Area News

Chamber Christmas Celebration Moved to Small Business Saturday

By Echo Menges Refusing to abandon Christmas Celebration plans altogether, the Knox County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has kicked the annual celebration plan into high gear opting to move the event to Small Business Saturday, November 28, bringing activities outside and changing the times to daylight. This was a bold move by organizers…

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On the Brighter Side

 Hooray for the Pumpkin Pie! The traditional Thanksgiving Day dinner dessert is that big wedge of pumpkin pie with a lot of whipped cream on top. Few of our festival foods can claim deeper American roots than those orange pumpkins which were first cultivated in Central America around 5500 BC and were one of the…

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Reflections and Inspirations

Oh, I’m Thankful Though (To the tune of Old MacDonald Had a Farm) I woke on Monday to alarm clock’s ding, E-I-E-I Oh! The annoying noise caused my ears to ring. E-I-E-I Oh! But, I’m thankful for my hearing, and I’m thankful for each sound, I’m thankful for the noises that get me up and…

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COVID-19 Alert to Knox County Business and Organizations

By Lori Moots-Clair, Knox County Health Department Administrator Knox County – November 21, 2020 – Health department officials are alerting Knox County Businesses/Organizations that there is a high risk for Covid-19 transmission currently.  Our positivity rates have exceeded 36%, compared to state positivity rates of 23%.   Hospital based ER and in-patient testing continue to…

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Pondering

Grandpa’s 1954 Kaiser Darrin With Covid-19 still around, all kinds of mask are being made from: favorite sports team, favorite soda pop, favorite restaurants, favorite singers, to many more. One day, I heard a story behind one particular mask, touched my heart.  “My grandpa owned a 1954 Kaiser Darrin some years ago,” Joel said, “and…

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The Edina I Knew

Run Down to Mrs. Arment’s and Get a Pinch of Starter One thing about the thirties was that we were all poor. Then, let me say that our family was poor only by definition. We had an abundance of food and milk. We were actually rich but did not know. The only thing we had…

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Family Welcomes Baby Girl

WHITLEY JEAN MALLETT Brad and Leann Mallett of Baring, Missouri, are the parents of a daughter, born at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis, Missouri, on November 11, 2020 at 6:50 a.m. The baby girl arrived weighing 6 lbs. 5.6 oz. and measuring 19 inches in length. Siblings of Whitley Jean are Kinze and Tagen. Grandparents…

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