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Whatta Watermelon!

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Five-year-old Paislee Harrison couldn’t have been more pleased than she was when she finally harvested this beautiful watermelon, recently. It wasn’t so much the size of the melon—which was impressive—as it was the fact that she had grown it herself, from some seeds her Great Papa had given her. Paislee’s mother, Amber, said her daughter started those seeds inside, then replanted them outside, where she carefully watered them and watched the fruit form. “She has been biting at the bit to pull it, and it is finally ready,” Amber said, adding, “Her Great Papa has always grown the best watermelons in all of Dumas, Texas. Now, he has some competition…Little Miss Paislee Harrison!” Great Papa is Bigbee Phillips…and we imagine he is mighty proud, too.
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'Reel' Good Time

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Abraham Nursing Home residents enjoyed a ‘reel’ good time this week. A stock tank filled with live fish was set up in the back of the home this week so residents could try their hand at bringing in the catch of the day.
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What’s Cookin’ in Canadian

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My friend Debbie, who lives outside of Dallas, served me a steak prepared this way when I visited several years ago. Unforgettable. We were chatting about food the other day (What else do you talk about during a pandemic except your next meal?), and she said she prepared the dish recently, and it was delicious. In a Paris Bistro, it is traditionally served with French fries. This recipe calls for filet mignon, but I think that any good lean cut of meat cooked this way would be delicious. Enjoy!