Columns

News & Notes from the Macon County Ministries
Jesus talks about caring for and helping the “least of these.” That is the “call” and “task” of the Macon County Ministries. We are truly in the...

Bits from Bucklin
THIS AND THAT: Every so often there is a week with few meetings or scheduled events and that is a good time to do a bit of this and that.  For...

Do you remember sending in box tops to get special bracelets like this Roy Rogers' one? Step Back in Time for September
Do you remember a time when cereal boxes came with box tops? Not box tops that you give to schools to help them raise money, but box tops that you...

Recipe Box
1939 Home Press Recipe Drop Fruit Cookies 1 cup white sugar 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup butter 2 eggs 1 cup cold coffee 1 teaspoon baking...

The Shepard Calls
Vacation Bible School---It’s Never Over   The church where I serve as interim pastor just completed Vacation Bible School. It is the first one...

Tim Remole
It’s been so nice to travel the district talking to so many people this season, and attending parades that will continue throughout the remainder...

Heartland Headlines, August 14
By Kathy Nickerson We are enjoying a new service in the Heartland community. C&R Landscaping employs gentlemen who are taking part in the Men’s Recovery Center, and they...
GIFFORD ITEMS
“ A real scorcher” is a good way to describe the intense heat and little rain at this time. The ground is experiencing large cracks. We have to...

Bits from Bucklin
MEET THE SHANK FAMILY: Pastor Michael Shank has accepted the position as full time pastor at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church north of Bucklin. ...

Did you know?
Standing water is a common sight at many homes during summer. Rainstorms may not last as long in summer as they do during other times of year, but the water they leave...
Did you know?
The American Occupational Therapy Association says more than 55 percent of the 79 million students in the United States are carrying backpacks that are too heavy. Backpacks...
Letter to the Editor from Former Military and Madison Resident,...
Due to all the nasty letters, comments, threats, whatever you want to call them, on the redistricting of school zones regarding the children...

Villa News
We have sure enjoyed the beautiful weather this week. Many of the residents have taken advantage of the cooler mornings and visited on the back...

Letter to the Editor from Shelby County R-lV Special Education...
Dear Editor, For those who do not know me, I am Charlene Brengle. I graduated from South Shelby in 2008, and my husband, Jason Brengle,...

Step Back in Time
From The Couch Potato’s Guide to Macon City and Hudson Volume I By Merlyn Amidei Tid-Bits from past Augusts 100 years ago from the Macon Republican 1906 Time young...