Community News

  • 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

  • Creative ways for small town residents to give back

        Giving back to one’s community is a great way for men and women to make use of their talents and foster strong towns and cities. Volunteering opportunities abound in big cities, but small town residents may not have as many options as they look for ways to give back.
        Small town residents looking to give back may need to create their own opportunities if the options available to them do not suit their fancies.

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  • Exploring Morgan County

        With the last leaves falling from the tree tops, Fall is coming to an end. Fall festivities like Halloween and Thanksgiving have already passed, but this year’s celebrations are far from over. Now, it’s time to get into the holiday spirit.
        I’m not going to lie, I’m a little excited for the holiday season. I’ve been listening to Christmas music since October, and I’ve already made a batch of gingerbread cookies with my sister. But hey, it’s the most wonderful time of the year, isn’t it?

  • Coalfield

        The performances of the Coalfield Community Choir were well attended and quite successful. Mr. Keith Adcock is already planning an Easter concert in the spring for the community. Please don’t forget the Dec. 20th, Mr. Adcock will lead the community in caroling at the Gazebo at the Coalfield School at 6:30 p.m. We thank all who diligently worked to make this possible.