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8820Local veterans presented the Colors last Friday morning at Schuette’s Market in Breese as store owner and president Mike Schuette dedicated a front row parking space exclusively for veterans.    From now on, area veterans shopping at Schuette’s Market in Breese will receive some well-deserved, special treatment. The store dedicated a front row parking space exclusively for veterans on Friday.
    Store owner and president Mike Schuette thanked everyone for attending the ribbon-cutting ceremony. 
    “We are here today to honor our veterans and to remember the sacrifices they have made and the courage it takes to defend honor, duty and country,” he said. “We celebrate Veterans Day each year as a time to be dedicated to the cause of world peace. We thank all our veterans for serving and giving to make our country free, peaceful and strong.” 
    Schuette said that veterans come from all walks of life but they share several fundamental qualities. 
    “They possessed courage, pride, determination, selflessness, dedication to duty and integrity ­— all the qualities needed to serve a cause larger than one’s self.” 
    Many of them, Schuette said, didn’t ask to leave their homes to fight on distant battlefields. They were called to be part of something bigger than themselves.
    “We especially recognize the veterans here today and any who shop this store in the future: in respect for your service memories of friends and battles; in respect for your service injuries and losses you live with; in respect of your service to our country. We are not satisfied if our country does not do what it can to help you, but also we feel we should do what we can as you did what you could to help us.” 
   Schuette said our support for local service members should not end when they come home, and it won’t end this Saturday after Veterans Day 2017 ends. 
    “Today we dedicate this prime parking space for our veterans to continuously remind everyone of our veterans; but especially to continuously remember you; and to hopefully make your shopping here just a little bit easier as you grow older.” 

1116Diana Howes is inviting fellow knitters and crocheters to be part of the Warm Up America Project to create afghans for people in need living in BreeseWarm Up America    A local woman, Diana Howes, is inviting knitters and crocheters to make 7 inch by 9 inch squares as part of the Warm Up America Project to create afghans for people in need who live in Breese.
    Warm Up America has warmed peoples' lives since 1991. It started in a small Wisconsin town with neighbors knitting and crocheting afghans for neighbors in need. Thanks to the creativity of founder Evie Rosen who came up with the idea of having volunteers knit or crochet small sections and then others join them together, the idea quickly caught on.
    Today Warm Up America distributes warm afghans, caps and other items to tens of thousands of people, thanks to the generosity of knitters and crocheters around the country. You can read more about it on their website,
    A local Sit and Knit or Crochet is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Nudge Coffee Roasters at 292 N. Clinton Street in Breese.
    Free yarn, hooks and needles will be given to those who attend to make a square. There will also be free instructions for those who want to learn or need a refresher on how to knit or crochet.
    People can contribute to this project by knitting or crocheting squares; donating yarn, needles or hooks.
    It takes about 56 squares to make one afghan.
    Diana Howes is also available at other times to meet with individuals or groups who want to make squares for these afghans to be given to people in need in Breese.
    For more information about this project and how you can participate, contact: Diana Howes, cell (636) 346-1318 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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