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Today's Features

  • Chloe Carson is an 18-year-old Brownstown High School senior, very sweet and courteous. She likes animals, is active in school, and sings in her church’s choir and at school.  

  • One of our very favorite things to do every Christmas time is to visit in the warm and inviting home of Lucille Fisher and her daughter, Helen Klitzing.

  • Critters Cozy In Their Barn
     “Lady,” the sweet little mini-horse and senior Homestead critter, and her barn buddy, “Buckwheat (Bucky) Burr,” are “snug as bugs in a rug,” as their conscientious and caring caretaker, namely Bill, cleaned their floors thoroughly, and filled their sleeping quarters with clean straw, covered their window with clear plexiglass, stopped up any drafty places and closes their door at night against any cold winds, rain, sleet or snow.

  • Shopping Trip
    Belinda Harpster and daughter, Mahala Jacquin, both of St. Peter, went to Paducah, Ky., on Saturday to Christmas shop. Mahala and Harper spent the night with Dane and Belinda on Friday. Nathan spent the week in Florida at the PGA training session.
    Nursing School Graduate

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, December 15
    • ExxonMobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    Saturday, December 17
    • Caring and Sharing boxes will be available at the American Legion Home for people who have received letters confirming their eligibility to receive one.
    Sunday, December 18
    • First United Methodist Church children’s Christmas program, 10:35 a.m.
    • New Horizons Church children’s Christmas program, 6 p.m.

  • Norma Cunningham’s home is more than 100 years old, and it is a delightful experience just to walk through its beauty and uniqueness, especially during the Christmas season.  

  • Have you ever been busy, running errands, shopping (and still need to pick up a unique and special gift),  perhaps needing to check your phone or email  messages or make a quick phone call, meet someone and, most of all, need sit down and have a quick (and quiet) cup of coffee while taking care of some or all of the above things.

  • Wanda Hodson had always liked to sew, making curtains and sewing for her children. A Christmas gift from her husband two years ago led her into creating items of beauty that not only brought enjoyment to her family and friends, but also brought requests for her to make such things as gifts for friends and family of her friends and family.

  • Many know of the many talents of Carol Evaul, and also of her love of Mulberry Grove. An expression of that fondness for the town can now actually be seen … on the wall of Andrew Miller’s community market.

  • It has been documented that on October 25, 1901, a group of ladies in Ramsey that was seeking to “advance the knowledge of literature and promote the art of conversation” started a club that has endured as one of the longest standing women’s groups in Illinois.