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December 8, 2013

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NATIONAL NEWS

Houses, farm land are super investments

Real estate, particularly houses and farm land, have proved to be a “superior investment” for combatting inflation, according to a Purdue University study.

It also found that from 1960 to 1974, middle-income investors fared far better than those in upper income brackets. Purdue economists said “The middle income consumers, $5,000 to $25,000, have apparently had a superior mix of assets and debts for hedging against inflation. The concentration of assets and debts in the hands of high-income consumer-investors, $25,000 or more, has probably not benefitted this group relative to others during the recent “inflationary periods.”

John Wayne losing movie popularity

John Wayne is dropping out of favor with the movie-going public, if a list of the top 10 box office stars means anything.

For the first time in 25 years, Wayne is not on the list compiled by Quigley Publications.

Robert Redford topped the stars, followed by Barbra Streisand. She was the only woman named. The rest of the top 10, in order, were Al Pacino, Charles Bronson, Paul Newman, Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds, Woody Allen, Steve McQueen and Gene Hackman.

LOCAL NEWS

Wolfe selected for Ambassadors Band

Chris Wolfe has recently been notified that he has been selected for membership in the American Musical Ambassadors Band. This highly-selected concert band compromised of outstanding high school and university students will tour several European countries next July 22-Aug. 1.

Chris, who plays drums, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wolfe and is a member of the Westview High School Band directed by Mike Mangan.

Annual Yule gathering Dec. 6

A group of friends enjoyed an annual Christmas party Saturday noon with dinner at the Pagoda Inn.

A red candle arrangement and candy cane favors centered the single table.

Later the group went to Fountainview Nursing Home, where three tables of bridge were played. Prizes were awarded to Mrs. Henry Cripe, Mrs. Elma Court, Mrs. Gaylord Miller, both of Elkhart, and Mrs. Tillie Kasbaum.

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  • Briefly SYRACUSEThe Book of Job presentation Aug. 1The public is invited to experience the Book of Job at a one-man dramatization by the Rev. Dave Marty Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. The event will take place in the auditorium of the Oakwood Resort Event Center, 702 E. L

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    July 26, 2014

  • PASTOR'S PEN: Try to 'make every hole count' in life It all started with my attempts to reach out to a young girl who had recently faced some difficult challenges. Ann’s grandfather had faced life-threatening illness. Now after many months of rest and recuperation, Grandpa was back home again. And though his daily regime included loads of therapy and multiple new restrictions, he was able to resume a favorite activity. He could once again coach his granddaughter’s golfing practices and encourage her as well.

    July 26, 2014

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  • GN140725 Garden Walk THE DIRT ON GARDENING: Gardening brings pleasure year after year Gardening is about doing the things that bring you pleasure. Whether it is growing vegetables and fruit for your family’s consumption or tackling a landscape design or simply planting your favorite flowers year after year, it’s the joy and labor of love that we get while working with the soil and watching nature bring our efforts to fruition.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Red Cross in urgent need of donors

    The American Red Cross is facing a blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give.

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