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Needmore Days

I could never understand why my mother had so much trouble understanding what the real problem was when I had trouble with my ugly sisters. Yes Mama… I did step on her fingers when she was climbing up in the barn loft just as she reached the top rung. And yes she did fall out backward, and yes she did thump the ground pretty hard, and yes she did cry a right smart. But she was still able to walk when she got her breath back and stood up...

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Dry Creek Flashes

The Ben Vandagriff family circle was unbroken on Aug. 6 when their only daughter, Jane Vandagriff, answered God’s heavenly call to come to heaven and be united with her parents, see the Lord Jesus Christ, and share their happiness, peace, and joy forevermore.

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From A Cracked Pot

 

Depression: \di-‘pre-shan\ … (1) a state of feeling sad; (2) a psychoneurotic or psychotic disorder marked especially by sadness, inactivity, difficulty in thinking and concentration, a significant increase or decrease in appetite and time spent sleeping, feelings of dejection and hopelessness, and sometimes suicidal tendencies.

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New Home News

There was a Deacon Ordination service at New Home Missionary Baptist Church Sunday afternoon. Jonathan Puckett was ordained. Several attended the service.

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The Amen Corner

Whew! What a busy weekend. Who said that life in a small town is boring? Not true in Smithville. Most of our lives are involved with family and friends.

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First Jamboree pageant held

First Jamboree pageant held

The first ever Miss Jamboree Pageant was held June 7 at the DeKalb County Complex Auditorium featuring categories for six age groups ranging from 4-29 years of age. Thirty-five contestants vied for the crown in their respective categories. The Miss Jamboree Queens will assist with this year’s upcoming Fiddlers’ Jamboree and Crafts Festival by awarding winner’s trophies and participating in short interview spotlights on WTCE TV. The event was hosted by Jamboree Marketing Committee Members Shan Burlow, Suzanne Williams, Beth Chandler and Lou Ann Sanders. Burlow emceed the event and is shown with winners in photo below.

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Dogs and cats

Some of you may have noticed  that many of my attempts at writing include something about the family dog or cat.  Almost every house had a dog and a cat.

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Second hay-cutting for farmers

In the Dry Creek valley, farmers are preparing for their second hay cutting of the year.

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Fill your belly with local food

The first hints of summer have arrived at the DeKalb Farmers Market in Smithville behind Ace Hardware. This Saturday morning, load up on summer squash and zucchini, tender baby potatoes, crispy carrots, luscious beets, cabbage, spring onions, herbs, lettuce, kale, and chard. Freshly roasted coffee, farm eggs, baked goods, jams, jellies, arts, crafts, and barbecue round out the selection of wares grown and made by your local vendors.

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Brush arbor meetings

Treba Hawkins spent Thursday with Ernest and Audine Pack. Other visitors were Danielle Turner,Jimmy Turner, Judie Mucha. They all enjoyed the day and good fellowship.

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Dry Creek Flashes

Those visiting Bobby and Mary Joines this week were Roy and Lou Jones, Jimmy Womack, Richard Frazier of Washington, DC, Edward Frazier and Edsel Frazier, Bro. Donald Owens, Pauline Frazier. Elaine Garrison, Jimmy and Judy Kimbrell, Kathy Hendrix, Alicia and Robbie Maxwell, Mike and Tammy Crook, and Jared.

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From a Cracked Pot

We have all witnessed it. We have all probably done it more than once. We mess up - we sin. And while we repent and ask for forgiveness from God and everyone else, we can't seem to forgive ourselves.

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Needmore Days

Cousin Billy Clyde was having problems. He kept holding his stomach and moaning.

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The Amen Corner

Summer time activities have begun with family picnics, vacations, ballgames and Vacation Bible Schools.

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New Home News

Sue Arnold and Barbara Lawson attended the eighth-grade graduation service at Short Mountain School Tuesday evening. Their niece Ana Lawson graduated.

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Dry Creek Flashes

Lisa Cripps took her mother, Louise Frazier to the Candle Glow for breakfast Saturday morning.

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Needmore Days

Bless her heart, Ms Stella was determined to start her seventh grade class down the path way of enjoying good literature, although she seemed to be fighting a losing battle for the most part A few of the smarty pants girls claimed they were enjoying it but we figured they were just saying that trying to be the teacher's pets.

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Food For Thought

Cabbage and beets made their debut at the DeKalb Farmers Market in Smithville behind Ace Hardware last week. The beets went quick, though, so get there early if you want to snag a bunch. Mounds of fresh lettuce, green onions, kale, and fresh herbs make for stunning salads. Baked goods, jams and jellies, barbecue, artisan crafts, flower arrangements, and handmade soaps are always in season. Fill up your garden with vegetable and herb plants. Try out some garlic scapes, the immature flowering stalk of hardneck garlic varieties. They'll only be around for a week or two!

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From a Cracked Pot

Anyone who knows me can tell you I change my hair color quite frequently. In fact, I hardly remember what my true hair color is anymore, nor do I want to know. Why, you may ask? I don't want to see how much gray has mixed in with my natural brunette tresses.

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New Home News

Don, Treba and Trent Hawkins, Shane, Chloe Miller, Michelle Parker and daughter spent the weekend in Owensburg, Kentucky and attended a antique camper show.

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