Tradin’ Place closes; Ellie Kathryn’s nose like a magician’s hat

Lisa McNeece

A long-time Bruce business has closed the doors. Ronald and Chris Clark have sold the inventory of their junk/antique store– The Tradin’ Place, to re-tire.

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Speed bumps popping up everywhere; Addi Claire doesn’t like to sweat

Lisa McNeece

It seems that every municipality in the county is looking at speed bumps to slow down speeders.
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Bruce Fall Fest, Sweet Potato Festival draw big crowds

Lisa McNeece

Rain and storms Thursday made for a pretty quiet Halloween. Bruce’s Fall Festival was moved to the Bruce Museum due to the rain. It worked out really well, although it was very crowded. Trunk or treaters changed to using tables with many adult helpers in costume.

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Gingerbread haunted house took a while, but finally conquered

Lisa McNeece

Addi Claire and I finally got to decorate her gingerbread haunted house Monday night, a week later than we anticipated, which was, of course, my fault.

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Great pumpkin eater around our house finally caught

Halloween needs to get here quickly. I’m running out of pumpkins. I usually buy five pumpkins in various sizes and colors to decorate around the outside of the house for Halloween. Except for the one we carve for a Jack-O-Lantern, I leave the others out until Thanksgiving.

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Two new businesses open in Calhoun City; EBT shutdown causes riot in Philly

Lisa McNeece

Two new businesses opened in Calhoun City last week– the Laundromat and Trade to Treasures.

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Getting a new, fresh look at The Journal

Lisa McNeece

We are doing a little spruce up work on the front of The Journal office. The railroad ties that lined the parking lot had started to rot, and we wanted a fresher look.

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Penne pasta dish provides last minute supper

Lisa McNeece

I wish I were organized enough to plan meals in advance, but it rarely works that way at my house. Often I find myself looking in the pantry, thinking “I really need to use that before it goes out of date.”

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Last Friday was one of the worst weather games I’ve ever covered

Lisa McNeece

I’ve covered a lot of high school football games– cold, hot or wet, or sometimes a combination, but Friday night was one of the worst.

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Weekend in Phoenix was hot, but enjoyable

Lisa McNeece

Joel and I spent a few days in Phoenix last week at a newspaper convention. We left one hot climate for another.
Temperatures there were well over 105, and it felt like it to me. There was no humidity, but when it’s over 105 anywhere, it’s just hot.

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