Join the new craze across the nation
Pickleball is so fun!
It is played on a court the size of badminton,
You use a large ping pong type paddle, and a
Whiffle ball. By playing with four people to 11 points you get a work out,
and have a great time. In my home town there is one court now available
At Crane Park! A great, economical, family activity!
Let’s all get out and have fun!
When I was a young woman, I was pro choice. Never having had a child,
And being of a young mind, I had not taken the time to read, and think,
And understand what life meant, it’s worth. As I grew older I discussed it for years with my husband and eventually we both came to the same conclusion, ” Who speaks for the Child?”
As a child safety advocate, how could I not be pro life? Pro Child?
I think this gentleman said it well.
Re “Time for ‘family values’ Congress to value families” (Opinions, Jan. 26): You claim that some California congressmen are picking on kids and pregnant women by being “eager to force pregnant women to have unwanted children.” Take an honest look at the alternative: allow pregnant women to kill unwanted children – how is that not “picking on kids”?
Would you also advocate for allowing women to kill any “unwanted” children after birth? Those pro-life congressmen simply know the scientific fact you deny: Except for location, there is no difference in the humanity of an unborn baby and a born baby. Passing through the birth canal is a 12-inch physical change of location, not a transformation from blob of tissue to human being. The “choice” you stand for is simple: Pregnant women, mothers already, must choose between having a live baby or causing a dead baby. Standing up for defenseless unborn babies is virtuous; support for abortion is the epitome of anti-family values.
– Steve Beck, Merced
ADVENT CHRISTMAS BOOK COLLECTIONS
1) Wrap 25 Christmas or Hanukkah books, old ones , and maybe a few surprise new ones!
Then each night have the children choose which they will open and read
2) Watch the anticipation, and happiness with both the familiar stories
3) Advent calendars are fun for counting down till Christmas, but I've
al ways thought books have such a special place in our hearts.
4) Enjoy the coming of the season……….