Empty stocking fund: Mrs. B

• Today’s focus: Ms. B • Household members: 4 • Children: 3 • Special circumstance: Ms. B is a single mother who works full time and though she works hard to support her children, she has found it hard to provide her children with Christmas toys this year. • Her holiday hopes: To be able […]

Empty stocking fund: Mrs. R

Today’s focus: Mrs. R Household members: 5 Children: 4 Special circumstance: Mrs. R is helping to raise her grandchildren, because their parents are in jail. She works, but she does not make enough to give her grandchildren a nice Christmas. Her holiday hopes: To have a good Christmas with her grandchildren. Clothing needs: Girls’ pants […]

Empty stocking fund: Mrs. P

Today’s focus: Mrs. P Household members: 5 Children: 3 Special circumstance: Mrs. P’s husband has been out of a job for two months. Thankfully, he just found a job, but the hours are low since he just started. Her holiday hopes: To be able to one day help other people at Christmas. Clothing needs: Girls’ […]

Empty stocking fund: Mrs. H

• Today’s focus: Mrs. H • Household members: 8 • Children: 4 Special circumstance: Mrs. H and her husband have just moved to Clovis from Arizona. They are happy to be here. Mr. H has just started a new job and they are paying off debts from moving and saving to get a home of […]

Empty stocking fund: Ms. W

Today’s focus: Ms. W. Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstance: Ms. W is a single mother of three and she has polymyositis and fibromyalgia. She goes to the doctor a lot due to her illnesses. Ms. W would like to go back to school for physical therapy. Her holiday hopes: For her children to […]

Portales past: Nov. 20, 1961

Nov. 20, 1961: Portales News-Tribune: Gail McCormack, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar McCormack of Rogers, was singing in the second soprano section of the Meistersinger Chorus at Lubbock Christian College.

Portales past: Oct. 23, 1952

Oct. 23, 1952: The Portales Daily News: Portales’ two latest polio victims were both reported as somewhat improved, but still in serious condition. They are Dusty Bogard, 7-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Bogard, and Jerry McCarty, 8-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. F.M. McCarty.

Portales past: Sept. 30, 1055

Portales Daily News: Specialist Third Class Curtis O. English, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.O. English, Portales, graduated from the Seventh Army Non-Commissioned Officer Academy in Munich, Germany.

Portales past: Sept. 25, 1945

Portales Daily News: Staff Sgt. Lloyd D. Wharton, son of Mr. and Mrs. D.L. Wharton; Charles Parks, son of Mrs. Burma Parks; and Sgt. Winfred Grider, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Grider of Floyd, were on furlough from military duty in the European theater of the war.

Portales past: Sept. 18, 1945

Portales Daily News: Mr. and Mrs. Don Breech, N.T. Watson, W.E. Hensley and W.R. Tinsley of Yuma, Ariz., have just returned from Denver, where they attended a meeting to see the new 1946 Ford car.