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1 lb. Hamburger

1 pkg. Taco seasoning

1 can (12 oz.) corn (undrained)

1/2 cup green bell pepper (chopped)

1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce

1/2 cup chopped onion (yellow or green)

1 can (12 oz.) Kidney beans, pinto beans, or chili beans (undrained)

Salt & Pepper to taste

1 box (8 1/2 oz.) corn muffin mix

1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese


Brown hamburger in bottom of Dutch oven; pour off grease. Stir in taco seasoning, undrained corn, chopped pepper...

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Dear Cousin,


The two spring like days that we enjoyed have retreated back into the frost of February and permitted the snow flurries and freezing weather to return. It was good while it lasted, although this is more seasonal weather. My brother Ronnie asked me if it was "Indian spring." I feel that it was a couple of bonus days from the Lord to encourage and give us a foretaste of the beauty of spring that lies ahead of us. The coming of spring never grows stale. No matter how many...

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"Will" you be ready?

by Chris Mathes, Scout Executive, AWAC-BSA

(Taken from THE COURIER - Official messenger of the Anthony Wayne Area Council.)


The night sky is clear and bright. You look up at the stars as you sit in front of the embers of a dying fire. The Scouts and other dads have turned in for the night, leaving you alone with your thoughts.

You have been with the Scouting program for a long time now. You have seen the difference it can make in the lives of boys and families....

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We have just finished Valentine's Day in our modern day civilized society and are able to purchase all the candy hearts, toys, etc, that we want at half-price. And now it is time to fill our baskets with Easter eggs, yellow marshmallow chicks, bunnies and lots of chocolate. Yum! Yum!

I wish to share a vision, a thought and a prayer. If we have love in our hearts and respect for our family, friends, and all of God's creation, we then stand in the circle of unity, blessed by the Holy Spirit and...

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Army Lieutenent Colonel Julian Howard circa 1944

Dear Readers,


I feel certain, that many of you, like I, am concerned about the looming war ahead. I find myself "switching opinions" on whether I am pro or con. I think the evil murderous monster, Saddam, must be stopped. He is so wrapped in his own ego, power and control that he will not stop unless someone stops him. Then, sometimes, I find myself thinking of the destruction of lives. Theirs and ours. I look at the faces of our young eager soldiers and their resolute determination to...

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Dear Cousin,


A too familiar scene greeted us this morning as we looked out the window and saw more snow drifting down from a leaden sky. The whole last month was a wintry scene from start to finish. Many folks in our area have had to revert back to the "good old days" of country living, with power outages, lack of water and telephone services, and impassable roads. Folks back in the good old days had it better, as they were prepared to deal with rough winter weather. It was their way of...

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