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Pulling your punches

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   First of all, I’d have put this in last week’s column about throwing parties if I’d had the room, but since you probably still need…

Bid policy questioned

To the editor:   Recently I submitted a bid on an opportunity in Pulaski County to run the concession stand at Randolph Park. In the end, I wasn’t awarded the…

To the community:

To the community: We would like to take this opportunity to thank the businesses and individuals in the community who donated to the recent Dublin Dukes Football Jamboree.  The event…

Hors d’oeurves de combat

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   You were at someone’s house, or maybe you were out with friends, and the warm glow of charity came over you, because, as stated last…

In the soup

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   The holidays aren’t here yet, but you can see them on the horizon, ravenous eyes glowing like jack o’lanterns, breath steaming with the scent of…

Cool beans

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   My old college roommate is one of the sweetest, kindest people I know. She was always feminine without resorting to artifice, with huge blue eyes,…

Getting an earful (in a pan)

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   Like pretty much everyone who refers to themselves as a foodie or a gourmet, I like the idea of eating seasonally. It seems so romantic!…

A dip in my mood

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   I try not to be superstitious, but sometimes I frankly think there’s an imp assigned to me for the sole purpose of meting out petty…

Easy caprese bread

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   My best friend Amy is my best friend for a number of reasons, not least of which being because she likes comic book characters even…

Wreckage

By Janet Hanks In the “Pronouncements Made While-You-Wait” Department, we would like to offer this for your consideration:  the finest form of transportation known to man is the bicycle. Well,…