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Today's Features

  • Six Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations in Marion, Nelson, Taylor and Washington counties are inviting their members and area residents to attend a worship service on Maundy Thursday, March 28. The service of Holy Communion and Tenebrae, an ancient liturgy meaning “A Service of Shadows,” will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church, 275 Pleasant Grove Loop, Springfield. The church is located off of Highway 555, five miles north of Springfield.

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    Jesse and Sydney Cox of Finley announce the birth of a 9-pound, 7.5-ounce daughter, Allie Marie Cox, born Feb. 6, 2013 at Spring View Hospital, Lebanon.
    Maternal grandparents are Thomas Miller of Gravel Switch and Lottie Miller of Louisiana. Paternal grandparents are Rodger and Betty Cox of Finley. Great-grandparents are Evelyn Burress, Haskell Cox, and Arthur Ozenne.

  • Monday, March 18: Herb baked chicken, potatoes w/carrots, peas, butterscotch pudding, roll.
    Tuesday, March 19: baked pork chop, buttered corn, lima beans, mandarin oranges, cornbread.
    Wednesday, March 20: Beef Swiss steak, wild rice w/apricots, buttered carrots, strawberries w/bananas, roll.
    Thursday, March 21: Chicken and dumplings, mashed potatoes, buttered spinach, baked apples, bread.
    Friday, March 22: Salmon croquettes, rigatoni and tomatoes, buttered broccoli, banana pudding, roll.
     

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  • By Katie Pratt

    Storm water runoff occurs when precipitation hits impervious surfaces, such as roofs, driveways or parking lots. As this water runs off the surface, it takes trash and pollutants with it on its way to local waterways or the sewer system. In many instances, storm water runoff also results in soil erosion.

  • American agriculture is responsible for providing the necessities of every day, food, fiber, and clothing. That’s the message of National Ag Day, which is celebrated March 19, 2013. Marion County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee hopes to use Ag Day as a tool to education school aged children the importance of agriculture in our communities.
    The women’s committee will visit the elementary schools in the county and read the book of the year, “The Guardian Team” and other farm and ag books.

  • The Arbor Day Foundation is making it easier for everyone to celebrate the arrival of spring through planting trees.
    Join the Arbor Day Foundation in March 2013 and receive 10 free white flowering dogwood trees.
    “White flowering dogwoods will add beauty to your home throughout the year,” said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Dogwoods are known for their showy spring flowers, scarlet autumn foliage and red berries that attract songbirds during winter.”