Category: Opinion

Christmas Fruitcake:  A History and recipes

Fruitcake (or fruit cake) is a cake made with chopped candied fruit and/or dried fruit, nuts, and spices, and (occasionally) soaked in spirits. A cake that simply has fruit in it as an ingredient can also be colloquially called a…

‘Ole Country Bakery’:  A Christmas Tradition

Located in Brooksville, Mississippi, Ole Country Bakery (or as most people have known it for years as the “Mennonite Bakery”) makes everything from rich pastries to pecan and pumpkin pies, loaf bread to sweet breads, coffees, and a wide-selection of…

Letters to the editor

Ramblin with Arlene Praise the Lord everyone.  What a wonderful season we are entering in to.  The trees are starting to lose all of their leaves.  If you’ll sit outside to watch, you’ll see them let go and fall to…

Get an early start on Holiday Candy: Brock’s Recipes

Holiday candy – I know it’s coming up, and it’s quite early, but it is necessary to begin gathering your goods together in order to not be stressed during the holidays when making this delicious candy. These are three of…

Let’s be Neighbors

Carolyn Mills, Provides a weekly view from the community. How many of our cherished plants and trees will survive this terrible drought we have suffered for almost two months? Already, it looks as if my Japanese Red Myrtle, several dogwood…

‘I can face uncertain days because He lives’

By Lisa Stewart Guest Columnist   In June of 2015 I was diagnosed with breast cancer for the third time. I quietly half-heartedly kept a journal. This is one entry, or one day in the life of a cancer patient.…

Letters to the editor

Observations from Letters to the Editor There are at least three major sides to the situation that America’s critical moment in time.  There are the ways of the two major political parties, which differ dramatically, and there is the right way.  I…

Let’s be Neighbors

Carolyn Mills, Provides a weekly view from the community.   Pleasant Hill UMC hosted the mid-day revival service of Winston County Methodist this past Monday with Flower Ridge and Whitehall churches hosting the Tuesday and Wednesday services. All night services…

Our hunting guide for all is in today’edition

Dear Sportswomen… Being a wife, mother and holding down a full time job can get a little stressful at times, but thats life – and I wouldn’t change it for anything. I’ve come to realize in the last several years…

Letters to the editor

A country in trouble This wonderful country is in trouble thanks to the past eight years of the Obama Administration and Hillary Clinton’s four years as Secretary of State.  Although I did not vote for President Obama, when he was…