Essential oils

Brenda Stout Jamieson’s kids just kept getting sick, and she was at her wit’s end.

“That was back in 2000. I have three children, and they had strep throat that just kept coming back that year,” she said.

Like many moms, she looked around at alternative methods to heal her youngsters. The antibiotics would get rid of the strep throat, only to return a short while later, along with other viruses and ailments. Besides being a mom, Stout Jamieson is a busy teacher and likes to take care of things efficiently.

Gifts, decor and more

      There’s never been any doubt in Becky Smith’s mind that she should be a shop keeper.  She’s always been a customer service oriented business person.  Ms. Becky’s, located at 120 South Main Street, Homer, features country-primitive gifts and décor. The shop is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. The shop is closed Monday and holidays. The shop’s website is located at

Bring on the glam

When Theresa and Thomas Kohl bought their St. Joseph home in 2004, it was very beige. The walls were beige. The carpet was beige.

Organizers help clients declutter, organize their homes