Friday, Aug. 29, 2014
On Aug. 21, I took advantage of a chance to learn more about historic Mansfield when I took the free bus tour, hosted by Bill Beard and Faye Rydell that was part of the Senior Citizens Day activities. I really enjoyed our bus ride, sharing the pretty-full bus with interesting and interested folks. Mr. Beard’s knowledge and stories of earlier Mansfield residents and places brought historic Mansfield to life. Thanks so much for sharing with us, Mr. Beard, and thanks to all involved in organizing this fun day.
Monday, Aug. 25, 2014
I found out Monday that another friend has been taken from us too early by cancer. This enemy is far too successful in my opinion. As we grow older, it seems that more and more of our friends, family and acquaintances fall victim to this terrible disease. I am reminded of a scripture from John that our pastor used for his sermons in the last couple of weeks. John 9:1-4 (NIV) says this: As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
Monday, Aug. 11, 2014
I’ll be honest and admit that I buy frozen ready-made pie crusts and my husband’s favorite cornbread is made with a mix, not from scratch. Not all of the jelly or jam in my pantry is homemade and we sometimes have canned biscuits. Furthermore, while I’ve learned to make tamales and usually make them once a year, it’s so much easier to buy them.
| |Monday, Jul. 14, 2014
United States had almost erradicated the contagious disease, but the virus is back.
Monday, Jun. 30, 2014
Thanks to all of you for supporting the 149th Juneteenth Celebration. Thank you for your Wednesday, June 18 and 26 articles on the Juneteenth Celebration. This extra-special thank you holds more appreciation than any words can say. There were several people that donated money, time and merchandise in order to make this historical event a memorable success. Know that all of you are the nicest kind of people this world has ever known and you’ll never be forgotten for the thoughtfulness you’ve shown.
| |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.
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.
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.
| |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?
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.