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An ever-shrinking number of American veterans will stand on Normandy’s beaches on June 6 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the massive World War II invasion to help liberate France from Nazi Germany.

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The way we see ourselves, and how we perceive others see us, shapes our very identity. Yet older adults with Alzheimer’s disease experience a cognitive unraveling of the memories that weave together their sense of self. As our older brothers and sisters in Christ struggle to recall their own…

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What triggers the act of bonding with a cat? Is it that casual encounter where eye contact is made, and sustained? Maybe it begins with a petting session, or just boils down to feeding a hungry vagabond who decides you’re a human worthy of attention and affection.

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A glossy brown buckeye seed in your pocket is supposed to bring good luck. A buckeye seed in your mouth is poisonous. A buckeye plant in your garden can provide years of pleasure with attractive flowers in spring and early summer.

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Physicians and health care professionals often become so used to walking into and around hospitals that we forget that most people are frightened at some level with the experience of being in a hospital.

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Tipton County Master Gardeners Sale & Expo: April 6, 9-4 p.m., Brighton High School, 8045 US-51, Brighton, Tenn. Plants, garden art, herb gardening, composting, vegetables, speakers and visits with the Master Gardeners. Door prizes. Free admission. A special garden provided for children.…

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The arrival of spring means people start to trade in their thick sweaters for lightweight blouses and bright colored sundresses. But spring doesn’t have to mean sacrificing comfort for style. Older adults are embracing casual spring styles and trading their work pants for floral jeans.

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When Linus passed away in 2013, Tammy was inconsolable. I remember hearing later about friends rushing to her house, bringing wine and whatever comfort they could offer her broken heart. Linus was a loving fixture in her life for 12 years.

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Many Christians are observing the season of Lent now. The season of Lent began on Ash Wednesday and continues for 40 days (excluding Sundays) until Easter. Prior to Jesus beginning his ministry, he spent 40 days of prayerful preparation in the wilderness, and Lent’s length commemorates that …

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For more than 20 years, Suanne Aguirre has headed a grass-roots ministry that feeds up to 100 people each Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in downtown Memphis regardless of the weather.

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Michael Detroit at The Circuit Playhouse, Inc., parent company to The Circuit Playhouse, TheatreWorks, and Playhouse on the Square, celebrating 50 years in operation, previewed their 2019-2020 performance calendar on February 21 at Playhouse on the Square. Guests enjoyed a party including vi…

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When you need lawn and garden advice, you can find it in just about any format you like: books, websites, classes, tours and individual conversations with experts.

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Mali-cat-girl is almost 20 years old. In people years, that gives her centenarian status. Much like Michael’s mom, who almost reached 101, Mali’s is a peaceful and graceful life.

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The Lenten Preaching Series at Calvary Episcopal Church downtown begins March 7, the day after Ash Wednesday, and will continue through April 12, the Friday before Palm Sunday.

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As luck would have it, I was at the Crescent Center when the U.S. Marshals entered the offices of Stanford Financial about five years ago and seized the company’s assets. It was a heart pumping experience. Dressed in black, with an intense sense of purpose, the marshals made it clear I didn’…

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If you enjoy fragrance in your garden, you need to have at least a little bit of sweet alyssum – or as my parents jokingly called it, “sweet asylum.” Sometimes it seems the smallest flowers in nature are the ones that have the most fragrance. This makes sense because flowers are in the busin…

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One day years ago, I spotted Home Boy, our feisty little tuxedo, perched at the end of the sofa staring intently at the wall. Uhoh, he’s got a beam on a spider, or worse, a roach I thought. We better get after the pest control company because bugs are not allowed in our abode. But wait, ther…

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