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“Reading to children, even before they can understand words, teaches them to associate books with love and affection.” —unknown author

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You will enjoy burgoo the most if somebody else makes it. After two days of cooking it yourself — you will be too tired to enjoy it. Most folks buy it at Woodshed in Hopkinsville, or Knockem Hill in Herndon. Lite Side in Grand Rivers sometimes has it (although she calls it Brunswick stew) Mo…

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“You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.” ~Paul Sweeney

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“Reading forces you to be quiet in a world that no longer makes place for that.” — Jon Green

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I would like to take this time to Thank All of Our Veterans! These brave men and women are the reason we have the freedom to read the books we choose. Thank You Veterans!

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“Some books you read. Some Books you enjoy. But some books just swallow you up, heart and soul.” — Joanne Harris.

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“Reading takes me places and makes me feel things I’d never get to experience otherwise. Reading fills me up and empties me out, ready for the next adventure.” ~unknown

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“All right!” shouted one enthusiastic audience member as The Great United Way Bake Off got under way on Thursday afternoon at the Memorial Building in downtown Hopkinsville.

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“People who love reading get an instantly warm feeling in their bellies when they hear others describe getting comfortable with a good book.” ~ Carla H. Krueger

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“Reading takes me places and makes me feel things I’d never get to experience otherwise. Reading fills me up and empties me out, ready for the next adventure.” — Kristie Lee Morrison

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“There is no such thing as a child who hates to read, there are only children who have not found the right book.” — Frank Serafini

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“A library is a place where you can live a thousand lives. So why are you waiting when you could be living? Visit your library today.” — Stephen King

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“When I think of all the books still left for me to read, I am certain of further happiness.” —Jules Renard

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“Reading is not just an escape. It is access to a better way of life.” — Karin Slaughter

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September is National Sign-Up for Library Card month. Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the American Library Association and libraries unite in a national effort to ensure every child signs up for t…

Gardening, in one form or another, is a popular hobby in the United States. Taking part in gardening activities helps promote healthy habits, including spending time outdoors, being physically active and consuming homegrown fruits and vegetables.

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When we consider family resources, certain words come to mind and they usually center around money and finances. However, there are several things besides money that households should manage to improve their sustainability and well-being. In addition to money, families should look for ways t…

“I love that moment when you’re reading a book and the whole world around you does not exist anymore.” — unknown

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Before I get into trashing sixth place weekend box office finisher “Voyagers,” I want to take some time to say some nice things about eighth place finisher “In the Earth.”

Some time back I wrote about how Oscar season got pushed back a few months, which was why we were getting movies like “Nomad- land” and “Judas and the Black Messiah” in February. Now with “The Unholy,” it’s like January has come to April. January is typically the time of year when studios li…

“There’s no such thing as a kid who hates reading. There are kids who love reading, and kids who are reading the wrong books.” ~ James Patterson

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With the warm spring weather comes the need of spring cleaning. When that sunshine starts shining through our windows, we can tell just how much they need cleaning. A recent survey shows that 90% of Americans take part in some form of spring cleaning. And this year as we are working to come …

National Library Week (April 4 — 10, 2021) is a time to celebrate our nation’s libraries, library workers’ contributions and promote library use and support.

“Godzilla vs Kong” is a follow-up to “Godzilla” (2014), “Kong: Skull Island” (2017), and “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” (2019). Those films are respectively known as the one that kills off Bryan Cranston too early and cuts away from a monster fight that should have been the most exciting s…

“With freedom, books, flowers and the moon, who could not be happy?”

“Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift.”

“The Courier” would have done well to open last month, before the cutoff date to qualify for the Academy Awards. I doubt it would have gotten a Best Picture nomination, and Chadwick Boseman is such a lock for a posthumous Best Actor Oscar for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” that nobody would care…

Because of the pandemic, many more people filed for unemployment last year than in typical years. It must be reported as taxable income, so they are receiving a tax statement that may be unfamiliar to them. Due to an increase in fraud, some have received the statement even if they never appl…

“May your day be touched by a bit of Irish Luck, brightened by a song in your heart, and warmed by the smiles of the people you love.”

“Take a good book to bed, books do not snore.” — Thea Dorn

“Raya and the Last Dragon” was the first movie I saw in a New York City theater in nearly a year. No testing the waters with small-scale releases for us, we got a major Disney animated feature on the first day theaters were reopened. And I’d like to take this moment to thank the staffs of th…

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” ~Dr. Seuss

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I didn’t really grow up with the “Tom and Jerry” cartoon. I was more into Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner, but I understand the two pairs have similarly adversarial relationships. The key difference is that while Wile E. definitely wants to eat the Road Runner, I don’t think Tom the Cat w…

Cabbage, even though it looks like a variety of lettuce, is a member of the Cruciferae family — the same family of vegetables that includes broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts. If you’ve ever cooked it, you know that this is true. Nothing can smell up a kitchen faster than cooked cab…

Since September of last year when the film won top prizes at both the Venice and Toronto International Film Festivals, it has been clear that Chloe Zhao’s “Nomadland” would dominate awards season. Mind you, awards season itself was in question, with all the delays and compromises that affect…

“It is not true we have only one life to love, if we can read, we can live as many lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish.”

One good thing about the year 2021 in movies is that we might get two Oscar seasons. Usually the deadline to qualify for a year’s Oscar race is the end of the calendar year, so December is often loaded with awards- chasers. But because there were so many releases pushed back in 2020, the Aca…

“I love reading books, I love the way they feel and getting through it. It’s like an event!” — Kate Nash

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Cooking and baking — is there a difference? Cooking can be sweet or savory and does not require a recipe. Baking is more of a science, where teaspoons and ounces need to be exact for a quality product.

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I have never been one to give gift cards. I steer away from them because I just felt like it was a cop out to not take the time to actually think about and choose a gift that fit a particular person and occasion.

I had particularly high hopes for “Promising Young Woman.” When I saw the first trailer in early 2020, my instincts told me that this was going to be one of the most exciting, unpredictable, maybe even terrifying films of the year. I made it a point to see the film on my 35th birthday becaus…

February is the month of love. We are having our Blind Date with a Book again this year. You may fall in love with a new book. And you may win a prize.

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Every month is a good month to focus on our health, but February is the month chosen to focus on two important aspects of our health — wise health care consumerism and heart health.

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Nancy Phillips, 65, of Cadiz, passed away Friday, November 26, 2021, at her home in Cadiz.

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Lewis E. McCormick, 92, of Wallonia, passed away Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at Shady Lawn Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Cadiz.

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Brent Curtis, 60, of Cadiz passed away Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at St. Louis University Hospital.

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Penny Bullock Stewart, 50, of Cadiz, passed away Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at her home.

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Kalyn Nicole Williams, 24, of Cadiz, died Tuesday, November 23, 2021, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

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Mr. Ernest Linwood Hardy, Jr. passed Friday, November 19, 2021, at Life Care Center of Old Hickory Village, Old Hickory, Tenn. Mr. Hardy was born February 11, 1934, the son of the late Ernest Linwood Hardy and Nell Bridges Hardy.

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Brent Curtis, 60, of Cadiz passed away Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at St. Louis University Hospital.

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Penny Bullock Stewart, 50, of Cadiz, passed away Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at her home.

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Kalyn Nicole Williams, 24, of Cadiz, died Tuesday, November 23, 2021, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

“Reading to children, even before they can understand words, teaches them to associate books with love and affection.” —unknown author

You will enjoy burgoo the most if somebody else makes it. After two days of cooking it yourself — you will be too tired to enjoy it. Most folks buy it at Woodshed in Hopkinsville, or Knockem Hill in Herndon. Lite Side in Grand Rivers sometimes has it (although she calls it Brunswick stew) Mo…