Sunday, June 16, 2019

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Reevesville News

By Lee Roy Stafford Hi everybody on a nice and cool Sunday morning after a great week weather wise. With these cool days the deer hunters are out practicing with their bows and arrows getting ready for the coming archery deer season, so if you drive through Reevesville be sure …

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Buncombe News

By Dolly Hopkins Hello everyone. I took a week off to go to Milwaukee, Wis., to visit my sister Olga and her family. I took the 3:15 a.m. Amtrack train from Carbondale to Chicago. It was a quiet and peaceful trip. Early in the morning, I saw the most beautiful …

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Local heros in D.C. honor flight

By Dixie Terry Honor Flight participant Since April 2009, several hundred World War II veterans, from the southern third of Illinois have participated in a program called “Central Illinois Honor Flight.” These veterans have been presented a complimentary one-day or two-day flight to Washington, D.C., with a tour of the …

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I’ve never been this age before!

By Rosemary O’Keefe I suppose many of us often ask this question, “I wonder whatever happened to…?” I’m always excited to find the answer and love it when I actually meet up and can converse with said person. I have had such an occasion recently and thought you might enjoy …

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A Halloween party to remember

By Horace “Toby” Hightower Former VHS principal In 1951 Vienna had an unfortunate Halloween tradition of throwing eggs on cars, soaping windows, and engaging in other seriously destructive pranks. Pranksters had not too long before persuaded a cow to climb the steps to the upstairs of the grade school and …

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County history comes to life at Bicentennial event

[slider_pro id=”6″] Johnson County kicked off its Bicentennial weekend with the lowering of the current U.S. flag and the raising of a period piece 15-star flag at its courthouse in Vienna on Friday. Before the flag was lowered, “John Bradshaw” read a statement from the governor of the Territory of …

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I’ve Never Been This Age Before!

By Rosemary O’Keefe Sorry I missed last week’s column but I got behind, and could not meet the earlier time that was needed because of the Monday holiday. My cursive style of writing caused a slight bleep in my last column. When describing a darning egg I wrote the words …

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Bicentennial celebration in Vienna this weekend

Johnson County was declared a county on September 14, 1812. This week marks the 200 anniversary of the formation of this county. The Johnson County Bicentennial Planning Committee will host a bicentennial celebration Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 14th – 16th at the Vienna City Park. The event will feature …

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Reevesville News

By Lee Roy Stafford Hi everybody on this wet Saturday! At last we have some rain from hurricane Isaac but not nearly enough at this hour. I wanted to go squirrel hunting this morning with some of the boys but it was to rainy. The farmers are starting to harvest …

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Buncombe News

By Dolly Hopkins Hello everyone. The top story this week is that finally we all got some rain. Saturday’s heavy showers, thank you to hurricane Issac, were a treat for my trees, shrubs and garden. Next morning, I couldn’t find a single puddle anywhere around my yard. They drank it …

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