- Created on Tuesday, 27 August 2013 08:25
One of the most precious assets that you are likely to possess as you progress through life is your home. Owning their own homes is something that most Americans strive for.
Unfortunately, for the vast majority of people, one of the major drawbacks in owning a home is the long-term mortgage that must be paid off. Mortgages often stretch out 30 years with interest and principal repayments.
Most mortgage repayments are made on a monthly basis. However, arranging to make payments biweekly can have a dramatic effect on the amount of money you have to pay and the time frame before it is all paid off.
- Created on Tuesday, 27 August 2013 08:21
Barbara Jackson is a woman blessed with a gift to cook. She runs from the title of chef but the taste and presentation of her food places her with the best of the best. As humble as they come, Jackson proves that with hard work and dedication to your passion, dreams do come true.
Carlee McCullough: How did you get started in the food business?
Barbara Jackson: I received an Easy Bake Oven in second grade for Christmas. I got two boxes of cake mix, white and chocolate. My mom loved nuts, so I added nuts to the top of the chocolate mix and actually made a brownie before I even knew what a brownie was. I continued to add different nuts to the tops. Later, I attempted to make other stuff in the Easy Bake Oven and burned it up. The wattage was not strong enough for what I wanted to do.
CM: What do you sell at O'Taste and See?
- Created on Thursday, 22 August 2013 15:14
If you haven't gotten out with the family in a while here's your chance to turn that around!
It's BIG family fun under the big top as the UniverSoul Circus returns Memphis, next Tuesday (Aug. 27) through Monday (Sept. 2) at the Hickory Ridge Mall. If you haven't gotten a chance to check out this circus, you have missed a really fun experience. Put it on your calendar and make plans to take the family. Tickets are available through all Ticketmaster outlets and online at Ticketmaster.com.
Family fun continues with the Delta Fair Friday Aug. 30 through Sept. 8. Fun games, rides and a lot of fair food, that's always good, right? They even have special discount rates for students as well as wristbands. It's taking place at the Agricenter located at 7777 Walnut Grove. For more information, visit www.deltafest.com.
- Created on Thursday, 22 August 2013 00:19
CHEF TIMOTHY Amid back-to-school excitement and the day-to-day rush don't overlook the importance of having a nutritious breakfast. A healthy breakfast provides great benefits for children in their early childhood development. This should be their biggest meal of the day, helping to keep their young minds sharp and alert.
The United Negro College Fund slogan – embedded in the national consciousness over four decades ago – declares that, "The mind is a terrible thing to waste." Well, an undernourished mind leads to a hungry and uncontrollable child.
A healthy breakfast recipe to blend into a child's morning features a simple waffle with some fruit on top and a glass of cold almond milk.
- Created on Wednesday, 21 August 2013 23:12
For movies opening Aug. 23, 2013
BIG BUDGET FILMS
"The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" (PG-13 for intense violence and suggestive content) Lily Collins stars in this adaptation of the Cassandra Clare fantasy novel of the same name about a Brooklyn teenager who discovers that she's descended from a long line of half-angels locked for generations in battle with a host of demonic creatures. Cast includes Lena Headey, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Jamie Campbell Bower.
"The World's End" (R for sexual references and Pervasive profanity) Sci-fi comedy, set in England, about five friends (Simon Pegg, Eddie Marsan, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine and Nick Frost) who unwittingly reunite for drinks for the first time in decades during an invasion of the planet by alien robots. With Bill Night, Pierce Brosnan and Rosamund Pike.