Salvation Army meal brings together those who serve and eat

For the first time in 60 days, Jamey Dement got to see his wife, and it was on Thanksgiving Day. That is the longest Dement has gone without seeing the woman he loves in 32 years of marriage, and the reunion was sweet. Dement, 56, was among hundreds of people eating a Thanksgiving meal at The Salvation Army, except, unlike some, he had his…

Tyler woman especially thankful following health problems

This holiday season, La Shunda Bowie-Minix has a lot to be thankful for. She’s happy just to be here but is most grateful for her 9-month-old son, Denim. Four months into her pregnancy, she had difficulty breathing along with a horrible bout of morning sickness. By October 2014, Mrs. Minix learned

Most, but not all, 'mums' do not bloom until fall

For generations, chrysanthemums have blessed Southern gardens. I remember my mom had these little white ones, plus pink, purple, yellow and red ones. Chrysanthemums, better known as “mums,” are easily grown. Some would bloom shortly after school started and others in October and November. The little red ones would

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26 November 2015 [01:17 PM]
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