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Andy Ott thanks the many supporters of the Buckle Up for Brooklyn campaign and event. Front row, from left, are Abby Wyatt, Ginner Baker, Vanessa Boatman, Kristy Ott, Emily Ruppel and Katie Nicholson. Back row, from left, are Bryan Armstrong, Debbie Boatman, Joseph Konneker, Andy Ott and David Morgan. Not pictured is Tammy Hughes of U.S. Bank in Carlinville.

‘Buckle Up for Brooklyn’ brings seat belt safety

The Buckle Up for Brooklyn Safety Awareness Benefit brought in supporters from all walks of […]

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Turley hosts hummingbird banding event

By Misty Fritz About 30 bird enthusiasts gathered Wednesday afternoon, July 30, at the home […]

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Blackburn donation funds scholarship

Blackburn College recently received an estate gift of $960,000 from the estate of alumnus G. […]

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Steve Nicholson (site coordinator), queens, football players and one person from Ohio, spruce up the Carlinville Primary School as their day’s work for Take It To Town in 2013.

Federated Church’s “Take It To Town” date set

Carlinville – “Take It To Town,” a community mission project of the Carlinville Federated Church  […]

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Sharon Wisely- Artist Sharon Wisely and her loyal dog Frank exhibit Sharon’s hand crafted jewelry at the Staunton Art and Music Fair.

Staunton Art and Music Fair: bringing creativity to

Duda Garden in Staunton was full of art, music, food and creativity over the Sept. 20-21 weekend with the fifth annual Staunton Art and Music Fair. The event was sponsored by the Staunton Art Council and funded by local businesses as well as the Staunton Tourism Committee. Local artists as well as those from the St. Louis area came to show their unique and handcrafted pieces of artwork. Jewelry was a popular feature at the fair with several booths displaying original handcrafted items. Sharon Wisely of Sharon Wisely Jewelry displayed her original creations including copper bracelets that feature intricate and beautiful detailing. Tina Lehman of My Wild Things Jewelry stated that she was inspired by antiques and frequently goes

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