Jacksonville began Class 4A, Area 12 baseball action with a home-and-home series against Cherokee County on Thursday and Friday. The Golden Eagles dropped both games but starting pitchers Blake Morris and Colton Clark each pitched a complete game and each deserved a better fate.

For many years, homemaking and cooking have been important aspects of Elizabeth Renfroe’s life, and she has made a business out of preparing and selling flavored mixes. Called Elizabeth’s Gourmet Creations, she makes packages of seasonings and spices that customers can mix with sour cream, mayonnaise, or cream cheese in order to prepare dips for chips or raw vegetables. Also, she has a line of dessert mixes for making no-bake cheesecakes and dips for fruits or cookies and flavored bread-dipping oils. Any of the 41 varieties can be used to make seasoned crackers, too. Some of her mixes she buys prepackaged due to the cost of high-quality ingredients.

Around 2000, a Boston terrier became a member of my daughter’s family quite by accident. One day, while living in Georgia, they arrived at their church and found a Boston hunkered against a glass door, cold and hungry. They brought her home, tried to find her owners to no avail, and then fel…