Veterans find hope and healing through creative arts

Where words fail, the creative arts have the ability to speak. Art therapy is an empowering technique that allows for self-discovery and has the power to produce insight and expression in a non-threatening way. That is why the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) encourages creative arts as a therapeutic, and often lifesaving, tool

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A snipe is a real bird and a snipe hunt is more than a gag

This is a good time of the year to reiterate two facts of nature that many people don’t believe when they hear them. Those two facts are: Yes, there really is such a thing as a snipe and … Yes, in Missouri, you really can go on a snipe hunt. Contrary to what many people

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4-H stories

MY 4-H EXPERIENCES BY AVERY SCHIERECK – Hello, my name is Avery Schiereck. I am a member of the Union Hall 4-H Club, I have been a member for six years, going on my 7th. In 4-H I show cattle, show poultry, and judge livestock. I have shown Cattle for what is going to be

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TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

TTOPS Chapter 319 El Dorado Springs (Take Off pounds Sensibly) met in the Church of Christ Sanctuary on Thursday, October 20. Co-Leader, Linda H opened the meeting and Carol led us in singing “I Must Attend My Meetings”. We said our pledges and had roll call. Twenty-two weighed in today and the chapter had a

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Way too much fun in Mt. Zion

by Marge Zink and Julia Snethen Morning message at the Rockville United Methodist Church Sunday by Pastor Nick Van Dam was “Sour Grapes.” Mt. Zion Bible Study met in the home of Tom and Beverly Pelkey at 7 p.m. every Tuesday night; there were six in attendance. Mt. Zion Club met Oct 19, in the

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65TH WALLEN ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATED

65TH WALLEN ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATED – Dale Wallen and Juanita Fleeman were united in marriage on Oct. 31, 1951. They are the parents of two sons, Dennis Wallen of Dederick, and Rick Wallen of Springfield. On Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, Dale and Juanita Wallen were the honored guests at a surprise party to mark their 65th

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News from Harwood and area

By Helen Ellerman Jewell Ellerma’s sister, Betty Pearcy passed away Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Stockton Nursing Home. She was 87. She was the former Betty (Reedy) Pearcy. The Reedys grew up in the Harwood area. Betty had a sister, Grace (Reedy) Smith of Butler. There is just two girls left out of 18 children

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Gardening to distraction

Don’t bag those leaves What if I told you there is something that will improve what soil you have, easily make new soil and take almost no work to do it? Good, then stop bagging those leaves. I know some of us want to have immaculate lawns but you are doing your garden a huge

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Remember our Veterans Book

I’m trying to honor the veterans that have served as well as help them by giving the proceeds to the Veteran’s Home. I have compiled a new book, Remember our Veterans with stories of about 80 Vernon County, several from Cedar County and surrounding area veterans. It is now going on Pre-sale for $30. It

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Tri-County Fifth Sunday program

The Tri-County Baptist Group will hold its regular fifth Sunday service on Sunday, Oct 30, at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Jasper County. After Sunday School at 10 a.m., the morning service will begin at 11 a.m. with preaching by Bro. DeWayne Burdette. After lunch on the grounds and a business meeting, the afternoon

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