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Gateways to nature – The CCC’s enduring legacy

It was the depths of the Great Depression, and newly-elected President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his team were at work devising ways to rebuild the nation’s economy by putting Americans back to work. A conservationist like his relative and former president, Theodore Roosevelt, the idea for a “tree army” to work in the nation’s forests

Birthplace of a legend: Highway dedication honors one of America’s most influential musicians

“Louis Jordan was the cat I tried most to be like.”— Bo Diddley Travelers along a stretch of U.S. 49 in Monroe County are now driving on the Louis Jordan Memorial Highway. Although the recognition is well-deserved, those born during and after the rock ’n’ roll era could be forgiven for asking “Who?” Saxophonist, singer,

Comfort foods for cold days

There’s a lot going on in February: the Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day and long, lingering winter nights. It’s the perfect month for comfort food! Elvis Pancakes 1 large very ripe banana (must be ripe) ¾ cup buttermilk 1 egg, beaten 2 tablespoons melted butter ¾ cup flour 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda ½