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Local band promises an afternoon on the bayou with Cajun music, dance
Feb 25, 2017 5:00 AM

Local band promises an afternoon on the bayou with Cajun music, dance

SHREVE -- Once upon a time, the bunch of local musicians sat around at a jam session, talking music and bands and things they'd like to try. The subject of Cajun music came up in the conversation and suddenly, said Cid Cayhoe, there was common ground. "None of us played it," she said, "but we really liked it."

By Tami Mosser Staff Writer
Absent Arnold keeps problems at home
Feb 25, 2017 5:00 AM

Absent Arnold keeps problems at home

As evidenced by an almost ridiculous amount of accumulated, unused sick leave, I don't go down easily and I don't go down often. Unfortunately, when I do go down, I seem to hit the deck pretty hard. That's where I found myself at the end of last weekend.

By John Lorson Columnist
Feb 25, 2017 5:00 AM

February: Pepe Le Pew and Cupid, too

Phenology is the study of seasonal natural phenomena, especially in relation to climate and plant and animal life.

Feb 25, 2017 5:00 AM

It's the time of year for numbers

This is the time of year when numbers are rolling around in my head. It's tax time. Not that ours are so complicated this year. We don't have a business any more and we didn't buy or sell a house, thank goodness.

By Carol Kallberg Columnist
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Feb 25, 2017 5:00 AM

Marion historical society to have 'Night at the Museum'

Exhibits will come to life at Heritage Hall, Marion County Historical Society, Marion, during a special weekend in March.

Feb 25, 2017 5:00 AM

What's Up?

Through Feb. 26: Glow of Paris -- The Bridges of Paris at Night Exhibit, 86 black and white photographs by award-wining photographer Gary Zuercher, Mansfield Art Center, 700 Marion Ave.; free. Opening reception and book signing Jan. 21, 7-9 p.m. Through Feb.

Feb 25, 2017 5:00 AM

Meeting Note

Fiber Arts Guild When Fiber Arts Guild of Wayne and Holmes Counties met Feb. 6 at Local Roots in Wooster, several upcoming fiber festivals and shows were discussed. A bus tour to the Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair at Ashville, N.C. in October is being arranged.

Feb 18, 2017 5:00 AM

Making the world's greatest soup

The story itself reads like a fable or a twisted children's book that ends up with the entire town dining on soup. In reality, it ended up in our basement freezer where just our family had the pleasure of dining on it for months to come.

By Karrie Mcallister Columnist
Five easy DIY projects to tackle this winter
Feb 18, 2017 5:00 AM

Five easy DIY projects to tackle this winter

(BPT) -- The winter months are the perfect time to dig in and tackle easy DIY projects for an updated home you'll enjoy all year long. These five simple home improvement projects are incredibly easy, affordable and can be completed in three hours or less.

Feb 18, 2017 5:00 AM

From amateur to expert: Gardening hacks you need to know

(BPT) -- Gardening isn't just a hobby, it's a lifestyle. Connecting with nature, being outdoors and putting in the needed work for a beautiful result is the ultimate reward.

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Harvest might be impossible to 'beet'
Feb 18, 2017 5:00 AM

Harvest might be impossible to 'beet'

They stood transfixed in the blustery gray of late January to bear witness to history. It was an epic moment to say the least, the crowd gathered and swelled to three times the size of those that had come before.

By John Lorson Columnist
Feb 18, 2017 5:00 AM

Cutting calories means cutting recipe file

It has occurred to me, now that I am five weeks into being a repeat member of Weight Watchers, I need to purge my recipe file of some of the things that got me back on this journey again.

By Carol Kallberg Columnist
Paul and Judy Kiner
Feb 11, 2017 5:00 AM

Paul and Judy Kiner

LAKEVILLE -- Paul and Judy Kiner, 7869 Township Road 466, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary 0n Feb.10. Paul Kiner and Judy Jacot were married Feb. 10, 1957, in Shreve United Methodist Church by the Rev. F.A. Shiltz.

Feb 11, 2017 5:00 AM

New arrival: Brady Micheal Landfair

A SON, Brady Micheal, was born Jan. 13 to Josh and Rachel Landfair of Big Prairie. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19 1/4 inches. Grandparents are Mike and Terri Landfair of Big Prairie; Heidi Truit of Millersburg and Bill Patterson of Millersburg.

Ricketts-Morr
Feb 11, 2017 5:00 AM

Ricketts-Morr

LAKEVILLE -- Steve Ricketts and Cheryl Dawson, both of Lakeville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sally Kay Ricketts of Lakeville, to Adam Patrick Morr. He is the son of Lester and Melissa Morr of West Salem.

Feb 11, 2017 5:00 AM

Holmes Center for the Arts ready to start fundraising for a facility of its own

MILLERSBURG -- Though it's just two years since its incorporation, the Holmes Center for the Arts already is bursting at the seams at its temporary home on North Washington Street.

By Tami Mosser Staff Writer
Feb 11, 2017 5:00 AM

My own candy wishes

If you ask my husband, I tell my dog how much I love her way more than anyone else. At least 400 times a day, he thinks. He might be right -- she is rather soft and warm and fuzzy and magnificent. But I also tell each of my kids that I love them before they go to school every day.

By Karrie Mcallister Columnist
'Art' keeps watchful eye over his own exhibit
Feb 11, 2017 5:00 AM

'Art' keeps watchful eye over his own exhibit

Art is a strange beast. So many forms. So many tastes. Sometimes you have no idea what great art is until it sneaks up and taps you on the shoulder.

By John Lorson Columnist
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Author reading and signing is on Feb. 21
Feb 11, 2017 5:00 AM

Author reading and signing is on Feb. 21 

BERLIN -- Author Ken Reed of San Jose, California, will be performing and speaking at Gospel Book Store, 4900 Oak St., Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Reed's appearance and book signing is part of a four-state author's tour planned by his publisher.

Yoder-Basting
Feb 4, 2017 5:00 AM

Yoder-Basting

MILLERSBURG -- Wayne and Kaye Yoder of Millersburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Valerie, to Lee Basting. He is the son of Rick and Diane Basting of Mansfield.