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The Ultimate Pumpkin Pie

By Adam Holland Pumpkin pie seemed like more of a Thanksgiving obligation in my family during the 1970s. A classic Southern version —lightly-sweet filling, traditional crust and Cool-Whip for topping — made its way to our dessert table each year.While most people had a slice, the apple or buttermilk pies were...

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Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is a special holiday in the United States during which God is thanked for the blessings of the past year. As I think about this aspect of Thanksgiving, I wonder how we would feel if we were thanked only once a year, on the fourth Thursday of November for all...

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Buying A New Home

To Own or Not to Own   Turtles and snails are born with their homes on their backs. You, however, are not so lucky. Unless you plan to live in a cardboard box or you can talk someone into allowing you to live with them for the rest of your life, you...

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Deadline Looms

It is time again to check your Medicare health and drug plans   By. Bob Moos Now’s the time for Texans with Medicare to check their health and drug coverage for 2015. Medicare’s open enrollment period runs until December 7. Open enrollment is the best time to make sure your health and drug plans still...

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Bear Creek Smokehouse: East Texas Business at its traditional best

Story by. Joycelyne Fadojutimi Bear Creek Smokehouse is something from long ago. The place has a simplicity and innocence that seasons its marvelous food wares coming from recipes that date to a much earlier time. Hard work and a commitment to excellence make for a splendid array of delectable edibles. Bear...

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Golden Anniversary: Viewettes still kicking high

Story by. Joycelyne Fadojutimi Longview High School (LHS) Viewette Director Debbie McGowan assumed her post in March, and learned her precision drill team will be 50 years young. She determined to make the occasion a special one. The Viewettes perform at pep rallies and football games, and every spring they hold the...

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