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The great rooster chase

Editor’s note: Diners and shoppers near the Wal-Mart area may have noticed a strange commotion about noon Nov. 5. Here is a first-hand account of what happened: During a quick lunch break on Nov. 5, I spotted a rooster at the drive-through of Taco Bell in New Albany. I can’t say how he got there […]

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Stone soup

By Dr. Linda Mitchell When I taught Kindergarten one of my favorite stories was Stone Soup, an old folk story in which travelers come to a village with only an empty cooking pot. They fill the pot with water, drop a stone into it and place it over the fire. The curious villagers are told […]

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Sweetness of life

By Dr. Linda Mitchell “You be a sweet girl today,” my Grandmother Busby would say to me as I headed off to school. And when I was bad, hard to believe I know, but on rare, rare occasions, when I slipped up a bit she’d question, “Where’s my sweet girl? “Now, don’t act ugly,” would […]

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Liberty School August meeting

Mrs. Lil Nelson welcomed the 28 attendees to the Aug. 20 meeting of Liberty School. Charlie Sappington gave the invocation and blessing prior to the pizza, dessert, and homemade ice-cream dinner. Wayne Alexander gave the financial report in the business session and Joanne Gaines read minutes from the July meeting. Mrs. Nelson recognized August birthdays […]

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Arliss and Judy Boatner

Boatners to celebrate golden wedding anniversary

Arliss and Judy Boatner became husband and wife on Sept. 21, 1963. Their children, Ron and Margo Sanderson and Michael and Shannon Stephens, and their six grandchildren, will host a reception honoring their 50 years together on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 5:00-7:00 in the evening at West Ripley Baptist Church Family Life Center. The church […]

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Super Couponing Tips with Jill Cataldo

The downsizing spiral By Jill Cataldo CTW Features The topic of package and product “shrink” never seems to get old with my readers! I’ve featured several stories about product sizes being reduced while the price stays the same. My savvy, observant readers have been busy spotting even more smaller-sized items. Dear Jill, This probably won’t […]

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The Magic Ingredient

By Dr. Linda Mitchell Have you ever tasted something so wonderful you just had to get the recipe, and then when you prepared the dish –just as the recipe directed – it didn’t taste quite as special as you remembered? Is your memory at fault or your method? Perhaps it was missing the magic ingredient…you […]

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Prolific sunflower

G. A. Hill of the Pleasant Ridge community has managed to raise some many-flowered sunflowers this year. Possibly the best example is this plant, which is about head-high and contains 13 sunflowers. Hill said he did not know what variety they are; he just had the seeds.

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Katie Chism

Katie Chism and Jeff Sendelbach to wed Sept. 14

Dr. and Mrs. Jimmy R. Chism of New Albany announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Katherine Leigh Chism to Jeffrey Edmund Sendelbach, son of Pamela Rose, the late Danny Rose of West Chester, Ohio and Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Sendelbach of Union, Ky. Katie is the granddaughter of Mr. William B. Earnest […]

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Preserving the bounty

By Dr. Linda Mitchell All the hard work Dean put in a few months ago is now bearing fruit… or veggies as the case may be. We enjoyed our first home-grown tomatoes and peppers this week and the crop looks to be bountiful. The problem is how to preserve it so we can continue to […]

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