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    A 59-year-old Louisville-based artist won Best of Show at the 2016 Midwest Salute to the Arts.

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Here’s the Midwest Salute to the Arts schedule

Fairview Heights presents the 29th Midwest Salute to the Arts from 6-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at Moody Park. This event features art displays, art and craft demonstrations, kid’s activities, a food court and more. Admission is free.

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The story of the last public hanging in Macoupin County

Q: My mom once told me a story about her dad, who was a former sheriff of Macoupin County. She said that one day when she was a little girl, she ran after her dad, begging, “Take me riding with you today, Daddy!” He answered, “No, honey, I can’t. I’ve got to run a hanging today at the courthouse.” My question: How were public executions run in the old days?

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This is how you gracefully survive hosting an eclipse-watching party

Q: We have relatives who asked to come visit us to watch the eclipse. We’re up to nine from different parts of the country who will arrive sometime Sunday. Our house is big, but it will be totally full. I’ve been doing a lot of cooking and baking and freezing. We have also invited about forty local friends and co-workers to join us starting early Monday morning for a breakfast brunch, which we are setting up in the garage. Please provide your opinion on these questions:

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This is why insurance costs so much today

Q: When I sold insurance in the early 1960s in East St. Louis, the only problem I had was finding people not already covered! One policy covered everything. You got sick or hurt and filed a claim and you or your provider was paid. Why is it so hard to get insurance today and why such high rates?

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