March 27, 2007 Tornado Notebook

• Curry County Crime Stoppers is requesting information leading to the arrest of the persons involved in a burglary of a Salvation Army Mobile Kitchen at 317 East 2nd St. in Clovis.
According to a Crime Stoppers news release, the incident occurred sometime between the hours of 11 p.m. Sunday night and 7 a.m. Monday morning
Stolen items include food, food warmers, silverware, a coffee maker and Cambro hot liquid. The estimated value of the stolen items is $1,200.
If you have any information about the person responsible for the theft of the tornado relief supplies, call 763-7000. Callers may remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.
• Curry County Sheriff Matt Murray said signs are being placed on
properties affected by the tornado. A condemned sign indicates the property is unsafe to enter and a vacate sign means the property is safe to enter to remove items but not safe to spend the night in. All residents will be asked to sign a waiver if they choose to enter their damaged property.
“We can only urge people to leave,” he said, “but we won’t kick you out.”
n Due to tornado damage, activities normally held at the Baxter Curren Senior Center located at 908 Hickory St. will be held at the Friendship Center at 901 W. 13th St. until further notice.
Exceptions to this will be the Thursday breakfast and Friday night dance.
These events cannot be scheduled until a large enough facility has been located.
Information: 769-7913.
• Triangle Ace Hardware is offering discounts on supplies to tornado victims.
Information: 763-3301.
• City of Clovis landfill disposal fees will be suspended until further notice to aid in the cleanup effort.
• First Community Bank has donated $5,000 to “Kick-Start the Recovery.”
The bank is challenging businesses and residents to donate to the tornado relief effort. Cash or check donations can be made online at or at the Salvation Army located at 301 E. 2nd St., the American Red Cross
at 108 W. 2nd St., or the United Way at 215 N. Main.
Information: 762-3801.
• The delivery of Social Security checks scheduled for April 1 and 3 has been halted in areas affected by Friday’s tornado, according to city of Clovis
The checks will be held at the post office on 21st Street.
• Anyone wishing to make donations is asked to contact the Salvation Army or the Red Cross
Needs: Money donations, boxes, tape, plastic sheeting, tarps, new socks, new underwear, flashlights, and batteries.
• The city of Clovis requests people not assisting with the clean up effort avoid affected areas during the clean up process.
Information: 769-7828.

Volunteers needed
• Anyone wishing to volunteer for the clean up and recovery efforts is requested to call the Salvation Army at 762-3801.
• Anyone who wishes to help in the city of Clovis tornado cleanup effort should report to Harry Wang, City of Clovis Public Works Director, at the Curry County Fairgrounds.
Wang will assign cleanup areas to avoid congestion in affected areas.

— Compiled by CNJ staff writer Tonya Fennell. She can be reached at 763-6991 or