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 […]

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. […]

Dec. 4 Empty Stocking profile

Today’s focus: Mr. B Household members: 2 Children: 1 Special circumstances: “Mr. B” lost his part time job and is struggling with money. His holiday hopes: To be able to get something for his son. Clothing needs: Boys shirt size 12-14. Boys pant size 8. Boys shoe size 4. Toy list: Cars or trucks. The […]

Dec. 3 Empty Stocking profile

Today’s focus: Ms. H Household members: 3 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. H” just moved here from Florida and she barely started working. She won’t be able to afford presents for her children. Her holiday hopes: To be able to get her children presents for Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt size 5T and men’s size […]

County profile: County clerk has Portales roots

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Editor’s note: The PNT is running periodic profiles on city and county workers. Janet Collins of Portales has worked at the Roosevelt County Clerk’s office for 16 years. She is running unopposed in her re-election bid for county clerk in the Nov. 4 election. Just a hometown gal: Collins has spent her entire life as […]