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From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, February 28, 1952

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Out and About

Rainy day deck time

A couple of weeks ago, in between rains, I was sitting on my deck drinking a cup of hot tea and watching the Locust Fork River rise. Some of you may put that in the category of watching paint dry, but when you live a very short stone’s throw from the river during a “flood watch” you want to keep […]

Recipe Corner

Cream Cheese Banana Nut Bread ¾ cup butter, softened1 block cream cheese, softened2 cups sugar2 large eggs3 cups self-rising flour3 very ripe bananas, mashed1 cup chopped pecans, toasted1 tsp vanilla extract Beat butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating just until blended […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, February 17, 1977

On the rural route Rural areas and small towns continue to grow in population at a faster rate than metropolitan areas. Figures just released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture show that between 1970 and 1975 rural population and small towns in the United States grew by 3.6 million people, a 6.6 percent increase while urban population increased 4.1 percent. […]

Between the Lines

Most of us can rest easy at night knowing we have a roof over our heads, food in our bellies, and a place to sleep. Notice I say “most.” You’d gasp at the number of children who go to bed each night right on the floor with nothing but a flat sheet separating them from the floor below. It’s astonishing […]

From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, February 12, 1937

Out on the Mountain The rainy weekend held its disappointments; however, Sunday School and Epworth League were observed. The Epworth League topic, “Lost Gems of the American Life,” was very interesting and well discussed. The Fellowship Tea, which was observed last Tuesday night, together with an interesting program, was very helpful and enjoyable. – Ina Belle Morton The 25th million […]

What Ricky’s Reading


One Heart at a Time by Delilah Some people have a voice for radio. Locally we might think of “the great” Jeremy Lesley or Swap Shop’s Tim Chamblee. Some of my earliest memories of radio include riding in the truck with my dad and listening to music, the static growing as we struggled to pick up the frequency. We all […]

Recipe Corner

Corn Casserole 1 can sweet corn, drained1 can cream style corn1 package Jiffy corn muffin mix1 cup sour cream1 stick butter, melted1 ½ cups cheddar cheese, shredded In a large bowl, stir together all ingredients until well combined. Pour into a greased 9×13 baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. This side […]


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