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Savannah Ridge Farms raising yak in Indianola

In Indianola sits Savannah Ridge Farms, owned by the Bailey family, where yaks are raised. Shane, Ron, and Colin handle the day to day tasks, but in busy times, Shane’s wife Amy, his step mom Debbie and his younger sister Grace helps out. “I started farming when I was sixteen years old. I didn’t have…

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Chrisman Library News

HAPPY 150th BIRTHDAY, CHRISMAN! Celebrate this special year by coming to the Library on Friday (9/9) and Saturday (9/10) for the used book sale! We are excited about the big selection we will have available for all readers: fiction for children and adults, non-fiction for the history buffs, gardeners, bakers, crafters, etc. We have a…

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Tiffany Tarter can send you on your dream vacation

Tiffany Tarter leads a busy life. If she’s not being part of the worship team at the First Baptist Church, spending time with her seven (soon to be eight) grandchildren, working as an accountant/CPA, she’s booking dream vacations through ‘Fairy Tale Getaways’. “I am the owner and lead agent,” Tiffany told us. “My husband Marty…

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‘Our Town’ Comes To Chrisman

On Friday, August 26th, WCIA’s ‘Our Town’ came to Chrisman City Park. Chrisman won the votes to be featured on the program with a total of 16,329 votes. The town went up against Rantoul (12,638), Teutopolis (148) and Milford (54). After being announced the winner on July 15th, the Chrisman Sesquicentennial Planning committee met with…

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HCE bake-off at Chrisman 150th celebration

The Chrisman unit of Home, Community and Education (HCE) will be sponsoring a Bake-off at the Chrisman Sesquicentennial Celebration on Saturday, September 10, 2022. Bring your baked goods to the Chrisman Christian Church Annex at 217 N. Illinois Street by 10:00 a.m. Everyone is welcome to enter and there is NO entry fee. The categories…

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A peaceful thought

By Pastor Joshua Reed It was funny the other day as I was working at Walmart. I realized after lunch how quiet it was in the store. No little kids yelling or screaming and it was peaceful. It reminded me of going on vacation with just my wife. There also were no kids anywhere around…

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Chrisman Library News

Thank you to Gary and Barb Oates for working the WHOLE time during the “Our Town” event and almost selling out of the Chrisman Library cookbooks and selling the kid-designed bookmarks! Luckily we will have more for the Sesquicentennial! We are fortunate to have dedicated board members and volunteers to help. The Library believes the…

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Chrisman Library Board holds meeting

The Chrisman Public Library Board held their meeting on August 11th. For the month of July, five hundred and fifty-one items were loaned to patrons, three hundred and thirteen items were loaned to other libraries, one hundred and thirty items borrowed from other libraries, ninety-nine new items were cataloged, nineteen electronic books and four internet…

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