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  • Author's Alley

    The Christmas Pageant

        The year was 1948. Our small town of Montague, Mich. was awaiting one of the biggest Christmas events of the year, the annual high school Christmas pageant. It was a time for young and old to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.
        The high school production was special to our little community. It seemed at the time that everyone came to the high school auditorium to see the play about the birth of our Savior.

  • The Lifestyle Connection

    Dear John,
        

  • Coalfield

        Love and prayers to all of our friends, families and neighbors. We pray you will be healed and be able to enjoy the glorious events of the season.
        On Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Gazebo at Coalfield School, Keith Adcock will lead us in our favorite carols. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served afterward during our fellowship.

  • We’re almost there!

        Do you fear you’ll run out of time to prepare for the holidays? Follow this guide to stay on top of your holiday planning! Here’s the last of the six checklists to help you prepare for the upcoming festivities.  
        With one week to go before Christmas arrives, you should:
        • Clean every room in your house
        • Jot down the number for a designated driver service in your area, and keep it close at hand

  • Happenings

    American Legion New Year’s Eve Gala

  • “Toyland Express” overloaded from giving at Citizens First Bank
  • The Lifestyle Connection

    What did you say?
        
        By the time we got up to Y2K (remember that?) I was slowly falling into deep despair. I had never fully recovered from the depression and anxiety attacks from long ago so I’m sure that played a part in it but as silly as it sounds, I was withdrawing from everything good in my life. Dr. Blank, my therapist, tried every trick in her basket to get me back on track but nothing worked.

  • The clock is ticking!

        Do you fear you’ll run out of time to prepare for the holidays? Follow this guide to stay on top of your holiday planning! Here’s the fifth of six checklists to help you prepare for the upcoming festivities.
        With two weeks to go before Christmas arrives, you should:
        • Buy and decorate your Christmas tree (if natural)  
        • Wrap all of your gifts and hide them until Santa makes his rounds

  • Holiday willpower tip #6 - Eat this, not that

        Christmas dinner is one of those traditional meals where people would like to pretend calories do not exist. It is possible to enjoy the holiday foods we crave without growing a gut.  
        Starting product: Dry bread/cracker crumbs — Replacing product: Rolled oats or crushed bran cereal
        Starting product: 1c butter, oil, shortening in baked goods — Replacing product: 1/2c unsweetened applesauce and 1/2c oil/butter/shortening

  • Happenings

    American Legion New Year’s Eve Gala