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Take care of your heart for Valentine

Valentine's Day is a great time to take a look at the state of your heart as well as the hearts of your loved ones.

March 01, 2007 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Advice/Columnists

Super simple shrimp

I have been a real shrimp lover since I was a little girl. In the 1950s we were visiting the newly opened Epworth-by-the-Sea, the Methodist Center on St. Simons Island. The dining hall served fried fantail shrimp. It was indeed love at first bite. I ate all of mine and begged for more from my parents' plates. Finally my Dad asked the dietitian, Mrs. Cason, to please bring me some more. She did and I ate those too! This from a notoriously picky eater!

February 27, 2007 | By Judy Shippey Columnist | Advice/Columnists

Spring is sprining

Walking an oaking trail: You have a special invitation to experience a time when the Southern live oak was the most valuable tree in the world and shaped the fate of nations. Tall ships, big wheels, big trees and rugged men tell the story of one of the South's most fascinating eras. Laura and Meredith Devendorf invite you to join them on Feb. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Melon Bluff Nature and Heritage Reserve to witness re-enacters, historic activities, guided tours every 30 minutes and refreshments. This event will be the Grand Opening ...

February 25, 2007 | By Dot Moss | Advice/Columnists

Litter control can control crime

There are many reasons to become involved in roadside and neighborhood cleanups. One important reason is to create and sustain safer neighborhoods and communities. I am sure that this is probably not the first one that comes to mind for most of us.

February 20, 2007 | Sara Swida Columnist | Advice/Columnists

Gum Branch: Working turpentine along a creek

Last Monday at noon I had the honor of being a guest at the Gum Branch Baptist Church Senior Citizens Ministry meeting. I was asked to speak about some of the history of Gum Branch and should have been the one sitting in the audience listening to the members speak of their homeplace.

February 20, 2007 | By Margie Love Columnist | Advice/Columnists

Dote on your own heart

With Valentine's Day just a week away, it's a great time to take a look at the state of your own heart before you start seeking candy and paper hearts for your favorite people. Coronary heart disease remains the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States and the causes of this disease are not a mystery. Healthy lifestyle habits can help prevent disease and markedly improve a person's quality of life. Do you know your risk for coronary heart disease?

February 17, 2007 | Linda Ratcliffe Health advice | Advice/Columnists

Old Hinesville

I come from a family of really good - if not great - cooks. Grandmother Shippey, with her large family of 13 children and pioneer-type husband, was a fabulous cook.

February 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Advice/Columnists

Liberty lore: The many owners of Colonels Island

Colonels Island is as popular a place today as it was many years ago. I found a letter that was written Aug. 24, 1950, from Julia King of Merriott's Island, Fla:

February 06, 2007 | Margie Love Columnist | Advice/Columnists

Vaccines stop diseases

When a child is born, he usually has immunity to certain diseases. This is a result of the disease-fighting antibodies that have passed from the mother to the unborn child. After birth, a breast-fed baby gets the continued benefits of additional antibodies in breast milk. But in both cases, the immunity is only temporary and wears off during the first year of life. That's why immunization programs, which help young bodies build their own defenses against disease, should be started early and carried out faithfully. Vaccines work best when they are given at the recommended times and on a ...

February 06, 2007 | Linda Ratcliffe For Coastal Health District | Advice/Columnists

Pastor's corner: Do it yourself

Many of us remember the TV commercial about the elderly woman who was alone, fell in her home, and could not get up. She found herself in a vulnerable (bad) situation. We all remember the key words she cried out, "Help, I've fallen, and I can't get up."

February 06, 2007 | MInister D.S. Andrews Columnist | Advice/Columnists

Liberty Clean and Beautiful

The hosts on ABC's morning show, Good Morning America, kicked off a new ongoing segment Jan. 15 called "That Really Drives Me Crazy!"

February 03, 2007 | Sara Swida Columnist | Advice/Columnists

Limerick Plantation happenings

Clarification: It seems at least one individual misinterpreted one of the things I mentioned in my 2006 summary. I welcomed the Villages of Limerick to our Lake George community. No, the Villages are not in Lake George, but they are certainly a part of our community, as is Woodland Lakes, and Seabrook. Everyone who lives in Lake George knows that when you pay your POA dues, you are entitled to all the amenities within the boundaries of Lake George. No one outside the boundaries (west of the railroad tracks) are allowed to enjoy these amenities but the paid residents of ...

February 03, 2007 | Dot Moss Columnist | Advice/Columnists

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