Waynedale Leisure & Entertainment

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Planets for the Christmas season

 

The holiday night skies are brightened this season by four brilliant planets. The moon shines close to Jupiter, Venus, and Mars making them easy to locate. The fourth planet is Saturn and you won't need the moon to find the ringed planet at its best.

On Monday and Tuesday morning, Dec. 23 and 24, look about one hour before sunrise (7:00 am)) in the WSW sky. The moon will be above and just a bit to the right of Jupiter on Monday, Dec. 23. Then, on...

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Dear Cousin,

 

December touches our hills lightly with a cold hand, freezing over the water puddles and hanging icicles on the rock cliffs. Although the sun is shining from a clear, blue sky today, it is evident that colder weather is on the way. Chilly winds invade our hills and winter is lulling the land to sleep. The hills are covered with a brown blanket of leaves and will soon add a counterpane of white. It is a resting time after a season of furious growth — a well-deserved slumber...

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Aunt Ruth

 

Dear Readers,

As we enter the Christmas season, with all the commercial focus, I would like to talk to you about the greatest gift of all, not only to receive, but to give. The gift of oneself. This is a story about my Aunt Ruth.

We have a big family reunion every year in Jewett, Ill., which none of you have ever heard of, but it is a small town in southern Ill. The family reunion has been going on there annually for about 70 years, give or take. My grandmother had it in the...

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A friend and I used to get together for lunch. We knew some good buffets, and on this particular day, they had hot spicy chicken wings on the table. Boy, did we do ourselves proud! Sorry to say, I don't believe we offered a prayer before our meal. We did talk to God after eating so many chicken wings. I'm sure we flew out of the restaurant, saying "God! I ate too much!" Yeah, you ate too much, my friend chuckled, knowing he did pretty well on those wings himself. We both agreed that...

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Christmas season is upon us and everywhere we look there are snacks and goodies galore. I love finger foods and here is one that I know you will enjoy. They're even good stuffed into a Ziploc bag and eaten while: on a deer stand, on a camping trip, during a fishing outing (eat while fishing; don't use as bait), squirrel hunting, picnicking, hiking, at a holiday party, at a birthday party, or when you get the "I'm-Hungry-For-Something-But-I-Don't-Know-What HUNGRIES."

 

THE WORLD FAMOUS, I...

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Watching Miracle on 34th Street over Thanksgiving weekend made me wonder if mailing a letter to Santa is still a popular thing for kids to do. And does the post office still send them to Santa at the north pole?

Santa now has expanded his shopping to the Internet? Santa can find the perfect gift, purchase and deliver it right to a child's Christmas tree, gift-wrapped and all.

A couple of places online that Santa likes to shop are popular places that you have heard of, such as Wal-Mart.com...

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