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Budget-friendly summer travel tips

 Posted on May 1, 2015 at 11:50 am

(StatePoint) Americans collectively neglect 430 million vacation days annually, according to the 2014 Oxford Economics analysis. Whatever the reasons for sacrificing vacation, Tom Seddon, chief marketing officer for Extended Stay America, doesn’t want the decision to be based on finances. “An enjoyable vacation is possible on even the smallest budget — and summer is the perfect time to travel,” said Seddon. Seddon encourages families to save big on travel with

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  • Spring into Easter with these entertaining tips

     Posted on March 20, 2015 at 9:48 am


    (StatePoint) With Easter around the corner, you’re probably already thinking about creating the perfect Easter baskets and planning a celebration for family and friends. As everyone knows, there’s nothing more delightful and heartwarming than sharing a meal with your loved ones, so sweeten this year’s celebration by surprising your guests with an unforgettable Easter get together. Egg-cellent Ideas The iconic Easter egg should take center stage when it comes to

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  • Three creative ideas for winter entertaining and parties

     Posted on February 5, 2015 at 12:11 pm


    (StatePoint) The look of your party can be just as important as its other elements. So go above and beyond a plain table setting. Set the mood for your party and provide a striking visual to accompany the feast by creating a thematic “tablescape.” The experts at Bed Bath & Beyond are offering three ideas for elevating your entertaining décor: Rustic Living A warm, woodsy vibe invites lingering conversation. Skip

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Paramedics of Lincoln County to hold inaugural clay shoot June 6

 Posted on May 21, 2015 at 11:15 am

The Paramedics of Lincoln County are hosting a clay shoot on June 6 at Blackhawk Valley Hunting Preserve located at 1259 Brevator Rd. in Old Monroe. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with a 9:00 a.m. start time. This is the inaugural clay shoot for the Paramedics of Lincoln County. Their hopes are to make this a yearly event. The cost per $4 per person or $200 for a team. If

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  • Bristol Manor serves up free ice cream to the community

     Posted on May 21, 2015 at 10:57 am


    Pictured above are some of the residents and staff members who participated in the free ice cream social held at Bristol Manor on May 13. The event took place from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. and featured Bingo and prizes as well.

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  • Up, Up and Away!

     Posted on May 20, 2015 at 11:00 am


    Residents and staff of Elsberry Health Care Center participated in a balloon launch on May 15. The event was held in honor of National Nursing Home Week. To view a brief video clip of the launch, please visit www.elsberrydemocrat.com and select “Local Videos” beneath the multimedia tab.

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