As he does each year, Santa Claus took time out of his hectic schedule to share a few of the many letters he receives from Texomaland’s girls and boys. Those cheerful, bright letters are one of the jolly, old elf’s very favorite things, especially when they’re in the child’s own handwriting — even if they haven’t yet mastered that skill. Luckily, Santa and his staff are experts at figuring out exactly what the youngster is requesting.
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LEONARD - Joe and Kay Hunt of Leonard were honored on Dec. 6 with a 50th anniversary reception in Arlington. Hosts were their daughter, Brenda Miller of Arlington, and grandson, Michael Miller. The couple will also be celebrating with a Caribbean cruise.
Tom and Dorothy Layman of Sherman will celebvrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Tuesday. They were married Dec. 23, 1944 in the home of the Rev. J.O. Fleming in Whitewright.
It’s not hard to understand what makes Dr. Oz so popular. Called “America’s doctor,” syndicated talk-show host Mehmet Oz speaks in a way anyone can understand. Medicine may be complex. But with Dr. Oz, clad in scrubs and crooning to millions of viewers about “miracles” and “revolutionary” breakthroughs, it’s often not. He somehow makes it fun. And people can’t get enough.
Hallie Burrier learned many tricks about arranging and decorating in her years of working in retail visual merchandising. She uses them throughout her own house and shares some of them here.
Did you get wider over the holidays? It’s a common belief that most folks will gain weight between Thanksgiving and the New Year, but according to experts, that gain actually only averages about a pound. However, that pound will make you fatter.
Courtesy photo Winning yard The home of Jim and Lauri Biggs at 307 Pecan in Tom Bean has been chosen as the December “Yard of the Month” by the Tom Bean Beautification Committee.
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A petition urging TLC to cancel “19 Kids and Counting” over the political views of the Duggar family “won’t succeed,” according to family patriarch Jim Bob Duggar. In fact, he said recently, all of the attention around the effort is working in the family’s favor, giving the Duggars even more exposure.
In a hole in the ground, there lives a hobbit adventure.