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THUMBS UP ... to social servants and mental health experts who are pushing for an emergency hotline number — 988 — for people who experience…
WRITE TEAM: Pies and people

WRITE TEAM: Pies and people

Three of us are here in the snug kitchen, with pie crusts waiting for their filling. A fire crackles merrily in the wood stove, and in a few…

ROUNDUP: Fieldcrest girls win big

Freshman Ashlyn May scored 17 points Tuesday to lead the Fieldcrest girls basketball team to a 66-25 victory over Peoria Christian in a non-…
WRITE TEAM: New Year's resolutions

WRITE TEAM: New Year's resolutions

Yes, it is the time of year when many of us think about our lives and make plans to enrich them. I have made many New Year’s resolutions ove…
WRITE TEAM: A winter walk

WRITE TEAM: A winter walk

It’s the first full days of winter. Reba and I are enjoying the preview of what spring will bring many months away. Several times each winte…
WRITE TEAM: Tubas and Christmas

WRITE TEAM: Tubas and Christmas

I lug the monstrosity inside the building, briefly contemplating my choice of the heaviest instrument in the band. I take it out of the case…