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Horoscopes for February 24, 2011

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If today is your birthday: Never cry wolf. People instinctually hate whiners and completely ignore them. You should, instead,  sing in your best opera voice that wolves are drawing near. Capricorn (December 22 – January 20) Start the day by planting both feet firmly on the ground. We’re afraid that today will be the day that they activate the tilt-a-whirl feature. Aquarius (January 21 – February 18) When your boss gets all heated up and asks if you think he is a idiot, keep in mind that it is probably a rhetorical question. Pisces (February 19 – March 20) Carry around a bag of glitter everywhere you go. If you see someone with a frown, throw a handful at them and shout, “The fairies wish you well!” Aries (March 21 – April 19) All of your co-workers will be fill with ridiculous questions. It is a perfectly acceptable response to scream, “Do I look like Google!”   Taurus (April 20 – May 20) Standing on one foot is all the rage. If someone asks you what you are doing, tell them to get with the program and hop away. Gemini (May 21 – June 20) Speaking of getting dipped in flour and deep fried, aren’t you hungry? Cancer (June 21 – July 22) Have you ever ever, ever in your empty-headed life seen an empty-headed redneck with an empty-headed wife? Leo (July 23 – August 22) There is no problem too big or complicated for Dr. Horrible. watch the movie. If you need more clarity, watch it again. Virgo (August 23 – September 22) Sudden or jerky movements will provoke the ire of the invisible entities that share our realm. Move slowly. Libra (September 23 – October 22) Your high school English teacher wants to be friends on Facebook. It is best not to accept. We hear there is an app coming soon that would allow you to slap someone. Do you think those two would mix well when you throw in your grammar skills. Scorpio (October 23 – November 21) Make sure you aren’t zigging when you should be zagging. Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21) If you experience stress, you should tightly close your eyes and chant. Say the following line over and over, “If I close my eyes and chant, you will go away.” You will be amazed at how well this works.]]]]> ]]>

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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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