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Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016
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...
FACES AND PLACES... OREGON COUNTY SHELTERED WORKSHOP (03/18/14)
Kelsea Martin Staff Writer "I have come to have the utmost respect and appreciation for these people that work here," said Sheila Brown who is the secretary at the Oregon County Sheltered Workshop. Back in the mid 1970's, a local group of people got together to create the workshop, which employs handicapped or disabled adults. ...
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