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Perry County 2017 Fair Queen places at state competition
Emily Kuberski, the 2017 Perry County Fair queen, finished second runner up at the Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant on Sunday in Springfield.
By Pete Spitler
Jan 25, 2018 3:15 PM
CHS student models in fashion show
Chester High School student Melissa Crosby was recently selected by Michael Shreves, principal designer and fashion coordinator for Enchanting Embellishments, to model in the business's spring fashion show.
By Staff Report
Mar 20, 2017 1:45 PM
Hair care: The right foods, regular trims can help grow fab tresses
If your picture-perfect wedding day hair is longer than what you're currently wearing, don't worry. While growing out hair is a long and agonizing process, there are ways to smooth the transition and even make it go faster.
May 6, 2015 9:26 AM
Chic brides are choosing a range of complementary colors for their celebration
Brides are committing to color, and many are getting inspiration from the Pantone Color Institute, which forecasts a move toward the cooler and softer side of the spectrum.
May 6, 2015 9:54 AM
Indianettes special occasion dress sale is this Sunday
The Du Quoin High School Indianettes on Sunday are giving you the chance to buy the dress of your dreams for upcoming or next year’s dances at their annual dress sale to be held in the Du Quoin High School commons. Want to sell your dress? Just bring your dress, flowers and/or shoes. The fee to sell your dress is $5, your shoes $2 or your flowers $1. Drop off the items on Friday, February 27 between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. You keep the money from the sale of your items and you set the price.
Feb 25, 2015 9:00 AM
Wingtips: Riggio's Shoebox says millennials can't get enough of those shoes with the holes your grandfather wore
Small town newspapers aren’t usually given to writing about fashion trends, but the run on wingtip shoes at Riggio’s Shoebox in Du Quoin is big news. Owners Pete and Betty Alongi haven’t seen anything like it since the trendy Crocs hit the shoe racks a few years ago.
John H. Croessman
Feb 6, 2015 9:00 AM
New Label Shopper™ store opens in Southtowne
The new Label Shopper discount clothing store opened Sunday in the Southtowne Shopping Center next to the Subway restaurant. The store opened with 35,000 items--mostly name brands with the labels removed so that the store isn’t competing with the shopping malls. Discounts are said to be between 25 and 75 percent. The store employs manager Connie Galloway, assistant manager Kim George and a total of 10 staff members. Store hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 12 noon to 5 p.m. The store accepts debit and credit cards and personal checks. You can also register for a $100 store shopping spree.
Apr 2, 2014 9:00 AM
Jim Hillibish: Latest fashions are all in the lookbooks
In the ancient days before the Internet, a lookbook was a portfolio of seasonal fashion releases by designers. Customers rarely saw them. Lookbooks marketed a clothing line to retailers. Then came social media, and thousands of lookbooks are taking the website plunge online. They've hooked up with reader-contributor sites and have evolved into "fashion diaries," according to stylelist.com. They can change daily with constant additions by consumers and designers accompanied by professional and amateur "reviews."
By Jim Hillibish
Mar 24, 2014 9:17 AM
Dear Michael: Going bald -- time to buzz?
Dear Michael, I am an older gentleman with the balding genes. My young man's full head of blondish hair combed in the Princeton style has thinned out and now the hair has receded on my forehead, and I have that bald pate in the back. I still have some hair on the very tip top, and sides are full and hair low on the back of the head is thick. My dad used to do the comb over by dropping his part lower each year ... which I thought looked hideous. My son, who has inherited an even worse case of the balds, has given up and is buzzing his head, but I don't think that looks that great, albeit modern. I thought of buzzing mine to see what my head looks like, but my wife says NO ... not until I lose 30 lbs. I have been getting a boy's regular for years, but wonder if I should grow it out a bit or just buzz it. What advice can you give me?
By Michael Serode
Feb 11, 2014 5:04 PM
Hoping for a new job in a new year: New Label Shopper district managers in Du Quoin Wednesday
Bad weather resulted in the cancellation Monday of Terry Frair’s flight from New York into St. Louis, the day before the planned start of interviews to fill a handful of retail sales positions at the new Label Shopper store in the Southtowne Shopping Center.Interviews were moved to Wednesday at city hall in downtown Du Quoin and went until 6 p.m.Label Shopper will be looking for a full-time manager and assistant, part-time key holders and sales associates for the new store. Label Shopper also has an online store.“We’ve had about 15 in already this morning,” said Frair at 10:30 a.m. By the end of the day she was looking for “maybe, 50” job seekers wanting to work at the store.The store will open in the coming weeks just south of the Subway sandwich shop in the Southtowne Shopping Center.“This is very exciting,” said Frair, a district manager from New York who was sitting alongside Indiana district manager Kim Hersley, also in Du Quoin to conduct the interviews.It was a chance for a new job in a new year for applicant Tiamera Bowen-Hamilton of Du Quoin and for others sitting at a table across the room filling out applications.The eagerness mirrors the 12 percent December 2013 unemployment rate in Perry County, which compares to 11.4 percent the year before in December 2012.The store coming to Du Quoin is also a good fit for the economy.Label Shopper has stores in Galesburg and Ottawa, Ill. The company is based in Albany, N.Y. The store will open at 122 Southtowne Shopping Center in leased space just south of the Subway sandwich shop.The newspaper was told last week that at Label Shopper, buyers hunt for discount brand name clothing - perfectly good, excellent quality cancellations and over-runs by manufacturers. The company knows where to find them. They know when and where they tend to occur. They also know that manufacturers are forced to sell these famous maker clothing brands at unbelievably low prices to make room in their warehouses.The store claims discounts of 25 to 75 percent.Through Label Shopper, miscalculations and mistakes are turned into fashion bargain opportunities.To preserve their relationship with these vendors, they agree NOT to use any designer or mall store name in their advertising. They are often asked to remove the store name from the item or put a black line through the label.This is the only difference between their clothes and the merchandise in those other stores. You will find trendy, misses apparel, men's clothing, fashion accessories and famous label handbags on a budget.Other Job OpportunitiesWithin the next 4-6 weeks, the newspaper should have information on how to apply for the retail positions at the new Bottom Dollar Cost Plus foodliner in Du Quoin. That information will be important to new applicants and to former employees of the Kroger store.The newspaper also understands that a dollar store--possibly the Dollar Tree--is interested in leasing the former Best Brands Plus appliance store space alongside the grocery.The announcement may be several weeks away as work begins to renovate that space for general retail business use. The Best Brands Plus store closed the end of December when the owner Mike Marchetti, decided to return to his former mining career.
Feb 6, 2014 9:00 AM
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