked to […]

Group reaches out with holiday dinners

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer People made their way over to the Memorial Building on Thursday for the Community Thanksgiving Dinner. They had their choice of dining in or getting a meal to go. Portales Community Outreach organizer Elvia Garcia said 18 volunteers were making deliveries, with each carrying no less than 10 meals […]

Volunteers sought for city-wide clean up

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Portales is looking for organizations and the community to help clean up the city in the annual Trek for Trash. While city crews will be part of the event, officials said Tuesday they are concerned they may be short of volunteers. The event starts 1 p.m. Saturday. “I haven’t […]

Workday scheduled to repair Habitat house

PNT staff Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry counties has scheduled a volunteer workday today to repair recent vandalism to the newest Habitat house. The workday is set for 8 a.m. until midafternoon, with lunch provided about 11:30 a.m., at 309 E. Kaywood Street. Volunteers will continue repairing vandalized appliances and water damage, as […]