The Eastern New Mexico News - Serving Clovis, Portales and the Surrounding Communities

Food director thanks contributors


November 3, 2012

The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico is celebrating the success of our most recent food drive "Stuff Nancy's Truck" in which communities donated over 8,000 pounds of food and more than $500.

Our food drive was also an opportunity to celebrate "Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico Day."

An event like this is only possible because of the support we receive throughout the communities we serve.

Thank you to Ray Sullivan for spearheading this campaign and his help throughout the 10 days we stuffed "Nancy's Truck."

Thank you to the United Way, one of our biggest partners, for their constant support.

Thank you to Mayor David Lansford and the city of Clovis for the declaration of Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico Day.

Thank you to the Clovis/ Curry and Roosevelt County Chambers of Commerce for their support and donations to our food drive.

We are most appreciative of the donors who made the purchase of Nancy's Truck possible.

A special thanks to Steve Lynch who helped us with the purchase of Nancy's Truck and also traveled all the way from Lubbock to be a part of our special day.

And, of course, a big thanks belongs to the many sponsors, hosts, volunteers and businesses who all gave of themselves to help ensure that we can continue feeding the hungry people of eastern New Mexico.

MelindaJoy Pattison

Executive director, Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico

Portales train depot sign incorrect

While visiting in Portales a few days ago, I read the new sign in front of the Post Office about the train station.

It is a very nice sign, but not entirely correct.

It states the depot closed when the final passenger train ran in 1965.

The depot remained open for freight customers until 1988.

In the book "Roosevelt County History and Heritage" printed in 1975, on page 51 it gives a list of the agents with me as the final one, from 1971 to present.

I was the station agent there from 1971 until the station did closed in 1988.

Doyle Miles



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