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Carve a turkey like a pro this year

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 11:31 am

Roasted turkey is the centerpiece of many holiday feasts. That glistening, golden skin and moist meat beneath is the perfect companion to potatoes, string beans and any number of side dishes. Many holiday chefs have received compliments on the appearance of a freshly prepared turkey sitting on the holiday serving platter. But those same chefs may not know how to properly carve up their masterpieces after the grand presentation has

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  • Years Ago

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Compiled by Janet Painter 100 Years Ago Nov. 20-24, 1914 Mr. and Mrs. S.H. Baynum celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 17. Mr. Baynum was employed by the Robey-Robinson Lumber Company. Miss Elizabeth Boulware and Leroy Amundson of Montana were married in the home of the bride Nov. 25. The bride was the daughter of Mrs. A. Boulware. Henry H. Green traded a house in the southeast part of

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  • •Monroe City Police Report•

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Monroe City Police responded to numerous calls the week of Nov. 2-8. On Nov. 2, police assisted a citizen into a home, helped with a lockout on Benton Drive, oversaw a child exchange at the police department, assisted with a second child exchange and talked with a subject about an issue with a child. Police also conducted business checks and routine patrols. On Nov. 3, officers performed school duties, took

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From Andy’s Pen

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 9:12 am

I sure wish people would stop trying to grow stuff. Oh, I don’t mean people shouldn’t grow gardens. They just shouldn’t speak of growing other things. The problem is, people can’t really grow things. Growth is something that develops within something. We can try to foster growth, we can provide nurturing environments and encourage growth, but we don’t grow things. One of the latest examples I’ve seen of the misuse

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  • Big Talk in a Small Town

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 9:00 am

    By Adriana Orsini We are in an age where we are umbilically connected to our technology. Our mobile phones, more specifically, have become such a vital part of our lives. Many text and eat, drive and sleep with their phones. Several campaigns serve to remind us of the dangers of texting and driving. Another should exist, to serve to remind us to stop texting while in a social situations. Seemingly

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  • From Andy’s Pen

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 8:43 am

    By Andy Duffy “The Todd family are mighty high-class people. They spell their name with two Ds. Which is mighty impressive, considering one was enough for God,” Robert Sherwood quoted Abraham Lincoln as saying in the play Abe Lincoln in Illinois. The quotation may be apocryphal, a clever line added to a piece of historical fiction. I can’t find any evidence that Lincoln ever spoke those words. It underscores the

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