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Keep Elkhart Beautiful version 2.0

Keep Elkhart Beautiful version 2.0 By Teresa Holloway Messenger Reporter ELKHART – Version 2.0 may prove a bit more successful than the first go round, at least if Rosemary Biel has anything to do with it. The agency replaced the Keep Elkhart Beautiful Commission run by the city council. The first meeting of the new KEB was held Nov. 12, 2015 and by Jan. 2016, Biel said, there was a full board in place. Seven members and the officers were elected and the first mission was completed and deemed a success. KEB, Inc installed two small litter collection points...

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Let’s Talk About the YMCA

Let’s Talk About the YMCA By Teresa Holloway Messenger Reporter PALESTINE – In 1978, a hit song swept the nation – rated #2 for almost one year in 1979, Men At Work’s original song ‘YMCA’ featured catchy lyrics, an upbeat melody and what may have been the original ‘line dance’ routine. But what made the YMCA special enough to merit its own tune? Where did it all start? What is the YMCA? The club, long version Young Men’s Christian Association, was formed in 1844 in London as one man’s answer to the horror of life during the time. London,...

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Life on the Farm?

Life on the Farm? By Teresa Holloway Messenger Reporter ANDERSON COUNTY – The small American farm may be headed the way of the dinosaur, according to Wall Street numbers and recorded Census results. Every year, fewer families are part of a self-sustaining and moderately profitable farming venture than ever before and experts are concerned about the future of food production. Jeffrey Craft, President of the Anderson County Texas Farm Bureau office is one of those concerned, “These days, kids don’t even know where their food comes from,” he said. “We just don’t have the exposure to the food or...

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Elkhart High School Vandalized

By Will Johnson Messenger Reporter ELKHART – As the Memorial Day weekend came to a close, students, faculty and staff at Elkhart High School were greeted by an unwelcome sight on Tuesday morning. As they arrived for their last week of class, they were met with a scene of vandalism as it became apparent a person or persons had defaced the Elk statue in front of the school, as well as an automobile parked in the parking lot. The statue and a vehicle left in the parking lot had been vandalized with what appeared to be an orange spray...

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