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Go ahead – Smile! It’s a new year. Starting this New Year, we have a hint of hope that ‘good’ changes are in the air. There are signs that the economy is improving, and this inspires hope and creativity. Voice Magazine is embracing ‘good changes’ for 2011. January 2011 is our month to start those changes with new goals, new events, and new ideas. Voice Magazine will celebrate its seventh anniversary in February 2011 – yes - seven years! Like most small businesses, we hold on tightly as we ride the roller coaster of this economy. The challenges bring new ideas and create new pathways. As we move into our eighth year, we are expanding our electronic arena with more options for our readers and advertisers, and expanding our print coverage with our active participation in local events. We will maintain our integrity and bring these ‘good’ changes for the betterment of our product. As we enter this New Year, we ask for your continued support. Our survival and growth are dependent on the support of all of you - advertisers, readers, fans, and partners in our local communities. Thank you – We work to see that the magazine works for you – if it does not work for you – it does not work for us. We are all partners in moving forward. Setting our sights on 2011, Voice Magazine will be taking on new projects and participating in local events to promote our advertisers and their businesses and services. Join us in our ‘round up’ of 2011 activities. Get involved and show your support. Call for details 423-926-9983. Check out events calendar (on page 19) or visit our website, with our 2011 projects, contests, and community activities. Would you like to share your story with others? Let us know. Send your emails, inquiries, and/or your letters with your comments and suggestions to For this New Year, accept change, expect challenges, and anticipate miracles! Thought of the month: "Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration.” -Evan Esar Verse of the month: “Let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart”. Galatians 6:9 NKJV

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(Volume 8, Issue 1) While every precaution has been taken to ensure accuracy of the published material, Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc./VOICE Magazine cannot be held responsible for opinions or facts provided by its authors, advertisers or agencies. All rights are reserved. Reproduction in whole or part is prohibited without written permission. Agencies, Advertisers and other contributors will indemnify and hold the publisher harmless for any loss or expense resulting from claims or suits based upon contents of any advertisement, defamation, libel, right of privacy, plagerism and/or copyright infringement. The views expressed in VOICE magazine for women are not necessarily those of the publisher. © 2011 Editorial Mission: VOICE magazine for women wants to provide a useful and complete reliable source of information for women and their families. We seek to celebrate women’s successes, and support their growth by defining and recognizing their needs and providing a concentration of resources for them. We want to be that “link” to all women.

We hope that you will appreciate our front cover and one our favorite organizations – Make-A-Wish Foundation. The Chocolate Festival is sure to be lots of fun, and best of all, will make wishes come true! Please join us in support of this fundraiser! And please join us in support of our other events and activities planned for this New Year – 2011!

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Have you ever been so excited to share a dream or idea that you shared your valuable secret with a less than worthy confidante? Perhaps in an effort to find support for your world-changing plan, you “cast your pearl before a swine” and went away disappointed or let down. Many times, I have looked for a kindred soul who has the ability, the attitude and the willingness to help foster what may or may not be a world-changing idea but is, at the very least, a cherished hope. If you’ve been in this situation, don’t lose heart and don’t stop believing. You have the pearls. Now you just need someone who enjoys them. Mark Victor Hansen and Jack Canfield had an idea for a book. They enthusiastically set out with a proposal and in no time received 33 rejection letters from publishers. They were turned down by 134 more at the annual booksellers’ convention. Finally a small publisher agreed to take on their project, but not before they agreed to buy the first 20,000 copies themselves. And they were hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt. After their book appeared, it took nearly 14 months of almost nonstop work and promotion to hit the bestseller lists. Today, their book series, Chicken Soup, has sold over 100 million copies and generated more than a billion dollars in sales. Why? Because they persisted in what they knew was a God-given dream even when swine outnumbered pearl lovers more than 100:1. Most people don’t want to be dream crushers. They are simply too busy, too limited in their imagination or are unable to grasp what means so much to you. Take heart. God has put life and energy in you today. There are unique contributions that only you can make to the world. Without you, the world would be a poorer place. Keep honing the dream, understanding that the “dead ends” and delays are only part of the process God is using to develop the character inside that will sustain you when your dream becomes a reality. Persist; the journey is the point. And keep your eyes open for those who are eyeing you to see if you, too, may be a lover of fine pearls.

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1. What is oldest known holiday celebrated by mankind? A. Samhain B. New Year's Day C. Christmas D. St. Patrick's Day

4. Which calendar uses animals to mark years? A. The Jewish Calendar B. The Chinese Calendar C. The Gregorian Calendar D. The Hindu Calendar

2. What is the most common New Year's resolution made by Americans? A. Resolve to Find a Better Job B. Resolve to Stop Smoking C. Resolve to Save More Money D. Resolve to Lose Weight

5. What is the most watched parade on New Year's Day? A. Hollywood Christmas Parade B. Macy's Holiday Parade C. Walt Disney World's New Year's Parade D. The Tournament of Roses Parade Answers: 1. B. New Year's Day 2. D. Resolve to Lose Weight 3. B. The Roman god Janus 4. B. The Chinese Calendar 5. D. The Tournament of Roses Parade

3. The month January was named after? A. Hindu Princess B. The Roman god Janus C. The Greek god Januarius D. A former Roman goddess

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The Chocolate Fest ival If you are a chocoholic, February 12, 2011 is the date Make-A-Wish Foundation of East Tennessee. and you do not want to miss! The Chocolate Festival will Wendy Belanger, Northeast Tennessee Coordinator be presented by the Make-A-Wish Foundation of East noted, “The Foundation is pleased to be hosting the 2011 Tennessee. This festival will take place in Kingsport on Chocolate Festival this year, and we hope to have the Saturday, February 12, 2011 at the MeadowView Make-A-Wish Foundation become a household name Convention Center. Hours will be from 9AM-3PM. throughout northeast Tennessee.” The Chocolate Festival will be held in conjunction The Make-A-Wish Foundation is the largest wish with the Holston Valley Broadcasting WKPT AM 50 granting organization in the world with 65 active Plus Expo! Come and indulge yourself in a fun-filled chapters in the United States and its territories and day of chocolate and enjoyment! This is a perfect event 22 international affiliates on five continents. The East The Chocolate for families, couples, friends, or groups to participate in while Tennessee chapter of Make-A-Wish opened its doors in Festival offers celebrating Valentine’s Day weekend! 1988. ticket holders the There will be chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate The Make-A-Wish Foundation’s mission is to grant the best tasting and served at The Chocolate Festival! There will be Shoney’s Hot wishes of children with life-threatening illness and to enrich best variety of Fudge Cake, Panera Bread’s Chocolate Chip Bagels and Mint the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. To be chocolate samples Crinkle Cookies, Marble Slab Creamery’s Chocolate Swiss and eligible for a wish a child must be two and one half years old from restaurants Double Dark Chocolate ice cream, Godiva Chocolate cheesecake and under the age of 18 with an average cost of each wish at and businesses from Joe Muggs Café and much more! In addition, there will be $7,000.00. The foundation strives to provide special memories throughout the many more exhibitors at The Chocolate Festival providing of joy and laughter to children experiencing serious illness. Tri-Cities area. chocolatey goodness such as candy, cake, ice cream, brownies, A “wish” offers a time to get away from the strains of and even drinks! Some of the exhibitors include Sam’s Club, Food dealing with and ever-present crisis. The entire family takes - Chocolate Festival Chairman Craig Cox City, Texas Roadhouse, Sagebrush, Atlanta Bread Company, The part whenever possible and all wish expenses are fully Cake Gallery, Earth Fare, The Family Bakery, and Kaffe Blue. covered. It is a time for families to come together to share in the “The Chocolate Festival offers ticket holders the best tasting and best magic of the wish experience. “As a three year volunteer for the Make-A-Wish variety of chocolate samples from restaurants and businesses throughout the Foundation it is an honor to be able to touch the lives of children who face a Tri-Cities area. I am thrilled to be able to chair such a quality event and look crisis situation everyday,” stated Chocolate Festival board member Tiffany forward to making it a fantastic experience for all of our participants,” stated Porter. “Currently there are several children in Northeast Tennessee who are Chocolate Festival Chairman Craig Cox. waiting for their wish to come true. Wish child Bobby wants a horse to ride While tasting the decadent chocolate samples at the Chocolate Festival there and care for, a young girl wants to appear on Saturday Night Live in New York will not only be chocolate, but for all of you shopaholics there will be a silent City, and an eight year old can hardly wait to get her playhouse so she can call auction. Be sure and stop by our silent auction tables and bid on all of the it Britney’s Mansion! These are just a few examples of the many wishes that fantastic items that will be available to purchase. Some of the outstanding items need to be granted in the Tri-Cities area.” offered in the silent auction will be a basketball signed by The University of Corporate sponsorships and chocolate exhibitors for The 2011 Chocolate Tennessee men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl, other signed sports paraphernalia, Festival are event still being accepted. Sponsorship opportunities range from designer handbags, designer jewelry, designer sunglasses, electronics, gift cards $500 to $7,500. To be a sponsor, to donate an item or gift certificate for silent form area businesses, and gift certificates from local area restaurants. “The auction, or to buy tickets for the Chocolate Festival please call the items we have collected so far are exceptional in quality and value, and Make-A-Wish office at 423-989-9474. Tickets can also be purchased at local remember all proceeds go for a good cause,” announced Chocolate Festival area businesses or online at board member Charity Dinsmore. Do not miss out on this chocolate covered opportunity to experience the The Chocolate Festival will be the premier fundraiser event for The tastiest event of the year and be a part of granting the power of a wish!

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2011 will bring the back some familiar haircuts, but for the short hair cut, the short pixie will be very popular. People will wear haircuts for short-, medium- and long-hair – all will be very fashionable. The bob style for medium and short hair, as well as bangs and layered haircuts will continue prevailing. And the edgy will continue to sport the asymmetric haircuts and soft waves. The most daring women may cut their long locks, so that they can show their faces, eyes and full lips free-and-easily. Although short hair is usually worn by men, women can boost their self-confidence better if they expose their charms. For those who have busy lives or love practicing sports, Bob style is a style statement and a great choice, because it only needs some hair gel to look nice. Bob style works for medium and short hair, with bangs or layered haircuts, and all will prevail into 2011. Also, the edgy will sport the style of asymmetric haircuts and soft waves. For those who have busy lives or love practicing sports, the Bob style could be a great choice, because it only needs some hair gel to look nice, sophisticated and polished. For those who like long hair, the hair styles 2011 suggest to wear layered haircuts, waves, or straight. Although long hair wouldn’t be the most popular in 2011, it will never be out of fashion. For medium-curly-hair women, hairstyles in 2011 have plenty of new ideas with some layers and curls which will define and add texture to women’s hair. The straight medium hairstyles will be very fashionable in 2011. Just add adornments and braids to give a touch of elegance to your hair in the coming year. 2011 will reintroduce “old” with “new” hair fashions.

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Dear Viola, There's been a lot of talk about date rape drugs. How can I recognize them? -Miss Party Girl

Dear Miss Party Girl, Know where your drink is! These drugs are powerful, dangerous, and can be slipped into your drink when you are not looking. Often they have no color, smell, or taste, so you can't tell if you are being drugged. The drugs can make you become weak and confused — or even pass out — so that you are unable to refuse sex or defend yourself. You might not remember what happened while you were drugged. The three most common date rape drugs are: Rohypnol (roh-HIP-nol) comes as a pill that dissolves in liquids. Newer pills are oval and green-gray in color. When slipped in dark drinks the drug might be hard to see. Effects can be felt within 30 minutes of being drugged and can last for several hours.

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GHB, which is short for gamma hydroxybutyric (GAM-muh heye-DROXee-BYOO-tur-ihk) acid. GHB is a liquid with no odor or color, white powder, and pill. It might give your drink a slightly salty taste, easily masked. GHB takes effect in about 15 minutes and can last 3 or 4 hours. It is very potent. Most GHB is made by people in home or street "labs." Ketamine (KEET-uh-meen) comes as a liquid and a white powder. Ketamine is very fast-acting. You might be aware of what is happening to you, but unable to move. So, Miss Party Girl, protect yourself by not accepting drinks from other people and keep your drink with you at all times, even when you go to the bathroom. If you realize you left your drink unattended, pour it out. Have fun, safely. Sincerely, Viola Voice Ask Viola Voice! Do you have a question? Send your question to: Disclaimer: These Q&A are for entertainment purposes only and should not be considered informational, instructional, or a medical diagnosis.

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What: Networking & socializing with other business owners When: Thursday, January 27, 2011 6:00pm - 8:30pm Where: Get the Look Salon & Day Spa 5205 Bobby Hicks Hwy., Gray, TN, 423-477-9700 FREE to attend! All are welcome! Drinks provided. Bring your favorite covered dish to share or donate $2.00. For more information and to RSVP, call 423-926-9983 or 423-477-9700 by Tuesday, January 25. Great opportunity to get your “Voice” out there!

We all can use a little extra cash; so, if you are looking for opportunities to make some extra money, look at your hobbies. Talented in making crafts or sewing? Pass your talents to others - teach classes and share your expertise. Also, check out the online auction sites like eBay or to sell your artistic pieces. If you have an entrepreneurship, check into local antique shops for available rental space or to consign your items. Contact your local Chamber for events in the area accepting exhibitors and set up as an exhibitor to sell your items, like the local farmer’s market. Got a green thumb? Setting up at a farmer’s market is a great way to sell flowers, plants, herbs, or wreaths for all occasions, or homemade jam or baked goods. Love to shop? So do other women! Start a ‘Closet Clutter Cleaner’ business by offering to help clear out the clutter and organize closets for others. However, when you clear out the clutter from your closet, check into consigning those items at consignment boutiques. This is a good way to have a little extra cash or purchase ‘new to you’ clothing. Are you the family chef? Got a specialty like fried apple pies, cupcakes, or Grandma’s favorite banana nut bread? Seek out restaurants, convenient stores, or eateries that are willing to buy from you. If you will deliver and offer an item that is a good seller for them, you may be able to establish an ongoing route selling baked goods. This could be a year-round opportunity. Hobbies range from hiking, animals, sports, or personal talents. If you enjoy hiking, become a hiking guide. Love bike riding? Teach others how. Know how to ride a ‘Harley?’ What about those seeking their first motorcycle – charge for instructional classes. Love music? You have an opportunity to offer music lessons on how to read music, or how to play a musical instrument. From pet sitting and dog walking services to teaching bowling and dancing to seniors, make a commitment this new year to enjoy what you do and do what you enjoy- and make extra cash. Other suggestions: • If you and a chef can connect, offer romantic dinner packages for special occasions to individuals or groups which include meal preparation, live romantic music performance, and meal clean up. • Offer photography services for families. • Sell paintings online. • Paint murals in residential homes. • Teach an art class at a community center. • Design web pages or blog layouts.

What's the difference between New Year’s Resolutions and New Year's goals? Is there a difference? There does seem to be confusion. By definition, resolution is the process of resolving, meaning that you made a decision or determination to do something. A goal, by definition, is something that you want to achieve. So, which comes first? Do we set a goal or a resolution first? Is a resolution the fuel for a goal? In setting goals, we do many times set the resolutions subconsciously. For example, if you decide to lost 10 pounds as a New Year's goal, you have decided (resolution) to lose weight. The number of 10 pounds is the goal that you are aiming to achieve. Whether you chose to say resolutions or goals, what makes the success in achieving your resolutions or your goals greatly depends on your attitude. If you approach your goals with the attitude of having to 'give up' something, you are most likely going to be defeated. No one wants to 'give up' that pie or cake to lose weight. Positive thinking would be changing your thought process to think of 'adding to.' How so? You are adding a dance class to your schedule to lose weight. You decide to add more vegetables to your diet. If you think about what you are 'adding' instead of focusing on what you are 'giving up,' you are likely to feel better about the goals with successful results. It is the power of positive thinking. Crush the negative thoughts by training yourself to look for a 'positive' to help you achieve your goals. For a positive accomplishment: • Create a plan, and write down your resolution and plan for your goal. (for a fee) exists to help you formulate a plan, which helps with a commitment to stick to it. But even if you don't use, commit your resolution and plan to writing someplace, such as a notebook or journal. • Think 'Year Round,' Not Just New Year's- Nothing big gets accomplished in one day. Resolutions are set in one day and serve as a starting point, but they are accomplished with a 100 tiny steps that happen throughout the year. • Remain Flexible- Expect that your plan to change, but keep your focus. Here's wishing you success in attaining your resolutions and/or goals for the New Year and beyond!

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On Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 5pm the Women’s Empowerment Network of Bristol will host their 4th Annual International Women’s Day Celebration. This year the group has partnered with the Voice Magazine for Women to promote this celebration and fundraiser to support the Bristol Recovery Road for Women. The charity organization provides support to local women who are re-integrating back into society from the judicial system, by providing housing, schooling, and job placement assistance. The very first International Women’s Day event was celebrated in 1911 and on March 8, 2011 celebrates its 100th anniversary of honoring women and their achievements in obtaining equality around the world. Although in many parts of the world, this movement has made great strides there is still much more to be done to obtain world-wide equality for women and other minority groups. This is a day to honor those who have fought and in some cases given their lives, to be thankful for the freedoms we have today, and focus on the challenges we still face to live in harmony with our ever changing world. The Women’s Empowerment Network of Bristol and Voice Magazine invite you to share an evening

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YWCA Accepting Tribute to Women Nominations YWCA Bristol TN/VA is accepting nominations for the 20th annual Tribute to Women awards. Tribute to Women recognizes the contributions and achievements of outstanding women throughout the Tri-Cities. “For the past 20 years, the YWCA has had the privilege of recognizing women who have made substantial contributions in the areas of arts, business, education, and charitable fields in our community with our Tribute to Women award,” says Jennie Barron, chairwoman of the 2011 Tribute to Women Steering Committee. “We are very blessed in this area to have so many talented and dedicated women giving so much of themselves and enriching their communities.” This year, 12 women will be chosen and honored at a banquet in April 2011. Nominees who have made significant contributions in the fields of art, business and professional, education and community service are sought for this prestigious award. Businesses, clubs, civic groups, churches, schools and corporations are encouraged to nominate up to three women. The deadline for nominations is February 15, 2011. In addition to being a wonderful way to recognize the efforts of the pillars of our community, Tribute to Women is also the largest fundraiser for the YWCA. “Tribute allows the YWCA to provide programs that make a difference in the lives of all in the community – small children, young adults, middle-aged and the elderly,” says Kathy Waugh, YWCA Executive Director. During the past 20 years, nearly $1.7 million has been raised to support the YWCA mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. The nomination form and an online tutorial for completing the form are available on the YWCA Web site at To learn more about Tribute to Women, visit or call (423) 968-9444.

can figure that out later! Negotiate with the seller; they expect that. Don’t discard an item just because it’s dirty or needs work. With a little elbow grease almost anything can be revived, reworked, rewired, repainted and reborn! Look at items with an open mind. It’s fun to use an item for something other than its original purpose. And finally, cash is king! Don’t expect to use credit cards anywhere out on the salvage trail. Here are some examples of ways I’ve used salvage items in decorating: a turquoise water fountain for the kids from an old school and a mosaic over my stove (both pictured). The mosaic, done by local artist Holly Thomas, contains my grandmothers’ silver, old keys, broken dishes, rocks and shells I’ve collected, and my uncle’s marbles (he lost them, I found them), among other memorabilia. I’ve found lots of lighting and had it rewired, including an old wire golf ball basket from a driving range that when turned upside down is a cool light in my laundry room. An old miner’s light from my grandfather’s shop serves as a sconce in my kids’ playroom. A French door with layers of turquoise paint is now my craft room door. Mantles over fireplaces were salvaged from a warehouse that weathered Katrina. A door on a closet was in my dad’s old house and a stone wall near my driveway contains old bricks from demolished buildings and rocks my uncle found. It’s fun to live in a house that can tell a story! Use your imagination and you can have one-of-a-kind pieces in your home. Happy hunting!

Martha McGlothlin Gayle is the mom of four toddlers, all under the age of four. She enjoys making jewelry (see her website at, writing her blog (, shopping at flea markets and decorating her home with salvaged items. Martha is also president of The United Company Charitable Foundation in Bristol, Virginia.


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Fitness enthusiasts worldwide will have just as much fun burning off the “holiday calories” as they did enjoying their favorite festive foods. For 41 years, Jazzercise, the world’s leading dance fitness program, has been helping people obtain their New Year’s Resolution goal of getting in shape. Choreographed to today’s hottest music, each 60-minute Jazzercise group fitness class offers a fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, pilates, yoga, cardio box and Latin style movements. “We put a premium on providing our customers with a fun and effective total body workout,” said Jazzercise instructor Pam Smith, owner of The Jazzercise Fitness Center of Johnson City, 3901 Bristol Hwy, Suite 203, Johnson City, TN. “Every Jazzercise class offers a friendly workout environment, quality instruction and innovative choreography.” Smith, age 63, has been instructing Jazzercise classes in the Johnson City area for 8 years and claims it is what has kept her healthy and in great shape. Jazzercise is for all ages and fitness Pam Smith levels. Smith has two Associate Instructors, Angela Dennis, 39, and Chelsea Ruff, 19, teaching at the Center as well, with several other potential instructors waiting to undergo the certification process. This month new customers can take advantage of one of two great New Year Discount Offers: 5 MONTHS FOR $20.11 PER MONTH offered through Jan. 31st, or our one day special - 3 MONTHS FOR $29.00 PER MONTH ONE-DAY SALE, MONDAY, JAN 24TH. (See our ad on this page.) Smith says, “Now’s the time to get serious about finally keeping that fitness resolution. Jazzercise is so much fun, and at the same time so beneficial, that one

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Who has the best pizza in Johnson City? The people will soon decide at a charity event to be held on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, from 5 to 11 p.m., to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Johnson City/Washington County. Hosted by the newly-formed Young Professionals of the Tri-Cities, the event, called Pie Wars: The Clash of the Slices, will pit pizza parlors from around Johnson City against each other for a shot at claiming the title. “YP Tri is an organization for hardworking, young professionals who want to make a difference in their community,” said Pie Wars organizer and YP Tri Director Samara Litvack. “We wanted to host a party for grownups to benefit the kids of the Boys and Girls Club that would be fun, unique and benefit the community. Pie Wars is it.” Attendees will judge samples of pizza from Knight’s Sports Bar, Luke’s, Main Street Pizza, Mellow Mushroom, One 12 Downtown, Pizza Inn, and Scratch Brick Oven in three scheduled rounds: cheese, pepperoni and chef’s choice. Tickets to the event give attendees a vote in each round, a beer tasting by RJ Rockers, a wine tasting, music by DJ CosMoore and The Jones Boys Band, and will give attendees the

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Out with the OLD Do you know when to toss household items? Watch Voice Magazine’s monthly segment on Daytime Tri-Cities!

The start of a New Year can serve as an opportunity to clean out the clutter in our lives, and toss away the ‘old’ to make room for the ‘new.’ But you do know the shelf life of your everyday household items? Many food items do have expiration dates, but without expiration dates, is save to serve them? What is a save timeline? How long should we keep our mattress? Do cosmetics have expiration dates? Below are items with recommendations on suggested time lines from healthy living to safety: 1. Vitamins– 3 years if there’s no date on the bottle. Over time, active ingredients break down and the pills lose their potency. 2. Passwords– 30 to 90 days – Hacking programs can zip through 30,000 words in one second. For a password that’s tough to crack yet still easy to remember, convert a sentence into letters and number. For example, turn “I want to go to Maui in 2014” into “Iw2g2M4.” 3. Contact lens case– 3 months – You’ll reduce your risk of eye infections from parasites and fungi that grow in the case. 4. Bed sheets– one to two weeks (WASH) – Germs from your skin, mouth, and nose multiply on dirty sheets and can cause respiratory, gastrointestinal, skin, and eye infections. 5. Pillow– one year – Dead mites and their droppings can make up 10% of a 2 year-old pillow’s weight. 6. Toothbrush– 3months – Frayed and splayed bristles do an inferior job of scraping plaque. Plus, an old brush may harbor bacteria, increasing your risk of gingivitis. It is always a good idea to toss your toothbrush after you get over a sickness. 7. Mattresses– seven to ten years – These should be replaced every seven years since any uneven sagging can cause you to have trouble sleeping and stress on your back, not to mention their permanent collection of dust, dirt, and allergens. 8. Motor Oil– 5,000 – 20,000 miles – (or as recommended by your owner’s manual) Express oil-change outfit push 3,000 miles intervals, but you can stretch it. Synthetic oils are more expensive, but they do a better job of protecting your engine from heat and water. 9. Smoke alarm– eight to ten years – The technology is always improving; your alarm should not be outdated. But like any device, an old one can fail. 10. Running shoes– 7 months – (If you’re running 10 miles a week) Shoes lose their shock absorption and stability, putting your more at risk of knee and ankle injuries. 11. Loofahs– one month – They have the potential of spreading bacteria and it can grow in their nooks and crannies easily, but synthetic sponges are more resistant and can last up to eight weeks. 12. Kitchen sponges– two weeks to eight weeks – Cleaning, nuking, and drying out your kitchen sponges between washes will help keep them bacteria-free, but you should throw out heavily used sponges every two weeks, or up to eight weeks for those used less vigorously. 13. Mascara and liquid eyeliner– 3 months – if you mascara or the eyeliner isn't dry, clumpy, or smells foul then you should be okay for 3 to 6 months. And as for pencil eyeliner, it can last up to 1-2 years, if properly stored and sharpened regularly. 14. Eggs– three weeks – To be on the safer side, it is best to store eggs in their shells for not more than 3 weeks – eggs should be refrigerated. 15. Herbs and spices– one to four years – Stored in an airtight container, in a cool, dry place, spices retain their potency longer than you'd think — as long as 4 years for whole spices, 2 to 3 years for ground spices, and 1 to 3 years for leafy herbs, depending on the herb. Research information provided by Menʼs Health, Womenʼs Health & USDA Agricultural.

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Did you know? You may not be getting enough sleep. Lack of sleep can contribute to weight gain, though experts aren't exactly sure why. In her article, Sleep More to Lose Weight, Mary Shomon discusses a recent study that found that women who slept 5 hours a night were more likely to gain weight than women who slept 7 hours a night. The reasons? Some studies have shown that losing sleep could affect metabolism by making you feel hungry, even if you're not. Sleep deprivation may affect the secretion of cortisol, one of the hormones that regulates appetite. There's also a theory that we move around less when we don't get enough sleep, which means we burn less calories. Getting enough sleep is crucial if you're trying to lose weight, not just because of how it affects you physically, but mentally as well. Sleep deprivation makes you cranky, confused and can even make you feel depressed or angry. Make sleep a priority by trying to get to bed at the same time each night, shooting for about 8 hours, if you can manage it. Having some bedtime rituals such as a hot bath or some time writing down your worries can help you unwind before bed. You can also try power napping, which can be a great way to reduce stress and increase your productivity. You're too stressed out. Stress and weight gain (or lack of weight loss) go hand in hand. Though you may not be aware of it, being under constant stress can increase production of the hormone cortisol which can cause an increase in appetite as well as extra fat storage around the region--a big no-no since abdominal fat is linked to diabetes, high cholesterol and other health problems.

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EXERCISE AND STRESS RELIEF: Learn how to work yourself out of the blues Life is full of surprises...not all of them good. Life's little events can often cause stress, anxiety and a bad case of the blues. Some of these we expect--the change from fall to winter is often a rough transition for many of us and bad weather can make you feel tired and cranky. The holidays are often a rollercoaster of emotions, bringing out our best and, sometimes, our worst. Then there are the unexpected surprises--losing a job, moving to a new city, contracting an illness, fender benders and other events, big and small that test our mental strength. Unfortunately, we can't predict the future, but we can find ways to relieve stress in healthy ways. One of the best ways to work out the stress and pull yourself out of the dumps is to move your body. Soothe Yourself with Exercise When we feel down or depressed, we look for things that make us feel good. Often, we reach for the wrong things--food, alcohol, sleep or drugs...most of which make us feel worse instead of better. It's important to take care of yourself when you’re feeling blue and there's nothing wrong with a little long as it's healthy and something that will genuinely make you feel better. Rather than reach for the chocolate when you're stressed, think of something you enjoy doing...something that feels good to you. It might be working in the garden, taking a slow bike ride or taking a walk with a friend. Think of activities you like but rarely allow yourself time to do then commit to doing them as often as you can. Rhythmic activities like walking, raking leaves or even cleaning can be healing exercises--as your body gets into its own rhythms, you can let your mind go and work out problems, find solutions or just daydream for awhile. Try these ideas for a little stress relief: Take baby steps. Thinking about 30 minutes of an activity may feel overwhelming when your energy is low. Decide you'll just do a few minutes of something. Chances are, you'll start to feel more energetic and will keep going. Keep it simple. Sometimes the thought of changing into workout clothes can seem like climbing a mountain. Choose activities that require very little preparation like walking, gardening, cleaning the house or some gentle stretching.

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Greek Ziti with Lamb Ragù By: Rachael Ray from 30-minute Meals

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons EVOO (extra-virgin olive oil) 1 1/2 pounds ground lamb Fine sea salt and black pepper 2 sprigs fresh oregano or marjoram, leaves finely chopped (about 1 tablespoon) 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 onion, finely chopped 1 large fresh bay leaf 1 cinnamon stick 1 small red chile pepper, such as fresno or cherry, finely chopped About 3 tablespoons tomato paste A small handful pitted kalamata olives, finely chopped, or 2 tablespoons black olive tapenade 1 cup dry white wine 1 1/2 cups whole milk A few grates fresh nutmeg 1 pound ziti pasta 1/2 pound brick greek feta cheese, drained and finely crumbled A handful each flat-leaf parsley and fresh mint, finely

People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas.

Directions: 1.Heat a large dutch oven over high heat. Add the EVOO, 2 turns of the pan, and the lamb; brown the lamb, caramelizing the meat to deep brown. Add lots of black pepper, sea salt, the oregano (or marjoram for a milder taste), garlic, onion, bay leaf, cinnamon stick and chile pepper and cook for 7 to 8 minutes to soften.

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Add the tomato paste and olives (or tapenade) and stir for 30 seconds. Add PHOTO BY MARCUS NILSSON the wine and deglaze the pan; add the milk and reduce the heat to a simmer. Add nutmeg to taste and simmer the ragù while you cook the pasta. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, salt it, add the pasta and cook until al dente. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the pasta cooking water. Return the pasta to the hot pot with half of the finely crumbled feta. Discard the bay leaf and cinnamon stick. Add the ragù to the ziti and stir, adding in the pasta cooking water as necessary to move the heavy ragù around the pasta. Serve in shallow bowls topped with the remaining feta and the finely chopped parsley and mint.

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Let’s face it. Whether employed or unemployed, we could all use a little extra money, especially when paying credit card bills now that the holidays are over. A home business is a good way to add to your income and be your own boss. Home businesses are becoming increasingly popular as more people are turning their Crystal Robertson time and talents into profits. Starting a home business is not easy, but it can be rewarding. One important trait you must possess is a commitment to the success of your business and to making a profit. Remember that you are starting a business, not a hobby, and must be willing to devote extra time and effort to it, especially when you are getting established. Ask yourself what personal resources you have that can be used to generate income. The skills you have are not shared by everyone. Your unique skills are worth money! Make a list of things you are good at, and then consider unique possibilities within that realm. For example, if you are good at bargain hunting, you could sell your yard sale finds online. If you are good at growing things, you could maintain gardens or plantings in businesses or homes. Just remember that some businesses may require special training, licensing, or insurance. Make sure you research your ideas fully before you decide what you will do. Next, set a price to charge for your work. This may prove to be the most difficult part. Helping out friends and family from time to time is ok, but it is also ok, even practical, to expect to be compensated for your unique skills. While there is no hard and fast rule for what you should be paid, you should expect no less than minimum wage. In the case of work that is highly skilled, you can and should ask for more than that. To compute your worth, multiply your hours worked by your hourly fee, then add your supplies to the total. Determine how much you want to be paid and negotiate your terms up front before you actually do any work. Finally, consider your Start-up Capital. What money, equipment, or space do you need to begin turning your resources into income? Take inventory of your possessions and decide which ones may serve your purposes. If money is tight, you can always start small, which will give you a feeling for what you are undertaking before a major commitment. The key is to START! If you wait until you have “enough” money or “extra” time, you may never begin. Outline a plan and commit to making daily progress toward your goal. For more information, go to or contact your local Extension office.


Home decor, gifts & In-Home design

Free Decorating Classes! Saturday, Janurary 15th 10am-5pm: Founders Day Event 11:30am: Discover Your Decorating Style Saturday, Janurary 22nd 11:30am: Color and Design Forecast 2011 Saturday, Janurary 29th 11:30am: Mantles and Bookcases Due to limited space, call for reservations.

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VENUE to host Starving Artist Night With your Co-hosts Jim Edwards and Liz Marshall

Showcasing the VERY BEST in local Bluegrass! Taping a Monday night jam each week at 6:30. Pickers and public welcome. Taping a bluegrass or traditional country music band the first Saturday of each month at 7 pm. Free admission. Good food and non-alcoholic drinks available. The Crooked Road General Store is located at 6292 Gate City Highway, Bristol, VA. Take Exit 1 off Interstate 81, go 2 miles and look for the red sign on the left. Mountain Music Showcase is now seen each Saturday morning from 8:30 - 9:00 on MyTriCities WAPK channel 6 on most cable systems. Viewers should check local listings for the channel in their area.


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Calling all artists and art lovers! VENUE, located in downtown Johnson City, will be hosting their first ever Starving Artist Night on Tuesday, January 25, 2011. This event is just one of the many public events and socials that Brandi Woodall, the co-owner of both VENUE and Positive Approach Events & Consulting, will be creating in the New Year. “A few years ago I took a trip out to the east coast and noticed the thriving art scene and how the area seemed to openly support the arts. I walked away with an idea to create an art event,� says Brandi. “While putting together a calendar for events with my husband/partner, we talked a lot about music. But then I remembered the event idea I had years prior and knew the Starving Artist Night would be a perfect fit for VENUE. Currently, we already have a small showing for Tony Henson, the President of the Kingsport Art Guild. So everything just fell into place for this event.� The event will take place from 7:00pm until 9:30pm and will feature art exhibits and sales, live music and economical drink specials for “starving artists� thanks to The Main Street Pizza Company. The cover charge for non-exhibitors is $5.00, a small price to pay to see amazing art, hear some great music, and network with like-minded artists. Exhibitor registrations are currently being accepted, but are limited to a first-come first-serve basis. VENUE is located at 300 E. Main Street on the second floor of the historic King Centre. VENUE is more than just another event site, it’s a space dedicated to the success of each event. Our facility is designed to make anything possible! For more information about becoming an exhibitor or the event, check out our facebook page or visit us online at

Watercolor Painting Elizabethton, TN - Watercolor painting lessons: Jan 8, 10am to 1:00pm; Jan 22, 10am to 1:00pm; Jan 30, 1:30pm to 4:00pm. Learn and practice watercolor techniques and styles. Dress to take a short walk outdoors for photos and observations, weather permitting. Instructor: Barbara Jernigan. Cost per class: $12.00 plus supplies or $20.00 includes supplies. Limit: open; minimum: 5. Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area in Elizabethon. Sign up by calling 423-543-5808.

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Voice Magazine for Women January 2011 Calendar of Events Watch Voice Magazine on Daytime Tri-Cities WJHL-11 at 10 am on Feb 1st. Epiphany “First Thursday” Discover Downtown Kingsport Shops open until 7:00 pm

Get your New First Friday Festival in Downtown Johnson City, TN

New Years Day

Mountain Music Showcase is now seen each Saturday morning from 8:30 - 9:00 on MyTriCities WAPK channel 6 on most cable systems.

Mountain Music Showcase is now seen each Saturday morning from 8:30 - 9:00 on MyTriCities WAPK channel 6 on most cable systems.

Amelia Earhart Day

Symphony of the Mountains See ad on page 22.

Washington County VA Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Virginia Ball Room – Every Third Thursday at 7:30am

Martin Luther King Day Ben Franklin's Birthday

Australia Day

BYOB (Bring Your Own Business Networking Event) See ad on page 8.

Christa McAuliffe Day

Abingdon’s Largest Indoor Garage Sale 8am-2pm See ad on page 15.

How to place a classified ad: $25.00 for up to 40 words and .10 for each additional word. Line border is included. Bold and or one-color additional. Must be received by the 15th. All ads subject to approval. Call 423-926-9983 or email:

How to place a display/classified ad: Contact by phone 423-926-9983 or e-mail Editing: We reserve the right to edit for taste, clarity and length. Most submissions are edited to shorten, clarify confusing statements or correct grammatical errors. If a submission is potentially libelous, slanderous or appears to have been written with malice or harmful intent, it will be edited or rejected. This applies to submissions for the magazine and for our website How to subscribe: Send $28.00 for one year for 12 issues to: Voice Magazine, P.O. Box 701, Johnson City, TN 37605 How to submit items to “update” and “up & coming events”: We encourage submission of press releases about news and up & coming events. Email your press releases to

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Bristol, TN/VA Sunny Side Up Café and Catering welcomes Patrick and Casey Manning warmly to the Sunny Side family as the new owners. The new owners, Casey and Patrick, recently developed a working relationship with the U.S.

Job Corps. The students of the U.S. Job Corps are learning trades in culinary arts and administrative assisting and employing their trades with Sunny Side Up Café & Catering. This endeavor not only strengthens an already existing downtown Bristol business, but also prepare these students to become future professionals in our local workforce. The students are dedicated individuals looking forward to entering into the workforce with a strong work ethics and employable experience. Sunny Side Up Café & Catering is hosting the debut of the Sunny Side Storytellers Night. Free Admission is the compliments of Sunny Side Up Café and the Sunny Side Storytellers. The next storytelling event will be held on January 13th at the café. If you are interested in starting an 'open mic pickin party' at Sunny Side Up Cafe & Catering, please call 423-844-0997 and ask for Patrick. John Boy and Billy announced that one stop on their 2011 No Collar Comedy Tour will be in Bristol’s Viking Hall. The tour will hit the road in select affiliate markets and feature stand-up comedy performances by funnymen Killer Beaz, Tim Wilson and Greg Warren, as well as a special appearance by Vic Henley, who has appeared on the popular nationally syndicated radio program, The Big Show. The event is scheduled for Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Friday, December 17, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the Viking Hall Box Office. Tickets will also be available by phone at 423764-0188 or on-line at For more information about this event or others, patrons should contact the Viking Hall Box Office at 423-764-0188 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit Voted one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch” in 2008, Ralphie May next appears opposite Neil Patrick Harris and Amy Sedaris in the feature film, THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST. After a record-setting three separate 1-hour Comedy Central Specials in the past three consecutive years, all of which were among the networks most highly-rated, Ralphie’s relatable comedic genius is in higher demand than ever. Ralphie May will perform at the Paramount Center on Thursday, January 13, 2010 @ 7:30PM. For Tickets visit the Paramount Center for The Arts Box Office, online at or charge by phone at 1-423-274-8920. 4th Annual International Women's Day Celebration of

Bristol- This event is hosted by the Women's Empowerment Network of Bristol! Mark your calendars! Join us on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at the Country Club of Bristol (registration & cocktail time will begin at 5:30pm) Buffet dinner, entertainment (Belly dancers), and an inspirational speaker (still to be determined). Cost $30 per person (pre-register with a friend and each receives $5 off their ticket) Charity still TBD. A fun and entertaining event! Greeneville, TN Greeneville’s top wedding and party vendors will host brides-to-be and hostesses-in-need at the 2011 Something Blue Bridal Fair, to be held from 11am until 3pm in the Grand Ballroom of the General Morgan Inn on January 8, 2011. Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue…it’s what we do! Vendors will showcase products and services ranging from exquisite floral arrangements and table decorations to fine linens and formalwear. The area’s top DJ and sound service providers and photographers will be available to help wedding and party planners create and capture memorable wedding and party moments. When it comes to planning social events, sometimes the best product is experience. Newlywed brides, also known as Bridal Ambassadors, will be available to offer planning advice and share their experiences working with local and regional vendors. Attendees will also be able to vote for their favorite vendors. Featured vendors include: The General Morgan Inn, Still Hollow Farm, MECO Store, Holley Creek Florist, Cathy’s Creations, Grand Rental Station, Jerry Hankins Photography, Studio H Photography, Katrina Serene Photography, Cakes by Kathy (Kathy Clowers), Mary Cakes (Mary Gritzmaker), and Embree House Wedding Cakes (Ginine Argueta). Formalwear providers include Greeneville’s Southern Belle Bridal and King Tuxedo. DJs Robbie Britton and Big Time Weddings will feature services and advice for creating an entertaining atmosphere. Independent wedding and event planner Brandi Woodall of Positive Approach Events & Consulting will showcase her services to help brides plan a beautiful wedding with less stress. For a complete list of vendors, visit Something Blue’s organizers welcome brides-to-be and party planners to go to Facebook and become friends with Eliza Getting-Married, the event’s official ambassador. In the midst of planning her own wedding, Eliza Getting-Married is collecting information from the area’s top vendors

and welcomes questions, advice, and stories from brides who’ve been there and done that. She will post and share information on the event’s website and Facebook page. Admission to Something Blue Bridal Fair is $5.00 in advance, $8.00 at the door. Tickets will officially go on sale Dec 1, 2010. Brides-to-be who register before December 30, 2010 receive free admission. Registration and tickets are available at the General Morgan Inn. For more information about Something Blue Bridal Fair please visit or find Something Blue’s official Facebook Friend, Eliza Getting-Married at www.facebook/ElizaGetting-Married. Questions about Something Blue Bridal Fair? Call the Marketing Department at the General Morgan Inn at 423-787-7502. Johnson City, TN Bed Bugs & Beyond - Whether at home, dorm, traveling or a movie theatre, learn what to look for and how to prevent bed bug infestations. Plus tips on how to get rid of them-the right way. 01/17/2011- Health Resources Center - Annex Classroom - Speaker(s) Rebecca Bartles, MPH, CIC, MSHA - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm FREE! To register or for more information please call The Health Professionals, Monday - Friday 7 a.m.- 6 p.m. (423) 952-3700 or 1(800) 888-5551, then press 4. Registration is requested due to limited seating. Serenity Yoga - This gentle yoga with deep breathing and relaxing rest is offered free of charge to cancer survivors and their caretakers and is open to those in all stages of cancer. If you are presently undergoing treatment, please get your doctor's blessing. If you are unable to participate on the floor, chairs will be available. Health Resources Center - Annex Classroom - Speaker(s) Dixie Webb, RN, Certified Yoga Instructor - 4:00 pm 5:00 pm - FREE - Wed., Jan. 5 & 19. 4-5 pm -Dress comfortably and bring a towel or mat. To register or for more information please call The Health Professionals, Monday - Friday 7 a.m.- 6 p.m. (423) 952-3700 or 1(800) 888-5551, then press 4. Registration is requested due to limited seating. Mandatory Nutrition Class for Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding surgery patients. Auditorium 2, 7th Floor @ JCMC -Speaker(s) Vanessa Cheek, Registered Dietitian - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm - The Health Professionals -1-800-888-5551 (option 4) - Free! To register or for more information please call The Health Professionals, Monday - Friday 7 a.m.- 6 p.m. (423) 952-3700 or 1(800) 888-5551, then press 4. Registration is requested due to limited seating. Rethink your Drink- Sip Tips - Join us - for a fun interactive program designed for kids, teens and parents. Focus will be on replacing sugary drinks with healthier choices. Is juice really healthy, how about sports drinks or energy drinks? Join us for fun, prizes and learning.

Recipes and Samples. 01/15/2011- Health Resources Center - Speaker(s) Sarah N. Webb, RD, MSHA -11:00 am -12:00 pm - FREE. To register or for more information please call The Health Professionals, Monday - Friday 7 a.m.- 6 p.m. (423) 952-3700 or 1(800) 888-5551, then press 4. Registration is requested due to limited seating. Rogersville, TN The Ball Sisters Band and the Rogersville Heritage Association will host the seventh annual East Tennessee Young Bluegrass Musician’s Contest on February 26, 201, Saturday, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Hawkins Elementary School in Rogersville, Tennessee. Contestants 18 and younger will compete in fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo and vocal categories. Cash prizes and trophies will be awarded. The Best Overall Performer will receive additional cash and prizes. Competition will be held for three age groups: Fiddle – Six and under, seven through twelve and thirteen through eighteen Guitar, banjo, mandolin and vocal – age twelve and under Guitar, banjo, mandolin and vocal – age thirteen through eighteen Entry fee for contestants is $1.00 per category per participant. Each contestant may perform either one or two songs in the competition. Instructors are encouraged to accompany their students. General admission for the event is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students; children under 6 years of age are free. The event is a fundraiser for the Rogersville Heritage Association's Heritage Lites Leadership Program Scholarship Fund. Come join us for this family friendly evening of youth bluegrass entertainment. Refreshments available. For more information call Randy or Donna Ball at (423) 2726139,, or see the website: Rogersville Heritage Association: Angie Proffitt (423) 272-1961 email:

Tri-Cities, TN/VA The Poetry Society of Tennessee, Northeast Tennessee Chapter, holds its monthly meeting on Saturday, January 8, 2011 on the campus of Northeast State Community College in the Wayne G. Basler Library - room L106. All lovers of poetry are invited to attend for readings, reviews, and contest information. Annual dues for the PST-NE are $25 per year, which includes membership in the local, state, and national organizations. The meeting will begin at 10:00 am and conclude at 12:00 pm. Contact Todd Bailey at 423-367-0532 for more information. This month’s meeting will feature a discussion regarding in-depth poem analysis by Benjamin Dugger. Kingsport, TN Sullivan County Imagination Library is a local affiliate of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and in conjunction with the Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation provides one age-appropriate, quality book each month, delivered to the homes of children ages 0-5 who are registered for the program. Visit our web site

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3 5 6 4 2 5 4 1 9 7 4 2 9 3 6 3 8 7 1 1 7 4

Answers to January Sudoku

















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6 9 3 2 4 7 1 5 8

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Word of the Month


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Answers to December Crossword

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We would like to show off your vacation! Have your photo taken with Voice Magazine and send it to us! Include your name, address, phone number and submit your digital photo to or mail a snapshot to P.O. Box 701 Johnson City, TN 37605.

Across 1. Amiss 4. Anita Brookner's "Hotel du ___" 7. Brainy 12. "... happily ___ after" 13. Anger 14. Ice cream flavor 15. One who repairs 17. All thumbs 18. Final stage of chess 19. That which belongs to them 21. Doublemint, e.g. 22. Declines 23. Reserve 27. Coffees with no caffeine 31. African antelope 32. Voice lesson topic 34. Calculus calculation 35. "___ a chance" 36. "The sweetest gift of heaven": Virgil 38. Bank offering, for short 39. A roll cloud 42. Bait 44. Chester White's home 45. 1943 conference site 47. Dishonest 49. Delight 51. Affranchise 52. Lace place 54. Attacks, in a way 58. Certain Arab 59. Resembling beesʼ product 61. "Odyssey" enchantress 62. Aroma 63. Holly 64. Deuce toppers 65. Clinch, with "up" 66. Atlantic catch

Go to for answers to this monthʼs puzzle

Down 1. Beehive, e.g. 2. Manage 3. Slightly hoarse 4. When repeated, like some shows 5. "Give it ___!" 6. Popular mints 7. Crystalline pig iron 8. Cartliage disks in joints 9. Maple genus 10. Criticizes 11. Atlanta-based station 12. "... ___ he drove out of sight" 13. Things that strike with force 16. Brag 20. "We've been ___!" 23. Dorm annoyance 24. Pen 25. Bank deposit 26. Aerodynamic 28. Awry 29. Narrow inlet of sea 30. "Don't go!" 31. Buzzing pest 33. Economical 37. Prayer book 40. Imperativeness 41. Witty remarks 43. "___ Heartbeat" (Amy Grant hit) 46. Born 48. Emphatic, in a way 50. Character 52. Arabic for "commander" 53. Quick to the helm 54. Falling flakes 55. Flaky pastry 56. Barely managed, with "out" 57. Census datum 58. Columbus Day mo. 60. "___ to Billie Joe"

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