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Wed
17
Jul
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Pat’s Chat

Saturday night, they had a surprise 50th Anniversary party for Robert and Madelyn Springer at Zack’s Restaurant. Cammie Arbuckle’s family (the Cole bunch) celebrated Saturday at Lotice and Lynette Cole’s place.

Decker Arbuckle celebrated his second birthday party in Shreveport. Allison Arbuckle went with me and had a big time. Afterwards Rod, Carol, Jason and Jax, Velinda and I all went and ate pizza. Allison was also with us.

Friends of the Library met at Rosemary’s (formerly known as River’s Edge Restaurant) for lunch.

Milton Smith has nearly killed everybody with his purple hull peas. They have really made good this year. He has shared with a lot of people.

I went to see Miss B Saturday evening at Shiloh. She doesn’t get out much as her eyes are so bad. Also went by Dare Parker’s and got in on a fish fry. Keith, Becky, Chad and Barbara Parker, and Chad’s son Ricky were all together.

 

Wed
17
Jul
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Did You Know?

In an overheard conversation the other day (not a participant), “Old Geezers” was being discussed. Not being familiar with the term, it interested me; therefore, I set out to find out more about what an Old Geezer was.

Most everyone is carrying a “chip on their shoulder” about nick names. This word sure sounded like one of those bad names. So this is what I found by asking people and doing some real “serious” research about “What’s an old Geezer”.

At a sporting event when the National Anthem is played an Old Geezer stands and holds his hat over his heart and believes every word in the song.

An Old Geezer might have been born in the Great Depression or his parents were and he knew what a penny was. Gosh – an Old Geezer might have gone bare footed in the summer to save his shoes to wear to Sunday School and Church.

 

Wed
10
Jul
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The Farm Wife

Survival. Everywhere you look, you see advertisements for things you need in case ‘the Big One hits’. For many of us, the Big One is already here – through job loss, health issues, or economic strains. We don’t have to worry about a world-wide catastrophe; we are living it.How do you go into survival mode, when you know it is just a matter of time before the bill collectors are breathing down your neck, or already are? We would throw a pity party, but can’t afford the balloons, much less the cupcakes. So what do we do?1. Pray –the one thing that has the best chance of getting you through this is prayer.

 

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Wed
10
Jul
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The Business Doctor

Management A Little of This and That

Wed
10
Jul
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Did You Know?

Once upon a time, the Electoral College was not controversial. As some of the states became heavily populated they felt they were not being represented, as they would like. They wanted the Constitution changed to electing the President and Vice-President by popular vote. They argued that every governor is elected by popular vote.

Delegates to the Constitutional Convention asked themselves the same question in 1787 but rejected the idea. Some delegates wanted the legislators to elect the President especially Roger Sherman from Connecticut. James Wilson called for a popular vote and George Mason of Virginia thought the Senators should select the President. Later Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts thought the Governors should make the selection. On July 25, James Madison proposed electors.

 

 

Thu
04
Jul
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The Business Doctor: Battle-Tested

Music and math is universal. Saying yes or no is universal. Human survival and wanting a better life is universal. Poor and rich is universal. Getting to a better life is where we all have a challenge. If you are going to move from one stage to the next, you need to surround yourself with people that’s battle tested. People who can take a punch and give a punch. My co-author for this article says, Never be afraid to live your best life, because we only get one. Dierdre Thurman is the owner and president of Mission Squad Music an up incoming record label based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Thu
04
Jul
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Hey, Let’s Talk! Caponata Sounds Italian right?

Sounds Italian right? Right! Janis from South La. was upset with me for writing about those good vegetarian dishes and following up with a meat filled BBQ column so she sent me several great sounding Italian vegetarian recipes. I want to tell you all about them, but first I have some questions to answer about last week’s BBQ Baked Beans.

Wed
26
Jun
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The Farm Wife

Tip 10 - The Art of Barter

Sometimes realize that we have things we no longer need or can use. There are days when the chickens lay so many eggs, our refrigerator can’t hold even a slice of processed cheese. We know we can sell our extras, but some days we opt for the old fashioned way of dealing with this.

A couple of years ago, my bee mentor swapped me a lesson on capturing bees for several jars of my Carrot Cake Jam. I love to barter eggs for produce we can’t grow. The Country Boy barters tractor maintenance for usage of equipment he doesn’t have. There are so many items and services that can be used as bartering, and it is a win/win situation for all involved. Learning the art of bartering is a good way to stretch your budget and obtain items you need or services that you simply cannot do for yourself.

Wed
26
Jun
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Did You Know?

July 4, 1776 marked the formal beginning of the American Revolution and we celebrate it as our national birthday, but the fighting with England was well underway. The famous “Shots Heard ‘Round The World” had already been fired at Lexington Green and Concord Bridge. Earlier Americans had spilled blood from Quebec to Charleston. George Washington was in the field commanding the Continental Army when all hopes of reconciling with England slipped away.

In early June the Second Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia had debated breaking from the Mother Country. It appointed a committee to draft a document that would explain to the world the need for such action. The delegates knew that if they proclaimed independence the English would view them as traitors. They were putting their lives and their honor on the line. The committee wanted it clearly understood why it was necessary to be free of English rule.

Wed
12
Jun
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Did You Know?

June 14, known as Flag Day, is one of our most honored and important patriotic days of our country. Of course, July 4th is more important but read on.

June 14 is the birthday of the American Army. On that date in 1775, the Continental Congress authorized the enlistment of expert riflemen to serve the United States Colonies. The following year, American declared its independence from British rule and just a year later, on June 14, 1777 the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution adopting the flag of the United States. To commemorate that occasion and honor our nation Americans have celebrated June 14 as Flag Day ever since.

 

 

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