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The Library Corner: A July jubilee at RPL

By TERRIE VISEL
Rantoul Press columnist


June has rolled away into history after a very busy month of activities at Rantoul Public Library. Now, July is a-rockin’ with an event-filled calendar.


Expressions: Protection from unseen helps us live with gratitude

By LINDA KELLEY
Rantoul Press columnist


Early 1980s when I was around 19, I had just crossed the street from our house to proceed to my boyfriend’s house at the end of the block, when a van pulled alongside the gravel shoulder and one of the occupants referring to me as Tina, tried to pull me into the van.


Fostering Hope: Always the center of attention

By JILLIAN SMITH
Rantoul Press columnist


By now it was March 1989. I was in the house and my husband Hal and foster son Carlos, were getting ready to ride the horses.


Pauline's Corner: July 4th help still needed

By PAULINE POREMBA
Rantoul Press columnist


Volunteers are needed for the Rantoul Fourth of July activities.


Events are scheduled the evening of July 3 at the Rantoul National Aviation Center and all day July 4, including the parade and events at Wabash Park and Hap Parker Family Aquatic Center.


Be Encouraged: Spirit through delectable confections

By LEATRICE PACE
Rantoul Press columnist


This is a shout out to my friend who is a fabulous baker. She is so focused and creative that it sometimes overwhelms her.


I know she is inspired by the Holy Spirit, so she will accomplish all that she takes on. Her ministry is baking and making smiles.


Statehouse Reeder: Bullheaded politicians slowing Illinois to a halt

By SCOTT REEDER
Rantoul Press columnist


SPRINGFIELD – At the supper table the other night, my 9-year-old daughter, Grace, gave me a sad look and said,  “Why are they closing the museum?”


Letter: Help save the majestic monarch butterfly

To the editor:

The six-county, East Central Illinois Lincoln Heritage Resource Conservation and Development organization is supporting the Illinois Department of Natural Resources in their effort to save our state insect, the monarch butterfly.    


Pauline's Corner: Where has the appreciation gone?

By PAULINE POREMBA
Rantoul Press columnist


Please pray that help comes quickly for the people that are living in flooded areas around the country.


We have more people suffering due to people with no conscience, no feelings and not a care in the world about who they hurt.


The Library Corner: Several events coming up at RPL

By TERRIE VISEL
Rantoul Press columnist


Read to the Rhythm, the summer reading program, is in full swing at Rantoul Public Library.


Prairie Writings: Till the cows come home

By KENNY CHUMBLEY
Rantoul Press columnist


Growing up on the farm, my daily chore was to milk the cow. It wasn’t something that I enjoyed.