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“The Christmas Toyshop,” the final production of the 2013 season by Rantoul Theatre Group, has a familiar and predictable plot, with stock characters, a simple and sentimental message, and performances that will please many of the parents, friends and family members of the very large cast.
To the editor:
Thank you for printing the letter from Michael Glasser in the Dec. 4 issue. It had been hoped that he would be able to travel to Rantoul for the Restoration Advisory Board meeting of Nov. 21, 2013. Perhaps his letter will enlighten those led to believe that nothing untoward happened before the Chanute closure.
A little more than a month ago on Oct. 26. I attended the exhibition of “Projects and Lost Treasures” from the photography of Robert K. O’Daniell at the Heartland Gallery in Urbana.
I received a call from one of my readers. She wanted the recipe for the pumpkin roll that I put in the column several months ago.
She was surprised that I hunted for it, and when I called her, she was surprised that I looked until I found it.
Editorial cartoon by Frank Dutton.
By ELAINE CLER
For Rantoul Press
A few years ago my son committed suicide, and I remembered my sister Bev telling me, “Don’t tell God how big your storm is, tell this storm how big your God is.”
It’s been six years since I wrote my first column, when I wrote about my former Sunday school student, Melissa, who died in her early 20s, and of the importance in making the most of our opportunities.
It seems that the holidays just pass by so quickly.
Remember the anticipation leading up to Thanksgiving?
The preparation, the baking and buying of items to surprise family and friends?
The smell of the turkey baking and the pies cooling?
The memories won’t ever go away.
If Jack Frost tries to nip you on the nose, or if the ever-growing shopping list is frightful, escape to Rantoul Public Library, where warmth and comfort abound.
With great books, entertaining movies, fine music and more, the library offers a revitalizing break you are sure to enjoy.
Agent Orange dumped at Chanute AFB
To the editor:
I dumped all kinds of toxic materials at the location of Heritage Lake back in 1963-1964.