Anna Sweeting | 1/1/2014, 9 a.m.

I do hope everyone enjoyed Christmas. Have a safe and happy new year! Two very fine young ladies died last week, Frances Brown and Barbara Patterson. It was a terrible shock to me. They were loved by many and will be missed by all. My love goes out to both families.

Wedding anniversary greetings go out to the following couples: Fletcher C. and Ida Young, 17 years. Michael D. Davrye G. Smith, Sr. 21 years.

To all of us born in the month of December, happy birthday. Here’s to many years of happiness for all of us.

Get well wishes go out to all of the sick and shut-ins:

Leila O’Berry, Rev. Shedrick Gilbert, Muriel C. Parker, Mildred Johnson-Obue, Ella McKinney, Pauline McKinney, Aaron Bethell, Thomas Nottage, Shalisa Gee, Delone Mathis, Willie Reed Williams, Donzaleigh McKinney, Willie Neal, Theodore Moss, Barbara Kee, Frankie Rolle, Terri Lynn Kelly, Frankie S. Rolle, Marjorie W. Sharpe, Gladys Moss, Freddie “Jabbo” Johnson, Laverne Ingraham, Frank Cooney, Jr., Marion Marie Mackey Marcus Terrell and Vernell Evans.

Keitte Givens recevied her Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Leadership from Florida Atlantic University on Dec. 12.

Health tip — Feast on the right foods.

By feasting on nutrient-dense foods, you can lose weight faster and more efficiently. Nutrient-dense foods, which are rich in vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and antioxidants, are low in calories.

Many of the super foods we are familiar with fall under the nutrient-dense category.

Green beans, onions, mushrooms, berries and seeds are the foods with the most powerful anti-fat storage effects and also help to protect against cancer.