Soldier’s family seeks answers

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Courtesy photo Army National Guard Sergeant Benjamin Griego was found dead in his quarters July 13 at White Sands Missile Range in Alamogordo. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer As Benjamin Griego’s family braces themselves for their first Christmas without him, they are filled with unanswered questions and frustration about his death. The Army National […]

Dec. 23, 2007 Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s focus: Ms. P Household members: 3 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. P” is not earning enough money to buy Christmas presents. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a good Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt size 2T. Boys pants size 2T. Boys shoe size 7. Girls shirt size 4T. Girls pants size 4T. […]

12-22 Empty stocking fund

Today’s focus: Ms. B Household members: 5 Children: 4 Special circumstances: “Ms. B’s” husband is not living with her right now and her income is limited. She can’t afford presents for her children. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes 5 and 8 to 10. Boys […]

Dec. 21, 2007 Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s focus: Ms. M Household members: 2 Children: 1 Special circumstances: “Ms. M” needs help this year because she is a single mother and currently unemployed. Her holiday hopes: For her son to have a happy first Christmas. Clothing needs: Infants shirt size 6-9 months. Infants pants size 6-9 months. Infants shoe size 2. Toys […]

Dec. 20, 2007 Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s focus: Ms. E Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. E” is a single mother who lost her job because she couldn’t find a baby-sitter. She has been unable to find a new job. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a nice Christmas. Clothing needs: Girls shirt sizes 4T (for two […]

Dec. 19, 2007 Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s focus: Ms. P Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. P” is raising her grandchildren and has no money for Christmas presents. Her holiday hopes: For her grandchildren to have toys at Christmas. Clothing needs: Girls shirt sizes 12 (for two girls). Girls pants sizes 12 (for two girls). Girls shoe sizes 5 […]

Dec. 18, 2007 Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s focus: Ms. G Household members: 10 Children: 8 Special circumstances: “Ms. G” will not be able to afford presents this year because her income is used towards bills. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a nice Christmas. Clothing needs: Girls shirt sizes 14, medium and 3T. Girls pants sizes 1, 5 and […]

12-15-07 Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s focus: Ms. B Household members: 2 Children: 1 Special circumstances: “Ms. B’s” income is barely enough to cover necessities. Her holiday hopes: For her child to have a good Christmas. Clothing needs: Girls shirt size 12. Girls pants size 12. Girls shoe size 2 1/2. Toys list: Scooter. The Empty Stocking Fund is a […]

Dec. 14, 2007 Empty Stocking

Today’s focus: Ms. A Household members: 7 Children: 5 Special circumstances: “Ms. A” has fallen behind on her bills because she has had to take out loans to help her sick mother-in-law in Mexico. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have presents for Christmas. Clothing needs: Girls shirt size 24 month. Girls pants size […]

Dec. 13, 2007 Empty Stocking

Today’s focus: Ms. T Household members: 7 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. T” needs help this year because her husband has been unable work after being hurt. The family is left with little money after paying rent and utilities. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a good Christmas. Clothing needs: Girls shirt size […]

Dec. 12, 2007 Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s focus: “Ms. B” Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. B” is a single mother. She is struggling financially because she just found a job and a place to live. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a nice Christmas in their own home. Clothing needs: Girls shirt size 4T or 5T. […]

Dec. 11, 2007 Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s focus: “Ms. R” Household members: 4 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. R’s” spouse died this year and she is having a hard time making ends meet. Her sister and niece also live with her. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a nice Christmas. Clothing needs: Girls shirt size 24 month. Girls pants […]

12-9-07 Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s focus: “Ms. E” Household members: 9 Children: 4 Special circumstances: “Ms. E” has her daughter, sons and grandchildren living with her. She needs help buying Christmas presents. Her holiday hopes: For her grandchildren to have presents for Christmas. Clothing needs: Girls shirt sizes 3T and 24 month. Girls pants sizes 3T and 24 month. […]

12-8-07 Empty stocking fund

Today’s focus: “Ms. L” Household members: 5 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. L’s” bills amount to too much to provide a good Christmas for her children. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have gifts under the tree at Christmas. Clothing needs: Girls shirt size 6T. Girls pants size 6T. Boys shirt size 6T. Boys […]

Dec. 7 Empty stocking fund

Today’s focus: “Mr. P” Household members: 4 Children: 1 Special circumstances: “Mr. P” is a single father who was just awarded custody of his child. His holiday hopes: For his child to have have a nice Christmas. Clothing needs: Girls clothing size 10/12. Girls shoe size 3. Toys list: Sponge Bob The Empty Stocking Fund […]

Army recruiting standards drop to meet goals

By Freedom New Mexico The United States Army is proud it has met its goals in the first month of its five-year recruiting plan. But the remaining 59-month effort to find 65,000 new soldiers might not be going as well as Army officials would like the public to believe. The Boston Globe reported last week […]

Dec. 6, 2007 Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s focus: “Ms. M” Household members: 6 Children: 5 Special circumstances: “Ms. M” is unable to work because she is going to have open heart surgery. She is unable to pay her basic bills. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a nice Christmas. Clothing needs: Girls shirt sizes 12 and 8. Girls pants […]

Dec. 5, 2007 Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s focus: “Ms. S” Household members: 2 Children: 1 Special circumstances: “Ms. S” recently lost her job when the business was shut down. She has been unable to find a new job. She is doing what she can to keep her utilities on. Her holiday hopes: For her child to have a nice Christmas. Clothing […]

Dec. 4, 2007 Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s focus: “Ms. V” Household members: 2 Children: 1 Special circumstances: “Ms. V” recently escaped an abusive situation. Her holiday hopes: For her child to have a nice present for Christmas. Clothing needs: Girls shirt size 2X. Girls pants size 18. Girls shoe size 10. Toys list: Battery operated lowrider car. The Empty Stocking Fund […]

Dec. 2, 2007 Empty Stocking Fund profile

Today’s focus: “Ms. H” Household members: 4 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. H” is a single mother who recently moved to Clovis from Pennsylvania. She has been unable to work and is living with her mother. She has no money for Christmas. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have gifts at Christmas. Clothing needs: […]