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Wed
10
Feb

Blizzards

Q: How strong does a snowstorm have to be before it's called a blizzard?
A: There are some specifics regarding blizzards, says Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University. "In meteorological terms, a blizzard is a severe storm that has below-freezing temperatures, winds of at least 35 miles per hour and heavy snowfall, with visibility reduced to just 1/4 of a mile, and all of these conditions have to last at least three hours," he explains. "So just a heavy snowfall is not always a blizzard. Blizzard conditions occur most often in the Great Plains, North Central United States sand parts of the Northeast."
 
 
Wed
03
Feb

It's probably best to stay on Claire's good side

Perry Pratt was the kind of man everyone would want living in their hometown. As owner of Valley Country Store, Perry was a friend of just about everybody in the Valley. With the closest real supermarket 16 miles away in Springfield, the good folks of Lennox Valley relied on Pratt's for their everyday goods like fruit, dairy products and Jello. It was comforting to know that Pratt's was in good hands.

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Wed
27
Jan

Radio Host Calms Nerves of Listeners

Her intentions were innocent enough as Claire Lapella purchased her very first copy of The Lennox Valley Hometown News on Tuesday, May 5, 1998. She had read The Hometown News once before, after finding an old copy under a phone book at the home where she and her “soulmate” lived before he found another soulmate and moved on.

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Wed
27
Jan

The French Quarter

By Cathy Ledbetter 

Two Saturdays nights ago my daughter, Shelby, and I were sitting at a window table in a restaurant in the French Quarter of New Orleans watching people walk by in the rain. We had walked to the restaurant in that same rain after having visited a small grocery store. When we came out of the grocery, Shelby stopped short, staring at the house on the opposite corner.

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Wed
20
Jan

Stop the Press! History-making event replaces flamethrower

Todd Cecil, host of Revival Flames Ministries of Joplin, Missouri, was just about the biggest celebrity to make an appearance in Lennox Valley during my childhood and early teen years. He was a fixture on Sunday morning television since the 1970s and my dad and I watched the famed evangelist as we waited for the rest of the family to get dressed for church each week.

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Wed
20
Jan

Fellowship of Christian Women's Luncheon to be held January 28th

By Sharon Hayes 

Next Thursday, January 28th, Parkview Baptist Church ladies are hosting our first luncheon for the new year. Hope you will make your plans to come at 11:30 a.m. that morning. This Fellowship of Christian Women’s luncheon features Winter Casseroles and Cakes and treats our ladies in their 40’s.

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Wed
13
Jan

Announcement makes waves in Lennox Valley

As April moved aside for May 1998, the good folks of Lennox Valley had no idea how their world was about to change on Monday, May 4. On Talk Radio 88.3’s “Rendering With Raymond,” callers were equally divided between two topics of vital importance.

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Wed
13
Jan

Notes from the Spring Creek Arts Guild

By Cathy Ledbetter 

In our culture, January is the month of shedding excess. We go on diets, join gyms, and go through our homes, purging excess and organizing what remains. I remember reading somewhere that January is the month that places such as Goodwill and Salvation Army get most of their donated items.

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Wed
06
Jan

American Legion Post No. 27 to meet Jan. 14th

by Post Adjutant

The veterans of the Wiley B. Murray Post No. 27 will hold their quarterly meeting on Thursday, January 14th. The Legion Hall will open at 5:30 p.m. for refreshments and fellowship. Members are asked to bring their favorite Chili, Mexican Food and/or other complementary dishes, bread, salad or dessert.

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Wed
06
Jan

Elm Grove Echoes

By Rhonda Wyatt

Happy New Year! Time to make those resolutions, or perhaps be resolute about the fact you are NOT making resolutions. Whatever the case, it is a time of renewal and reflection. I hope everyone has a profitable and blessed 2016.

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