12-20 Empty stocking fund

Today’s focus: Ms. D Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. D” is unable to provide for all of her grandchildren and their mother is in jail. She has no other help. Her holiday hopes: For her grandchildren to have a wonderful holiday. Clothing needs: Boys pants sizes 12 regular. Boys shirts sizes 14 […]

Dec. 19 Empty Stocking Fund profile

Today’s focus: Ms. T Household members: 6 Children: 4 Special circumstances: “Ms. T” recently lost her home. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a wonderful Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys pants sizes 4T. Boys shirts sizes 4T. Boys shoe sizes 12. Girls pants sizes 16, 8, and 6. Girls shirts sizes 14-16, 8, and […]

Dec. 18 Empty Stocking Fund profile

Today’s focus: Ms. W Household members: 3 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. W” is a single mother. She is buying her first home and has a limited income. She won’t be able to afford any presents for her children. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have wonderful Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirts sizes 8. […]

Dec. 17 Empty Stocking Fund profile

Today’s focus: Mr. J Household members: 3 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Mr. J” is disabled and is unable to work. He is the sole provider for his family. His holiday hopes: For his children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirts size 24 months. Boys pants size 2T. Boys shoes size 8. Girls […]

Dec. 12 Empty Stocking Fund profile

Today’s focus: Ms. H Household members: 5 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. H’s” husband is ill. He has been hospitalized and transferred to both Lubbock and Dallas. She lost her job due to her being with her husband while he was in the hospital. They are struggling financially. Her holiday hopes: For her children to […]

Dec. 11 Empty Stocking Fund profile

Today’s focus: Ms. T Household members: 5 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. T” is the only one working in her household. Her husband had an accident and is now blind from one eye and will be out of work for several weeks. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: […]

Dec. 10 Empty Stocking Fund profile

Today’s focus: Ms. B Household members: 5 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. B” is a single parent and is unemployed. She and her family are struggling right now. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a wonderful holiday. Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes medium. Boys pants sizes 6-8. Boys shoe sizes 13 1/2. Girls […]

12-9 Empty stocking fund

Today’s focus: Ms. S Household members: 9 Children: 7 Special circumstances: “Ms. S” is in the middle of moving and won’t be able to afford any presents for her children. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes medium. Boys pants sizes 8. Boys shoe sizes 3. […]

Dec. 7, 2008 Empty Stocking Fund Profile

Today’s focus: Ms. D Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. D” is ill and has to travel out of town to see doctors. She doesn’t have much money left over to buy her children presents for Christmas. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes […]

Dec. 6, 2008 Empty Stocking Fund Profile

Freedom New Mexico Today’s focus: Ms. C Household members: 3 Children: 1 Special circumstances: “Ms. C” recently got married and is struggling. She knows they won’t be able to afford any groceries or presents for her child.

Dec. 5 Empty Stocking Fund Profile

Today’s focus: Ms. T Household members: 5 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. T” won’t have enough money to buy her children gifts. Her holiday hopes: To be able to put presents underneath their Christmas tree. Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes XL and 12. Boys pants sizes 38 and 12. Boys shoe sizes 9 and 2. […]

Nov. 30, 2008 Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s focus: Ms. S Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. S’s” is very ill and is struggling with money. Her holiday hopes: To give her kids a wonderful holiday. Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes 8. Boys pants sizes 7-8. Boys shoe sizes 1. Girls shirt sizes 3T and 24 months. Girls pants sizes […]

11/29 Empty stocking fund

Today’s focus: Ms. L Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: All three of “Ms. L’s” kids have their birthday in December. It’s hard for her to afford both birthday and Christmas presents. Her holiday hopes: To be able to give her kids birthday and Christmas presents. Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes 12 regular and […]

Local Briefs Sept. 5

PNT Staff Report Fletcher fund established A fund has been established at the Portales National Bank to benefit Dora School student Lance Fletcher, according to bank officials.Fletcher is receiving cancer treatments at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Cash or check donations can be made at either branch of the Portales National Bank: […]

Boot fund-raiser starts Thursday

PNT Staff Report The boot is back. The Portales Fire Department is starting its annual “Filling the Boot” fund-raiser. Starting today, members of the department will be on Avenue C at the intersections of First and Second Streets. The drive will run 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday. That time is the […]

County approves RGH sole provider funds

PNT Staff Report The Roosevelt County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday in their regular meeting, to approve the supplemental sole community fund request for Roosevelt General Hospital. Over $96,000 was approved, and with a federal match, the hospital will receive nearly $335,000 in mid-October to help with Medicaid, Medicare and indigent patients. “The federal […]

Senate passes bill that would fund Cannon child care center

Freedom New Mexico A supplemental spending package that would help to purchase 30 special operations aircraft and fund a construction project at Cannon Air Force Base cleared another hurdle, according to a news release from Sen. Pete Domenici’s office. The Senate passed a bill Thursday that includes the Air Force’s request for $8 million to […]

Applications accepted for United Way funds

Freedom New Mexico Applications for the Eastern New Mexico Combined Federal Campaign will be accepted through the April 15 at the Principal Combined Fund Organization’s offices at 215 N Main Street or via mail at P.O. Box 806 Clovis, NM 88101. The Combined Federal Campaign is the only authorized workplace charitable giving program at federal […]

1/9/08 Local Briefs

STAR sponsoring writing contest The teen group at the Portales Public Library, Some Teens Are Reading, is organizing a teen writing contest. Students in sixth through 12th grades are eligible and may submit original work in the following categories: Essay, Poetry, Short Fiction, and One-Act-Plays. Interested writers should contact Heather Christensen at the library for […]

12-25-07 Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s focus: Ms. T Household members: 7 Children: 5 Special circumstances: “Ms. T” relies on her husband’s income to pay the bills and feed the family. They are unable to afford presents for their five children. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have presents to open on Christmas. Clothing needs: Girls shirt sizes extra […]