Local Briefs March 23, 2008

Portales Public Library has spring break activities planned this week

The Portales Public Library has programs and activities planned for all ages during this week’s spring break from school. The following is a list of free, scheduled activities which are open to the public:

Tuesday — At 5 p.m., teens are invited to participate in a mini-book activity. Examples of these small books can be seen at the library.

Wednesday — Regularly scheduled Preschool Storytime will be at 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. This week’s reading will be about the wind and participants can make a fun whirling wind puppet.

Thursday — At 4:30 p.m., students in grades K-6 can come learn all about origami and learn to make several colorful animals.

Friday — Movie and popcorn at 2 p.m. The featured movie will be “Night at the Museum.”

Applications for Combined

Federal Campaigns accepted

From now until April 15, applications for the Eastern New Mexico Combined Federal Campaigns will be accepted at the PCFO’s offices at 215 N. Main Street in Clovis or via mail at P.O. Box 806, Clovis, NM, 88101, according to a news release.

The Combined Federal Campaign is the only authorized workplace charitable giving program at federal government offices and installations including: Cannon Air Force Base, the U.S. Post Office, Social Security Administration, USDA and Veteran’s Administration clinics in Curry and Roosevelt counties.

Organizations that are classified as 501s may qualify to be listed amongst the organizations eligible to receive federal donor’s charitable gifts. In many cases, organizations will qualify as an independent charity and not a federation. To learn more and down load an application, go to http://www.opm.gov/cfc/Charities/

If you are unsure about your organization, call 769-2103.

In 2007, area federal employees gave more than $82,000 to charities world-wide. Only approved charities that are listed in the official CFC brochure each year can receive donor funds.