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Tips to raise healthy eaters in the new year

Ring in a healthy new year by teaching kids the importance of food, nutrition and eating skills: food to fuel busy, successful lives; nutrition to nourish strong bodies and smart brains; and eating skills to enjoy the social aspect of meals with...

 

The rise, fall and birth of a town

According to the Pensacola News Journal, South Flomaton was the only other incorporated community in Escambia County Florida for most of its existence. The area had sometimes been the scene of controversy before and after its incorporation. The News...

 

An interesting review of our local logging history

Occasionally, our writers receive a note of appreciation about our articles in this paper; these articles for the Tri-City have been contributed by our members since 1990. Recently, Mr. Dudley wrote a note to say how much he liked a history of...

 

Cussin', singin' and telling lies in the hay

One of my favorite places to be authentic Earline was in the hay loft on a rainy day. See, with so many siblings I always had plenty involvment of others around me. Sometimes I needed time out from sharing and fist fights, so when rainy days came to...

 

The birth of South Flomaton, Inc

The later part of 1945 was a time of great optimism and hope across the area and the nation in that World War II had concluded with an Allied victory and the men and women of the US armed forces were...

 

A tale of five men out cow hunting

There were five men in the party; they were cow hunting. They had left the comfort of their homes in the area along the coast known as the Walton Valley and traveled northwest in the yearly search for their free-range cattle. After several days of se...

 

Christmas and New Year's 1950 and 1951

So Santa Claus had come and gone. The house was a wreck, Mama was a wreck from all the work she had done before and now had waiting to do after we were back in school after New Years. We all had eaten so much fresh fruit and candy everybody was...

 

Use these nutrition tips for a healthier you in 2019

Happy New Year! Do you usually make a New Year’s resolution? Millions of Americans make resolutions every January hoping to improve their health by losing weight, getting fit or eating healthy. Achieve your nutrition goals this year by making...

 

The Sunshine Report

I have learned a few things about being a parent via observation over the years. I believe it is worthy of spending some time on. May I begin by reminding those who have young children, they grow up only once. That’s the theme of the message that...

 

The Life and Times Ernest Lloyd Barrow

Story and photos by Gretchen McPherson Staff Writer Chosen by the Century Chamber of Commerce as the Outstanding Citizen of the Year for 2008-2009, 90-year-old Century resident Ernest Lloyd Barrow...

 

'Twas the Night before Christmas

Twas the week before Christmas and all through the room, all the children from FES brightened the gloom. Preschoolers through third grade presented their songs, while parents in attendance sometimes...

 

Adapting to social media as a society

Many of us received new and exciting “tech devices” for gifts during the Holiday Season. How very nice! Imagine a dinner table surrounded by a family of five in the 1950’s, 60’s or even the 90’s. It includes every family member sharing...

 

Parker's store has a very long history

Judson and Teresa Carden are in the middle of a relic hunt at Bluff Springs and have allowed me to tag along. Judson has been very patient with my questions about the Civil War artifacts he is finding. Based on his finds, this appears to be the site...

 

Tips to prevent scams on the elderly this holiday

‘Tis the season to be scammed! Fa la la la lalala la. Follow your money if you can-an. Fa la la la lalala la. Recently, an older friend of mine was almost scammed by the “nice voice” on the phone trying to gain her confidence in sending money t...

 

Letters to Santa

FLOMATON ELEMENTARY Pre-K Dear Santa, This year for Christmas I want, 1. L.O.L. Doll 2. New tablet 3. Puppy 4. New bike Love always, Emrey Dear Santa, I have been good this year. I would like a new grocery cart. I would also like a princess puzzle....

 

Historical mineral springs in Canoe

Mineral springs gave rise to many communities in our area and some become vacation locations as well. A mineral springs existed near Bowman Cemetery in the Wawbeek area that led to the rise of the long lost town of Evansville. The Roberts community h...

 

The holidays are a time to be enjoyed

The holidays are a time to enjoy the company of family and friends, give to those in need and celebrate the gifts of God. One of those gifts is the freedom to learn about our own history and grow from that knowledge. Today, we Americans are far...

 

The search for the perfect Christmas tree

Way back when Christmas trees were free for the taking for country folk we started the process of finding one as early as late October during the great chinquapin and hickory nut hunts. This time wasn't for the cutting down and dragging home the...

 

The Jay Christmas Parade

Armed with umbrellas and blankets, Jay area residents came out last Saturday morning to kick off the Holiday season and get a glimpse of Santa. The cold, wind and rain did not keep the warm smiles...

 

Follow these five steps to seasonal savings

When the holiday season is over you may find yourself saying: “Why did I spend all of that money? Why did I wait until the last minute to shop? I don’t even want to think about how long it will take to pay off the credit cards. I hope I didn’t...

 

Disasters led to maps and street names

Across the rugged pages of history intersect the crossroads of memory and our own personal recollections and reflections. Yet with the passing of each successive generation much history is forgotten unless close attention is paid to the oral history...

 

Searching for relics with real hunters

I have enjoyed some good times lately with Judson and Theresa Carden, a couple I met through the Alger Sullivan Historical Society. They allowed me to accompany them on a relic hunt in Bluff Springs. I'll write more about their finds in Bluff...

 

The Christmas with Buddy's Radio Flyer

Christmas season brings such sweet memories and I have the need to share. So, my baby brother, three years younger than I, James Carlton ( Buddy) was the pet of ALL the Smith side of our family. Uncles claimed him, aunts hugged him extra tight, boy...

 

Century's Tree Lighting Nadine McCaw Park

Century area residents gathered at Nadine McCaw Park last Friday night to kick off the Christmas season with the annual Christmas Tree Lighting. The Byrneville Elementary School Chorus sang Christmas...

 

Tips to help keep this holiday season healthy

Let the Holiday Spirit Move You! The holiday season is almost here. Trying to balance holiday parties, shopping, baking, cleaning, entertaining and work may lead to some stressful times. What about eating healthy or physical activity? Finding time fo...

 

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