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Donna Mae Smith

Donna Mae Smith 85 of Mt. Zion, IL went to be with Jesus at 9:00 A.M., Thursday, October 14, 2021. A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, October 21, 2021, at Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Mt. Zion. The family will receive friends for visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m., Thursday morning until…

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Mary Catherine “Kate” Ragan

Mary Catherine “Kate” Ragan 91, of Mt. Zion, IL went to be with Jesus, at 11:25 a.m., Monday, October 11, 2021. A service to celebrate her life will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 18, 2021, at Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Mt. Zion. The family will receive friends for visitation on Sunday, from…

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Kenneth E. “Ken” Hobbie

Kenneth E. “Ken” Hobbie 91, of Mt. Zion, IL passed away at 11:01 a.m., Friday, October 15, 2021, with his wife by his side. A service to celebrate Ken’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 20, 2021, in Concordia Lutheran Church, Decatur. The family will receive friends for visitation beginning at 10:00…

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James L. Hord

James L. Hord, 91, of Decatur, IL, passed away at 2:20 a.m., Thursday, October 14, 2021, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur, IL Graveside Services with military rites will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at the Mackville Cemetery, Atwood, IL. Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, Atwood, IL is handling the arrangements. Jim was…

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Floyd Yoder

Floyd Yoder, 88, of Yoder, Wyoming, left this life to keep on truckin’ in heaven on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. Floyd will be remembered for his stories and political commentary, and for his love of the open road, rodeos, ice cream and the mountains. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service for family July 23,…

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26th annual alumni golf outing held

ALUMNI GOLF OUTING. Phil Carver was happy to have his three sons join him for the day. Pictured are Jason, Steve, Phillip ‘Tip’ and Phil Carver. The 26th annual alumni golf outing was held on Saturday, October 9 at Kaskaskia Country Club. The golf outing is ‘for the kids’ as money raised goes to help…

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ALAH HS HOMECOMING CORONATION

ALAH HS HOMECOMING CORONATION. The 2021 Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond High School Homecoming Coronation was held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 9. The court was introduced followed by the announcement of the 2021 Homecoming king and queen. Pictured is this years court: freshmen attendant Lilian Edwards, sophomore attendant Lucy Wilber, junior attendant Regann Bowles,…

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Additional Pavers Needed for Rajah Memorial Park & Veterans Memorial

Veterans Memorial at Rajah Memorial Park welcomes more engraved pavers. By Doris Elmore Staff Writer Phase 1 of Rajah Memorial Park and Veterans Memorial has been changing on a daily basis due to the dedication of Alumni Dale & Jorena Hammel. They took on the project of laying the engraved pavers and have done a…

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Lake Fork UCC Hosts Ice Cream Social & Cemetery Walk

Bev Obert shares information about Lake Fork Cemetery to Interim Pastor Eric Quinney Burnard, during the Cemetery Walk. By Doris Elmore Staff Writer Members of the Lake Fork United Church of Christ hosted an ice cream social and Cemetery Walk on Sunday, Oct. 3, at their church north of Atwood. Lake Fork UCC is the…

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