IN THE BLACK Frugal Toys
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I GOT IT FROM MY MOMMA A woman can do the choosing
Imagine this, amongst a toy-packed playroom, a young girl plays with her favorite doll, wrapping it in a warm, fuzzy blanket, feeding it a make-believe bottle. It is quite possible she is envisioning ... Posted on 5/10/11 at 12:59 PM
STAFF BLOG DIRTY LAUNDRY Play time
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STAFF BLOG OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! Crazy Cat Lady in Training
"The curse is come upon me!" cried the Lady of Shalott.
-Alfred, Lord Tennyson
I received this in the mail last week from my friend Deb, in response to the post in which I was worrying abou... Posted on 6/18/09 at 12:00 AM
Next month the largest farm toy show in North Dakota will be just down the road from Jamestown in LaMoure, N.D.
The 27th Annual North Dakota Farm Toy Show is June 15-17 and vendors from as far away as Texas come to the prairie pothole region to showcase their unique items.
About a half a dozen minimum security inmates at the Missouri River Correctional Center have been working to fix up donated toys and bikes for children who otherwise wouldn’t have Christmas gifts.
The Bismarck Tribune reported that the toys will be taken to the Salvation Army and distributed on Saturday.
Many women get their tresses trimmed at EnStyl Salon, but until Friday, none of their hair was ever plastic.
“Pebbles,” “Bubbles” and about a half-dozen other tiny dolls had their hair primped and primed, curled and cut Friday as part of a Girl Scout project for two real girls working towards their Silver Awards. The dolls are destined for children in need this Christmas.
The combined effect of a national organization with the sponsorship of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves and a dedicated local woman help bring Christmas joy to hundreds of children whose family financial situation may make for a bleak holiday.
The 25th annual North Dakota Farm Toy Show, Auction and Craft Show is set for June 18-20, Father’s Day weekend, in LaMoure, N.D.
The show has more than 100 tables set up to sell farm toys, along with some displays that are built by the area’s youth.
First Congregational United Church of Christ is partnering with Stutsman County Social Services to provide toys, games and other items for the agency’s clients.
A donation was delivered on Wednesday by the Rev. Susan Lester, First Congregational pastor, and Jackie Hyra, a member of the church’s outreach committee. The items were new and gently used.
Barred from using lead in children’s jewelry because of its toxicity, some Chinese manufacturers have been substituting the more dangerous heavy metal cadmium in sparkling charm bracelets and shiny pendants being sold throughout the United States, an Associated Press investigation shows.
By Justin Pritchard, Associated Press
, January 11, 2010
After cleaning around the house and doing their chores, children almost deserve presents for the holidays, 10-year-old Dylan Schock said Tuesday. So he’s helping pick out and distribute presents to children who may not receive any this holiday season.
Schock, a fifth-grader at Gussner Elementary, helps his grandmother, Sheila Ova, organize the Toys for Tots program in Jamestown. Ova coordinates the program here.
The Fargo Police Department’s emblem could be on tiny collectible cars if city commissioners approve.
California toy maker Mattel Inc., wants to use the department emblem on some of its cars. Police Chief Keith Ternes said it gives the department a sense of pride.
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