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JALC Community Band, Orchestra perform at Holiday Lights Fair
Dec 12, 2018 11:07 AM
Tree of Remembrance: Drive to fund ultrasound upgrade for Memorial Hospital
The Memorial Hospital Auxiliary has launched this year's Tree of Remembrance fundraiser, with its eye on helping the hospital buy an ultrasound upgrade in order to perform stress echocardiograms. The Auxiliary currently has $1,893 in donations. Each year the Auxiliary works to raise money to help the hospital buy needed equipment.
Submitted by Apryl Bradshaw/ Memorial Hospital of Chester
Dec 12, 2018 12:20 PM
Locals donate to make Shop with a Cop a success
Harrisburg and Saline County-area police officers say Saturday's Shop with a Cop event was a success thanks to an outpouring of support from local donors.
By Travis DeNeal
Dec 12, 2018 10:36 AM
Elizabeth Woodworth: The joys of remembering Christmases past
Lunar apogee occurs on the 12th, weakening the power of the new Moon. The period between the 13th and 15th, when the moon enters its second quarter, should dilute the cold of the past week. Rheumatism increases as the winter grows colder, often foretelling precipitation. Gather mistletoe as it become visible when the high trees lose all their leaves. (It as been years since I have seen fresh mistletoe. The last I saw was one tiny sprig, with maybe two berries and it didn't look very fresh.) Think about covering the wattle of your rooster with Vaseline to help prevent frostbite -- definitely am a city girl, never occurred to me that poultry would get frostbite. (Countryside) Dec. 13 is the Harrisburg Light Parade, starting at 6 p.m. It will come up a couple of blocks on Poplar, then turn onto Main and end at the Lions Club. Bundle up and stake out a good viewing spot. After the parade, drive around town to enjoy the Christmas lights. (South Main is wonderful.)
By Elizabeth Woodworth
Dec 12, 2018 10:41 AM
Buchheit's Sparta store raises $1,200 to fight cancer
Buchheit Retail of Sparta has raised $1,229 for Cancer Care Specialists of Illinois. Hundreds of customers and team members bought donation cards, color-changing cups, wristbands and No One Fights Alone T-shirts during October, ultimately to benefit cancer patients in Sparta. In all, Buchheit stores across the country raised $10,125.52 this year, all donated to local organizations that provide services to cancer patients. Buchheit features merchandise for the home, garden and farm.
Submitted by Katie Schmierbach/Buchheit RETAIL
Dec 12, 2018 12:26 PM
Chester reminiscence: Growing up on Henrietta Street
This is one in an occasional series of essays from Professor James Franklin Sharp, who recently donated $500,000 to Chester High School, where he graduated in 1954. He lives and works in New York City, but has vivid memories of his boyhood home in Chester.
By J. Franklin Sharp
Dec 12, 2018 12:18 PM
Harrisburg students help decorate Saline Care Center
Dec 12, 2018 10:44 AM
Ledford Liberty Belles know their history
The question of the month, "Do you know the day and year for Illinois Statehood?" The members of the Ledford Liberty Belles of the Saline County Homemakers know their state's history. Dec. e, 1818 is the date in question.
Submitted by Elizabeth Woodworth
Dec 12, 2018 10:45 AM
2018 Scouting for Food campaign collects whopping 4,300 items
The 2018 Chester Area Scouting for Food Campaign collected 4,300 items of food and other needed nonperishable items, all of which was taken to the Chester Area Christian Food Pantry to shore-up the dwindling supply of available food. "This effort comes at just the right time for us," said Bob Koenegstein, director of the food pantry. "During the holidays lots of people are in need of food and our shelves often become bare or in great need of replenishment.
By Jim Beers
Dec 12, 2018 12:21 PM
DAR Daughters bring cheer to Shawnee Rose Care Center
Give a "Little" American Spirit If you have a history buff in your family, here is a great idea for a Christmas gift. The Daughters of the American Revolution magazine, the American Spirit, is a thoughtful gift that will provide an entire year of enjoyment for anyone interested in American history, preservation and genealogy.
Submitted by Sharon L. Tanner/Michael Hillegas DAR
Dec 12, 2018 10:40 AM
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