Lettuce begin

January 24, 2007 Lettuce begin this week’s column by saying there are approximately 101 ways to eat lettuce, and in the past three weeks I’ve become quite a connoisseur of salads.

Chick controversy

January 22, 2007 My husband got the bright idea last Easter that our kids needed yet another “pet” to entertain them.


January 22, 2007 Call your representatives Dear editor: Why is it that it only took less than two months for our elected officials to take office, but it’s going to take eight months for us to play bingo?

‘So bored’ and ‘not going to give up’

January 19, 2007 Dear editor: I agree with the other letters about bingo. The bosses of Independence County are being petty about bingo. We should have been able to play the day after we voted it into law.

Woman wants to enjoy bingo again

January 19, 2007 Dear editor: We were playing bingo and enjoying it very much. We were a peaceful bunch. No one got drunk. No one started a fight. It was just clean fun.

DNA results reported

January 18, 2007 Dr. Brent Kennedy, author of “The Melungeons, the Resurrection of a Proud People,” learned about the Melungeons after he was diagnosed with sarcoidosis in 1994.