Mugs, Kilts and Route 66

“Coffee is a language in itself.” — Jackie Chan The nominations are in, the votes are counted. And your favorite mug is… After my Aug. 13 column on “Our Favorite Mugs,” I asked you to tell me about your favorite coffee mug. Some of you complied — not an overwhelming response, but enough for a contest. …

Cherokee County man loves his famous Edsels

Shelley Cleaver fell in love with the Edsel as soon as he experienced its Teletouch Drive, which allowed the driver to shift gears from the steering wheel with the touch of a button. The new Ford Motor Co.

Focal Point: Sunday, Five Days After

EDITOR’S NOTE: Thursday is the 13th anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks on America. The following column was written Sept.

A bit of everything: Collecting enthusiasts offer something for everyone

HAWKINS — Blink and it’s easy to miss the converted 1940’s-era gasoline filling station that helps anchor the stretch of U.S. Highway 80 running through Hawkins.

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Mugs, Kilts and Route 66

“Coffee is a language in itself.” — Jackie Chan The nominations are in, the votes are counted. And your favorite mug is……

16 September 2014 [08:29 PM]
September 11, 2001

What were you doing before 8 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001? Most of us vividly remember that day and time and recall it each year. Some of us may have had friends or relatives who were among the nearly 3,000…

10 September 2014 [12:19 AM]
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Focal Point: Sunday, Five Days After

EDITOR’S NOTE: Thursday is the 13th anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks on America. The following column was written Sept. 16, 2001,…

10 September 2014 [12:11 AM]
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Producing Success

MINEOLA — After more than four decades in the grocery business, Carroll Sandifer has a simple work philosophy. “You show up every…

03 September 2014 [02:57 AM]
The War Is Over!

Art Elchek, Guest Columnist THE WAR IS OVER … finally the war is over, and the fortunate ones will return home. No more “Four on and eight off” watches to stand. No more “General Quarters” alerts a half hour before…

03 September 2014 [02:55 AM]
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Route 66 and the lost bridge

“There is nothing in machinery, there is nothing in embankments and railways and iron bridges and engineering devices to oblige…

27 August 2014 [01:33 AM]
Making of the pie

After being married for over two months, I knew it was time for me to learn how to bake a pie. What brought this decision on was when my husband casually said after our dinner the night before, “What kind…

27 August 2014 [01:26 AM]
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Jigsaw puzzles are like family

“So now it is time to disassemble the parts of the jigsaw puzzle or to piece another one together, for I find…

22 August 2014 [01:48 PM]
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The Scarf

Of all the school pictures, ironic Mom kept that one! I found it when I was getting her house ready for sale.…

06 August 2014 [12:07 AM]
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Focal Point: Name Dropping

“I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take,…

30 July 2014 [12:07 AM]
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Focal Point: Smiling down from the fence

“An elm tree still stands facing what was once the Murrah Building … The tree signaled the passing seasons: Spring blooms giving…

23 July 2014 [12:26 AM]
The burglary of poor Mrs. Toppings

When I attend community and family gatherings at Manchester, people frequently recall the 1933 burglary of poor Mrs. Toppings. Nothing like it had ever happened nor would ever happen again in the small rural community just eight miles from…

23 July 2014 [12:08 AM]
Life during The Great Depression

Economic depressions greatly affect a society’s mental and social life. Day to day survival was the major goal in most households of my childhood. The Great Depression of the 1920s, 1930s and beyond meant poverty, misery and — worst of…

15 July 2014 [11:31 PM]
Manna From Heaven

My mother was an amazing cook; nothing fancy, just wholesome and tasty Southern cooking. Of all the delicious baked items she often prepared, her specialty, most definitely, was yeast dinner rolls. We just referred to them as “hot rolls,” and…

09 July 2014 [12:11 AM]
Free home safety checklist offered to families

In hopes of keeping seniors independent as long as possible, the Home Instead Senior Care offices serving Tyler is offering a free home safety checklist for area seniors and their families this Independence Day. According to the Centers for Disease…

02 July 2014 [12:16 AM]