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Horoscopes for December 1, 2011

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If today is your birthday: It’s your birthday!!!  It’s time to celebrate!!!  There are many great days ahead of you this year.  First it’s your birthday and you get really cool presents because it’s right after “Black Friday.”  Next it’s more holidays (Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Friday, etc…)  Then, to end out the month,  it’s Drunken Debauchery Day – also known as New Year’s Eve!  WOW!  What a great day to be born! Capricorn (December 22 – January 20) That guy with the lisp is going to talk to you today.  He has a lot of words to say that contain the letter S.  Try not to laugh.  He’s really sensitive. Aquarius (January 21 – February 18) The only toys you are allowed to play with anymore are stuffed animals.  Anything else is too dangerous. Pisces (February 19 – March 20) Tacos al Carbon would be a good choice for lunch!  We know that you have problems making up your mind. Aries (March 21 – April 19) Place three candles on the kitchen table.  Drape some fake holly leaves around the candles and call the centerpiece done.  Stop fretting about what your house will look like during the holidays.  Your friends and family already know that you’re a slob.  They’ll be surprised if you actually vacuum. Taurus (April 20 – May 20) Chess matches are hard to win when you have no pawns.  Speaking of pawns… don’t you think you should go get that stuff out of the pawn shop before your best friend realizes that it’s missing? Gemini (May 21 – June 20) Head on… apply directly to the forehead.  Head on… apply directly to the forehead.  Head on… apply directly to the forehead. Cancer (June 21 – July 22) Gee.  Did  you really think that it was a good idea to tell your friend the truth about how you feel about them.  Now they’re creeped out and really don’t know what to do about things. Leo (July 23 – August 22) Just when you thought it was safe to go outside, there’s a deer standing in your driveway preventing you from getting into the truck where the gun is. Virgo (August 23 – September 22) Repeat your daily routine.  Nobody will notice the fact that you have new shoes. Libra (September 23 – October 22) Two down, one to go…  let’s talk about the leg warmers and sweatbands when you go to work out.  You could also wear a shirt that actually still has the neck in it!  Dressing up like the girl in Flashdance does not become you! Scorpio (October 23 – November 21) Splish Splash – It’s time for your annual bath! Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21) Watch where you walk today.  Cats have left little presents for you all over the place.]]]]> ]]>

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Find a gold ticket, have a chance to win a candy factory

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David Klein, aka the Candyman, is giving away a candy factory

Lovers of puzzles and jellybeans have a chance to win their very own candy factory.

David Klein, affectionately known as The Candyman, is excited to announce a worldwide treasure hunt. Klein, the founder of The Jelly Belly jellybeans and Tricky Treasures, is getting ready to retire, but not before he has some fun and not before he gives back to everyone who loves the candy industry like he does.

David and his partner have started going across the U.S. hiding gold tickets in the form of necklaces in places they come across with an interesting story. Plans are to have multiple treasure hunts for these gold tickets in each state. You can join one of their treasure hunts which are launching right now at www.TheGoldTicket.com.

The biggest and best part of these treasure hunts is that anyone who joins at least one treasure hunt, will be eligible to search for The Ultimate Treasure: the key to one of his candy factories and an all-expense paid trip and education to a candy-making university. He will add this treasure hunt after all the states have had a chance to play. Each treasure hunt is valued at $5,000 and cost is only $49.99 to enter a hunt. Each treasure hunt has a strict limit of 1,000 participants, no exceptions.

“With The Gold Ticket Treasure hunt, our goal is to get people out and about with their families. Grandma and Grandpa can even join with the kids and grandkids,” Klein said in a release. “Take videos of your treasure hunt experiences for possible inclusion in our upcoming series.”

Please go to www.TheGoldTicket.com and watch David’s documentary, “Candyman The David Klein Story,” for free and be inspired. Also, join the Facebook page for more information. The Gold Ticket Treasure Hunt would be a GREAT gift this holiday season. Join David on this Willy Wonka® fantastical journey across America and see if you can find one of his elusive gold tickets.

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Share your opinion! Below are ten options for the new Mississippi state flag. Nine are contenders to be chosen by the Mississippi Legislature in Sept, and one is just a staff favorite here at Vicksburg Daily News. Let us know what you think!

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Booze Fairies are ‘dusting’ Vicksburg with the joy of giving

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In a time when most of us could use some good news and something to make us smile, a group on Facebook is doing just that.

Booze Fairies of Vicksburg is made up of women in the area who just want to make someone’s day a little better.

Women who sign up in the private group make a short list of the kinds of little things that would make them happy—a favorite cocktail, snack, or other little tidbits. Other women in the group can choose one or more people to make happy, whether it’s women they know or random strangers in their neighborhood. The women put together baskets or boxes with goodies and deliver them to other members. How much to spend is completely up to the giver, who can remain anonymous or not.

Think of it like a big game of Secret Santa, only for the times of COVID-19.

“There are no rules,” said member Heather Williams. “just go make somebody happy.”

Williams, who taught elementary school at the Sherman Avenue School for 25 years, said she’s delivered four baskets so far, two to women she knows and two others to strangers. Everything she bought was from the Dollar Tree store. She just made sure it was fun.

She used glittery party hats for her baskets, then added balloons, a pair of sunglasses, candy and crackers. Just little things, she said.

“It’s nice to get them,” she said, “and actually, it’s fun to go deliver, too. … You wouldn’t believe how much fun that is.”

After women get “dusted” or “boozed,” they will put up a photo of their goodies on the group page.

“You get to show it off,” Williams said. “It’s just neat. I thought it was a great idea.”

“I’m just sick of people being ugly to each other,” she said, and this makes her feel good and makes the recipients feel good. It’s a win-win.

Retailers, such as Toney’s 61N Liquor & Wine, are reportedly starting to offer discounts for Booze Fairy purchases.  

Williams has also received a basket with Margarita mix, Funyons, gum, Skittles, a pretty little magnet and a candle.

“I was having a rough day, and I got home and there it was,” she said. “It made me feel better.”

Booze Fairies of Vicksburg was started by Whitney Porter and has nearly 3,000 members.

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