Blanket project keeps group positive

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Rosa Alomar, from left to right, Lucia Daniel, Donna Wilde and Jerri Miller, members of the Positive Expectations program, began making blankets about two months ago for women with children in Afghanistan. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer A group of Clovis mothers are putting their hands to work to […]

Family mourns loss of toddler

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Courtesy photo Thomas Lee Prieto’s grandmother said he was active and outgoing and loved to play with his brother, 5-year-old Charles, and sister, 1-year-old Esperanza. By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico Thomas Lee Prieto had a favorite blanket, a favorite cartoon character — SpongeBob SquarePants — and an outgoing personality. “He was like Linus with […]

Spreading the warmth

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Mary Esther Marin, top right, talks with fellow quilters at Laurel Ridge Heathcare. (Courtesy photo) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer On a summer day earlier this year, Mary Esther Marin paid a visit to a good friend in a local nursing home who was recovering from a broken hip. Marin said her friend requested […]

Crocheting with care

Marlena Hartz : CNJ Staff Writer Tia Littlefield leans forward in her living room chair as she slowly and methodically draws one loop of yarn through another, and another, and another. The muscles in her small hands are nearly always tense — Littlefield has cerebral palsy. It will take her days to loop the yarn […]

It’s Good To Be Under God’s Blanket

By Curtis K. Shelburne Because I just had a new book come out (the first in a series entitled Wing Whispers), and because the powers that be at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., happen to like my publisher, my wife and I got to go to the Pepperdine Bible Lectures a week or two ago […]