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Custom built/vinyl brick home on 3.38 acres with high efficiency Anderson windows, geothermal HVAC & cellulose insulation.Living room was designed with a beautiful natural gas stone fireplace with natural cut & polished stone hearth & built in bookcases. Stunning kitchen entices any cook,custom cabinets/back splash, quartz counter tops, beverage cooler, wine rack, 50 yr old butcher block, pull outs for beverages, spices & more. Custom designed island has multiple storage compartments & allows plenty of space for more than one cook in the kitchen. The master bdrm is a dream come true, large walk in closet, master bath with separate tub & shower & 2 linen closets.The walk out basement has been roughed in for an additional bath & wet bar & has safe room. Over sized attached garage & detached garage with RV bay, water, electric & is roughed in for a bath. Outside enjoy a small pond, fruit bushes & trees, 2 outdoor patio areas for entertaining,one plumbed/wired for an outdoor kitchen Call today!

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Home of the Week.... 433 North Allen, Bonne Terre

Immaculate 3 bedroom home with potential for a 4th bedroom. This lovely home has been well cared for, just freshly painted and carpets cleaned. It’s ready for you to move in. This home will make you feel right at home, whether you are enjoying the gas fireplace in the spacious living room or preparing meals in the large kitchen that comes with all appliances. The kitchen has a space for eating in or for larger gatherings enjoy the separate dining room. If you don’t need a separate dining room, this room could be used for multiple purposes. Another great feature is a main floor laundry that comes with a washer and dryer. The home has an unfinished basement making the perfect place for storage. Other great features include an enclosed back porch and a 24 x 46 garage with concrete floors and heat!! There have been many updates to the home in the past few years to include air conditioner, home & garage roof & new garage doors. This home won’t last long, call today!!


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18 ideas for making holiday memories

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ounting down to Christmas Day means many different things to people across the globe. Although people likely have several different traditions they anticipate each year, it can be fun to incorporate some new merrymakers into the festivities. Here are some festive ideas to include in the days up until Christmas — a special family calendar of fun finds. 1. Annual memento: Have the kids or adults make one new handmade ornament each year. This way the tree is always evolving and everyone can track milestones. 2. Cookie day: Devote one day to making Christmas cookies. Invite friends or family members over. Distribute some cookies to elderly neighbors. 3. Holiday classic: Spend a night in and watch a classic Christmas flick you’ve never seen before. Streaming movie services often put classics and obscure titles into rotation during the holiday season. 4. Christmas concert: Host a gathering of children where they can sing or perform their favorite tunes for an audience. Take it on the road to a nearby nursing home. 5. Dine out: Take a break from cooking, shopping and hosting and stop into a restaurant you’ve been meaning to try. Keep it local to support nearby businesses.

6. Adopt a child/ family: Volunteer with a charitable organization that provides for less fortunate families. Answer the Christmas desires of a needy child or family by purchasing an item on their wish lists. 7. See the sights: Pack the children into the family car to tour nearby areas and look at Christmas lights displays. Bring along cookies and hot chocolate. 8. Trim a tree: Get together with adult friends at a tree-trimming party. Rotate the hosting house each year. 9. Play dress-up: A gentleman can dress up as the man in red and pop into a friend’s holiday gathering. 10. Wilderness walk: Enjoy the crisp air and snow to see a local park from a winter perspective. 11. Acts of kindness: Choose any act

of kindness and make it happen this Christmas. It can include feeding the hungry or helping a disabled person shop for the season. 12. Kids’ Secret Santa: Spread the joy of giving by having the kids choose a sibling or friend’s name from a hat and purchasing/making a gift for that person. 13. Hand out hot chocolate: Make a big thermos of hot chocolate and give it out to shoppers or workers who have been out in the cold. 14. Read religious stories: Understand the true meaning of the

season by reading Biblical passages. 15. Camp-in: The first night the tree is decorated, allow the kids to sleep beside it under the glow of Christmas lights. 16. Scavenger hunt: Plan holidaythemed trivia questions and hide small trinkets for children to find. 17. Surprise box: Put a gender and age non-specific gift into a box. On Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, the person who finds a hidden gift tag under their chair at dinner gets to open the box. 18. Family portrait: Wear your holiday finery and pose for a portrait that actually will be printed and framed.

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$194,217 1401 Moose Pass Festus, MO 63028 Traci Palmero

$325,000 5000 Autumn Wood Desoto, MO 63020 Butch Fehr

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$575,000 1105 Highgate Dr Festus, MO 63028 Valerie Winkler

$284,900 3192 Brook Stone Festus, MO 63028 Tracey Wibbenmeyer

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$217,000 1604 Bermuda Festus, MO 63028 Rachel Hofmann

$290,000 9922 Woodland Rd. Hillsboro, MO 63050 Amy Chiles

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Reynolds - $60,000

Farmington - $39,900

Farmington - $149,900

Wooden portable cabin with electric sits on 50 acres of great hunting land. Lofts built for storage or beds. Large water container that collects rain water. Seller leaving three tree stands!

Great Rental property on the corner of nice neighborhood of older homes. Kitchen has pantry, a family room off the kitchen and a newer electric heat pump furnace and a/c unit, too!! Good buy in Farmington! Lots of house for the price.

Modern renovated kitchen with all new stainless appliances, baths, flooring and a totally new deck from the dining/kitchen/living room area. Corner lot with large back yard! Look while you can!!


Farmington - $144,900 Nice condo has living room, dining/kitchen combo with vaulted ceilings and gas fireplace. All-seasons room could be third bedroom. Master bedroom has large walk-in closet and bath with separate shower and tub.


Farmington - $98,500

Home has been totally redone. New metal roof, new vinyl siding, new flooring throughout, new paint, new fixtures and best of all, new appliances! Covered concrete patio that goes out to wood patio.


Fredericktown - $55,000 Cozy 2 bedroom has large hallway and pretty open floor plan. Partial basement has a laundry room and storage capacity. There are some wood floors that just need spiffed up and good to go. Fenced backyard and a carport.

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Fredericktown - $119,500

Farmington - $64,900

Park Hills - $79,900

Beautiful 9 acres facing Lake Harmony. Walking trail and a spring through property. Additional lake lot on the water and is included in sale price. Home is ready to move in! Main bath features gorgeous shower.

Only a few blocks to downtown Farmington! Well maintained and move in ready with all kitchen appliances and washer and dryer included. Sun porch could be converted into additional living area

Well maintained 3-bedroom home with fenced backyard, in Central School District. Laminate floors, dining area with French doors walks out to a deck. New roof within last year, brick front and above ground pool.

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The history of stockings Baking

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ust when the excitement of opening presents abates after the last of the packages under the Christmas tree have been torn open, children and adults alike may discover that there are more treats to be had nestled inside of stockings hung on the mantle. The hanging of Christmas stockings is a familiar tradition with an extensive history. Several legends attribute the hanging of stockings to different people or events. Here is a look at some of the stories that have made Christmas stockings so popular. St. Nicholas Day Rather than hanging stockings on Christmas, many countries celebrate Saint Nicholas Day on December 6, and this is when stockings are proudly left out for treats. The small, inexpensive trinkets are later unwrapped and enjoyed on Christmas Day. Dutch heritage One tradition says that, in 16th century Holland, children kept their clogs filled with straw in front of the hearth for Santa’s reindeer to find. They also left treats for Santa Claus. In return, Santa would leave gifts in the clogs. Over time, stockings were swapped out for clogs. Merchant’s family story A popular tale tells the story of a

merchant, his wife and three daughters. After the wife falls ill and dies, the man becomes devastated and squanders all of his wealth on frivolous things to mask his sadness. When it comes time for the daughters to marry, the man does not have money for a dowry. St. Nicholas hears of the plight and knows the man would be too proud to accept charity. Therefore, St. Nicholas anonymously tosses three bags of gold coins down the chimney. The man’s daughters had done the laundry prior and left their stockings hanging by the fireplace to dry. The gold landed in the stockings, thus starting the Christmas stocking tradition. Italian good witch One stocking story does not attribute the tradition to Santa, but to a kindhearted Italian witch named “La Befana.” La Befana arrives on a broomstick the night of January 5 and fills the stockings of good children with sweet treats and toys. Bad children are awarded lumps of coal. La Befana is also credited with being the old woman who the wise men ask for directions to Christ’s manger in the Christ child’s story. After turning down an offer to accompany them, La Befana later carried gifts in search of Christ. Christmas stockings have become part of holiday traditions, and this beloved tradition has its own unique history.

is the season for baking cookies, cakes and other treats. However, during the holiday rush it’s easy to get side-tracked or tired, and perhaps even a little bit overwhelmed at all the things to do in such a short period of time. Holiday baking doesn’t have to add to seasonal stress. With these several tips and shortcuts, there will be plenty of sweet treats for the family.

Stick with tested recipes Although holiday bakers may want to branch out a bit with their culinary creativity, recipes that have previously been prepared with great success can take some of the work out of holiday baking. Preparing recipes you recall preparing in the past is much easier than trying something new. If you’d like, add sparkle to old standards, such as oatmeal or chocolate chip cookies with colored sprinkles. Cookies are fast-baking Did you know that cookies were originally made to test oven temperatures? Culinary historians say that cookies were first made to test whether an oven was hot enough to bake other goods. Today, cookies can be whipped up in mere minutes. Make a batch of dough and then freeze or refrigerate it, thawing it when the time comes to bake. Also, think about baking one day and decorating the next if pressed for time. Embrace colored candy melts Icing can be tricky to master. Simply heating colored candy melts and pouring over cakes or painting onto cookies can add festive appeal to

desserts. Candy melts even come in many different colors and can be combined to achieve the tint desired. Keep ingredients in top form Don’t let poorly performing ingredients or lack of supplies be your undoing. Butter can be softened quickly in the microwave when needed for recipes. Eggs can be brought to room temperature by allowing them to sit in a bowl of warm water. Ensure that brown sugar stays soft by putting a piece of sliced bread in the container. Don’t forget to stock up on other baking staples, such as vanilla and almond extracts, baking powder/soda, molasses, and confectioner’s sugar. Don’t bake from scratch Every recipe does not need to be made from scratch. Boxed cake mixes can be embellished and turned into delicious desserts without much fuss. Substitute melted butter for oil, buttermilk for water, and add an extra egg for a rich cake. Mix in chocolate chips or nuts, or experiment with garnishes for a festive look. Parchment paper is key Line cookie sheets or cake pans with parchment paper for easy dessert release and quick cleanup. Parchment paper and even foil can help lift cakes or cookie bars out so they look neat and do not stick. Holiday baking can be made much easier with a few tricks of the trade.

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Festus / $143,900

3 Bedroom Ranch in Ideal location close to shopping and Schools, Level lot with room for a garden. Full basement with covered Parking, stop renting today and come see this nice home it has a lot to offer and would be a great first home for you.


Fredericktown / $119,900

Looking for country living, look no further! 9 acres more or less with seclusion and privacy, 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home with attached garage, unfinished walk out basement and 24 x 32 pole barn. Great features of this home include fireplace with insert, large deck, attic fan and is all electric. This home is priced to sell and is being sold as is and seller will make no repairs.


Terre du Lac / $209,900

Newly Built 1.5 story, 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home with basement and attached garage. This lovely home sits on 1+ acres and is a short walk to Lac Shayne. The home has a main level master bedroom suite with a walk out to a large deck, enjoy your morning coffee or relax and watch for wildlife with the great view. The lovely kitchen with stainless appliances takes the chore out of preparing meals for family and friends.

18051911 Desloge / $224,900

Desloge / $75,000

Well cared for 2 bedroom home on large corner lot. This home has a spacious living room and kitchen, both with laminate flooring. The back yard has chain link fence and a 10 x 16 utility shed, lofted, making a great place for storage. This lovely home has been well cared for and has electric heat, gas range and a newer roof. Call for a showing today!


Bonne Terre / $372,900

Beautiful two story home with detached garage and full basement. Entering the home the awesome 2 story entry (15x11) will take your breath away along with the beautiful staircase. The main floor has a spacious kitchen with center island, pantry, separate dining room, den, hearth room with wood burning fireplace, large recreational room and main floor laundry.

18057542 Bismarck / $230,000

Come enjoy life on the farm! This beautiful and well-cared for piece of property is located just outside Bismarck city limits. Enjoy peace and privacy on +/- 12 acres with an approximately 1 acre pond. The acreage is fenced and currently has cattle on it. The park-like setting and recently paved drive leads up to the well-maintained, allbrick home with 2 bedrooms upstairs and 2 down stairs.


Beautiful brick/vinyl, 3 bedroom, 3 bath home with additional sleeping area in the lower level. The home is located in a beautiful neighborhood just on the edge of town. You will enjoy the open floor plan, with a large living room, kitchen with adjoining breakfast room and separate dining, making the perfect space for family gatherings or entertaining friends.

Terre du Lac / $98,900

Very unique property!. 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo with 1506 sq feet of living space. The home has recently been renovated to include removal of popcorn ceilings & re-texturing, freshly painted,new flooring through out with the exception of one bedroom, new trim, crown molding,some new fixtures, fans, along with updates to bathroom and much more.

18020522 Farmington / $519,000

This impressive home has all you can ask for and more. Located at the end of a private cul-de-sac minutes from town, this home will invite you in and leave you in awe with its custom details. There is 5000+/- sq ft of finished living space where you will find Brazilian teak hardwood and ceramic flooring, 9’-11’ and coffered ceilings, 8 pc. custom crown molding, Andersen windows and doors, and 2 granite gas fireplaces.

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2000+ sq. ft. ranch style home consisting of 5 bedrooms, 2 baths located on the west side of town! Inside you will find a divided floor plan with an open main living space including, a large living room, formal dining area, sitting room and functional kitchen with ample cabinet space. Sizable bedrooms with reasonable closet space, two full baths, and main floor laundry. The full unfinished basement has a ton of storage space, and two rooms framed and dry walled. Outside you will find a large yard, carport with additional storage, garden shed, and an expansive patio.

1 bedroom, 1 bath cabin siting on the St. Francis River bank! This recreational paradise offers 100’ of prime river frontage, great fishing in your backyard, Millstream Gardens Conservation Area minutes away, and world class kayaking a short paddle downstream. The cabin features a large master bedroom, spacious living/dining room combo, backup wood stove and possible 2nd bedroom. This property is ready to be turned into your very own riverside getaway, located just a half mile off Hwy 72.

Three bedroom fixer upper! Needs lots of work but has potential. Owner started the repairs but ran out of time. Would be a great project for a handy investor. Located on a level lot adjacent to the park.





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3 bed, 2 bath manufactured home with many recent updates, including flooring, paint, roof, HVAC and porches. Interior features include a spacious living room with an electric fireplace, kitchen/dining combo, master bedroom with a walk-in closet, 2 full baths, and 2 additional bedrooms. Positioned well, just outside the city limits and overlooking Fredericktown City Lake. You will find the park, walking trails and many outdoor activities right out your front door.

8.5 rolling acres with over 1100 ft. of frontage on Hwy 67 and overlooking Beaver Valley Golf Club. Would make a great location for condos or commercial development. County water and electric on site.

10 acre lot ready for your new home! This property borders hundreds of acres of Mark Twain National Forest, and has an established home site, well, recent survey, 3 bay barn, new utility shed, and over 700’ of Hwy road frontage. Country living conveniently located 4 miles from Hwy 67.



Well maintained 3 bedroom, 3 bath home with nearly 4000 sq. ft. of finished space. This home boasts a full masonry fireplace, formal dinning room, very functional kitchen, and a breakfast room. A spacious master suite features a large walk in closet, while 2 additional bedrooms and a Jack & Jill bath round off the main floor. The finished basement space includes a family room, game room, wet bar, bathroom and an office/craft room that could be converted to a fourth bedroom. With a three car garage, multi-level decks and a large yard, this home has all the space your family needs, inside and out. This one owner home also has new HVAC in 2018 and a newer roof. Located in a quite subdivision with no through traffic.