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Horoscopes for October 17, 2011

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If today is your birthday: It’s your birthday!   Ho-hum.  It’s just another day.  Stop feeling so self-important and get on with your life.  Nobody needs to celebrate.  Thank anyone who remembers to wish you well and then go about your normal business. Capricorn (December 22 – January 20) Do you have any eights? Aquarius (January 21 – February 18) You will need to change the air filter on your air conditioner.  The sad part is, that’s the most exciting thing you will do all day. Pisces (February 19 – March 20) You will take in more calories today than you will burn over the next three.  And you wonder why you have to buy new jeans. Aries (March 21 – April 19) Golf balls will attack your car.  Good luck explaining that to your insurance agent. Taurus (April 20 – May 20) Fried green tomatoes wrapped in bacon and covered in cheese does not constitute a balanced diet. Gemini (May 21 – June 20) Okay… Rinse. Cancer (June 21 – July 22) Planting tulips along your driveway is another good way to deter the zombies from coming to your home this Halloween.  You will need to do that now, though.  Sorry so late, we just found out! Leo (July 23 – August 22) There is a strange package coming in the mail for you.  We’re not sure what it is, but it is destined to arrive in a plain brown wrapper.  You may want to exercise extreme caution when opening the package. Virgo (August 23 – September 22) Abberations will appear in every photo that you take.  You will be confused until you realize that you are being haunted and the ghost is a camera hog.  Try to be quick when you snap your photos.  There is no exorcist who can help you. Libra (September 23 – October 22) All the cops in the donut shop say Way-o, way-o… oh way, oh way oh…. walk like an Egyptian. Scorpio (October 23 – November 21) You will spend the day in complete disbelief.  We don’t know why, you will just wake up with trust issues.  It could be the fact that you just KNEW that the Saints were going to win yesterday.  We could have told you that it wasn’t in the stars. Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21) You will discover a way to turn iron into gold just before banging your head on the kitchen cabinet and knocking yourself out.  When you awaken, you will have forgotten your great discovery.]]]]> ]]>

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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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