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Ephesians 1:18-19, “I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can see something of the future he has called you to share...”

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After tea cakes, my grandmother’s buttermilk pie comes in as a close second as the dessert that tops my memory list. We ate Sunday dinner at her house often. A short trip after church, but we always hurried home to change out of our Sunday clothes first.

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Metal Market, Inc. is owned and operated by Roland Anderson. The business has served the Fort Payne area for nearly 20 years.

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Those who spend time and money on fine paintings should know that these precious purchases could be easily compromised due to environmental hazards or improper care.

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It might surprise you just how long pigs have been around. In fact, the pig dates back 40 million years to fossils, which indicate that wild “porcine” animals roamed, forests and swamps in Europe and Asia.

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Beverly Keel conquered a challenge that 160 million Americans are faced with– she lost her excess weight. Keel had been overweight most of her life and never dreamed that one day she would be an athlete or the director of a fitness center.

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It is commonly said that spiders are never more than 10 feet away from us. This makes spiders masters at disguising their presence. Whether we like it or not, we share our homes with these eight-legged arachnids. Occasionally, they make themselves known and send the homes occupants running. …

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Last Saturday we talked about why Christians go to church.

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Have you ever wondered why so many Christians go to church?

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Princesses and Rock Star Infant and Children’s Clothing Store is owned and operated by Lisa Marie Lyons. Previously she operated the business as a consignment shop, but she is now buying the previously-owned merchandise outright for resale.

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Monkey Bread is a pull-apart bread often served at holidays for breakfast or with the main meal. Over the years creative cooks have taken the original recipe and created many new versions and even made it easier to prepare.

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Tena Cryer is originally from Texarkana, Texas, but she is known for many things around DeKalb County. Her mother-in-law was Dessie Newberry-Brown, who owned a well known restaurant in Mentone for many years. Cryer and her husband, Mike, quit their jobs and came to Mentone and worked at the …

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The kitchen pantry is usually the last place to get cleaned and organized. All too commonly we shut the door and say we’ll organize it another day. Organizing a kitchen pantry can be made easier with items generally used to organize other areas of the home.

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Do you have a favorite hymn? What does it mean to you?

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Tonya Haas opened Myrtle Jane’s 12 years ago. Within one year of opening the business in Fort Payne, the store had to be remodeled to add on an additional 1,500 square feet. Now Haas is opening a second Myrtle Jane’s.

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Velveeta Cheese is a pasteurized process cheese spread product with a heritage of cooking versatility that began in 1928 when Kraft purchased the Velveeta Cheese Company of Monroe, NY, maker of Swiss-type cheeses.

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Martha Harris goes to work every day. What makes this seemingly normal activity inspirational is that she is 84 years of age. This is also remarkable because she didn’t begin her employment until she was retirement age.

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There are many stories as to the origin of peanut butter. In the 15th century, Africans ground peanuts into stews. Creamy Chinese peanut sauces are centuries old. “Peanut porridge” kept many Civil War soldiers alive.

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Last week, this column gave the history of the grandfather clock and how it came to be called by this family reference. Commonly, people refer to a grandmother clock as a grandfather clock because they are so similar. The disguise is in the height.

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“One o’clock and all’s well!” My favorite scene from my favorite Disney movie. I have recently become a father and I have rediscovered the Disney classics. Now that I am older that scene from Robin Hood is no longer between Nutsy and The Sheriff, but now it’s between Festus from Gunsmoke and…

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Thanks to the support of the community, many businesses across DeKalb County are succeeding and growing. In 2018 and 2019, this column featured over 100 local businesses, and today it takes a look at some of them to see where they are today and what’s new.

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The grandfather clock has been around since the late 1600s. The first one that is known of was made by British clockmaker William Clement. They have passed the test of time as they are still found in homes around the world. They may still be purchased online and in some furniture stores today.

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Genesis 39:21-23 NLT - But the Lord was with Joseph in the prison and showed him his faithful love. And the Lord made Joseph a favorite with the prison warden.

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Pat Diehl opened a new store named Pier 35 Antiques and More on Aug. 1. The store is located at 1907 Scenic Drive East in Fort Payne. The name is reminiscent of the popular décor store named Pier 1 Imports and is fittingly named since it is located adjacent to Highway 35.

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Many people probably never believed society would have reached the level of crime that it has reached in our day. Crimes both in public and at personal residences have escalated quickly over the last decade.

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When school starts, most people feel summer is over and thoughts of fall come to mind. However, the extreme heat we experience everyday let’s us know that the weather is not fall made yet.

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“My House” when translated to Spanish is Mi Casita. Javier and Veronica Rodriguez have owned and operated the Fort Payne Mi Casita Mexican Restaurant since October 8, 1992. The restaurant is a family-operation with some nine different relatives working at the establishment along with non-fam…

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Hebrews 1:1-2 KJV - God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,

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Cheryl Goodnight can be found most days working at the Fort Payne Verizon Wireless location as a sales rep. What makes her unique at what she does is her age. At fifty years old she is more tech-savvy than most of her peers.

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Few people live in mansions and this has many homeowners complaining about their homes feeling too small. Using these disguises can make a tiny house feel grander.

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Proverbs 17:1 NLT - Better a dry crust eaten in peace than a house filled with feasting--and conflict.

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Jamie McClung has worked in the Fort Payne school system since 2013. He is in the field of computer science and engineering concerned with robotics, which are devices that can move and react to sensory input.

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Children’s curiosity and impulsiveness induces them to explore, and seeing anything they are not familiar with piques their curiosity. Parents need to stay one step ahead of their little ones and realize the laundry room holds more hazards than it did when they were little.

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Mark 3:21 NLT - When his family heard what was happening, they tried to take him away. “He’s out of his mind,” they said.

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Life can get so hectic between family obligations and work. It seems all of the modern technology to make life “simpler” has not afforded couples more time to spend together. The divorce rate in America is at 50 percent and most marriages are now lasting only in the neighborhood of eight to …

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Whether you call it decoration, family gathering or family reunion, this is the time of year for families to get together. It’s a tradition — one that has lasted for many years and generations.

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When Roadside ‘Que started out in Fort Payne it was in a small food trailer parked on the side of the street in the downtown area. The response was so good that the business moved into a 1,500 square foot brick and mortar building located at 607 Gault Ave N, Suite A.

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Justin and Heather Christman come from different backgrounds but have blended well together in their marriage of 12 years. Justin is from Denver, Colorado and Heather is from Rainsville. The Christmans have two children, Everett, who is nine, and Parker, who is six.

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Disinfecting should be a routine. Whether or not anyone at home is sick, it is all about prevention. Since viruses are invisible, they wear a disguise and can sneak into our lives undetected until they make us sick.

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Regardless of where you live in this country, biscuits hot from the oven and generously spread with butter are always a treat. It used to be that the best biscuits could only be found at home, and they were made with buttermilk or sweet milk.

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That is the question that has been raging since 1972 when Roe v. Wade took the center stage at the Supreme Court. We have been arguing from a medical, psychological, moral, and religious point. What is that which is in the womb of a woman? Is it a blob as some have suggested? Is it something…

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Tommy and Nick McKee are brothers from Pisgah and are the owners of High 5 in Rainsville. The business has only been in operation for just a few months, but so far the parking lot stays full every day the store is open.

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Davy Willingham is a local entrepreneur who started out small and has steadily worked his way up in the business world. Willingham owns Body Vision Fitness & Aquatic Center in Rainsville, along with a shopping center where he rents space to other businesses.

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Everyone knows what they say about first impressions, and the entrance to a home definitely makes a first impression. Here are some ideas for making an entrance.

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The Small Business Administration reported in 2013 that there are more than 28.2 million businesses operating in the United States. These businesses created up to 63 percent of the jobs in the country in the years from 1993 to mid-2013. So, technically, small business is big business.

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“The Big Thompson flood of 1976 was the deadliest flash flood in Colorado’s recorded history. On July 31, between 12 and 14 inches of rain fell over a four-hour period in the mountains around the resort town of Estes Park.

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Would you be amazed if you were told that a United States President went on national public radio throughout the United States and held a prayer meeting? In our 21st century people would say that he crossed the line. People would cry out “separation of Church and State.” But this amazingly h…