• February 20, 2017

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My real-life Dennis the Menace keeps me hopping

My oldest son is a real-life Dennis the Menace. He is sweet and caring about others with a deep yearning for adventure that tends to be a tad mischievous.

Celebrate your spouse on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. The store shelves are lined with chocolates and stuffed animals. There’s a wide array of cards to choose from in the card aisle. Year after year, we tend to purchase the same things.

Famous people I’ve met include Bob Hope

You’re going to think this is a quirky column, and I honestly agree, but I thought it would be interesting to share with you some of the famous people I’ve been privileged to meet, shaken hands with and interviewed while I was a radio station news director — or came in fairly close contact with them at an event.

New year goal: Clean up my sewing studio

Happy New Year! Thank goodness the holidays are over and we can settle into our daily routines.

Can kindness start a chain reaction?

One Sunday after church, we went a different way home. The day was wet and cold, the kind of cold that chills you to the bone, as Texas weather can do.

Resolutions should include improving your marriage

A new year frequently ushers in New Year’s resolutions. We resolve to lose weight or pay off debt, but how many of our resolutions are geared toward one of the most important relationships in our lives — our marriage?

CCISD focused on safety

By Rick Kirkpatrick

Quilting group pleased by surprise gifts

By the time you read this, if you have time this close to Christmas to sit and read anything, most of the frenzy should be over with.

Here’s a new holiday idea: Adopt a rescue group or shelter

While we haven’t had a cold spell to scare us out of our warm-weather lull yet, it is coming. Prepare now for it by purchasing needed supplies for outside dogs.

Make holiday traditions to stay connected

The Christmas season is certainly upon us. I can’t believe how this year has flown by.

Playing Santa means you’re famous, loved by masses

Not everyone is lucky enough to have had the opportunity to play Santa Claus in a public venue.

Giving attitude is the best gift we can give our children

It’s the end of November and you survived Thanksgiving. Maybe just barely, but you did.

Quilting mag’s end a surprise — and not in a good way

I was both surprised and disappointed to learn the Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine would no longer be published. I learned this when I received my October/November issue in the mail. The announcement was printed in the “From the Editor” column at the front of the magazine. I was also feeling a little “duped” because just this summer I received a renewal statement in the mail, which I promptly sent back with my check. Now I will be receiving Quilting Arts Magazine until my subscription runs out. Maybe I’ll enjoy the replacement magazine and decide to keep renewing it in the future. We’ll see.

Creating a relaxing refuge is important for married couples

Recently I was in a marriage class when the topic of marital intimacy was being discussed.

Trip to New York the next step in process for writer and play

Imagine your dream, or one of them, coming true. Then imagine that dream is 1,700 miles away, one-way. Still, further imagine that dream happening over a three-day period.

How to quilt your quilt

COPPERAS COVE — Once you finish piecing your quilt top, the next question is how do you want to quilt it.

Don’t forget good moments couples share

When we say our marriage vows, we promise to love each other through all the good and the bad times our marriage will encounter.

23 complete chamber’s Vision XXI curriculum

Congratulations to the Harker Heights Chamber Vision XXI 2016 Class!

No toleration for bullying in Cove ISD

When I was in school, it all seemed normal. Sure, my friends and I were picked on in junior high, but we did our fair share of making fun of others as well. It was considered part of growing up.

Quilters need to spread the knowledge of craft far, wide

I have a friend who keeps telling me she thinks quilting is declining. But when you go to quilt shows, and particularly to the Houston International Quilt Show, I find that hard to believe.

Don’t forget the dog now that school’s back in session

Back to school means early mornings, fundraisers, events, sports and community sickness to name just a few of our “favorite” things.

Communication better when you use HEART principles

Marriage can be heaven on Earth. Yet it also brings challenges.

Dedicated people make the community work well

It’s personally refreshing to be surrounded by co-workers, friends and acquaintances who work hard, dedicate themselves to quality, making sure the customer is satisfied and take seriously the importance of being kind and assisting those who need help.

Hot weather a good time to clean, organize sewing rooms

This is the time of year when most quilters grind to a halt. With the temperatures over 100 degrees, we just want to hide in the house behind closed blinds and wait for the temperatures to start falling.

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