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Add a little spice to your diet while participating in the World Day of Prayer

Recipes to recognize World Day of Prayer 2010

The food of Cameroon

The food of Cameroon is rich in spices. The staple foods eaten by the people of Cameroon vary from region to region, depending on climate, and what is grown locally.


2010 World Day of Prayer Service at Bluffton Presbyterian Church March 5

2011 World Day of Prayer art

Eight Bluffton churches will come together in a worldwide ecumenical movement to observe a common day of prayer. The Bluffton service is at 7 p.m., Friday, March 5, at the Bluffton Presbyterian Church.

Services begin at sunrise in the Pacific and follow the sun across the globe on the day of celebration. Each year a different country serves as the writer of the World Day of Prayer worship service.


Maple Shortbread Cookies just in time for maple syrup season

Note: Icon viewer Mary Ann Ring provided this timely cookie recipe.

Since the maple tapping season is almost upon us, we are lucky to have a few maple syrup making demonstrations in our area to check out. While you are at the Coldren-Crates Maple festival in Arlington or the Johnny Appleseed Maple Syrup Festival at Teddy Bear Park in Lima (both taking place March 13), pick up some maple syrup and try the maple sugar.


Game review: American McGee's Alice

By Andr'e Swartley

Issue #13
American McGee's Alice
Developer: Rogue Entertainment
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Platform: Mac, PC
Rating: M for Mature

Not satisfied with his recent remake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Tim Burton has wrangled Johnny Depp into unflattering makeup yet again, this time to play the Mad Hatter in a new version of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.


Movie review Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Movie review
By Kerry Bush

After seeing Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, I wondered if the screenwriter of the movie even read the book the movie was supposedly based on or if he just got a summary from Wikipedia.

Although come to think of it, even Wikipedia with all its editors can give a better synopsis of Rick Riordan's epic novel The Lightning Thief than the screenwriter of this movie did.


Main Street snapshot circa 1915


There are times when small packages offer huge surprises. This photo represents one of those times. The original photo is a snapshot measuring 2 by 3 inches. It is taken from a family album, but carries no explanation.

When enlarged the photo reveals much. Of course, you recognized the view is Main Street Bluffton taken from what today would be in front of Common Grounds coffee shop looking north. Judging the Ford Model T on the left, which appears to resemble a 1915 model, that puts this photo in the mid-1910s.