Saturday, February 23, 2019

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Reevesville News

By LeeRoy Stafford  Hi everybody on a sunny Sunday morning here in Reevesville after another rainy week. The farmers like this rainy weather. It makes those crops grow. The squirrel hunting season is in now but after all the rain we’ve had the hunters aren’t hunting yet with all the …

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Local design firm competing to bring jobs to Johnson County

Shawnee Survey & Consulting Inc., a land surveying and engineering firm headquartered in Vienna, has been a part of Johnson County’s business landscape since it was founded in early 1995. Since that time, the company has gradually built a reputation that they are using now to expand services and create …

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“As The Old Saying Goes”: An interview with Ann Peckinpaugh

By Myra Wood Bennett The great Thomas Jefferson once said never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. That can be excellent advice for staying abreast of one’s daily demands in this society and its breakneck pace.  But as I learned this week, it is also good advice …

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9-day trail ride hosts first event to benefit the American Cancer Society

The El Lobo Saddle Club of Saline County hosted its 1st Annual Charity Poker Run to benefit the American Cancer Society on Wednesday, July 31st at the 9-Day Trail Ride in Golconda. Organizers of the “Let’s Ride Cancer Out” Event, Laraine and Bonnie Love were very excited with the success …

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I’ve Never Been This Age Before!

By Rosemary O’Keefe Many of us older people often have difficulty expressing ourselves about value issues. It seems we are quite comfortable expressing a value laden issue among friends, just as younger people do, but we seem cautious when others might hear because we fear we will be misjudged. Our …

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Extreme Kids on the Kitchen Camp

The University of Illinois Extension office in Vienna hosted a seven-day Extreme Kids in the Kitchen Cooking Camp recently. Sixteen children, ages 8-12, participated. The students graduated the camp on July 25. During the camp, participants learned much about nutrition, recipes, shopping, label reading, food safety, cooking and more, including …

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The Vienna Times Statement from 1894

This statement, used in 1894 by The Vienna Times, was discovered this weekend in the newspaper’s archive files. Dr. W. H. Gilliam was the owner/ editor at that time. Gilliam owned the newspaper from 1886 to 1920. The Times, founded in 1879, had three other sets of owners prior to Gilliam purchasing it. Note …

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Johnson County COUNTRY Financial representatives donate to Heather Harper-Treat Memorial Cancer Fund

COUNTRY Financial representatives, Bennie Adams, Larry Benard and Randy Spurlock, have made a donation in the amount of $600.00 to the Heather Harper-Treat Memorial Cancer Fund. The COUNTRY Financial representatives helped raise the money during the fifth annual COUNTRY Charity Golf Tournament conducted June 14th at the Saline County Country …

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1894 Johnson County Fair programme

The program for The Seventh Annual Johnson County Fair held in Vienna September 25-28, 1894, from the files of The Vienna Times. Additional historic records printed in The Vienna Times in 1894 will be published in future weekly editions of your hometown newspaper. To subscribe to online, print or both …

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Annual Fall Festival set for Oct. 3-5

The 11th Annual Johnson County Fall Festival is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 3 through Saturday, Oct. 5. at the Vienna City Park. The Carnival runs: Thursday night ~ 5-10 p.m. Friday night ~ 5-10 p.m. Saturday ~ 12 a.m-10 p.m. The Fall Festival Parade will be Saturday October 5th at …

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