Robert (Bob) Gregory Conlin, Jr.

Robert (Bob) Gregory Conlin, Jr. was a caring son, brother, uncle and friend. He was a Godfather to many through his parish St. Joseph Catholic Church and embraced this role. He left this world suddenly on July 20, 2021 at age 63. He was born to Barbara and Robert (Bob) G. Conlin Sr., on February…

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Ed Kauffman

Ed Kauffman, 78 of Arthur, IL passed away at 6:57 P.M. on Thursday, July 29, 2021, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon, IL. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, at the Arthur Mennonite Church, 710 East Park Street, Arthur, IL. Pastor Lamar Miller will officiate. Burial…

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Theresa Lynn Brewer

Theresa Lynn Brewer, 45, of Oakland, IL passed away at 8:19 A.M. on Monday, July 26, 2021, at her boyfriend’s residence in Hume, IL.  A Celebration of Theresa’s Life will be held at a later date. Theresa was born on November 25, 1975, in Charleston, IL.   She was a daughter of Roger Dale and Theresa…

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Tribute to Snip, Veterans planned at the Arthur Fireworks

Marty Miller and Snip. The Rural Patriot will pay tribute to his fallen horse Snip and all those who have served during the Arthur Fireworks on July 31. The Rural Patriot will pay tribute to his fallen horse Snip and all those who have served during the Arthur Fireworks on July 31. Proudly brandishing an…

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ARTHUR WELCOME CENTER OPEN HOUSE

An open house was held at the Arthur Welcome Center on Tuesday, July 20 to show off the updated and remodeled facility to the public. The work began in March of 2020 and was completed in a few months. New doors and wainscoting along with new cabinets make for an updated and welcoming look for…

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Businesses in need of employees

Treatment Plant Operator position filled By ARIANA R. CHERRY Staff Writer “Everybody is critically in need of labor. C.H.I will be holding a job fair on August 14. Masterband is also needing over 100 people. They plan on holding a job fair as well,” informed Mayor Rod Randall at the most recent Arthur Village Board…

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DICKS PHARMACY RIBBON CUTTING

DICKS PHARMACY RIBBON CUTTING. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Dicks Pharmacy on Thursday, July 22 at their new location 122 South Walnut Street. They moved to their newly renovated location back in February of this year after the ceiling collapsed October 12, 2020 at their previous location. Pictured is (front row) Hunter Carson,…

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BEEF CATTLE SHOWMANSHIP

BEEF CATTLE SHOWMANSHIP. The Junior (12-years and under) and Senior (13-years and over) Showmanship for the beef cattle show was held on Saturday, July 17 at the Moultrie-Douglas County Fair. Pictured is 2021 Miss Moultrie-Douglas County Fair Queen Kali Pierce, Ellen Klein of Seymour; Reserve Senior Champion; Tenley Stollard from Sullivan, Reserve Junior Champion; Maddox…

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