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Jerry and Janice Harris and Lee Hankins made a trip last week to Kansas City to visit with our nephew, Charlie Frazier. They also spend one night with Lee’s grandson Greg Davis and his family. …

Library Corner

We have had a wonderful time over the past seven weeks with the Summer Reading Program. We want to thank all of our sponsors:Aquarium at the BoardwalkArby’s ARVEST BankBounce ManiaBrick Oven …

Harrison Schools free and reduced lunch guidelines

Harrison School District announces its policy for providing free and reduced meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, After School Snack Program, …

Larry and Trudy Faught celebrate 50th anniversary

Larry and Trudy (Kimbriel) Faught of Deer are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple has two children, Travis and Lynn Faught of Farmington and Leah and Shea Bailey of Berryville. …

Villines’ celebrate 60th anniversary

Sam and Pat were married Aug. 24, 1962, at Jasper Assembly of God Church on Aug. 24, 1962, at the Jasper Assembly of God Church by Brother Holloway. The couple will celebrate their 60th wedding …

Bake sale to benefit Wilkinsons

A benefit and silent auction with food and baked goods will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Bergman School (Fine Arts Building) to help Jeremy Wilkinson, his sister Jaden Wilkinson …

150 years of service for UMC celebrated

Editorial Note: Pastor Susan Kramer was asked to share an update on the historical aspect of the celebration held last weekend at Bellefonte UMC. This was truly a rewarding moment in time.We had …

Phlox adds color and pollinator appeal to the garden all season long

Fill your gardens with color from spring through summer and even into fall with a variety of pollinator-friendly phlox. The beauty, diversity, and usefulness in the garden of this group of plants had …

Battle blessings

I would prefer that everything go right from the beginning and stay that way all day long. Instead, “It was a bad day … a very bad day.” Have you ever felt that way? I had a …

Bees need watering too

Fast facts Bees use water to aid evaporative cooling in hive Bees need a platform such as gravel to access water

4-H member Wapiti Mefford elected State 4-H officer.

Newton County Extension Agent Staff Chair, Adam Willis said, “This is a huge accomplishment and is reserved for the best of the best. State officers have multiple responsibilities that include …

That voice in your heart

My son's dream was finally coming true. He was going to play football as a freshman in high school. Now, the coach had a lot of …

Area religious events

Free yard sale ALPENA —  Alpena First Baptist Church will host the annual free yard sale Saturday, Aug 6 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. rain or shine. The address is 12111 Hwy 62 West. First …

Alpena FBLA students compete at National Leadership Conference

The Alpena Future Business Leaders of America team travelled to Chicago to compete at the National Future Business Leaders of America Leadership Conference. The team competed at the Arkansas State …

Kids complete 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program

Three children recently completed the Boone County Library’s 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. Children’s Department Manager, Beth Kaffenberger, and Library Director, Ginger …

Library Corner

We have had a wonderful time over the past 7 weeks with the Summer Reading Program. We want to thank all of our sponsors Aquarium at the Boardwalk, Arby’s, ARVEST Bank, Bounce Mania, Brick Oven …

Kids complete 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program

Three children recently completed the Boone County Library’s 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. Children’s Department Manager, Beth Kaffenberger, and Library Director, Ginger …

Matlocks help Mother Nature with wildflower plantings

Next to farmers, pollinators rank highest in importance. Yes, farmers grow the food that we eat, but smaller creatures like bees, butterflies and wasps are necessary in nature's plan by pollinating …

Oreo Popsicles  —  A delicious redemption

Editor’s Note: Part of this column is written by our middle son, Jay Braymer with his 10-year-old daughter, Landry. DNA —  those tiny molecules that get passed from one generation …

No such thing as a secret sin

A few years back, the stress meters on Wall Street hit some new highs all because one man had been recording his telephone calls. One of Wall Street's movers and shakers had been caught in the middle …

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