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Monday, Mar. 27, 2017
Celebrating the holidays far from home, in service to our country (12/13/16)
The holidays are traditionally a time of gathering and celebrating with loved ones. For some of us, this may be a difficult time because duty calls. For those that are serving our country in the armed forces, these individuals sacrifice time away from their loved ones to help ensure the safety of the citizens of the United States. Many of these individuals call Oregon County home...
Celebrating the holidays far from home, in service to our country (12/13/16)
The holidays are traditionally a time of gathering and celebrating with loved ones. For some of us, this may be a difficult time because duty calls. For those that are serving our country in the armed forces, these individuals sacrifice time away from their loved ones to help ensure the safety of the citizens of the United States. Many of these individuals call Oregon County home...
The Ghost of Christmas Past (12/13/16)
Doesn't Christmastime give you a sense of nostalgia, a sense of child-like giddiness, a sense of peace and love for all? Do you remember a time when you were a child and the traditions of Christmas were what you looked forward to, all year long? Think back to a time, some 40, 50 or 60 years ago. ...
The Battle of Salem (11/22/16)
In light of Veteran's Day this past week, I got to thinking: just how has Salem and Fulton County been impacted by war? My answer was soon found in The Fulton County History Book. Did you know part of the Civil War was fought right here in Fulton County; right here in Salem?...
Faces & Places: Working to bring awareness to community (10/19/16)
It is a scary word, cancer.One that does not only affect the lives of those that are diagnosed with it, but also of loved ones. There are many events and fundraisers throughout the year to bring more awareness, as well as to raise money to help fight this disease. An event that has become an annual occasion is "Pink Day" that is held at the Alton Bank on the square in Alton. This event is not to raise money, but focused solely on awareness...
Community Connections - "OLD COACH" (10/19/16)
If you weren't taught math or coached basketball by Mr. Gary Cooper, you've surely heard him on the radio broadcasting local sports teams from around the Tri-County area. Gary Cooper was born and raised between Salem and Viola. One of seven sons of Amiel and Annie Cooper, Gary Cooper was born in 1937. He attended school and graduated as a Viola Longhorn in 1955...
A DIFFERENT CHRISTMAS POEM (12/22/14)
The embers glowed softly and in their dim light, I gazed around the room, I cherished the sight. My wife was asleep, her head on my chest, My daughter beside me, angelic rest. Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white, transforming the yard to a winter delight...
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