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Dec 31, 2009 - 9:24:19 AM


Over Coffee

Circle letter makes rounds for half a century
By Penny Fletcher

Family was so important to Leona Mae and Harold “Bix” Bixler Baker it became the cornerstone of life for each of their nine children.
Unlike most large families, the Baker “kids” — six of whom are living and in their 80s and 90s — had no ongoing discord, rivalry or feuds. I’ve been told they’ve always remained close and connected even though they live far apart.

Dec 31, 2009 - 9:12:13 AM

From One Survivor to Another
Usually, after a much-publicized tragedy many warm-hearted people offer help to the family, but a year later, they’ve gone on to other things.
Not this time.
When John Arnold heard about the attack on the 18-year-old girl outside the Bloomingdale Branch Library April 24, 2008, his heart went out to her. At the time, John was still slowly recuperating from a painful disease that had caused doctors to tell him he would never walk again.

Apr 9, 2009 - 1:33:53 PM

Sometimes, You Have to Try More Than the Coffee

Jan 22, 2009 - 11:09:24 AM

I’ve Found Another New Place For Us to Meet

Jan 15, 2009 - 8:53:09 AM

How People Are Learning to Adapt

Jan 8, 2009 - 9:39:12 AM

Changing Habits for a Changing Economy

Jan 1, 2009 - 10:05:38 AM

Musician Says ‘Who You Hear Becomes Who You Are’

Dec 25, 2008 - 9:04:02 AM

At 84, She’s Still Juggling Community Projects and Work

Dec 18, 2008 - 9:33:44 AM

Finding a Way to Offer More Help

Dec 11, 2008 - 9:05:47 AM

Serving as Liaison to 200 Clubs? No Problem for This Former Michigander

Dec 4, 2008 - 9:53:45 AM

Some Life Changes Are Just Meant to Be

Nov 20, 2008 - 8:19:18 AM

Women Hope to Inspire Others to ‘Adopt’ Patients

Nov 13, 2008 - 10:43:07 AM

Sitting in Starbucks, I Spotted a Trend

Nov 6, 2008 - 9:14:20 AM

Loving What You Do Makes Every Day Count

Oct 30, 2008 - 10:14:30 AM

6-Year-Old Plans Own Fundraiser

Oct 23, 2008 - 10:04:02 AM

Finding A Decaf I Can Tolerate

Oct 16, 2008 - 8:28:43 AM

A Different Kind of Intergenerational Town

Oct 9, 2008 - 9:46:14 AM

National Group Seeks to Form South County Chapter

Oct 2, 2008 - 10:42:02 AM

Catching Up With Kay

Sep 25, 2008 - 9:13:01 AM

‘Mayor’s’ Policy Is Children First

Sep 18, 2008 - 9:50:19 AM



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