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  • Send your Halloween candy to soldiers

    Posted by Jessie B Hawkins

    I'm sure that in just two days I gained a hundred pounds and multiple cavities from all the Halloween candy I ate!  Trouble is I just can't say no and now I have a ton of candy sitting at my house tempting me daily.  Having the same trouble?  Well I found a solution!  Soldiers Angles will send donated Halloween candy to our soldiers serving over seas.  Super easy to do something wonderful for our service men and women while saving our waist lines and teeth. Of course the kids could get in on it too and feel good about donating their candy to a good cause!  You can call them with your questions at 626.529.5114  Here's the info: 

    Send your wrapped candy to:

    Soldiers Angels

    112 Greenhill Road

    Ramseur, NC

    27316. 

    http://soldiersangels.org/contact.html

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  • Halloween fun for the kiddos and adults

    Posted by Jessie B Hawkins

     

    ADULT HALLOWEEN FESTIVITIES (PAID FOR ADVERTISING)

    START THE HALLOWEEN PARTY EARLY WITH AIRWAY KARAOKE THURSDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT.  FRIDAY AND SATURDAY COME MEET VITALI’S FLY GIRLS AND SATURDAY NIGHT IT’S THE AIRWAY’S MASQUERADE BALL WITH PRIZES FOR THE BEST COSTUMES AND LIVE MUSIC BY BOTTOMLINE.  SUNDAY STOP BY FOR THE MUSIC OF DAVID K AND THE MIDLIFE CRISIS BAND. 

     THE SAWMILL SALOON AND RESTAURANT IN MT. IRON WILL HOLD THEIR HALLOWEEN TRICK OR DRINK COSTUME BALL SATURDAY NIGHT.  ENJOY DRINK SPECIALS, MONSTER MUSIC, PRIZES AND COSTUME CONTESTS ALL NIGHT LONG!

    HEAD TO BIL-MAR'S SUPPER CLUB THIS SATURDAY NIGHT FOR DINNER AND STICK AROUND FOR THE FUN.  BIL-MARS FEATURES A HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY WITH PLENTY OF PRIZES TO GO AROUND PLUS ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF OFF THE DEEP END WITH CHUCK LINDBERG BEGINNING AT 8. ENJOY SLIMY JELL-O SHOTS, DRINK SPECIALS OR COME EARLY FOR HAPPY HOUR FROM 3 TO 6 PM

                                                 KIDS HALLOWEEN FESTIVITIES (PSA)

    THE ANNUAL SIDE LAKE YOUTH HALLOWEEN PARTY AT THE SIDE LAKE RECREATION CENTER WILL BE HELD SATURDAY, OCT 30TH FROM 1-3PM.  GAMES, PRIZES, CANDY, HOT DOGS AND MORE!  ALL AREA CHILDREN ARE INVITED TO THIS FREE PARTY.  A FOOD SHELF DONATION WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED

    CHERRY RECREATION WILL HOLD THEIR ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARTY SUNDAY, OCT 31ST 6-9PM AT THE CHERRY REC HALL.  PRE-K THROUGH 6TH GRADE WELCOME TO ATTEND, GAMES, HOT DOGS, POPCORN, CHIPS, CANDY, POP AND PRIZE DRAWINGS WILL BE AVAILABLE. 

    MT. IRON PARKS AND RECREATION DEPTARTMENT WILL HOLD THEIR HALLOWEEN PARTY SUNDAY, OCT 31ST FROM NOON UNTIL 3PM A THE MT. IRON COMMUNITY CENTER.  ADMISSION IS 25 CENTS OR A DONATION TO THE AREA FOOD SHELF.  THOSE IN COSTUME ARE ADMITTED FREE.  GAMES, PRIZES, CONCESISONS, BAKE SALE AND PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES. (LIONS CLUB CASH BINGO FOR ADULTS FROM 12:30-2:30.) 

     

     

     

  • Sugarland's album...is it country

    Posted by Jessie B Hawkins

    Sugarland's brand new album The Incredible Machine is now available...and with its release comes the question a few people are asking...is it really considered country? Kristian Bush answers that question with a question... "Do you like it"  That's all that matters!  Jennifer Nettles thinks the album reflects "children of the '80's and hopeless romantics". 

    BTW, if you missed Monday night's live Sugarland show from New Yorks City's Best Buy Theater that was streamed worldwide - no worries...check it out here.   

  • Best songs of 2010...so far.

    Posted by Jessie B Hawkins

    We're only a little over a month deep into 2010, the writers here at The Boot already feel compelled to make a "best of 2010" list, given all of the amazing new hits we've heard in the new year! From seasoned hitmakers Tim McGraw and Reba McEntire to some Nashville's newer talent like Luke Bryan and Jimmy Wayne, country music is shining bright in this first year of the new decade. Be sure to bookmark this page, as we'll update the list throughout the year as we hear new tunes.

    Jason Aldean10. 'Crazy Town,' Jason Aldean

    All country singers go through it, but Jason Aldean decided to sing about it! With this latest single from his 'Wide Open' album, the Georgia native sings about the daily struggles faced on Nashville's Music Row -- from paying your dues and playing for free to living off tips from a pickle jar and being shot down by label executives.

     

     

     


    I Keep on Loving You,' Reba McEntire

    Reba's latest can simply be described as the definition of "unconditional love." The Queen of Country sings about the patience, forgiveness and adoration she gives the partner who continues to misstep time after time. It's an honest song written from the heart and delivered with pure passion.

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    8. 'Rain Is a Good Thing,' Luke Bryan

    Luke has followed his chart-topping emotional ballad, 'Do I,' with something a little more fun. This toe-tapper highlights his Georgia roots, paying tribute to his dad -- who was a farmer and saw rain as a good thing. (It also pays tribute to whiskey, which means this one's a definite crowd pleaser at live shows!)

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    Rascal Flatts7. 'Unstoppable,' Rascal Flatts

    The title track to the superstar trio's latest album reminds us of exactly why they are one of the hottest groups in country music history. This inspiring ballad, delivered by the infallible vocals of lead singer Gary LeVox, is a tribute to both the power of love and power of persistence.

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    6. 'American Honey,' Lady Antebellum

    After their hit, 'Need You Now,' spent a whopping five weeks at No. 1 and crossed over to pop radio, Lady A knew they had a tough act to follow. They passed the test with the catchy, laid-back 'American Honey.' With Hillary Scott's angelic vocals taking the lead, the song tells the story of precious innocence of youth getting "caught in the race" of life and looking to return to the sweeter days.

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    5. 'Just Knowing You Love Me,'
    Jimmy Wayne (featuring Whitney Duncan)

    This top 2010 country song, penned by Jimmy along with Brett Beavers and Tony Martin, lets the listener determine what the lyrics mean to them -- it could be romantic or spiritual, you be the judge. Whitney's harmony blends perfectly with Jimmy's soulful vocals, leading us to hope they'll tour together someday.

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    Taylor Swift4. 'Today Was a Fairytale,' Taylor Swift

    There's a reason why Taylor's latest tune broke the record for the most first-week download sales by any female artist in history. The catchy song from the romantic comedy, 'Valentine's Day,' in which Taylor makes her acting debut, once again has Taylor singing about the whimsical fairytale moments in life.

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    3. 'Still,' Tim McGraw

    Tim delivers this song with a bigger vocal range than we've ever heard from him before. His haunting delivery of the tune allows the listener to close their eyes and go to that place they like to go where all they have to do is just be "still."

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    2. 'Free,' Jack Ingram

    Here's the song we just can't get out of our heads. This catchy, uptempo number is about embracing the non-material things in life that he wouldn't trade for anything ... like the "penny on the ground or the fortune I found when you wrapped your arms around me."

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    1. 'The House That Built Me,' Miranda Lambert

    Our top song of 2010 so far is a gentle reminder of how fast time flies and how easy it is to get caught up in the whirlwind of life. The moving lyrics will hit home for anybody who's ever gone back in time to the place they grew up in hopes of finding themselves once again. Miranda sings each line as if she'd written them straight from the pages of her journal ... asking if she could just come in one last time she "won't take nothing but a memory."

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  • Cold and flu season...one way to fight it

    Posted by Jessie B Hawkins

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    The cold and flu season is slowly rising and now’s the time to start the crazy process of warding of germs...good luck! According to ehow.com there is one simple way to start...wash your lines often.  The trick is you have to wash them in hot, hot water and perhaps a cap full of bleach would help as well. Here's more info on why, how and when's 

     Though how often you wash your sheets is clearly a personal decision, there are scientific arguments for washing your bedding weekly to benefit your health. According to ehow.com and examiner.com, laundering sheets weekly (in hot, 130-or-more degree water) gets rid of the dead skin cells (fodder for bacteria) and allergy-inducing dust mites that accumulate after a few nights’ sleep. If you or someone in your family is prone to sweating—or if you’ve got Fido cozying up with your in bed—consider washing every couple days to rinse out dirt and pet dander. Don’t ignore your mattress pad either—it’s a good idea to wash it bi-weekly or at least monthly.

    Pillows are another consideration. To ensure you’re not resting your head on a big pile of germs—you should be washing your pillows at least every six months. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions when washing them, though generally you should be able to clean them in your home washing machine, and with down ones in particular, it’s a good idea to throw in a couple clean tennis balls while drying which helps keep feathers fluffy. Investing in zippered pillow protectors is also key: they act as a barrier between your pillow and its case (the latter of which should be washed at least weekly) to keep the former nice and sanitary.

    Comforters and blankets need proper maintenance as well. Your comforter should we washed monthly (and your duvet weekly). Read the care instructions on the label, since chances are you’re going to need a front loading commercial size washer to accomplish this. Make sure it’s dried properly to avoid mold and fungus from growing. Blankets should also be washed or dry cleaned monthly.

     

  • Team Taylor Swift being sued by former manager

    Posted by Jessie B Hawkins

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    A former music manager of  Taylor Swift's is suing her for millions in alleged unpaid commissions.  According to the Hollywood Reporter, Dan Dymtrow claims that he signed Taylor to a management contract in April of 2004, developed her as an artist and then introduced her to Scott Borchetta, head of Big Machine Records, who signed her.  Dymtrow says he had a deal with Taylor and her parents to be paid between five and 10% commission from her career, but he's claiming he was fired so they could avoid paying him when she signed her record deal.

    For their part, the Swift family claims that Dymtrow never got a court approval of the management contract he signed with Taylor, which he would've needed because she was a minor at the time.  Therefore, says the family, she legally dis-affirmed the contract in 2005, months before she signed with Big Machine and a year before she released her debut single.  Taylor's lawyer tells the Hollywood Reporter, "For him to claim that her success and her major contracts were procured by him is ludicrous."

    Last week, Dymtrow's lawyer submitted a letter to the court, arguing that the manager was the victim of conspiracy between Taylor's dad and Scott Borchetta.  The lawyer submitted as proof a 2006 e-mail from Swift to Borchetta, in which Swift stated, "Enough with the Dymtrow. You asked me to break both his legs, wrap him in chains and throw him in the lake. I did."  Dymtrow says the e-mail proves that Swift and Borchetta conspired to fire him, and that it suggests that they were trying to avoid paying him what he is owed. 

    In addition to a cut of Taylor's record sales, Dymtrow also wants commissions from her concerts, because he claims he introduced her to the agents who ended up booking all her tours.  As far as that claim goes, Taylor's lawyer said, "To say that is worth millions is just the height of overreaching."

    You'll have that.  I'm sure every Tom, Dick and Harry that has had any contact with Taylor over the past 6 years has tried to figure out how to get their hands on a piece of the pie that is the Taylor Swifty dynasty. 

  • Toby Keith Invitation only on CMT

    Posted by Jessie B Hawkins

    Toby Keith is on CMT's INVITATION ONLY tonight! Friday, October 8!  The episode was taped before a small studio audience in Nashville.  Toby will of course perform new songs off the album Bullets in the Gun and some oldies but goodies of his!  The new album is now available in stores!  During the show Keith will open up during a question and answer session with fans revealing why it was important for him to be a songwriter, his political platform if he were to run for office and what songs are playing on his iPod.

    I heart Toby Keith  : )Toby Keith



    Read more: http://tv.broadwayworld.com/article/CMT_Premieres_Toby_Keiths_Invitation_Only_108_20101007#ixzz11nlFWetQ
  • Mesabi Family YMCA annual Black Cat festivities

    Posted by Jessie B Hawkins

    The Mesabi Family YMCA, a non-profit organization in Mt. Iron is having their annual Black Cat fun day Saturday, October 9.  It's A fun-filled event for the whole family!  10K & 5K competitive runs for adults and teens (ages 13 and up), Pumpkin Run for kids (ages 3 – 12) and 2-mile fun run/walk for everyone.  You’ll also enjoy refreshments, raffles and a Kids Carnival with supervised games, activities, arts & crafts, costume sale ($5.00)

  • Chocolate Milk under fire

    Posted by Jessie B Hawkins

    Chocolate milk has come under fire...some schools are debating banning chocolate milk for the sake of childrens health.  Maybe they should just cut back to just having chocolate milk available on Fridays...like they did when I was a kid! Check out this article, what do you think, should chocolate milk be banned from schools. 

    My son LOVES chocolate milk and since we eat pretty healthy and get exercise I don't mind letting him drink chocolate moo.  Maybe I should not let him drink it alllll the time, but I don't think it's harmful...proably better than juice!

    http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/food/chocolate-milk-under-siege-should-it-be-banned-2393398/chocolate milk

     

  • Enjoy Yourself...oh we will!

    Posted by Jessie B Hawkins

    Billy Currington's new album Enjoy Yourself from Mercury Nashville is now in stores!  From "Pretty Good at Drinking Beer" to his new release "Let Me Down Easy" the ablum is awesome and you will "Enjoy Yourself" listening to it! Check out "Let Me Down Easy" belowenjoy yourself

    Let Me Down Easy