December 2009 Articles
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Christmas memories warm our hearts

By Multiple Authors

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



The LoJo asked some of our talented readers to submit a favorite Memory of Christmases Past. These three by Andy Rector, Dianna Penrod and Bob Owen were among our favorites. My Giant Christmas Tree By An...

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A Different Christmas Poem

By Jeff Giles; Submitted By: Jerry Kenner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light,  I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.  My wife was asleep, her head on my chest,  My daughter beside me, angelic in rest.  Outside the snow fell,...

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Christmas at Epley Station in the 1940s and '50s

By Sue Spurlock

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



I had the pleasure of growing up on a farm in north Logan County, near Epley Station, in the 1940s and '50s with two loving parents, two older sisters and a younger brother. One of the earliest settlers in this community was Jacob "Fritz" Epley, who married Susanne Crisel--b...

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Not Your Usual Christmas

By June Robinson

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



A few years ago, my brother Jack and his wife Laura were here for Christmas. Being the only early riser, I had dressed and eaten, and I went out on the back porch to feed my dogs, Chico and Buddy. When they saw me and ignored their food, their sheepish demeanor suggested, "O...

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Momma, other first responders, a Godsend

By Olivia Duer Nelson

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



My mother has made a life out of saving others. From the time I was very young, I remember her leaving the house donning her white shirt embellished with the Star of Life patch on the sleeve. As a career paramedic in rural Kentucky, she gave new meaning to...

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Special tree makes joyful Christmas

By Lynne Thomas

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



Christmas is a special time of year for most people and so it was for the two small boys and the family of four that lived deep in the woods in a drafty house in the backwoods of Kentucky. Papa was putting in overtime down at the factory in town to earn ex...

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A Child's Christmas in Fifties Logan County

By Algie Ray Smith

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



  “That’ll be eight dollars,” Ike Reed told the tall stranger who sat in the shiny red Cadillac.   “Eight dollars, eh,” the man answered. “Gasoline is getting higher. Why, I can’t remember it ever being forty cents a gallon before.”   Ike simply ...

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A Victor in Faith

By Zac Menser

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



Jack was awakened to the sound of the rooster and the smell of the hot, wet air on a late September morning in a village in Nicaragua, Central America. He immediately got up, shook out his shoes for scorpions, and walked outside of the school building used to house missionar...

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Christmas 1865: The Day of Jubilee

By Michael Morris

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM



   Dr. George Richard Bibb was the grandson of Major Richard Bibb, the Revolutionary War solider who sent 29 of his enslaved Africans to Liberia in 1829 and freed 56 more enslaved Africans upon his death in 1839. Dr. Bibb was born in Logan County on Nov. 1, 1830, to Richard ...

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