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Even near disaster can’t dull love of okra

By Karl Terry CMI Columnist I love the vegetables of summer. I came about the love naturally, back when we deep-fried many of the veggies from the garden. Taters, onions, squash, sometimes tomatoes but most of all okra were all subjected to hot oil and sometimes a pretty heavy breading. Maybe it wasn’t the healthiest […]

A miscalculation of a girl dog in heat

By Karl Terry CMI Columnist   I grew up on a farm so I learned at a young age about the birds and the bees. I learned first hand what goes on between girl animals and boy animals when girl animals come into season. But I guess it’s been too long since I was down […]

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A special life teaches lessons about growth and simplicity

By Debra Whittington Religion Columnist   “For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people…” Psalm 149:4 Last week, a dear member of our church and community was laid to rest. By the world’s standards she didn’t perform any outstanding feats, nor was she known by her intellectual mind, but to those who knew her she […]

Heeding the rooster’s crow is a reminder of Jesus’ return

By Leonard Lauriault Religion Columnist I heard this joke once: Why do preachers eat so much fried chicken? They’re getting even with the rooster for telling on Peter (Matthew 26:31-35, 69-75; John 13:31-38; 18:15-18, 25-27). I suspect that preachers who eat fried chicken often do so because that’s what their host for the week served […]