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‘You are beautiful’
"I'm too round." A 9-year-old girl writes this sentence for a gigantic trash can named Nelly that feeds on negative thoughts.
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Living in coal country
I have bought several books for myself lately and have only made a little progress on each one.
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West Jasper K-Kids show their support for B.A.R.K.
Brylee Smith has received a lot of support from her friends at Memorial Park since being diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease last fall.
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They sure do grow up fast
Several weeks ago, I sat on the bed in my older daughters’ bedroom while they brushed their teeth. I was simply supervising. I had to remind them occasionally to stop talking and keep brushing but ...
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Children’s stories share enduring rewards
Thirty years ago I left a five-year teaching career and the non-stop, busy, often hectic days of a second-grade classroom. My favorite part of each teaching day was after lunch when we all sat down...
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Fifteen minutes of fame
I was surprised to learn recently that a local judge reads my columns. I wouldn’t have believed it if His Honor had not told me so.
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A tribute to Townley Junior High School
I was the youngest of 12 children who lived on a 250-acre farm two miles out of Townley on Highway 102. I began attending Townley School in 1933. There were three large underground mines in a three...
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What about world peace and true happiness?
I mentioned a few columns back that I’ve written a blog since 2005. It’s really a daily journal about what’s going on in my life — thoughts, ideas and observations. A lot my columns originate with ...
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Madison mom teaching classic dishes to millions each month
Christy Jordan was 3 years old when she started learning her way around the kitchen.
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Engagements
Deavers - Rorie Mr. And Mrs. Dwayne Deavers of Nauvoo are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Cynthia Lynn Deavers, to Michael Kayum Rorie, son of Roger and Juanita Rorie of Moult...
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Terrible Thursday
The morning of Feb. 17 began with a state trooper racing up behind me while I was driving to work. Although he pulled over the car I was following instead of me, I should have known then that I was...
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Cordova native crafts girly accessories for all ages
Tara Atkins likes to make girls feel pretty, whether it is one of her daughters, a patient at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or a stay-at-home mom like herself.
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Making a home 'marketable'
Former teacher educates locals about the art of home staging
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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...
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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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