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. 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. 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 […]

Nov. 27, 2007 Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s focus: “Ms. M” Household members: Two Children: One Special circumstances: “Ms. M” is unemployed and struggling to make it from month to month. Her holiday hopes: To give her son a happy first Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt size 6-9 months. Boys pant size 6-9 months. Boys shoe size child’s 2. Toys list: Push-and-go […]

Nov. 25 Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s focus: “Ms. W” Household members: Seven Children: Six Special circumstances: “Ms. W” is out of work for medical reasons and is trying to support six children. Her holiday hopes: For her child to have presents on Christmas. Clothing needs: Girls shirt size small. Girls pants size 6-slim. Girls shoe size 1 1/2. Toys list: […]

Nov. 24, 2007 Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s focus: “Ms. P” Household members: 3 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. P” is raising her grandchildren and wants to be able to give them something nice for Christmas. Her holiday hopes: For her grandchildren to have presents on Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt size medium. Boys pants size 10. Boys shoe size 2. Girls […]

Education Digest: ENMU granted technology funds

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Eastern New Mexico University will receive funding for upgrading its technology, according to a news release from the office of Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M. The Senate passed a spending measure that includes $1 million for ENMU, which it would use to buy new computers and equipment for a foreign […]

Oct. 4, 1933

The Clovis Evening News-Journal reported the New York Giants took the opener of the World Series against the Washington Senators. … Diamond brooches ranging in price from $30 to $15 could be purchased at May Bros. Jewelry at 320 Main St. … The Clovis Evening News-Journal invited Clovis baseball fans to join them at their […]

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 […]

Couple finds love at college, graduates together

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers John and Betty Ellis ironically met in a marriage and family class at Eastern New Mexico University in 1986. They had differing views on marriage, yet they tied the knot and put their education on hold. Twenty years later, following careers in restaurant management and the birth of their two […]

Empty stocking — Dec. 3

CNJ staff Today’s focus: “Ms. D” Household members: 4 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. D” has lupus and the family travels to Lubbock frequently for her to receive care. Her holiday hopes: To have nice presents for the children. Clothing needs: Boys shirt size 8. Boys pants size 6 to 7. Shoe size men’s 1. […]

Clovis seeded fourth in delayed 5A pairings

CNJ staff Clovis is seeded fourth and will receive a first-round bye in the Class 5A playoff pairings released today by the New Mexico Activities Association. Defending state champion and unbeaten Mayfield (10-0) earned the top seed in the 12-team playoffs that were delayed a week by a lawsuit filed by the parents of Las […]

Snapshot: A look at indigent health care

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Indigent Funds Program is to help offset the cost incurred by Plains Regional Medical Center for providing medical care to low income residents. Curry County Indigent Administrator Lance Pyle believes many people in the community are unaware of the program. “The indigent program can pay Medicaid […]

6/11 Court dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the Ninth Judicial District Court: • Robert Sena, 41, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and is ordered to serve three years imprisonment and pay all fines and fees. He will receive credit for one year, seven months and 12 days. • […]

Disabled veterans program mismanaged

By Tom Philpott: Military Update The Department of Veterans Affairs mismanages its program for rating disabled veterans as “unemployable,” according to a new report by congressional auditors. Because of weak oversight of Individual Unemployability (IU) benefits, some veterans get more compensation than warranted, and the VA is ineffective in moving seriously disabled veterans toward productive […]

Veteran awarded diploma

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Emmett Leroy Hobdy left the halls of Clovis High School for the darker corridors of a Navy mercantile ship when his high school career was uprooted by World War II. He was 17, and a high school senior, when he joined the Navy in the winter of 1944, and […]

3/26 Court dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Damon Martinez, 22, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, and was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment and ordered to pay all fines and fees. He will receive credit for two years, one month and eight days. • Alton P. Smith, […]