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Estee Lauder to buy Tom Ford in a deal valued at $2.8B

The Associated Press The Estee Lauder Cos. is acquiring luxury powerhouse Tom Ford in a deal valued at $2.8 billion, marking the beauty firm’s biggest acquisition yet. As part of the deal announced Tuesday, Ermenegildo Zegna Group and Marcolin S.p.A. will enter long-term license agreements for Tom Ford fashion and Tom Ford eyewear, respectively. While…

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Kitchell Library celebrates Mville’s birthday

MORRISONVILLE — Lots of celebrating went on at Kitchell Memorial Library. Col. Morrison, the founder of Morrisonville, aka Michael Millburg, visited the library to tell everyone why he chose to establish the Village of Morrisonville 150 years ago. He presented the official deed to the town to the present Mayor of Morrisonville, Larry Tolliver. Mayor…

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Jay Leno suffers burns in gasoline fire; says he’s ‘OK’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jay Leno suffered “serious burns” but said Monday that he was doing OK, according to reports. “I got some serious burns from a gasoline fire,” Leno said in a statement to The Associated Press. “I am ok. Just need a week or two to get back on my feet.” The cause…

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Japan to reopen to cruise ships after 2 1/2-year ban

MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japan will lift a more than 2 1/2-year ban on international cruise ships that was imposed following a deadly coronavirus outbreak on the cruise ship Diamond Princess at the beginning of the pandemic, transport officials said Tuesday. The Transport Ministry said cruise ship operators and port authorities’ associations…

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The Decatur Quilters Guild is requesting youth participants

Quilt Fest 2023 called “Our Town Kids Can Quilt.” Participants should be aged 8 – 16 years. The child should make a quilt and enter it in the Decatur Quilt Fest to be held at the Decatur Civic Center on April 14 & 15, 2023. First, second & third place winners will be chosen by…

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CCHS hosted annual Persimmon Party 2022

TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County Historical Society brought back the Persimmon Festival for 2022 last weekend. The committee said “We had a great turn-out on Saturday, November 5th, and we are grateful for all of you who showed their support for the museum.” This year they had a Persimmon Bake-Off. The categories were Cookies, Bread…

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Gallagher, watermelon comedian, dies at 76

NEW YORK (A P) — Gallagher, the long-haired, smash-’em-up comedian who left a trail of laughter, anger and shattered watermelons over a decadeslong career, has died at age 76. Craig Marquardo, in a statement identifying himself as Gallagher’s “longtime former manager,” said that he died Friday at his home in Palm Springs, California, after a…

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Eating a varied diet will help with getting complete proteins

Dear Doctors: What does it mean when something is a “complete protein”? A friend said that when I count beans or grains as a protein, it’s not the same nutritional value as meat or cheese. Are there really different kinds of protein? Is he right that it matters which kind of protein you eat? Dear…

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‘The Crown’ returns to blur the line between royals, fiction

LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — When “The Crown” returns Wednesday after a two-year absence, the splintering marriage of Charles and Diana and more woes for Queen Elizabeth II are in the drama’s elegant but intrusive spotlight. There’s swirling off-stage drama as well for the Netflix series that began with Elizabeth’s marriage…

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Local residents enjoyed a fall day for an Afternoon Tree Walk

PANA — The weather is changing, and so are the leaves, and many people from all the local towns enjoyed an Afternoon Tree Walk on Saturday, October 22, with our Christian County Master Gardeners. Over forty participants joined our Master Gardeners at the picturesque hilltop farm of Linda Kehias, who was an early graduate of…

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