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Before starting a home improvement project, either on one's own or with the assistance of a professional contractor, homeowners must first consider the costs involved. According to the home improvement resource HomeAdvisor, more than one-third of homeowners do not understand what hiring a pr…

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Insufficient sleep causes more problems than many people may know. Fatigue after a poor night's sleep might seem like an inconvenience that can be easily rectified, but the long-term effects of insufficient sleep are significant.

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No homeowner wants to look at the exterior of his or her home and see roof damage. Such damage may lead homeowners to think they need a new roof, a potentially costly expense that can quickly throw household budgets into a state of disarray.

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Autumn is marked by colorful foliage and plummeting temperatures. Once those leaves reach peak color, they fall from the branches and collect on lawns, necessitating cleanup projects. For homeowners with big yards, such a project can be tiring and time-consuming. However, there are ways to m…

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Many things can cause a yard to be uneven. Drainage problems, leaky pipes beneath the grass and pests can wreak havoc on a yard, resulting in uneven turf that can be both unsightly and unsafe.

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Homeowners are increasingly realizing the benefits of improving the exteriors of their home, which can be just as valuable as improving the interior spaces. As individuals design picturesque garden beds and cultivate lavish lawns or revamp exteriors with architectural features, they probably…

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Spring and summer may be the seasons most often associated with landscaping and lawn care, but tending to lawns and gardens is a year-round job. If lawn and garden responsibilities dip considerably in winter, then fall is the last significant chance before the new year that homeowners will h…

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Neglecting a home's exterior can be a disservice to homeowners, particularly those looking to increase the value of their homes. Curb appeal is important, as a home's appearance can greatly affect prospective buyers' perceptions.

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Hello. Well, we went a week without any rain. You sure can tell because there is dust everywhere. I want to thank the Pulaski County Road Department for grading the road and filling in some pretty bad holes.

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I don't know about you, but I'm ready for fall. These temperatures and humidity can just leave and return next year. It would be so nice to go outside and get a breathe of fresh country air without your breathe being taken away. I know I could do that if I was outside earlier enough. My good…

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As we age, there are many factors that put us more at risk for falls. Impaired vision, muscle weakness, and decreased mobility are just a few things that can increase a person's risk. The risk for falls also increases with the number of medications a person takes.

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Hello everyone on a wonderful Lord's Day. It seems as though this summer has almost came and gone faster than any I can remember.

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KTC) reports the contractor making repairs to the U.S. 45 Ohio River "Brookport" Bridge, is making good progress on maintenance and repair items. With the maintenance and repair project just past the halfway point, a substantial number of items are completed.

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Research indicates that traveling is at the top of the list of interests motivating today's men and women over the age of 50.

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Massac County Drug Awareness Coalition (MCDAC) held its annual meeting Tuesday evening at Metropolis City Hall's council chambers to share with the public details of what the organization has accomplished over the past year.

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Homeowners often take steps to winterize the interior of their homes in the weeks before winter's arrival, but such efforts should extend to the outside of a home as well.

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Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri recently announced honored students named to the spring 2019 dean's list.

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Custom-built decks can expand usable outdoor entertaining spaces. Decks can surround pools and create outdoor patio areas that make it easy to establish multitiered living spaces, improving the functionality of outdoor areas.

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Poor sleep can leave people feeling groggy, disoriented, depressed, and not up for facing the day. And now thereÕs new evidence that insomnia can contribute to memory loss and forgetfulness among the elderly.

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When the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps - Land Between the Lakes Division began in February, there were only five members, but throughout the year it has grown.

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Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss among people age 40 and older. According to All About Vision, cataracts also are the principal cause of blindness in the world. There are more cases of cataracts worldwide than there are glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopath…

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The Brookport Library will be acknowledging the volunteers and donors this Saturday with refreshments and a short program by Judy Askew on the history of the library. The event will take place in the library at 2 p.m.

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Can you say, "What could possibly go wrong next?" That's the kind of week I am having, folks.

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Massac County High School's Esports Club will be hosting a benefit dinner theater show, titled "A Comedy You Can't Refuse," from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Metropolis Community Center, located at 900 W. 10th St. in Metropolis.

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At the regular July Brookport City Council meeting, the council voted to take advantage of revenue by "opting in" on the recreational marijuana initiative starting in January 2020 passed by the Illinois State government.

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Illinois Department of Human Services through the TeenREACH grant has funded Reaching for Kids and Youth of Massac County, Inc. to provide an after school program at the Maple Grove Elementary School, which will begin Tuesday, Sept. 3.

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• Plant retirements will lower emissions and company will focus on the remaining business while transitioning to a sustainable business in Illinois including newer, alternative technologies

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Metropolis' First United Methodist Church, located at 100 E. Fifth St., will open its doors Thursday to host the 26th annual American Cancer Society (ACS) gospel benefit.

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Two teachers with local connections, Nicole Trovillion and Heather Rottmann, have joined the staff at Vienna High School, after recently being selected by the Vienna board of education and administration.

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The Shawnee Community College (SCC) Cosmetology Department recently announced on Monday, Sept. 16 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., the program will be hosting a seven-hour CEU class on the main campus of the college.

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The Friends of Land Between the Lakes (LBL) invite the public to the Homeplace 1850s Working Farm Trades Fair on Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sunday, Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Azotus homecoming planned

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced repairs to sections of the concrete spillway on Crab Orchard Lake Dam near Marion have been postponed and will not occur this year.

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A ServSafe Certified Food Protection Manager course will be offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7.

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A Nashville, Tennessee couple who came to Metropolis on their first road trip as a couple decided to get married in Metropolis.

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Jerry Yates (left) with Liberty Utilities, hands out packs of paper to students in line at Harrah's School Supply Giveaway on Aug. 9 at Metropolis Community Center.