Salvation Army receives about 1,500 toys

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Esmeralda Carrasco, 4, left, Geisi Rubi Carrasco, 7, middle top, and Erica Carrasco, 2, middle bottom, daughters of Elva Carrasco, receive an Angel Toys gift package from angel tree coordinator Rebekah Gallop. Benna Sayyed Clovis’ Salvation Army Angel Toys charity helped local parents facing tough economic times provide their children […]

Reader-submitted content: Bicycle donation tops off toy drive

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Courtesy photo The Clovis Evening Lions Club delivers nine new bicycles to Clovis Community College for its toy drive to benefit the Rooney Moon Broadcasting Secret Santa Initiative. Nine new bicycles were added to 80 new toys Friday by Clovis Community College to end a month-long toy drive for area children in need. The bicycles, […]

Last of Conchas Dam builders to be honored

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico When Earl Flint was a boy, his toys all had wheels. “I was all about machines and how they would change the world,” he said. And they did change his world 75 years ago when he was hired by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help build Conchas […]

Gadgets not effective against illegal immigration

Freedom New Mexico We do love our toys, especially when we don’t have to pay for them. To their credit, some government officials are finally starting to tire of pouring taxpayers’ money into the $6.7 billion “virtual fence” along the Mexican border. President Obama might cut nearly $200 million from the project. The Bush administration […]

Country kids make most of toys

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist Country kids’ games and toys in the old days were creative —

Teens spread cheer

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Shelby Brown of Faith Christian Family Church sings a Christmas song, Wednesday, to Dylan Thompson, 6 months, while his mother Christy Thompson looks on. Faith Christian Family Church also provided gifts for hospital patients. By Jenna DeWitt: CNJ staff writer Giving without expecting anything in return and bringing christmas cheer […]

Feb. 20

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Name: Sassy Owner: Amanda Ccuprynski About: Sassy was a birthday gift for her owner. She is four months old. She likes toys with bells and watching television and computer screens alongside people.

Jan. 6 Shopping with Tonya

Playskool Busy Ball Popper Description: Brightly colored toy that features air-powered drop and take play. Cost: $19.99 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.

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. […]

Parents cautious when shopping for toys

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MCT photo: Bill Hogan Thomas & Friends tops were recalled in August. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Crumpled list in hand, Annette McCall warily eyed the shelves of brightly-colored toys Saturday morning. Inches away, McCall’s 15-month-old daughter, Tara, sat happily chewing on a plastic set of keys. “I’m kinda scared to even buy her […]