Memories of how things used to be in 1960s Somerset
An old photograph of shoppers in downtown Somerset revived sweet memories of how things used to be. Best we can tell by car models, the photograph was made about 1962.
American Idol hopeful has local connection
If you’ve been following the journey of this year’s crop of “American Idol” contestants, you’re probably familiar with the name Briston Maroney.
But did you know that the talented young vocalist has a local connection?
A resident of Knoxville, Tenn., Maroney was featured in the Salt Lake City, Utah, auditions, which aired on January 29.
- Northern Middle student gets to perform with country star Brad Paisley
Pulaski seniors remember blistering cold temperatures in 60s
Senior citizens around here don’t get as excited about the current cold snap as do youthful meteorologists who give forecasts on television.
The temperature dropped to 4 below zero early Tuesday morning but this is really small potatoes compared to the 28 below on January 24, 1963, or 32 below on January 19, 1994.
Charlene Cundiff well remembers that cold January morning in 1963.
- Beach Buckets to host Platters singer Friday
Local woman donates kidney to member of her church
This Christmas has a very special meaning to one local woman who received the gift of life itself from the most unlikely of places.
- Center’s ‘Spirit of Giving’ event on Dec
JFK assassination remembered
Pulaski countians are joining millions today as they pause to remember one of the blackest moments in this nation’s history. This is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States.
Northern Middle students get a reality check on life
It’s hard enough for adults to learn the ins and outs of car payments, mortgages, bills, health care costs, and child care expenses.
So imagine how difficult juggling the necessities of everyday life looks to 12- and 13-year-olds.
“I won’t be able to do a whole lot that I wanted to do,” said student Rachel Blevins, 12, during Northern Middle School’s popular “Reality Town” program. “I learned I will have to spend my money wisely.”
Blevins and the rest of Northern Middle School’s 7th grade population on Wednesday underwent a reality check of sorts, thanks to a program that has been offered to the students for 15 years now.
“We’re just giving them a dose of reality,” said Kathy Sampson, youth services center coordinator with Northern Middle.
When the students step foot into the school gym, they leave middle school and enter a very adult-looking world of banks, car payments, child care, health care costs, unexpected expenses, mortgages, groceries and utility bills, and even “Uncle Sam” himself — think taxes, taxes, and more taxes.
‘Faith Cakes’ a non-profit project with a real sweet tooth
Baking, for April Adams, is a labor of love — and faith.
If you ask Adams what her plans are on any random day of the month, she’s likely to be preparing to make cakes and cupcakes from scratch as part of her baking business — but don’t think this is just any local baked goods operation.
Adams fills orders for around four cakes and around 15 dozen cupcakes a month, all in a variety of flavors. Her prices are tailored to the smallest of orders and to the largest of requests.
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