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New shingles vaccine 90 percent effective in preventing the virus

From the time a person contracts chickenpox, a more sinister virus lies sleeping in the human body. Shingles rises to the surface when a person’s immune system becomes stressed or weak, whether from getting older or other factors. While there is a vaccine to fight against shingles, there still is a 30 percent chance of… Continue reading New shingles vaccine 90 percent effective in preventing the virus

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Winter farmers market amplifies holiday spirit

Although the building was chilly, the atmosphere was warm during the Winter Farmers Market at 1200 W. Washington St. in Mt. Pleasant on Saturday, Dec. 2. Vickie Messer, one of the market managers, walked around greeting vendors. Her hair tightly curled and wearing an elf costume, Messer was fully embracing the Christmas spirit at winter… Continue reading Winter farmers market amplifies holiday spirit

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Students embrace independent holiday shopping at Van Allen’s ‘Kid’s Christmas’

It was like their own personal Black Friday for elementary students in Mt. Pleasant. When the doors of Van Allen Elementary School opened at 8 a.m., children and their parents were lined up to the end of the block anxious to start shopping for Christmas presents. Parents waited in one room while their children went… Continue reading Students embrace independent holiday shopping at Van Allen’s ‘Kid’s Christmas’

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Growing Organic

Jones’ Family Farm’s personal decision behind the trend and how other farmers can grow organic too As Caroline Jones told her story of growing Jones’ Family Farm from the organic soil up, her four-year-old daughter Josephine Jones was begging for a kale smoothie. This isn’t an out-of-the-ordinary request for Caroline, who regularly feeds her children… Continue reading Growing Organic

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Black Friday shopping slow but steady tradition in Mt. Pleasant

Cars slowly but steadily crept into Orscheln Farm and Home and Peebles parking lot 10 minutes before 6 a.m. on Black Friday. Peebles, expecting customers lined up at the door for their limited scratch-off deals, saw only about a dozen customers in their first hour of opening. The real action was Thursday afternoon, where both… Continue reading Black Friday shopping slow but steady tradition in Mt. Pleasant

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Wayland’s Thanksgiving brings community together ‘in a powerful way’

As families plan Thanksgiving in their homes this year, Alicia Lemon was tasked to plan the now 14-year tradition of Wayland’s Community Thanksgiving. It was back in 2004 when Greg Stacy was starting a church plant in his barn that he was “inspired by God” to further the endeavor by hosting an all-community Thanksgiving. Looking… Continue reading Wayland’s Thanksgiving brings community together ‘in a powerful way’