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There are a few changes that need to be made to the First National Bank Jingle Bell Luminary Weekend Schedule that was in the Jingle Bell Book distributed in Wednesday's edition. There will be no flower show this year. Also, the tea at First Presbyterian Church on Sunday will begin at 3 p.m.…

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The men's basketball program at Shawnee State used a 28-of-56 mark from the field (50 percent), obtained 36 points and 13 rebounds combined from Kyree Elder and Justin Johnson, and used a 33-14 run between the first and second halves of competition against Grace (Ind.) to collect its second …

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In a quintessential gritty effort by Jeff Nickel's club, the women's basketball program at Shawnee State University put together strong efforts on both ends of the floor as the No. 11-ranked Bears forced the 13th-ranked Talladega (Ala.) Tornadoes into 24 turnovers while collecting 10 swipes …

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The women's basketball program at Shawnee State overcame adversity successfully in a non-conference contest against Washington Adventist (Md.) on Friday afternoon, Nov. 15, as the Bears, who held a slim 33-28 advantage after the opening half of action, blew the neutral-site game between the …

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Pike's Past

Pike's Past

By Jim Henry

Pike's Past is a column that runs in the News Watchman every Wednesday. He has been writing for the publication since September of 1976 and is renowned for his knowledge of Pike County history. Henry frequently speaks at gatherings throughout the region to speak about history and present slide shows from his extensive collection of historical photographs.

Rural Rendezvous

Rural Rendezvous

By Sherry M. Stanley

Sherry M. Stanley has resided in the country all her life. She enjoys all aspects of country living, especially gardening and spending time with her animal companions — dogs, goats, horses, and a cat — in Ross County.

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Way back in 1971, my family and I moved to Sunfish Creek. The house we moved into consisted of a four-room house. We had no running water, no bathroom (just a backhouse or a privy, as those little houses were called).

Real or artificial Christmas tree decorated with lights, ornaments, and tinsel? Which is the right choice? It depends on which side of the aluminum or wooden fence you are on. Ho-ho-holarious. What’s your ho-ho-holiday tree made of?