Christmas

Normally, I don't like to do this sort of thing, just 'cause the critter in the pic is ours. The pic was taken during one of his calmer moments.
Finally. A reason for yours truly to love cats. Or, to at least tolerate them. Even Bob. Maybe... Actually, I might have two reasons to tolerate felines. First of all: did you know that Aug. 8 was International Cat Day.  Yup. And I missed it. Maybe I missed all of the International Cat Day...
A couple of fellow travelers on The Journey Through Life recently shared the accompanying map with me. The map, featuring Union County, dates to 1876, a time when men were men, including General George Armstrong Custer, who should have been a much smarter man. Just sayin'...
This week, let's start with some words of wisdom... ...what once was lost, now is found... ...third time's a charm... ...seek, and ye shall find... ...and a thought or two from your intrepid scribe in response to the thoughts, including an explanation for the big ol' map you see this week... What...
Utter humiliation? Thank goodness the reptile featured in this pic was not a T rex, 'cause yours truly would have ended up like that fellow who decided to hide in an outhouse in "Jurassic Park."
At some point, when we least expect it, they are going to have their revenge. Especially a certain calico kitty and a traveling lizard. If you have a pet, any kind of pet, any kind of creature, you might appreciate the story that I'm going to share.  Before we get to the revenge of the critters, I...
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake is looking to repurpose live Christmas trees.  All donated trees will be bundled together to create underwater fish structures.  The Corps of Engineers notes that bundling the trees and weighting them down in the water will give them a variety of...
During the Shawnee Hills Christian Academy Christmas program on Dec. 14, the kindergarten through 6th grade students sang “Go Tell it on the Mountain.” Photo by Amber Skelton.
The Shawnee Hills Christian Academy in Anna presented a Christmas program on Thursday, Dec. 15, at Anna Heights Baptist Church. The students performed “A Night to Remember,” written by Glenda Bond, a teacher at the school, and her husband Geoff Bond. In the musical, an angel leads Ben, a modern-day...
April 8: Kitty was taking a nap and didn't even notice when the picture was taken.
Just as promised, this week you get to see some of my favorite critter pics from 2016. I've been saving up all kinds of photographs for the past 12 months. I had something like a million images, but these were some of my favorites. Hope you enjoy them. Next week, you'll get to see some of my...
Berean Christian Church in Murphysboro plans to host an annual candlelight service Saturday, Dec. 24. The service is scheduled to start at 10 p.m. Berean Christian Church is located at 1530 Illinois Ave. The candlelight service has been a yearly tradition at Berean since its founding. Pastor Troy...
Jolly Old St. Nick is planning to work a visit to an area town into his busy schedule. Santa Claus is scheduled to make a stop in Ullin on Friday evening, Dec. 23. Santa will be at the Ullin Fire Department to visit with boys and girls. The fire department plans to escort Santa in a parade...
Elementary students sang several classic Christmas songs. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Dongola School presented its annual Christmas program and art show on Tuesday, Dec. 13. Students in elementary school, junior high school and high school performed to a packed house in the high school gymnasium. Elementary students sang several classic Christmas songs. Art work created by students...
The PAST organization of Union County extends an invitation to a Christmas open house which is planned this weekend. The holiday season event is scheduled from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, at the Heritage House Museum in Jonesboro. Heritage House is located just south of the Jonesboro...

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