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 […]

Feb. 23 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael Beautiful days are here right now, but don’t go planting your garden just yet. Our farmers, however, are enjoying the moisture and are preparing for a good year of farming. New baby Johnny and Jennifer Inge are the parents of a new son. He has been named Gentry Taylor. He weighed 7 […]

Donation numbers drop for Salvation Army

Freedom Newspapers The local Salvation Army raised $37,464.22 with its Christmas projects this season, officials said on Sunday. The total is about $5,300 less than a year ago. Capt. Tammy Ray said the difference can be blamed largely on wintry weather. “We had three days last week where we couldn’t get out (with donation kettles) […]

Salvation Army at $25,000 so far

By Ryan Lengerich David Garza sported a red baseball cap and matching windbreaker jacket Tuesday, each donning the Salvation Army logo. He stood at Wal-Mart’s south entrance in Clovis, ringing the organization’s famous bell and collecting donations. He said he doesn’t count how much people give — he is happy with anything. “You feel good […]

Firefighters try to fill the boot

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By Tony Parra The Portales Firefighter department members are out in full force again this year with “Fill the Boot”, and people can see signs of of the fund-raising effort for muscular dystrophy and Jerry’s Kids across the city. “This is our only major fund-raiser of the year,” Portales Fire Marshall Mike Running said. “This […]

Aug. 29 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael The enrollment in the Dora School is growing as days pass. It sure is nice to see new faces in the cafeteria at noon and equally as nice to see all our returning familiar students. Fair Week You can sure tell it’s the week of our County Fair with so many students […]

Setting it straight

The PNT’s Wednesday edition listed the wrong phone number people should contact to make donations to the Portales Skate Park Organization. People interested in making donations can call 769-3237.

Furniture store raises money for breat cancer research

Tony Parra The First Annual “Sit On It To Win It” fund-raising competition raised a healthy ammount of money for the American Cancer Society for breast cancer research over the weekend. The fund-raising competition raised more than $6,700 for breast cancer research, according to Dorothy Nelson, American Cancer Society Community Development Manager for Eastern New […]

Firefighters stop traffic to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy Association

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Tony Parra Scorching heat did not stop the Portales Fire Department from trying to “Fill the Boot” on Tuesday. The department is placing firefighters along busy Portales intersections to collect money in an annual fund raiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Firefighters will be working in shifts from 1-5 p.m. today and Thursday at the […]