Kite Karnival set for Saturday

Courtesy photo The fifth annual Kite Karnival will feature a variety of colorful static kites and flying kites, along with many family activities Kites of all shapes, sizes and colors will take to the skies near Cannon this weekend for the 5th Annual Kite Karnival. To celebrate April as National Kite Month, the Kite Karnival […]

Jan. 2 Shopping with Tonya

Yankee candles make great gifts. Decription: Jar candles that come in a variety of sizes and scents including aloe vera and fresh linen. Cost: $22.99 for a 20 ounce jar candle. Where to purchase: Numerous stores in Clovis and Portales and at www.yankeecandle.com. Who would enjoy this gift: Anyone who enjoyes a scented office or […]

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. 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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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. 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: […]

Dec. 1, 2007 Empty Stocking Fund profile

Freedom New Mexico Today’s focus: “Ms. I” Household members: 6 Children: 4 Special circumstances: “Ms. I’s” family has fallen on hard times. They recently moved from California and their house has needed major repairs. Her husband is unemployed because he is undergoing therapy for mental health problems. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have […]

Nov. 30, 2007 Empty stocking fund

Today’s focus: “Ms. A” Household members: 6 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. A’s” hours at work are too short to cover Christmas expenses. Her husband’s paycheck is used toward other bills. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have gifts under the tree at Christmas. Clothing needs: Girls shirt sizes juniors 10-12, 14-16 and 16-18. […]

Nov. 28, 2007 Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s focus: “Ms. C” Household members: 6 Children: 5 Special circumstances: “Ms. C” is a single mother who is raising her three children. She is also raising her niece and nephew because their mother is incarcerated. She has been unable to work due to an illness. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a […]

Texting yourself costs twice as much

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer I was out of town on business, and it was dinnertime. Being dinnertime, I was hungry, so much so that driving home on an empty stomach was no option. I knew people in this city, but chose to go it alone for two reasons. First, time is money, and […]

Dec. 23, 2006 Empty Stocking Fund: “Ms. R”

Today’s focus: “Ms. R” Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. R” is a single mother and has a limited income. She won’t have any extra money for Christmas. Holiday hopes: To have presents for her children. Clothing needs: Boys pants sizes 12, 4T and 18 months. Boys shirt sizes large, 4T and 18 […]

Dec. 21 2006 Empty Stocking Fund: “Ms. A”

Today’s focus: “Ms. A” Household members: 5 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. As” family has just moved to Clovis. Her husband has yet to find employment. They have filed for assistance but have not received state or federal assistance yet. The family has been living in their car because they have been unable to find […]

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 […]

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. 17, 2006 Empty Stocking Fund Profile

Today’s focus: “Ms. B” Household members: 3 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. B” has a physical disability and is not able to work. She relies on Social Security and SSI. She is a single parent of two young girls. Her holiday hopes: She hopes she can give her daughters a good Christmas and is appreciative […]