Berrys have great time visiting son in Italy

Tom and Judy Berry had a most enjoyable visit with their son, Chris, who is assigned to Naval Support Activity — Naples, Italy. First, they explored the massive ruins of Pompeii with its al-tars, arches, rock streets with chariot ruts and stepping stones, amphitheaters, back-dropped by Mount Vesuvius. Then, they toured the Bourbon Tunnel below … Read more

Broccoli cornbread and pralines always

Almost anyone who had been around Geraldine Pouland for any length of time has eat-en either her homemade pecan pralines or her broccoli cornbread. She was well known for these two specialties and spent time reading cookbooks and collecting recipes. She loved to cook, was good at it and kept us fed. Affectionately known as … Read more

Trade Days crew meets ‘Salvage Dawgs’

David and Charlotte (Morris) Carter have owned the His & Hers Trade Days in Burke for two years and they both love it. The following is an email from Charlotte about a quick trip they took to Virginia to help a friend move. One of their venders, Johnny, also went along with them. Charlotte says: … Read more

Letters to the Editor 4-30-15

A new trip to bountiful After many years of living in South Texas, I am the recipient of God’s blessing in allow-ing me to take, as the movie title suggests, the “Trip to Bountiful.” Unlike the movie char-acter, however, I have discovered a refreshment of the soul in coming home to the Piney Woods. Some … Read more

Local Whataburger franchisee Johnson wins award

I saw Margie Parnell out shopping. Husband J.B. Parnell was out of the hospital. They had gone to Denny’s to eat and this was his first time out in two weeks. * * * Happy Birthday: Patrick Pope, Pat Christopher, Carl Ray Polk, Griffin Weiss, Paul Thannisch, Jeremy Murphy, Andy Arnold, Charles Westerman, Bill Gunn … Read more

Rainwaters visit Italy, never leave Las Vegas

I think everyone enjoys reading about vacations; at least I do. The following is JoAnn and Richard Rainwaters’ recent trip to Las Vegas. Richard and Jo Ann Rainwater decided they had been homebound too long and decided to do a little vacationing on Thursday, April 16, to Las Vegas for a four-night stay at the … Read more