Property transfersThe following property transfers were recorded by the Caldwell County Register of Deeds Nov. 13-19. Where there is a price, it is based on the excise tax assessed. A transfer without a sale has no tax, so no price listed.

Since winter doesn’t officially begin until Dec. 21, now’s a great time to take advantage of seasonal ingredients to make a yummy fall pumpkin bake. This is a simple recipe that looks beautiful and doesn’t require a pie crust.

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Bill Tate sent some older local images taken by several different photographers.

A few weeks ago as my hairdresser was preparing to cover the ravages of time on my roots, he noted, “You have glitter in your hair.”

Property transfersThe following property transfers were recorded by the Caldwell County Register of Deeds Nov. 6-12. Where there is a price, it is based on the excise tax assessed. A transfer without a sale has no tax, so no price listed.

What does it mean to be a good citizen? While responses such as performing community service or participating in elections appropriately answer this question, November offers people of all ages another way to practice citizenship — observing Native American Heritage Month.

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Property transfersThe following property transfers were recorded by the Caldwell County Register of Deeds Oct. 30-Nov. 5. Where there is a price, it is based on the excise tax assessed. A transfer without a sale has no tax, so no price listed.

Jonathan Parsons sent in images of some of his paintings. This one is titled “Jimi.”

One of the most useful and important skills that I have learned in my professional career is perspective. Perspective is important because it allows you to look at things from a point of view other than your own. Asking high schoolers about what cooperative extension is to them did just that!