Bring Autumn Colors to Spiced Sweets

Cooler temperatures, beautiful chang- ing leaves and the familiar scent of pumpkin pie spice are all signs of fall. Whether you’re hosting a pumpkin carving party or decorating sweet treats with family, celebrate the season with maple-flavored leaf-shaped cookies, pumpkin patch cupcakes and hot apple cider. “The crisp air seems to inspire us all to start baking again,” said McCormick […]

Polly rites held

Eugene Polly, 92, of Westland, Mich., died September 2 at St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Livonia, Mich. A son of the late Howard and Betty Adkins Polly, he was the widower of Edna Maggard Polly, and was later married to Betty Rowley Polly, who survives him. He was a brother of the late Faye Taylor, Beulah Maggard and Clyde Polly. […]

Surge in ER visits for injuries and concussions from soccer

CHICAGO Soccer injuries are sending soaring numbers of U.S. kids to emergency rooms, a trend driven in part by young players with concussions seeking urgent medical care, a study has found. The findings, based on 25 years of data, partly reflect soccer’s growing popularity. But the researchers and sports medicine experts believe the trend also is a result of greater […]

A beef, cheese, poblano and beer burger

The ancestor of this recipe was a beloved burger on the menu of a bar where I was a cook back in my college days. Working on a flattop grill (the same surface used in diners to cook hash browns), we’d top the burger with a special mix of veggies, top the veggies with a slice of American cheese, douse […]

Wright service set

Thurman Wright, 87, died September 12 at his home in Jenkins. Born in Cromona, he was a son of the late Luther and Allie Anderson Wright. He was a brother of the late Theda Tackett, Illee Fleming, Nava Jo Johnson, Ann Cable, Ray Wright, Roy Wright, Glenn Wright, Ernest Wright, Claude Wright, B.L. Wright and Billy Wayne Wright. Mr. Wright […]

Can lazer zap nail fungus?

DEAR DR. ROACH: In discussing treatment of nail fungus, you did not mention newer laser treatments that I see advertised by podiatrists in my area. Are they effective? — J.F. ANSWER: We don’t really know if they are effective, since well-done studies haven’t yet proven it; however, preliminary evidence is suggestive. This would be a great addition to treatment, since […]

Financially-strapped Jenkins looking at cutting vehicle tax

The Jenkins City Council will be delayed in finishing the tax rates for the coming year until City Manager Benny McCall can determine how much a proposed one percent cut in the city’s motor vehicle tax rate will cost. At the September meeting, Mayor Todd Depriest told the council that the city could really use the additional revenue a tax […]


More superbug-related cases

NEW YORK A fourth U.S. person has been diagnosed with bacteria resistant to a last resort antibiotic, but researchers are expressing relief that so far these superbug precursors have not spread to others. The latest case is a 2-year-old Connecticut girl who was diagnosed earlier this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. She and three other Americans […]

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