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WHERE IN THE WORLD IS KEN? - by Marla Mink-Johnson

Our friend Ken Davis is on the Saint Laurent cruise ship. I recommend googling it, it's itinerary, and some of the following places Ken has visited since leaving Decatur.

Confederate Bridge
Anne of Green Gables
The largest Titanic cemetery in Canada
Cadillac Mountain
Bar Harbor
St. John
New York City
Montmorency Falls in Quebec ( 1 1/2 times taller than Niagra!)
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RENTING WITH PETS - by Marla Mink-Johnson

As a landlord and an animal lover I am always on the fence when it comes to allowing pets in a rental property. Pets can damage a lot more than just carpet. They chew up vinyl flooring, cabinets, doors, trim, window sills, screens and more! It is a tough decision as a landlord whether or not to allow pets.

Advice for Landlords:
There are some good reasons to allow pets in your units. It gives you more potential tenants to choose from and because it's difficult to find a place to rent with pets tenants with pets tend to stay put longer.  Plus, many times, they will sneak one in anyway. One landlord solved the problem by allowing pets with an up-front, non-refundable pet deposit and a monthly pet fee per pet. He is able to recover money for any damages that are above and beyond what the monthly fee covers. It is also in his lease that if they have fleas they must pay for an exterminator and that if they acquired another pet after the lease signing that there would be another up-front pet deposit and a monthly pet deposit fee retroactive to the d... Continue Reading

For Sale: 1365 Mt Zion Parkway, Mt Zion

$145,000

Enjoy a bright lifestyle in a new luxurious entry level home in Mt. Zion's new Brighton Park! SA Lewis quality built townhomes are affordable and practical, offering a unique design to fit the active and growing community. Amenities of this beautiful two bedroom home include: Open kitchen with option of granite counter tops, easy to maintain laminate and ceramic tile floors, bedroom suites, upper level laundry, attached garage and lawn care solutions. Ideal whether you have a roommate or a mate. Close proximity to work and play. Located in the heart of Mt. Zion Village East with dining, nightlife, and entertainment just steps away. Why pay rent or buy used, when you can own new! ... For more information visit www.BrightonParkMTZ.com

  • Price: $145,000
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Full Baths: 2
  • Partial Baths: 1
  • Square Footage: 1201
  • MLS #: 6152067
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Featured Event: Cobden Peach Festival

THROUGH August 8

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  • Date: 08/07/2015
  • Time: ALL WEEKEND
  • Location: Cobden, Illinois - Main Street
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