Portales past: March 12, 1950

March 12, 1950: The Portales Daily News: Several thousand empty milk cartons were destroyed by a smoldering blaze in a sheet-iron shed behind the New Mexico Co-op Creamers Saturday morning.

Empty Stocking donations list

Freedom New Mexico The Salvation Army’s most successful Christmas campaign in the last five years collected $52,034 between Red Kettles and Empty Stocking Funds. The second most successful year was in 2007 when the organization raised $46,501. Empty Stocking donations this year totaled $9,843. The following is a list of Empty Stocking donators furnished by […]

Empty stocking fund: Mrs. A

Today’s focus: Mrs. A Household members: 3 Children: 1 Special circumstance: Mr. and Mrs. A just moved to Clovis due to Mr. A losing his job in another state with high unemployment. Her holiday hope: To have enough for good Christmas. Clothing needs: Pants and shirts size 12 and shoes size 3 1/2 girls. Toys […]

Empty stocking fund: Miss M.

Today’s focus: Miss M. Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstance: Miss M. is a single mother. Due to the health issues that she is experiencing, she has missed a lot of days at work, meaning less money to pay bills. Her holiday hope: Wants to have a good Christmas and feel well. Clothing needs: […]

Empty stock fund — Dec. 21

z Today’s Focus: Mrs. S • Household members: 4 • Children: 1 • Special circumstance: She is not working at the present time but is looking for a job and unemployment ran out two weeks ago. • Her holiday hope: To have a good Christmas. • Clothing needs: Pants and shirt size 14/16 girls. • […]

Empty stocking fund: Mrs. T

Today’s focus: Mrs. T Household members: 4 Children: 2 Special circumstance: Mrs. T’s husband has been out of work since September due to an injury and had surgery in October. Her holiday hope: For her children to have gifts. Clothing needs: Pants size 16 boys, shirt size XL boys and shoe size 8 mens; pants […]

Empty Stocking Fund: Mrs. W

Today’s focus: Ms. W Household members: 4 Children: 2 Special circumstance: Ms. W. has a child who has been sick and she had to quit her job to care for the child, but she has now started back to work. Her holiday hope: Wants to have a great Christmas. Clothing needs: Shirt and pants size […]

Empty stocking funds: Mrs. S

Today’s Focus: Miss S Household members: 2 Children: 1 Special circumstance: Miss S is having a hard time paying bills because she has been under a doctor’s care and has had some big medical issues. Her holiday hope: Wants to have fun with her child. Clothing needs: Girls shirt and pants size 2-3 toddler, and […]

Empty stocking fund: Mr. and Mrs. S

Today’s focus: Mr. and Mrs. S. Household members: 5 Children: 3 Special circumstance: Mr. S is having a hard time finding full time work, since his wife Mrs. S has cancer and needs transportation to doctor visits. They are having a hard time paying bills. Their holiday hope: They want the best for their children […]

Empty stocking fund: Mrs. B

• Today’s focus: Ms. B • Household members: 4 • Children: 3 • Special circumstance: Ms. B is a single mother who works full time and though she works hard to support her children, she has found it hard to provide her children with Christmas toys this year. • Her holiday hopes: To be able […]

Empty stocking fund: Mrs. R

Today’s focus: Mrs. R Household members: 5 Children: 4 Special circumstance: Mrs. R is helping to raise her grandchildren, because their parents are in jail. She works, but she does not make enough to give her grandchildren a nice Christmas. Her holiday hopes: To have a good Christmas with her grandchildren. Clothing needs: Girls’ pants […]

Empty stocking fund: Mrs. P

Today’s focus: Mrs. P Household members: 5 Children: 3 Special circumstance: Mrs. P’s husband has been out of a job for two months. Thankfully, he just found a job, but the hours are low since he just started. Her holiday hopes: To be able to one day help other people at Christmas. Clothing needs: Girls’ […]

Empty stocking fund: Mrs. H

• Today’s focus: Mrs. H • Household members: 8 • Children: 4 Special circumstance: Mrs. H and her husband have just moved to Clovis from Arizona. They are happy to be here. Mr. H has just started a new job and they are paying off debts from moving and saving to get a home of […]

Empty stocking fund: Ms. W

Today’s focus: Ms. W. Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstance: Ms. W is a single mother of three and she has polymyositis and fibromyalgia. She goes to the doctor a lot due to her illnesses. Ms. W would like to go back to school for physical therapy. Her holiday hopes: For her children to […]

Eastwoods braved empty New Mexico territory

Don Mcalavy Nick and Maggie Eastwood were Pug Eastwood’s parents. Nick was Johnny Eastwood’s grandfather. Nick was a nickname. His real name was Emerson Ethridge Eastwood and he married Margaret Lorane (Maggie) Witherspoon on Feb. 28, 1887. They had eloped and were married on the Gulf Santa Fe train between Midlothian and Fort Worth, Texas. […]

Empty Stocking Fund surpasses last year’s total

Freedom New Mexico As of noon Friday, the Empty Stocking Fund had collected almost $900 more than last season’s drive. Officials said donations thus far total $8,998.91. Last year donations to the fund totaled $8,100.

Empty stocking fund raises $7,558

Freedom New Mexico The Empty Stocking Fund, a joint effort of the Salvation Army and Freedom New Mexico, had raised $7,558 as of Tuesday afternoon, according to Salvation Army board of directors member Lynn Berry. The total last year was $8,100. To meet last year’s total, the fund must raise $542 by the time the […]

12-23 Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s focus: Ms. S Household members: 6 Children: 4 Special circumstances: “Ms. S’s” husband is the only provider for the family and will not be able to afford any presents for the kids. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirts sizes 14, 12, 6 and 4T. Boys […]

Empty Stocking Fund: Ms. F

Today’s focus: Ms. F Household members: 7 Children: 5 Special circumstances: “Ms. F” spent all her Christmas money on her mom’s burial. “Ms. F” lost her job and is currently looking for a new one. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a wonderful Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes medium, 8 and 6. […]

Empty stocking fund: Mr. T

Today’s focus: Mr. T Household members: 5 Children: 4 Special circumstances: “Mr. T” is going through a divorce and is currently looking for a job. His holiday hopes: For his children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes 14-16, 8 and 18 months. Boys pants sizes 14, 8 and 18 months. Boys […]