Bee the change in your neighborhood!

By Peggy Kindiger We’ve all heard the mantra, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” (and add to that “Repurpose” or “Upcycle”).  With spring being a time of renewal and Earth Day being celebrated on April 22nd, this is a good time to revisit the concept of caring for our environment. The idea of conservation is hardly a new …

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Getting to know our library board: Jeanne Hobson

Where did you grow up? Tahlequah, Oklahoma Where did you go to school? Tahlequah, El Reno, Northeastern Tell us about your family. Married for 54 years to the same man. Have two sons. Four grandchildren. Do you have any pets? No What are some of your hobbies? Gardening-sewing-crafts-cooking Do you read? Yes What do you …

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Getting to know our library board: Rebecca Garcia

What jobs and/or volunteer work do you do outside of the library board? Volunteer at R. M. H., Member of Sacred Heart Alter Society, Evangelization group leader How long have you been the library board? I have been on the library board for a long time. I think through 4 different directors. Where did you …

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Getting to know our neighbors: Butts Flowers

By Sheila Barnard Butts Flowers has been a staple on Rock Island since 1909. Two doors down from the current location, the original owners, the Butts family, grew the flowers in their own greenhouse. The shop was eventually handed down to the daughters, Pauline and Helen. According to the current owner, the Butts girls were …

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