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Stir It Up!: An Italian grace note to end a holiday meal
If you are hosting a holiday dinner, you want to make your life easy, and what could be easier than a dessert that can be made up to three full days ahead? It helps that this particular dessert is elegant and delicious, and that it has a cool Italian name: Semifreddo al Torroncino.
Saturday, December 13, 2014


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New Books for December 14, 2014
Saturday, December 13, 2014

This week in the Civil War: Fighting in Nashville, TN
Saturday, December 13, 2014

Fresh, Fruity Party Flavors for New Year
As you gather to ring in the New Year, give your celebration an extra  kick by offering your guests an array of mouthwatering refreshments. Don't be  afraid to borrow inspiration for sweet, tangy and refreshing flavors from  unexpected places, such as the produce department.
Saturday, December 13, 2014

This week in the Civil War printed December 7, 2014
This week 150 years ago in the Civil War, the Union army led by Gen. William Sherman reached the major port city of Savannah, Georgia, near the Atlantic coast.
Saturday, December 6, 2014

Consumer Reports: Where The Heck is My Spare Tire And Other Things To Know About Your Auto
Consumer Reports answers three commonly asked questions about cars.
Saturday, December 6, 2014

Individual LLC works for rental property
Saturday, December 6, 2014

Illinois History: Slavery convention fight in 1824 long and bitter
TAYLORVILLE — One of the defining periods in Illinois history was the convention fight of 1823-24, when voters of the state were charged with the decision to call for a new constitution to include legalized slavery. The bruising eighteen-month fight resulted in rejection of the right to own slaves in Illinois and forever changed the course of state history.
Saturday, December 6, 2014

Stir It Up!: Give The Art of Cooking
"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day," reads the 19th-century proverb. "Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." But show him how to COOK fish and he'll be the most popular guy in town.
Saturday, December 6, 2014

This week in the Civil War: Battle of Franklin, Tenn.
Confederate Gen. John Bell Hood led his troops in pursuit of a Union army across Tennessee in this week 150 years ago in the CivilWar. The two foes met up on Nov. 30, 1864, at Franklin, Tenn., near Nashville, where Union forces dug in along a defensive line just outside the community.
Saturday, November 29, 2014

A Do-It-Yourself Christmas
Do-it-yourself projects are back in vogue; just check out the Web. Picture frames, coasters, plant hangers, sweaters, scarves, quilts -- you name it, it's all there, with how-to instructions, on Pinterest and Etsy and About.com.
Saturday, November 29, 2014

On Religion: No 'trick' controls the God of results
One of the problems with "miracle" discussions is that there is no one definition, noted Metaxas in the book. In a dictionary, a miracle is "an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs." The Christian scholar C.S. Lewis -- author of a 1947 bestseller on the topic -- argued that miracles were unique events that break patterns so well established that few people even think they can be broken.
Friday, November 28, 2014

Minister's Message printed November 28, 2014
Have you ever had a day when you wake up and everything seems to go exactly the way you want it to?  You wake up feeling refreshed, the sun is shining, the coffee is taste great, the kids are smiling and your boss greets you with a smile.   I mean the day goes off without a hitch and winds up being a day to remember!  

Friday, November 28, 2014

Taylorville Public Library - Worth a Look Books for the Week
The library has five new books that write to the holiday season and its problems and pleasures.  Kimberla Lawson Roby’s new book A CHRISTMAS PRAYER looks at a woman, Alexis Fletcher, who, although she has many things faces another sad Christmas. Her mother died five years ago and she is still depressed.
Monday, November 24, 2014

This week in the Civil War:
Saturday, November 22, 2014

Consumer Reports
You have heartburn, a migraine or back pain that won't go away. You go to your doctor, and she prescribes a drug, which makes you feel better. But sometimes you can end up taking a drug for many years. And then you might need another drug for something else, and before you know it, the pills start piling up.
Saturday, November 22, 2014








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