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Making a home 'marketable'
Former teacher educates locals about the art of home staging
Mar 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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We are molded by the ones who help raise us
Recently I was asked to speak to a women’s organization in Jasper. The plan was for one of the officers to introduce me with a short bio which I would write and provide. Past introductions of speak...
Mar 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rash of anxiety caused by recent doctor’s visit
Surely you realize by now that I’m not a germaphobe. We embrace the “five-second-rule” at my house and I’ve made peace with the fact that my children have an affinity for eating non-food items. Rea...
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No time for mint juleps
Seventy-five years after “Gone with the Wind” was first published, Southern women are still being compared to Scarlett O’Hara.
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Guthrie was a good ol’ country boy
Floyd Guthrie from Carbon Hill is full of those stories from childhood. I relate to these because he grew up next door and was a great part of my memories. He is a generation after me in age but it...
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A lesson learned at Walmart
Life is a very good teacher. I’ve talked about the lessons I’ve learned in past columns but it seems we’re never too old to learn — especially me.
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Girls rule
The Lifestyles section is going to have an extra dose of estrogen for the next few weeks.
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Engagements
Tubbs-Harmon Mr. and Mrs. Mike Tubbs of Oakman are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Nicole Tubbs, to Christopher David Harmon, son of Phillip and Helen Harmon of The V...
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Some things more valuable than money
I’ve had a lot of jobs in my life. I’ve cleaned chicken houses, caught chickens, picked cotton, surveyed on the chain gang with the State Highway Department, and I retired from Ma Bell after thirty...
Feb 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elly May gets a girly makeover
I am Barbie’s country cousin.
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Inherited rituals of the past
Memories are stored nuggets of the past, both good and bad. They are hidden deep in one’s mind and surface in response to some stimuli. It could be a familiar sight, a faint odor, a haunting tune, ...
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A great place to get that special ‘me time’
Jasper’s first spa continues to grow three years after opening
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Hope Clinic forges community partnership
Three years ago this month, I was driving down a quiet Highway 69 to Tuscaloosa on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Just inside the Tuscaloosa County line, I saw a state trooper coming toward me. Imme...
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Daughter finds humor in scaring others
When I was a kid and I did something really bad, my mom would say, “You just wait, one day you’re going to have one just like you.” As she has been about most everything else in my life, my mother ...
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Annual scholarship pageant set for Saturday
The Miss Walker County Pageant will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday in Rowland Hall on the Jasper campus of Bevill State Community College. Six local girls will be competing.
Feb 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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