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McDowell Children’s Theatre will present “Elf Jr.” on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. Additional showings of the musical Christmas show will be on Friday, Dec. 16, and Saturday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. as well as on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by emai…

Despite the drought and growing wildfires in the area, hundreds of folks turned out for the annual Christmas parade in downtown Marion on Sunday. Cotton candy, hot cocoa, candied apples and popcorn were among a few of the treats you could get will standing on the sidewalk waiting for the sho…

                McSmiles’ students and their parents traveled to the Apple Hill Orchard recently to take a tour of the property, do some apple taste testing and learn about the process of making cider. The Orchard also features a bakery with fried apple pies, muffins, apple cider donuts, who…