What Goes Around, Comes Around

by Melissa Moore France All parents have dreams of success for their children. We want our children to grow up to be honest, responsible adults who have the best in every area of life–relationships, careers, finances, etc. At a child’s birth, moms and dads are gripped with this desire for their children. We emotionally swear…

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Spring Preview: Forcing Blooms

by Melissa Moore France Although the winter landscape is an extreme contrast to the other seasons of our region, it is no less beautiful. The stark, simplicity of bare branches reaching toward a winter sky and scattered berries against evergreens is a restful respite from the rest of the year’s profusion of natural color. However,…

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White Squirrel Deli & Sweet Shoppe

by Melissa Moore France   Cara Zarecor, owner of White Squirrel Deli & Sweet Shoppe, has perfected the recipe for the just right mix of “slap your mama” Southern comfort foods, creative combination deli sandwiches, and “melt in your mouth” bakery confections. She sea sons all of her scrumptious menu choices with warm, small town…

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Yoruba Brewer: A Heart for Faith and Senior Health

by Emily Akin Yoruba Brewer is new to the KenTenn area, having relocated from Chicago in 2014. She’s a retired registered nurse, a member of the Crystal Family and Community Education Club, and a volunteer at Baptist Hospital, Union City. She likes to be busy because, for years, she worked full-time in a hospital and…

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Time to Speak Up!

by Rev. Yoruba Brewer, Faith Community Nurse “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: A time to be silent and a time to speak.” Ecclesiastes 3:1,7b (NIV) The Holy Bible tells us that there is a time to be silent and a time to speak. Senior adults…

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Sliding Scale: The Price of Losing

by Kurt Dugger “There are no cats in America” – Papa Mousekowitz: An American Tail Credit cards. Payday loans. Title loans. Mortgages. As we get older and more experienced we learn how dangerous these things can be. Having the warm security blanket of a credit card is a comfort to some people, like a big…

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