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Photo of girls with marker drawings on their hands: peace, a heart, smiley face

According to hash tags, 2013 was a year of natural disasters, celebrity deaths and blurred social lines. Maybe some of things are better left in the past, but each year as we look back on what happened, we can choose to remember what we want.

What will you choose to make the highlights of the year? What will you choose to remember as 2014 goes by?

Hoosiers need to pass their GED test by the end of the year or study for and take the new test

Happy Holidays

Our chamber of commerce has shared some upcoming events in the Rensselaer community:

Fri, Dec 6:

7a-Noon Jasper County Hospital Bazaar/Bake Sale - Lobby of Hospital

5-8p:  VFW Post 1279  Fish Fry:  Dine-in/Carry-Out.  866-7832

"Give me the abbreviated version.” Make it short; we do, after all, live in an abbreviated USA, don’t we? I vowed I’d never text and would never do the “LOL,” etc. thing.

Now, I’ve gotten so used to sending messages via text that when I write I have a hard time remembering to form complete words and sentences.

Dipping candy canes in chocolate makes a tasty peppermint stick with a twist.

Our annual stocking stuffer craft program at the Rensselaer Library was a ton of fun Tuesday night.

Looking for a way to get in the holiday spirit? Did you know each location of the library has lots of holiday movies, CDs, and books?

Maybe you are looking for inexpensive gift ideas. Try our craft books, or cook books. Nothing says loving like lovin' from the oven, to quote a famous commercial from the 1980s.

When we think of December, we think of it as the holiday season. Though most Americans are familiar with Christmas, there are several other holidays that take place in this winter month. Read on for links to learn more about them.

November is

Aviation History Month

Asa Butterfield controls virtual ships in the movie Ender's Game.

The sci-fi thriller Ender's Game, based on the 1985 novel by Orson Scott Card, is already in theaters this month, and Catching Fire, the middle child of Suzanne Collins

Life-sized statue of Greyfriars Bobby in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The story you're about to read might sound familiar. It comes from halfway around the world but maybe it reminds you of an old  Lassie movie, or you could swear you've heard it before somewhere. You probably have.

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