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It’s For the Birds

Hustle and Bustle.  Is it over at your house, and everyone is hoping and praying that the new year will be a better one.  2020 is definitely one for the books.   One thinks a lot about the situations and where we are headed.  Back to birds.  I have been enjoying watching the Chickadees at…

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2020 Vision

By Carolyn L. Primm  Another year has come and gone, Though few show much regret, The events of 2020 Seem like those best to forget.  Our president was out, then in, Impeached, but then acquitted, Harry and Meghan showed that the royal family Was something that could be quitted.  In March a new coronavirus strain…

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Living Life Over

50 Years Ago Five persons were injured in a wreck on December 5th on Route A, 2 1/2 miles south of Gorin, according to State Trooper Don Ancell. The collision occurred when a 1960 Chevrolet Coach driven by David McIntosh, 18, of Kahoka, was unable to stop in time to avoid hitting a parked car,…

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Living Life Over

10 Years Ago The Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce rewarded three area homes for their efforts of bringing the Christmas spirit to passersby.  The Alan and Tammy Adams residence on Missouri Street earned first place in the annual MACC decorating contest, taking home the top prize of $80 in Memphis Bucks.  Second place and $60…

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Living Life Over

10 Years Ago The Christmas season just got a little more golden for Rose Do It Best Hardware and Jana Muntz of Memphis.  Muntz was chosen as the winner of the Rose Do It Best Hardware $1,000 Shopping Giveaway. Jana was selected at random from more than 1,500 entries submitted at the store from August…

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Saying Goodbye to 2020: A Dancing Rabbit Update

Hello friends of Dancing Rabbit! Liz here, to give you the latest from the village. This is the last Dancing Rabbit update for 2020. And so we bid adieu to a year that was extraordinary in many ways, and definitely not what any of us were expecting. I can’t think of a better place to…

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Bread of Life

Pastor Steve Ellison  From Genesis to Micah, Bethlehem appears often on the pages of the Old Testament.  We first learn of Bethlehem in Genesis 47 where we are told of the burial of Rachel, Jacob’s beloved wife.  The book of Ruth tells us that Bethlehem is the setting for perhaps the most beautiful love story…

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Make Smart Choices

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, encourages everyone to make good decisions regarding their New Year’s celebration. This past year has been challenging enough. No one wants to start 2021 with a traffic crash or DWI arrest.  During last year’s 30-hour New Year’s holiday counting period, one person died and…

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Police La Dee Dah

By Carolyn L. Primm The scene was Norman Rockwell’s America.  The lights glowed on the tree. Christmas music played in the background. A young family gathered around the tree adding homemade decorations.  When, somewhere out of the North Pole came the confident refrain from small lungs at peak volume, “Police La Dee Dah! Police La…

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The Trashy Blonde

By Lois Quenneville You know the iconic picture of a goat eating a tin can.  Well, I can tell you, I have goats, and they don’t eat tin cans.  Before I knew we had a recycling center that took tin cans, I tried it.  My goats also don’t eat plastic jewelry, glass soy sauce bottles or…

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