Thanks to Our Veterans
The Town of Tunica marked the 10th anniversary of the dedication of the Veterans Memorial with a November 10 program to pay tribute to veterans. All veterans in the audience were asked to stand, with each branch of the services and their local representatives recognized as their anthem was performed by Ken and Mary Sipley.
Home Cooking: Bailey makes recipes her own
When Lee Cobb Bailey finds a recipe she really likes, it’s very seldom that the finished product ends up on the table with the same exact ingredients called for in the recipe. That’s because she likes to add her own personal touches to make it uniquely different.
“I’ve never been a from-scratch cook,” admits the 33-year-old stay-at-home mother of two. “I usually find a recipe that I can easily get the ingredients from home. Then I can add something to it to make it my own.”
Reared in Tunica County, Bailey remembers watching her mother cook at a very early age. She also remembers her very first encounter in the kitchen, which she says was not a fond memory.
Obama wins second term
On Election Night 2012, President Barack Obama won both the electoral count and the popular vote over Republican challenger Mitt Romney in the November 6 General Election. Unofficial totals (at press time Wednesday) show Obama with 303 electoral votes nationwide to Romney’s 206. The popular vote was closer: Obama, 59,725,608, or 50 percent, to Romney, 57,098,650, 48 percent.
Turnout was robust across the country but not as high as in 2008, according to national media reports.
Voters also returned U.S. Senator Roger Wicker and 2nd District Congressman Bennie Thompson to their posts in Congress. The Democrat Party retained control of the Senate, 51 seats to 45 for the Republicans, while the Republican Party held on to their majority in the House, 232 to 191.
Home Cooking: Cooking for others satisfies Goff
At a very young age, Oxford native Margaret Goff was introduced to the kitchen while helping her grandmother cook jelly. That was when she was around the age of 4.
But by age 9, Goff was doing way more than canning jelly.
“My first experience in the kitchen where I cooked something was when I was 9,” Goff recalled as she put the finishing touches on a pot of soup boiling on her stovetop. “I made pork chops, lima beans, potato salad and cornbread. My Mama Annie – my maternal grandmother – was with me in the kitchen. She showed me what to do and let me do it on my own. As far as cooking in general, I was cooking meals for my family when I was 10.”
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