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A TAYLOR-MADE LIFE: Ozzie the giraffe

A TAYLOR-MADE LIFE: Ozzie the giraffe
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Dear Jill: Could you look into this issue of vitamins not being labeled accurately anymore? I just bought a vitamin C supplement that said it contained more active ingredients than the one I was using last month.

My supermarket needed to get rid of — you guessed it — ground beef. Ten pounds. The expiration date was within hours. I almost walked by. Then, I decided to try something different, albeit a little weird.


Ralph and Margene Paarlberg, of Bourbonnais, formerly of Manteno, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a family gathering. Ralph and Margene (Huizenga) were married on Feb. 27, 1953, at the First Reformed Church in Highland, Ind. Read morePaarlberg 70th Anniversary

Nelda Ravens, of Bradley, will be celebrating her 90th birthday with an open house at 11 a.m. March 4 at the Bradley Bourbonnais Sportsmen’s Club. The event is being hosted by her daughters and daughters-in-law. Read moreRavens 90th Birthday

Skyler Wickiser, of Coal City, was named to the fall semester dean's list at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Skyler is a student in the university's College of Arts and Sciences.

Weekly Calendar

Our Life section feature "Best Bets" highlights local calendar events happening this week, including KVTA's production of "Moana Jr." and the NABVETS anniversary banquet. 


Local Faces

View reader-submitted photos of local events, people and organizations. To submit a photo, please email with caption information and the name of the person submitting the photo.