Empty Stocking program sees increase in children

Freedom New Mexico The number of children the Salvation Army is hoping to help has almost doubled this holiday season, according to Maj. Kevin Ray. Friday the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune will launch their annual Empty Stocking program in partnership with The Salvation Army. Every day until Christmas, a local family in need […]

Businesses feel pinch after loss of overpass

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Tommy Gonzales, a shop technician with Tijerina Trucking in Clovis, does some work on a semi Wednesday afternoon. Gonzales said it’s been a struggle getting to work and getting auto parts for the job since the Hull Street overpass was closed last year. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer With […]

Business feature: Reinvesting in downtown

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Jimmy Vela of Nick Griego & Sons Construction applies comfill to fresh concrete being poured Friday at the Main and Seventh Street construction site, where four new stores and parking lot are being built. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer In about six months, Charles Wade is hoping the empty […]

Empty but active

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Two homes have remained vacant since Clifford Webber was stabbed in his girlfriend’s home at 319 West 14th Street and discovered in the abandoned home at 317 West 14th Street on June 16. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The scene of a grisly stabbing where a victim’s body lay […]

Big Valley sells Clovis inventory

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Bender Chevrolet and Cadillac on Monday took over inventory from the Big Valley GMC Buick Pontiac. Bender Chevrolet and Cadillac co-owner Bryce Bender said the dealership will be called Bender GM World. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer There is a reason the Big Valley lot on Mabry is empty. […]

Structure fire being investigated

CNJ staff The Clovis Fire Department is investigating a fire in an empty house on Pile Street. The fire was called in about 9:25 p.m. Saturday for an empty building located at 1305 Pile, Chief Ike Burns said. Burns said arson is likely, and the case is under investigation. He added the fire was contained […]

Dec. 24 Empty Stocking Fund profile

Today’s focus: Ms. Q Household members: 6 Children: 4 Special circumstances: “Ms. Q” is unemployed and she is helping her sister out since her sister’s son just had a heart transplant. “Ms. Q’s” husband is the only one providing for the family. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: […]

Dec. 23 Empty Stocking Fund profile

Today’s focus: Ms. B Household members: 5 Children: 4 Special circumstances: “Ms. B” is unemployed. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirts sizes large. Boys pants sizes 10. Boys shoe sizes 1 1/2. Girls shirts sizes medium. Girls pants sizes 8. Girls shoe sizes 12. Toys list: […]

12-21 Empty stocking fund

Today’s focus: Ms. A Household members: 6 Children: 5 Special circumstances: “Ms. A” has three kids of her own and now she is taking care of her brother’s children which were in foster care. She is struggling to provide for all of them. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing […]

12-20 Empty stocking fund

Today’s focus: Ms. D Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. D” is unable to provide for all of her grandchildren and their mother is in jail. She has no other help. Her holiday hopes: For her grandchildren to have a wonderful holiday. Clothing needs: Boys pants sizes 12 regular. Boys shirts sizes 14 […]

Dec. 19 Empty Stocking Fund profile

Today’s focus: Ms. T Household members: 6 Children: 4 Special circumstances: “Ms. T” recently lost her home. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a wonderful Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys pants sizes 4T. Boys shirts sizes 4T. Boys shoe sizes 12. Girls pants sizes 16, 8, and 6. Girls shirts sizes 14-16, 8, and […]

Dec. 18 Empty Stocking Fund profile

Today’s focus: Ms. W Household members: 3 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. W” is a single mother. She is buying her first home and has a limited income. She won’t be able to afford any presents for her children. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have wonderful Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirts sizes 8. […]

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. 16, 2008 Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s focus: Ms. C Household members: 2 Children: 1 Special circumstances: “Ms. C” is unemployed and needs help. Her holiday hopes: For her child to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes 4. Boys pants sizes 4. Boys shoe sizes 8. Toys list: Elmo or any other toy. The Empty Stocking Fund is […]

Dec. 14, 2008 Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s focus: Ms. H Household members: 6 Children: 5 Special circumstances: “Ms. H” is a single mother and has five kids. She is struggling financially and needs some help. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes 7, 3T, 2T, and 24 months. Boys pants sizes 7, […]

12/13 Empty stocking

Today’s focus: Ms. DHousehold members: 3Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. D” lost her job.Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a good Christmas.Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes 3T. Boys pants sizes 3T. Boys shoe sizes 6. Girls shirt sizes 12 months. Girls pants sizes 12 months. Girls shoe sizes 3.Toys list: Cars, clothes, and […]

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 […]

Empty stocking — Dec. 9

Today’s focus: Ms. S Household members: 9 Children: 7 Special circumstances: “Ms. S” is in the middle of moving and won’t be able to afford any presents for her children. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes medium. Boys pants sizes 8. Boys shoe sizes 3. […]