Prairie Writings: Niagra is still flowing

Rantoul Press columnis

In 1910, there appeared a best-selling book written by Frances Barclay entitled “The Rosary.”

The heroine, Jane Champion, has a crisis in her life that has put her under great stress and imposed a terrible strain on her nerves.

Guest Commentary: Giving thanks for the unexpected

Center for Rural Affairs

Thanksgiving is when, as a nation, we give thanks for the important blessings in our lives. For many, that likely includes family, good health, a decent job, and the like.

And we should be thankful if we enjoy any or all of those things.

Be Encouraged: Simple is the best example

Rantoul Press columnist

Our God is a mighty God. He does not need for us to strive hard to make His point.

We go hard and mess it all up. Simple is the best example. It is the best because we will remember it easier and use it.

If we make things in life hard and we tell others that it is hard ,all interest in it is lost.

Letter to the Editor: Only Jesus Christ is ‘semper fidelis'

To the editor:

On Veterans Day, a Marine entered Perkins Restaurant in dress blues, with medals and ribbons. Diners greeted him with “Semper fi!” and thanked him for his service.

Pauline's Corner: Be grateful and give thanks this holiday season

Rantoul Press columnist

I would like to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving.

Everyone has something to be thankful for, including being able to open your eyes and have another day to say “thank you” to someone you love.

So far we have been lucky with our weather. Let’s hope it lasts.

Statehouse Reeder: Ruling bad news for the rest of Illinois

By Scott Reeder
Illinois News Network

SPRINGFIELD — A Sangamon County judge just snapped the first buckle on the state’s straight jacket last week.

Despite this, expect Illinois’ leaders to struggle to deal with the state’s crushing pension debt.

Statehouse Reeder: Sportsmanship has a place everywhere

By Scott Reeder
Illinois News Network

SPRINGFIELD – Recently, I watched my 9-year-old daughter, Gracie, shake hands with her opponents after a tough loss on the basketball court.

Basketball is a new thing for her.

In fact, it’s the first time she has competed in any sport.

The Library Corner: Providing fuel for the imagination

Rantoul Press columnist

“Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life. Libraries change lives for the better.”

On the Beat with the Chief: Paul's pointers to stay safe this winter

Rantoul Press columnist

Old Man Winter is starting toward us. Here are annual safety tips for you.

Indoor safety
• If possible, stay indoors and dress warmly.
• Close off unused rooms.
• Seal drafts from doors and windows.
• Avoid unnecessary opening of doors or windows.

Pauline's Corner: My apologies for the bad information

Rantoul Press columnist

This will be another strange ending to a week of bizarre happenings.

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