The Way to a Furry Roommate’s Heart

by Kate Dugger Gug didn’t know any tricks. He didn’t sit or stay. He didn’t speak or roll over. Gug was a cinnamon-colored rabbit I found hopping through my backyard one night. At first, I thought he was a discarded brown paper bag. I caught him and took him in the house. As rabbits go,…

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National Train Day

  by Linda Bradford   They cross thousands of miles across the countryside all over the world, transporting goods and passengers to places far flung, and bringing back the same to their point of origin. Two gleaming lines of silver lay their path, as they move through cities and forests, mountains and plains to bring…

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Love Your Now: You Need All Your Pieces

by Melissa Moore France Anyone ever worked an intricate 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle, looking forward to recreating the beautiful Thomas Kinkade scene pictured on the box, just to be disappointed at the end of the process because a piece is missing? Of course you haven’t! You don’t have that kind of time. But, you probably have…

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My Fantasy Pet

by Beth Dugger Brown When I was a child, I wanted all kinds of pets. My family had dogs, cats, fish and a string of gerbils (that liked to die), but I wanted a tiger, a lion, and an elephant. I still would like to pet a sedated lion or tiger-and by sedated I mean…

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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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