Woodford Times - Peoria, IL
Updated at 10:12 AM

When I think of a Southern dinner table, I envision things like Great-Grandma’s white damask tablecloth and napkins, Granny’s flat silver, Mother’s wedding china, a cut-glass bowl with magnolias afloat as a centerpiece, set low so guests can see one another as they chat. There are candles, of course, in silver candlesticks, but it’s ostentatious (fancy way to say the dreaded “tacky”) to light them in the daytime, so we were told.

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One week ago today, the social and political buzz among […]

Updated at 8:06 AM

Retailers such as Walmart, eBay, Amazon and Sears say they will ban the sale of Confederate flags and similarly themed merchandise.

Posted at 1:01 AM

“What do you think this is?” my husband asked me, pointing to his elbow.“That is your elbow,” I stated matter-of-factly.“No, these red spots,” he responded.“Those are red spots,” I replied.

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Here are five ways to have fun this weekend.1. The big movies opening this weekend are “Ted 2,” a sequel to Seth MacFarlane’s R comedy, also rated R and again starring Mark Wahlberg; and “Max,” a PG movie about a former war dog.

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Reader question: I just purchased a home and, after spending my first few nights there; realize that a gaggle of hobos are living in the driveway of the house next door. The Realtor had told me the heirs of the prior owners inherited the house, and...

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