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Filing dates set for local races

December 15, 2020 Deborah Walker 0

With the November elections behind us, Rains County residents have more opportunities to affect change in local government. Council positions are open in the cities of East Tawakoni and Emory, and board member positions are open on the Rains ISD School Board. […]

Plan ahead for turkey dinner

November 17, 2020 Deborah Walker 0

Start planning now to have your turkey ready in time for Thanksgiving dinner. A good rule of thumb when thawing in a refrigerator at 38 degrees is to allow one day of thawing per four pounds of bird. So, this year my 22-lb Butterball will need at least 5-1/2 days to thaw. […]

Ethiopian cuisine

November 3, 2020 Deborah Walker 0

I used to be a runner. Not the extreme marathon-type runner, but I logged 36 miles a week. I ran almost every day, allowing at least one day of rest. I had an Ethiopian friend who was a serious runner. She also ran every day and her runs were non-negotiable. […]

Faith family freedom

October 20, 2020 Deborah Walker 0

The Faith Family Freedom Rally held on the Rains County Courthouse square in Emory on Saturday, October 17, focused on how the Republican platform aligns with the values supported by the Texas Minority Coalition, TeenPACT and the Texas Freedom Coalition. […]

Finding joy

September 29, 2020 Deborah Walker 0

The best dog we ever had was a Border Collie named Molly. She was very smart, attentive and congenial. We lost Molly when she was 16 years old. I still think fondly of her. […]

Pear ideas

August 25, 2020 Deborah Walker 0

My friend gave me a couple of bags of pears. They aren’t quite ripe yet, but they are beautiful. She suggested wrapping them between newspaper and keeping in a dry, dark place so they can ripen. I may do that, but I really wanted to try some now. […]

A substitute for cheese?

August 18, 2020 Deborah Walker 0

Life has been very busy on the farm. Another grandbaby was born. The winery’s tasting room closed. Holidays came and went with minimal celebration. I won’t discuss the plandemic and the numbers game. […]

Rains schools to re-open Thursday after being closed since March

August 11, 2020 Deborah Walker 0

Rains ISD will open its doors for the first time since March with students returning to classrooms on Thursday, August 13. To ensure the safety of students and staff, the district has created a Return to School Guidance 2020-2021 document that outlines COVID-19 prevention and mitigation efforts in preparation for opening and the Fall 2020 semester. […]

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