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Let’s Cook: Fixing a Cooking Calamity

There are many calamities that can test a household-especially now with all the concerns with COVID-19. For example, a household member forgets to set the trash can out on the curb on trash pick-up day, or how about the routine of looking for a cell phone or keys? Many of us have been dismayed ...

Let’s Cook: Styles, Sequins and The Supremes

Every day, all over the world, people savor an endless variety of music. On February 8, 2021, with the passing of Mary Wilson, I was reminded of one of the world’s most popular female groups, The Supremes. Wilson along with Florence Ballard and Diana Ross were the first three ladies that I ...

HAMC resident celebrates 100th birthday

Residents and staff at Heart of America Medical Center’s long-term care unit know Helen Austin for her smile. Austin’s usual smile grew bigger late in January, when the unit helped her celebrate her 100th birthday. “Helen is a very kind lady who wants everybody happy,” said Shelly ...

Let’s Cook: Our Cabbage Companion

Maybe you haven’t bought that green deluxe Viking stove yet, but why not start enjoying the many beautiful shades of green found in cabbage! I have always loved cabbage, especially cooked. Now Jan and Lydia do favor the delightful crunch of cabbage when eaten raw. After all, who doesn’t ...

Let’s Cook: Challenges and Candor

How many of you have kept a scrapbook on an interesting subject? I once knew a woman who kept a matchbook cover from every restaurant she had patronized. She was near age 80 when she showed it to me, and it was massive. She had organized the matchbook covers according to states, and she had ...

Let’s Cook: Moments to Savor

A year ago, who would have thought that our lives would be dramatically changed in the first quarter of 2020? As I sit down to write this column on the Eve of the Winter Solstice, I think of the long, long year we all have endured. There is a long list of the many things we miss doing due to ...

Heart of America Library News

The staff of the Heart of America Library wishes all of you a safe and Merry Christmas. We will be closing at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Christmas Eve day and will be closed on Friday, Christmas Day. The library will be open as usual on Saturday. I forgot to ask last week, but did you write a ...

Remembering Veterans – One Family’s Legacy

Richard Morris Monger was born in Rugby on June 14, 1919. He attended the local schools, graduating from Rugby High School in 1937. On May 12, 1941, Richard was inducted into the U.S. Army and assigned to Camp Claiborne, Louisiana. Early in 1942 he was transferred to the medical detachment of ...

Let’s Cook:

Once again, we are starting to stir things up for Christmas. What comes to your mind when you reflect on preparing for Christmas? As a child, a big part of getting ready for Christmas for me was dreaming. Yes, dreaming, of what the tree would look like, what part would I have in the church ...

Heart of America Library News

There are many indications of the Holiday Spirit in our community and the Heart of America Library is getting ready, too! The Mitten Tree is up! We are accepting donations for new or gently used winter hats or gloves. These are then given to schools for distribution to children needing those ...