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CAPRICORN December 22 – January 19

 by Linda Black You are ambitious, patient and practical, and possess an often unexpected dry wit TODAY: You’ll meet with opposition if you use force this year. Do your homework and know what you need to do to get what you want. Be willing to compromise and to put in the time required to reach…

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Newton bakery a family affair: hundreds of king cakes made

HICKORY, N.C. (AP) — The sweet smell of hundreds of king cakes being baked emanated from Odalys Bakery in Newton on Thursday. The Cervantes family and a team of bakers started baking about 600 small and large king cakes, or rosca de reyes, at 11 p.m. Wednesday. They worked through the night and into Thursday, baking…

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Blood orange winter delight

It’s citrus season, and there’s no better way to embrace it than with blood oranges. Despite their graphic name, blood oranges are sweet, delectable and unique. They are smaller than standard oranges, with mottled orange and rose-hued rinds. When peeled, their interior reveals segments streaked in brilliant crimson, ruby and port wine colors — hence their…

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Kenneth A. Rosenthal

September 6, 1926 — January 6, 2022 Kenneth A. Rosenthal, 95, of Morrisonville, passed away at 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at Carriage Crossing in Taylorville. Kenny was born September 6, 1926 in Edwardsville, the son of the late Arthur and Edna (Johnson) Rosenthal. He moved to the Morrisonville area in 1936, and had lived there ever since. Kenny graduated…

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DMCC to host Celebrate Recovery Groups each Tuesday

TAYLORVILLE — Celebrate Recovery (CR) is a Christ- Centered 12 Step Program for anyone dealing with a hurt, hangup or a habit. It’s not just for those dealing with addiction issues, although, that is one aspect. It is for everyone. It began in 1991 at Saddleback Church in California and has grown to over 35,000…

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TJHS 7th grade defeats Effingham

The TJHS 7th grade girls volleyball team faced off against Effingham at home Wednesday night. The Tornadoes beat the Hearts in just two games. Both of the games ended with a score of 25-21. The Tornado volleyball team opened up their doorstop play Effingham. The games were fairly even with Taylorville only winning by four…

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THS Boys Basketball postponed

TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Tornadoes boys basketball is quarantined until January 12 due to Covid-19 protocols. None of the games effected were conference matchup so makeup dates most likely will not be set. Per THS Athletic Director, Jason Hadley. Game Cancelations: Jan 3rd, 8th and 11th.

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2 still missing in weekend Colorado fires

By THOMAS PEIPERT Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Colo. (AP) — Search teams looked for two missing people in the smoldering debris from a massive Colorado wildfire while people who escaped the flames sorted through the charred remnants of their homes to find what was left. Investigators were still trying to determine what caused flames to tear through at least 9.4 square miles (24 square…

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Pana over-powers Meridian, 71-46, to take Vandalia title

Tom Latonis Breeze-Courier Writer (VANDALIA) — The Pana Panthers boys basketball team won the Vandalia Holiday Tournament on Thursday night with a convincing 71-46 over Macon Meridian in the Vandalia High School gym. It was the eighth title for the Panthers who have won back-to-back titles in the tournament for the second time (2019 and 2021).…

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Police probe video linked to Windsor Castle breach

LONDON (AP) — British police said Monday they were investigating a video linked to a man armed with a crossbow who was arrested at Windsor Castle on Christmas Day. The video, obtained by The Sun newspaper, showed a masked person in a dark hoodie holding a crossbow and addressing the camera with a distorted voice,…

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