Dec. 20, 2006 Empty Stocking Fund: “Ms. B”

Today’s focus: “Ms. B” Household members: 7 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. B” is on a fixed income and is raising her grandchildren, but she doesn’t have much money. Holiday hopes: To give her grandchildren a good Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys pants sizes 31-by-32 and 2T. Boys shirt sizes L and 2T. Boys shoe sizes […]

CHS BOYS BASKETBALL: Clovis-Portales game postponed

CNJ staff The Clovis-Portales boys basketball game, scheduled for Tuesday night at Rock Staubus Gym, was postponed due to inclement weather. CHS athletic director Brian Stacy said a makeup date had not been set, but added that the game will likely be made up sometime in January. Clovis has two more home games scheduled this […]

People helping people

Today’s focus: “Ms. C” Household members: 8 Children: 6 Special circumstances: “Ms. C” is attending classes to earn her GED. She is not working because she wants to concentrate on her school work. She is studying hard to provide a better life for her children, including a daughter who is deaf, but she won’t have […]

Dec. 16, 2006 Empty Stocking Fund: “Ms. F”

Today’s focus: “Ms. F” Household members: 8 Children: 5 Special circumstances: “Ms. F” is raising her grandchildren. After paying rent and utilities, she has no money left for gifts. Her holiday hopes: For her grandchildren to smile and be happy like other children on Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt size medium. Boys pants size 6 […]

How two kids invented the game ‘42’

By Don McAlavy: Columnist Jim Craven, a friend of mine in Clovis, went to teach 42 to passengers on a cruise ship a while back, hired by the ship’s captain. Craven put in nearly 11 hours teaching that week and what a job it was, he said. The history of the game 42 began in […]

CHS BASKETBALL: Clovis set for busy weekend

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer With his team off to a 4-0 start, Clovis High boys basketball coach J.D. Isler said he’s less concerned about who the Wildcats are playing and more about fine-tuning their overall game. CHS boys and girls squads begin a busy weekend with a doubleheader today against Aztec at Rock […]

Dec. 14, 2006 Empty Stocking Fund Profile

Today’s focus: “Ms. S” Household members: 5 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. S’s” husband has been ill since January, but he has been unable to receive Social Security. The family is currently living off the SSI check received for their son, who was born with Down syndrome. Ms. S is unable to work because she […]

Dec. 13, 2006 Empty Stocking Fund: “Ms. G”

Today’s focus: “Ms. G” Household members: 6 Children: 4 Special circumstances: “Ms. G’s” husband recently lost his job and the family has no income. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have gifts for Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes large and medium (for two boys). Boys pants sizes 16, 6 to 7 and 5 […]

Dec. 12, 2006 Empty Stocking Fund: “Ms. M”

Today’s focus: “Ms. M” Household members: 5 Children: 4 Special circumstances: “Ms. M” is a single mother who is struggling to provide for her children. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have gifts for Christmas. Clothing needs: Girls shirt sizes 7 to 8 and 6. Girls pants size 7 to 8 and 6. Girls […]

CHS BOYS BASKETBALL: Cats cruise into tourney semifinals

CNJ staff ARTESIA — Senior guard Cody Thornsbury hit five 3-pointers for 15 points and the Clovis High boys basketball team cruised into the finals of the Artesia Invitational on Friday with a 63-44 victory over Roswell Goddard. Junior guards Jaden Isler and Bryce Hill added 12 and 11 points, respectively, for the Wildcats (2-0), […]

Empty stocking — Dec.9

CNJ staff Today’s focus: “Ms. M” Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. M” is a single mother whose only source of income is selling burritos. She can barely afford to provide the basics for her family. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have gifts for Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt size 8 […]

Dec. 8, 2006 Empty Stocking Fund: “Ms. A”

By CNJ staff Today’s focus: “Ms. A” Household members: 5 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. A’s” husband is working but the family is in debt. Her pregnant cousin is living with her while her husband is away working. She is having difficulty making ends meet. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have gifts for […]

Dec. 7, 2006 Empty Stocking Fund Profile

Today’s focus: “Ms. C” Household members: 6 Children: 5 Special circumstances: “Ms. C” has three children of her own. She recently lost her mother and has taken in two more children who were being raised by her mother. Ms. C has been laid off from work because she is under a doctor’s care for possible […]

Dec. 6, 2006 Empty Stocking Fund: “Ms. M”

Today’s focus: “Ms. M” Household members: 3 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. M” is a single mother who is trying to make her paycheck stretch. She receives little help from her child’s father because he was in a bad accident. Her holiday hopes: For her child to have presents on Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt […]

Dec. 5, 2006 Empty Stocking Fund: “Ms. B”

Today’s focus: “Ms. B” Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. B” is a single mother who can barely make ends meet financially. She and her family recently experienced an electrical fire and have been staying with friends and relatives. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a nice present. Clothing needs: Girls […]

Dec. 1, 2006 Empty Stocking Fund Profile

Today’s focus: “Ms. S” Household members: 5 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. S’s” husband recently underwent heart surgery and has had to cut back on his hours at work. “Ms. S” is employed part-time, but the family is behind on bills and will have no money for Christmas presents. Her holiday hopes: For her children […]

Nov. 30, 2006: Empty stocking fund

Household members: 4 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. P” is a single mother who works hard to make ends meet. She has no extra income for Christmas. Her holiday hopes: To have Christmas presents for her children. Clothing needs: Girls shirt size 12. Girls pant size 12. Girls shoe size 3. Boys shirt size 8 […]

Nov. 29, 2006 Empty Stocking Fund

By CNJ STAFF Today’s focus: “Ms. G” Household members: 7 Children: 5 Special circumstances: “Ms. G’s” husband has been ill and his work hours are reduced when the weather turns cold. Her holiday hopes: To have Christmas presents for her children. Clothing needs: Boys pants sizes 12-14, 6,4, and 12 month. Boys shirt sizes 12, […]

Nov. 26, 2006 Empty Stocking Fund Profile

Today’s focus: “Ms. C” Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. C” just left an abusive relationship. She took her children and the few belongings she could fit in her car. She is employed but having difficulty making ends meet. Her holiday hopes: To have Christmas presents for her children. Clothing needs: Boys pants […]

Nov. 25, 2006 Empty Stocking Fund Profile

CNJ Staff Today’s focus: “Ms. W” Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. W” just got custody of her grandchildren and times are a little hard right now for the family. Her holiday hopes: To have presents under the tree for her grandchildren. Clothing needs: Boys pants size 5, boys shirt size 5, boys […]