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Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 12:06 am

Second Obed and Isaac’s to open

Court and Karen Conn, long a Springfield institution when it comes to having fun, are taking their show on the road to Peoria, where the couple has purchased a church-turned-banquet-hall that will bec...
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 12:06 am

The popular game with the goofy name

 Created one Sunday afternoon in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, Washington, by then State Representative Joel Pritchard, pickleball is now played in all 50 states – and has nothing to do with pickl...
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 12:05 am

Fun, friends and fitness await you in the pool

 Gene Weiser could be the poster child for water exercise – or at least the poster adult.Weiser, a ballroom dancer and former Springfield resident now living at The Villages in Florida, maintai...
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 12:04 am
 The most visually sumptuous film of the year, Guillermo del Toro’s (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy) haunted house tale Crimson Peak, is one part Edgar Allen Poe and one part Shirley Jackson, buoye...
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 12:04 am

A profile in senior housing

 Steve Zaubi, owner of Seasons Under The Oaks, is standing in his facility’s common area. “This is the ‘great room,’” he explains. “It’s meant to be an extension of everybody’s ap...
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 12:03 am
 I don’t know why, but this weekend shows up like a who’s who of what’s happening here, there and everywhere. Tough choices lie on the entertainment table.Let’s start when Chris Miller, t...
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 12:03 am
 Though many people characterize volunteer work as a way to give back to their community, research shows volunteering actually gives seniors vitality and a positive outlook in their last decades ...
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 12:02 am
 Hot off a Southern California run and in between a southern Missouri romp, the very busy and very talented blues guitarist, singer and bandleader from Chicagoland makes his way to the Illinois C...
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 12:02 am

Plan ahead to protect your life savings

 Transitioning from your home to a long-term care facility is a decision no one wants to face. Recent data released by the National Center for Health Statistics, however, estimates more than two-...
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 12:01 am
 tomatoes poem #1frost predicted for tonight therefore gathered green tomatoes galore from Demi’s little garden I have kept it  going these five years since  that September day she ch...


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