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. 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. 13, 2007 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: About 4 a.m. Dec. 4 an officer responded to a home in the 100 block of Hinkle Street for a man with a knife. A woman said her boyfriend had gone crazy and threatened everyone in the house because […]

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. […]

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. 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 […]

Nov. 29, 2007 Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s focus: “Ms. V” Household members: 3 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. V” is a single mother. Her husband recently left and she has a low-income job. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a good Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt size L. Boys pants size 14-16. Boys shoe size 5. Girls shirt sizes […]

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 […]