Know the warning signs of stroke

| |Monday, Jun. 16, 2014

When it comes to stroke, knowing the warning signs could help save your life or the life of someone you love.

Easy summer recipes adapted from Pinterest

Tuesday, Jun. 10, 2014

Twenty years ago, I thought someone was crazy when they predicted the encyclopedia might be on the Internet one day. Fast forward to 2014 and everything is on the Internet now.

‘Left-out’ hotel needs to check the internet

Monday, Jun. 02, 2014

I read your story this morning and felt the need to comment. The owners of the hotel give the impression that their poor occupancy is because of a lack of effort from the Mansfield tourism department to include the Courtesy Inn. What they fail to realize is that their own website and reviews on Trip Advisor will keep people from staying there even if the city included them. I know I wouldn't book a room there based on the information on the internet. Perhaps watching a few episodes of Hotel Impossible will open their eyes.

Be wary of antibacterial soaps, cleaners

| |Monday, May. 19, 2014

You see them everywhere and probably have some in your own home. But are antibacterial soaps and cleaners doing you more harm than good?

Thanks for help with Mansfield Reads!

Monday, May. 12, 2014

Another terrific Mansfield Reads! Evening With the Author took place May 2 at the Mansfield Public Library. Taylor Stevens shared some of her life experiences which led her into writing and becoming a successful author. “The Informationist,” a thriller and Ms. Stevens’ debut novel, was this year’s selection. She is currently working on her fifth book featuring Vanessa Michael Munroe, with the fourth one due out in July. Thanks to Joy Tipping, local journalist, for bringing your charm and interview skills to the evening. Thanks also to the chefs and students at Ben Barber and Savvy’s Bistro for the outstanding culinary treats.

Decorator gives tips on dorm, student housing design

Monday, May. 05, 2014

What insight or advice would you give to students who are trying to decorate on a budget?

Adding a new layer to the mere sandwich

Monday, Apr. 28, 2014

I love a sandwich but I seldom make them for my grandchildren – and really haven’t paid much attention to any new trends or recipes lately. My first couple of grandsons turn their noses up (much like a former brother-in-law) at the thought of being served “merely” a sandwich.

Methodist Mansfield appreciates volunteers

| |Monday, Apr. 21, 2014

Methodist Mansfield Medical Center is blessed to have volunteers who make a difference in people’s lives, giving their time, energy and effort to help others.

Living Word needs funds to feed needy

Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

Living Word Outreach is a non-profit agency in Mansfield that has weekly given out food to the needy for 31 years. As we all know, trips to the grocery store are expensive and for those who are experiencing difficult circumstances, sometimes there is no money to do that.

Thank you for helping Mansfield’s ninth Habitat for Humanity house

Monday, Apr. 07, 2014

A big thank you to all those involved in our recent Habitat for Humanity construction project. There are at least two groups of people to thank: those who donated money and materials and those who gave of their time and labor to actually build the house. This was house No. 9 for our community-wide effort. I learned a few years ago from a mentor that if one tries to name everyone that was involved in a project someone is always missed so I will not go down that path. But, as usual, there were at least eight churches, six civic groups, 14 local businesses and 15 individuals who donated financially to the project. The actual construction project included 356 volunteers working four or more hours on the house.