A view from under the pew: the best mother’s day gift

By Gary Mitchell CNJ Religion Columnist Editor’s Note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. the best mother s day gift

Great gift idea

LapSchticks Description: Removable and reusable laptop computer covers that come in a variety of colors and designs. Cost: Between $19.99 and $29.99 Where to purchase: www.schtickers.com Who would enjoy this gift: Anyone wanting to add a little personality to their computer.

Sixth baby draws criticism

By Anita Doberman: Local columnist I had two miscarriages after my first daughter was born. Although they were early in the pregnancy, I felt a deep sense of loss and despair for the babies I lost, and it took me a long time to recover and move forward. I hated having to tell everyone that […]

Dec. 18, 2007 Holiday Happenings

Today Free Gift Wrapping — 10 a.m. -1 p.m. and 4 -8 p.m., North Plains Mall. The Matt 25 Hope Center will be offering free gift wrap services at the police sub-station in the mall. All other days, charges for gift wrapping are donated to the Matt 25 Hope Center. Information: 763-4400. Freshman Campus Christmas […]

Dec. 14, 2007 Holiday Happenings

Today Living Nativity — 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1501 Sycamore St. Church members will host a living nativity pageant and the church’s Chancel Choir will also perform. Refreshments will be provided. Those attending the event are asked to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Information: 763-3461. Saturday Legacy Life Church food […]

Shopping with Tonya – Playskool Busy Ball Popper

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Playskool.com Playskool Ball Popper Description: Brightly colored toy that features air-powered drop and take play. Cost: About $20 Where to purchase: Any store that carries Playskool brand toys or www.hasbro.com. Who would enjoy this gift: Boys or girls ages 9 months to 4 years.

God asks of us only what we can give

By Judy Brandon God does not expect us to give to him what we do not have. But he does expect us to give to him what we do have. These thoughts came to me last week from an unlikely source. I had purchased Christmas songs for the grandchildren while I was in Lubbock several […]

Some holiday gifts keep on giving

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist Several years ago, Sinbad and Arnold Schwarzenegger starred in a Christmas comedy about, among other things, parents attempting to latch onto the perfect, coveted and much sought after gift for their children. As is usually the case with Christmas comedy movies, there is a heartwarming underlying message about reconciliation, real […]

“Helping Our Kids and Families” campaign started

CNJ staff Money and gift card donations are being sought to help Clovis public school children and staff members whose families suffered damage to their homes or property from the March 23 tornado. Clovis Municipal Schools and the Clovis News Journal will collect donations for two weeks. The campaign starts Monday and runs through April […]

Unique gifts require imagination

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist When it comes to gift giving, I’ve long been in favor of the unique, the unusual, the unexpected. The recent Christmas season gave me a chance to gift the entire family with something, I believe, caught everyone by pleasant surprise. I’d purchased a November issue of Santa Fean magazine, with […]