Empty Stocking Fund: Ms. D

Today’s focus: Ms. D Household members: 5 Children: 4 Special circumstances: “Ms. D” is a single grandma raising four of her grandchildren. She is struggling to provide for all of them. Her holiday hopes: For her grandchildren to have a happy Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes small, 7-8 and 10. Boys pants sizes 3, […]

Empty Stocking Fund: Ms. Y

Today’s focus: Ms. Y Household members: 7 Children: 5 Special circumstances: “Ms. Y” and her husband are unemployed and are struggling financially. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Girls shirt sizes large, 7-8, 10-12, 3-4 and 3. Girls pants sizes 15, 7-8, 10-12, 3-4 and 3. Girls shoe […]

Empty Stocking Fund: Mrs. G

Today’s focus: Ms. G Household members: 8 Children: 7 Special circumstances: Ms. G’s husband is in jail and she is the only provider for her family. She won’t be able to afford gifts for her children. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a Merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes medium, 5 and […]

Empty Stocking Fund: Mrs. D

Today’s focus: Ms. D Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. D” often travels to Albuquerque and Lubbock for doctor appointments for herself and for her two daughters. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a good Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes 12. Boys pants sizes 10. Boys shoe sizes 4 1/2. […]

11-28 Empty stocking fund

Today’s focus: Ms. T Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. T” is unemployed. She was in a car accident earlier this year and lost her daughter and due to the accident her son had to get brain surgery. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt […]

Fund established for former Portales athlete

PNT staff A fund has been established for Ashleah D. Richards, the former Portales High School athlete killed in a car wreck Sunday. Contributions can be made at any eastern New Mexico Wells Fargo branch.

Health plan may be harder to fund than thought

Freedom New Mexico After a period in which his administration declined to get too involved in the details of a planned major overhaul of the way health care is delivered — presumably to avoid the mistakes of the first Clinton administration when Congress was presented a detailed plan concocted largely behind closed doors and didn’t […]

Tobacco taxes take massive hike

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Federal taxes get a whopping increase on cigarettes today to help fund a $32.8 billion expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.The bill was signed into law in February by President Barack Obama. And while it expands health insurance to more uninsured children,

School district state funding decrease

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Portales Municipal Schools has $211,000 less in its operational fund than expected, but the director of finance said the district has a financial cushion to prevent problems. The board of education approved a number of budget adjustments, including two decreases to the operational fund, at its meeting Monday in […]

Committee axes one source for public school funding formula

By John Sena: The New Mexican A proposed new public school funding formula took a hit on Thursday when a House committee killed a measure that would have funded it. The new formula itself was approved by the House Appropriations and Finance Committee, but will take affect only if legislation to fund it passes. House […]

Measure would promote green jobs

The New Mexican Days remaining in session: 30 Green measures: A pair of bills in the Senate, (SB318) and (SB420), aim to promote green jobs in the state. Sen. Eric G. Griego, D-Albuquerque, is carrying the bills. One would require spending of a minimum of $1 million each year from the Development Training Fund for […]

Feb. 1, 2009 Local Briefs

Fund created for LovatosA fund for Kacee Lovato’s family has been set up at First Financial Federal Credit Union. Lovato died in a car crash Thursday.Donations: 356-5530, extension 1607, or 700 W. Second St. City Council has Thursday meetingThe first Portales City Council meeting in February is scheduled for an unusual day. The meeting is […]

Empty Stocking Fund Dec. 25

Today’s focus: Ms. D Household members: 2 Children: 1 Special circumstances: “Ms. D’s” son is very ill. “Ms. D” is unable to work since she has to take care of her son. She won’t be able to buy her son anything for Christmas. Her holiday hopes: To have a few presents under the Christmas tree […]

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: […]

Empty Stocking Fund Dec. 23

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: […]

Empty Stocking Fund Dec. 21

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, who 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 […]