The Gift of Ten Thousand Joys

Editor’s note: It’s become kind of a tradition to publish on Christmas and Easter an original story written by Betty Hendrick. We hope you enjoy it. Merry Christmas. The dawning sun had barely touched the sky as Lydia, a 14 year old servant girl in her master’s inn, dressed quickly and reviewed the duties she … Read more

Cherry Pie Cookies are festive

These are some very festive looking cookies for the Christmas season. Very easy and are sure to be a hit! Christmas just isn’t Christmas at our house without cookies! Cherry Pie Cookies ½ cup butter, softened ½ cup margarine, softened 2 cups flour ¾ cup powdered sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 1 21 oz. can cherry … Read more

Intermediate students put on ‘Best Pageant’

Do you want to experience the real meaning of Christmas? Attend the play, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” presented by The H. G. Temple Intermediate Theatre Class Thursday, Dec. 18. Hopefully, you opened your Free Press today in time to read this and attend the performance tonight because you will have already missed the Wednesday … Read more

Christmas Wassail good hot or cold

My good friend Michele Smith and I worked at First Bank and Trust years ago. She is also with Angelina County now. She gave this holiday recipe to me one year and it is really good hot OR cold. Christmas Wassail 4 qt. unsweetened apple juice 1 qt. pineapple juice 1 TBSP. whole cloves 2 … Read more