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Calling all artists! Two local nonprofits, Merchant Street Art Gallery of Artists with Autism and Clove Alliance are preparing for art shows and are looking for submissions from local artists.

Talk about rude awakenings! Syfy premieres “The Ark” (9 p.m., TV-14), a new space opera that opens with a catastrophic event. 

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Fans of the newspaper coupon inserts witnessed a sad day this month when the final Procter & Gamble Brandsaver coupon insert appeared in print for the last time.

Jan. 24! First of all, happy birthday wishes to sister Liz, who turns 54 today, and also to daughter Susan, who shares the same birthday. She turns 27 today. It’s unbelievable our secondborn is that old already. 

I’m one lucky gal. My husband’s favorite menu item is pasta — any shape or recipe. He would opt for a pasta dish every meal of the day if that were an option. And that’s great because he is as tall and slim as the day we married.


World War II veteran Max Howard, of Gilman, will be celebrating his 100th birthday from 4-7 p.m. Feb. 11 at Inside Out wine bar in Gilman. He was born Feb. 9, 1923, in Nelsonville, Ohio, where he graduated from high school in the class of 1941. He was class president. Read moreHoward 100th Birthday

Kevin and Debbie Mussman, of Grant Park, are pleased to announce the approaching marriage of their son, Jeffrey Mussman, to Stephanie Castleman, both of Mokena. The bride is the daughter of Edward Newton and the late Vickey Newton. The couple will marry in the spring of 2023. Read moreCastleman-Mussman Engagement