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Warmer this week but we all know it’s almost Christmas so don't be fooled. I saw one of my favorite Christmas sights this weekend; cars with Christmas trees tied to their roofs. I know they got their tree from Pea Ridge and I know they had a happy family outing as they did it. We are blessed to have such a fun, wholesome place to go during the holidays. Did you know that the Piano Bar is open for lunch on Saturdays? See the ad. Next week is the last week for FREE youth deer hunting pictures in the paper. Tim David from Crop Solutions is paying for all the kid’s deer pictures to be printed in the paper. Nice! Send those pictures in now to haccirc@lcs.net December 22 will be the best newspaper we print all year. That’s right, it’s the Children’s’ Letters to Santa issue! You can snuggle down with a cup of cocoa and enjoy the bad grammar and misspelled words as our local kids try to convince Santa that they are well behaved. It may be a tough job for some kids. Good thing Santa has a loving heart. Do you remember Christmas last year? Not much fun. I bet that when last year’s kids look back they will consider that it was still a great Christmas. Parents seem to make sure of that. No matter the circumstances, families seem to make the holiday fun for kids. Even with little, Christmas is a joyful time. I hear Depression babies talk about how Christmas wasn’t much, but it was filled with love. That’s probably what the first Christmas gift had in mind. Hermann Save-a-lot is giving hamburger away again this year! Each week a name will be drawn to win. So get yourself over to the Hermann Save-a-lot, fill out the entry and pop it into the box. I may be calling you as a WINNER! Its time to talk about local gift buying. Again, remember last year when lots of us bought gift cards to local restaurants, convenience stores and gift stores? People loved it! Gift cards don't know about "no stinkin' covid" but they seem to know about bringing joy. It’s a great idea for this year too! So bring on the gift card for gas from BP, ice cream from Downtown Deli, bratwurst from the Wurst Haus and maybe a 4th Street Pizza card to spend on a large pizza during a snowstorm. Even better, what about paying ahead on someone’s electric bill? Oh, that would be really nice. Wait, grocery store gift certificates! What about a gift certificate to the veterinarian? All are great gifts and the list goes on forever. In the meantime, have a great week, stay safe and love each other.

Warmer this week but we all know it’s almost Christmas so don't be fooled. I saw one of my favorite Christmas sights this weekend; cars with Christmas trees tied to their roofs. I know they got their tree from Pea Ridge and I know they had a happy family outing as they did it. We are blessed to have such a fun, wholesome place to go during the holidays. Did you know that the Piano Bar is open for lunch on Saturdays? See the ad. Next week is the last week for FREE youth deer hunting pictures in the paper. Tim David from Crop Solutions is paying for all the kid’s deer pictures to be printed in the paper. Nice! Send those pictures in now to haccirc@lcs.net December 22 will be the best newspaper we print all year. That’s right, it’s the Children’s’ Letters to Santa issue! You can snuggle down with a cup of cocoa and enjoy the bad grammar and misspelled words as our local kids try to convince Santa that they are well behaved. It may be a tough job for some kids. Good thing Santa has a loving heart. Do you remember Christmas last year? Not much fun. I bet that when last year’s kids look back they will consider that it was still a great Christmas. Parents seem to make sure of that. No matter the circumstances, families seem to make the holiday fun for kids. Even with little, Christmas is a joyful time. I hear Depression babies talk about how Christmas wasn’t much, but it was filled with love. That’s probably what the first Christmas gift had in mind. Hermann Save-a-lot is giving hamburger away again this year! Each week a name will be drawn to win. So get yourself over to the Hermann Save-a-lot, fill out the entry and pop it into the box. I may be calling you as a WINNER! Its time to talk about local gift buying. Again, remember last year when lots of us bought gift cards to local restaurants, convenience stores and gift stores? People loved it! Gift cards don't know about "no stinkin' covid" but they seem to know about bringing joy. It’s a great idea for this year too! So bring on the gift card for gas from BP, ice cream from Downtown Deli, bratwurst from the Wurst Haus and maybe a 4th Street Pizza card to spend on a large pizza during a snowstorm. Even better, what about paying ahead on someone’s electric bill? Oh, that would be really nice. Wait, grocery store gift certificates! What about a gift certificate to the veterinarian? All are great gifts and the list goes on forever. In the meantime, have a great week, stay safe and love each other.

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