Tuesday, December 31, 2013


"The best part about the Holidays?
 It's  spending time with my family
and with my friends.  I am so lucky.”  ~Rosie

Way-to-Go Girls!

Photo compliments of the Lawrenceville Daily Record

Best wishes and congratulations to Mrs.
Gray's daughter Ashton, along with the
girls on this talented cheerleading troupe!   
The Red Hill High School cheerleaders won the cheerleading award at the recent Dieterich Holiday Tournament. 

Squad members shown above are: Baily Adams,
Chloe Brookhart, Carlin Rosborough, Chelsea Fleming,
Briley Hutchinson, Ashton Kerschner, Kierstin Weiss,
Baily Furguson, Venessa Steinkamp, Riley Zollars,
Allisen Rhinehart, Ashton Gray and Marissa Roark.
Also shown is cheerleading sponsor Jackie Weidner.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Holidays in Our Hometown #31

"That moment when the Christmas tree
is back in the box, much like stuffing a
king size sleeping bag in a twin size bag,
and you see a piece you forgot. Ahhhhh-
and the box has at least six new pieces of packing tape."
             ~Parkside Parent

We hope, at least..... the cat didn't knock
down anyone's tree during the holidays.  


Sunday, December 29, 2013

Sunday Thought

Celebrate what you want to see more of.

"I turned around as we were walking back home and this is
what I saw; they were doing the exact same thing I was. 

It was a powerful moment......for I recognized me in them and
my dad in me. I realized that if they mirror these little things what else will they mirror? "Every father should realize that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice." 
                ~Parkside Parent

Friday, December 27, 2013

Holidays in Our Hometown #29

December meant training and competitions for local young people, including members of
The Lawrence County Wrestling Club.

 Conditioning's a must

 Lots of practice

Cheers and support from fans

Waiting to compete

Sportsmanship at matches

A job well done

Continued success to all

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Holidays in Our Hometown #28

St Francis Xavier Parish, St. Francisville Illinois

"We celebrated the last Christmas Mass at this beautiful church, with so many memories there.  Glad I got to spend it with some of the people I love."  ~Parkside Parent

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Holidays in Our Hometown #27

"I can't wait to spend Christmas
with my family." 

Holidays in Our Hometown #26

Beautiful are the children

Eager are the children

Loving are the children

Unscripted are the children

 Industrious are the children

 Artistic are the children

Beloved are the children

Talented are the children

Thoughtful are the children

Clever are the children 

Fun-loving are the children
& "wild" are the sweaters

Merry Christmas
to all and to all a good night!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Holidays in Our Hometown #25

Cold December winds blow..... yet it's fun for
all at a Jr. Pro Basketball Camp in the L.H.S. gymnasium.

Learning new skills

Drills galore


Attention to details

Listening to instructions

It's all about teamwork

Monday, December 23, 2013

Holidays in Our Hometown #24

"I liked the story we had in our reader about an Ice Hotel that's build every winter, in Sweden.  Why they even have a reindeer that greets guests as they check-in.  Are flying reindeer real, Mrs. Theriac?"  ~Aileen

Holidays in Our Hometown #23

"I'm so excited for Christmas.  I hope Santa read my letter and knows we are leaving him milk and cookies on December 24th!"   ~Haven

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Sunday Thought

Ten days left in December.  Like
simple boxes, they're "ready to open."

Let's open them with
courage when necessary,
compassion for others,
thanks for our many blessings,
gratitude for important folks around us,
and heartfelt joy for our children to witness.



Saturday, December 21, 2013

Holidays in Our Hometown #22

Have a great weekend!

Raincoats and umbrellas, yes
but no "snow gear" is needed
today here in Lawrence County
on this very first day of winter.

Holidays in Our Hometown #21

Confessions at Christmas
"I had Chex mix for supper and can't really recall the last fruit or vegetable I ate." 

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Holidays in Our Hometown #20

No "age limit" on enthusiasm

No "age limit" on showing your pride



No "age limit" period