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Julie Wells

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THE RECIPE BOX: Restaurant chicken wings don’t compare to homemade

Baked wings are made to order in your own home.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Try anchovies in your deviled eggs

This week’s recipe is summer staple, but mixed with a twist.

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Ready for Salem Camp Meeting

Twin sisters Alice Griffin Walker, left, and Becky Griffin Ramsey have been playing the piano at the Salem Camp Meeting for 43 years.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Watermelon cupcakes a healthy Fourth of July treat

Watermelon cupcakes are fun-festive July Fourth recipe.

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JULIE WELLS: Lead by example, as Christ does for us

We should be imitators of Christ in every area of our lives.

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JULIE WELLS: Jesus fulfills our needs just at the right time

God always knows what we need and when we need it.

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Summer-time fun in the springs

Saturday is the first official day of summer.

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Bessie filming in Covington

“Bessie” filming takes place in Covington

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THE RECIPE BOX: Peach crumble pie takes first place in baking contest

A Covington resident wins first place in a baking contest with her peach crumble pie recipe.

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JULIE WELLS: Grandfather shared Jesus’ love through both words and actions

I am remembering my grandfather this Father’s Day; He gave Jesus all of the credit for his life while he was on this earth.

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Mission work done locally

Students from several different states are on-hand this week to help out some locals with much needed house repairs.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Healthy apple bake has all-natural ingredients

This apple bake has the right amount of crunch and sweetness.

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JULIE WELLS: Pray for those who have no one speaking to Jesus for them

Praying grandmothers help change lives.

HONOR ROLL: East Newton Elementary School

East Newton Elementary students named to the honor roll

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JULIE WELLS: Jesus wants us to push gloom aside and shine on others

We should all spread some sunshine to this world

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Picking up produce

Rodney Lynch and his 4-year-old daughter Angelina shop for some vegetables and fruit at Ramsey’s Produce in downtown Covington. The two stopped by to find some muscadines, but also to learn more about the delicious variety of veggies and fruits that summer brings. (Staff photos: Julie Wells)

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THE RECIPE BOX: London broil can feed a family for two meals

The Recipe Box: London Broil

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JULIE WELLS: Graduates remember: Trust Jesus to guide you in the future

Graduates should know that Jesus will bring you through life, just trust in Him.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Use Romaine lettuce to in chicken-artichoke wraps

Although this recipe has the word wrap in it, inferring a breaded wrap, this chicken and artichoke recipe is wrapped in romaine leaves — making it a healthier option.

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JULIE WELLS: Trust that God will finish what he began in you

Jesus will finish the good work He began in you

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A day on the farm

Newton pre-k students enjoyed Farm Day at Berry Christmas Tree Farm on Friday.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Visit u-pick farm before making strawberries and cream sandwiches

Strawberries and cream sandwiches are a refreshing frozen treat.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Sausage pancetta wraps perfect for meat lovers

Sausage pancetta wraps may be served sliced and served as an appetizer

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THE RECIPE BOX: Prepare honey roasted carrots as sweet, healthy side dish

Perfectly sweetened roasted carrots

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Good Friday tradition

Many Christian crosses are draped in purple during Lent, a color that represents the season and that is also known as the color of royalty.

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Stephens-Miller enagement

The couple plans to wed June 14 at Shiloh Baptist Church in Newborn.

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JULIE WELLS: Perceived weakness can by your greatest strength

Somtimes we our weaknesses become our greatest strengths

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JULIE WELLS: Don't waste time on envy; focus on Jesus

We shouldn’t compare ourselves to one another, especially if we have Jesus in our hearts.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Fruit in the mix and icing makes supreme cake flavorful

This supreme cake is light and fluffy and has the word “spring” all over it.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Roasted cauliflower soup creamy, but healthy

Roasted cauliflower soup is a creamy, healthy soup

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JULIE WELLS: Reading the Bible every day will feed your soul

Reading the Bible helps us in life.

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The Recipe Box: Cauliflower casserole healthy alternative to loaded baked potato

The casserole is made with cauliflower instead of white potato.

JULIE WELLS: We should pray to be more holy, not happy

Julie Wells — religion column

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THE RECIPE BOX: Use your Girl Scout cookies for Thin Mints Cupcakes

These cupcakes are the perfect green dessert to take to a St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

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The Recipe Box: Fill your French toast roll-ups with cream cheese, fruit, spreads

Today’s food column about French toast roll-ups could possibly be more about what not to do, than what to do.

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JULIE WELLS: Praise Jesus daily with your words and actions

Julie Wells religion column

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THE RECIPE BOX: Frozen banana bites a playful dessert

The Recipe Box: Frozen banana bites

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JULIE WELLS: God is our protector, even when we don't realize it

A religion column by Julie Wells

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JULIE WELLS: Jesus' love makes Valentine's Day every day

Religion column by Julie Wells

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THE RECIPE BOX: Oven-baked flat iron steak a juicy dinner choice

Flat iron steak can be pan seared and the cooked in the oven.