Your Dish

-Melissa Moore France- I have discovered that there is a yawning trap waiting to snap shut on unsuspecting women who have reached the age of being expected to bring food to the family holiday dinners. I feel it is my duty to warn those who still have the freedom of choice: Choose carefully what food…

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Audrey Roberts: Making the Volunteer State Proud

-by Emily Akin- Audrey Roberts originally came to Martin for its small-town atmosphere. The long-time Martin resident and retired president of Martin Manufacturing Company was looking for a community like her home town of Claymont, Delaware. “We all knew each other and looked out for each other,” she said. And she found just what she…

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What a Gift!

© 2011 Used by Permission -Diana C. Derringer- We had already stuffed ourselves with Mom’s traditional Christmas breakfast. After the family cleared the table and gathered in the living room, Dad read the Christmas story from Luke 2 and prayed. We designated the newest great-grandson, ten days shy of his third birthday, to help distribute…

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Tech Gifts for Christmas

-by John Dunker- It is a jungle out there looking for the right tech gift for Christmas. Regardless of the person’s age or your budget, there are literally thousands of items available in a vast range of prices. It can be mind-boggling when searching through the various types of devices and what they do. After…

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Just a Pinch- Easy Pimento Cheese and More

-Compiled by Teresa Vinson-                                       The holidays are here! I love Christmas with all the smells of food cooking, fresh greenery and happy people. Some of my fondest memories revolve around the holidays. My mother made each holiday special for us. I still carry on some of her traditions and use her tried and tested…

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Community Partners: The Martin Police Department

-by Kate Dugger- Respect is earned, not given… or taken. Lately there has been an epidemic of “he said, she said” stories about police officers being reprehensible brutes and citizens being petty street thugs. Almost every bad movie cliché has played out in the media in the last two years. What doesn’t make it to…

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Second Baptist Loves Loud

  We love, because He first loved us. (1 John 4:19) In response to this scripture, Second Baptist Church of Union City set out to LOVELOUD during the weekend October 23-24. The members sought to reflect God’s love to their community in both tangible and practical ways. “The Lord has blessed our church over the…

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Lina: RIP

-by Beth Dugger Brown-Taking care of animals is easy. If it’s is hungry, feed it. If it’s tired, rest it. If it’s sick medicate it. Animals are complex organisms, yet simple to keep alive. There was a string of holidays where I received animals for gifts. I can’t remember them all, but I do fondly…

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Did You Really Just Say That?

-by Ashlee Schaeffer- Is it rude to approach a woman you hardly know and comment on her growing waistline? Should you concern yourself with the personal choices she makes for her body? In most cases, if you value life and limb, you should never discuss such things with any woman, especially if you are only…

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