Month: February 2021

Legacy of Love

Legacy of Love

By Sonia Duggan She was known as a leader, a gifted athlete, a true friend and an old soul who had an unwavering faith in God. In an instant, Ally Hooten’s short, light-filled life was taken when she died tragically in an ATV accident January 

Enchanting getaway

Enchanting getaway

Photo: New Mexico TRUE By Sydni Ellis Winter sunshine makes the desert come alive, adding a soft, golden glow to a chilly day. A river weaves lazily through the canyon. Cacti and flowers spread out over the landscape. Birds fly over snow-capped peaks in the 

70-year duet

70-year duet

Couple shares love of church and music By Sonia Duggan After seven decades of marriage, three children, nine grandchildren and one great grandchild, J.B. and Beryl Featherston, 92 and 89 respectively, know a thing or two about having a successful marriage.  While they both agree 

Plan before you shop for a wedding dress

Plan before you shop for a wedding dress

By Sonia Duggan After years of dreaming about your future wedding day, the time has finally arrived for you to shop for a dress. But where and when do you start this fun yet slightly overwhelming process? After speaking to local expert Janet Smith of 

Chocolate Dreams

Chocolate Dreams

Baileys Dark Chocolate Pecan Chess Pie 16 servings Piecrust  1-1⁄8 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled, plus more  for dusting  1⁄4 tsp sugar  1⁄4 tsp salt  1⁄4 cup pecans, roughly chopped  1⁄2 cup cold unsalted butter, chopped  4 to 6 tbsp cold water Filling  2 

Pandemic Partners

Pandemic Partners

If  there has been a silver lining to 2020 and the upheaval caused by COVID-19, it’s that more people have found they have extra time on their hands to care for a pet in today’s solitary work-from-home lifestyle. Across the country, adoptions of 4-legged companions increased 

Calliope needs her own crew

Calliope needs her own crew

Calliope is a one year old (41 lb) Kelpie / Australian Cattle Dog mix. She loves toys, treats and going for walks. Calliope will do best with a family who has experience and patience with an active dog. She does well riding in the car.