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Today's Features

  • I’m sharing again today two of my favorite recipes that I usually serve on Thanksgiving.

    The recipe pictured, 24-Hour Mashed Potatoes, originally came from Karen Himmelheber, who was stationed at Fort Knox several years ago and attended my church. Karen was a fantastic cook. I shared another of her recipes, the Frozen Bread Dough Coffeecake, a few weeks ago.

  • Stay tuned for information on my cookbook, “Mama and Me,” to be delivered Nov. 28. Watch in this column and on Facebook for a list of signings in Elizabethtown and Glendale.

  • By Janelle Williams

    While the defendant buried his head in his hands, defense attorney, Diante Elcock, fought valiantly to defend him in a recent court case.

    Elcock is only 17 years old.

    “I want to help to give defendants a second chance in society,” he said. “I want to give them a second chance at life.”

  • The Ladies of the American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 148 in West Point, held its annual Veterans Day Program on Nov. 12.
    The night started with a program by Patsy Chatman and Linda Drummond. Amanda Walker sang “God Bless America.” The program was followed by a balloon release and a free spaghetti dinner.

  • Alexis Piscatello is this month's student editor.

    Alexis is a 17-year-old senior who is home schooled. She is involved in choir, dance and Junior Optimists Octagon International. She also enjoys singing, creative writing, playing the piano and needlecraft.

    As a volunteer, Alexis plays the piano for church services at Helmwood Healthcare. Her future career interests include journalism, vocal performance and accompanist.

    She joined Rising Voices because she loves to write and wanted to gain experience and a better understanding of journalism.

  • Rising Voices’ take on all things entertainment

     

    Books

  • By HANNAH McCANDLESS

    It might seem unimportant, or even childish, but we all feel great when we wear our favorite pair of socks. Why are the socks you wear so important? The reality of the matter is, happy feet make for a happy person.

    A favorite among teen girls are novelty socks, which come in many colors, designs and styles.

    “Anything with animal prints or any crazy designs,” said Elizabethtown High School senior Susan Shaw.

    Other favorites include ankle socks and knee highs.

  • Staying in on a snow day means kids need something to do.

    Boredom always begets grumbling so planning ahead can be helpful.

    For younger children, arts and craft projects might be a good way to go.

    Linda Johnson worked at the Hardin County Public Library for 20 years. Throughout those years, she planned many story hours centered on books and themes, some of those snow and winter themed.

    Her ideas often started with a book and then branched out to activities based on that book’s theme.

  • When it comes to the always-changing world of technology, I figure I’m about two years behind most.
    I never thought I would text, and now I do that more than I talk on the phone.
    I had no use for Facebook when it was unveiled and now I get on my page a few times a day and even occasionally offer a status update.
    Browsing the Web? Until about a year or so ago, I was only on the Internet when I needed to be to check on how the Red Sox were doing that night. Now, it occupies a good chunk of my life.