Illinois' Current Issue…

July/August 2018 Issue

The Country Register of Illinois is published every two months. The time seems to fly by between issues.

For those who prefer to read on-line we are now publishing the complete paper here for you on our web site and will leave back issues on as well. How often we have been called and someone has given their paper away or misplaced it and needed the name or location of a shop, a tea room or wanted to know where there was a paper close to them.

The print edition will still be available as usual in each advertising shop and other select rack locations. Some people will always and forever prefer to sit down in a cozy chair with a cup of tea and read through the paper edition page by page. The younger generations are more apt to go on-line and so we hope to just broaden our readership and bring more customers to the shops because of this extra exposure.

Cover Artist featured in this issue:

Anthony B. Smith was born and raised in the small towns of Southern Illinois.  Anthony discovered his love of photography while creating displays at The Rusty Nail in Salem, Illinois.  For over 15 years, The Rusty Nail family has been instrumental in Anthony’s development as a fine business man, entrepreneur, and artist.  His determined work ethic and eagerness to continuously learn, along with his magnetic personality, show why his clients keep coming back again and again.  

You will find his collection depicts his passion for primitives with bits of nature throughout as well as his upbringing in a beautiful rural community. 

Anthony’s love of a simple and kind way of life show not only in his photographs but, in the way he chooses to live his life every day.  

To view Anthony’s art prints, go to or call Penny Lane Publishing at 800-273-5263 for more information.