Photo by Jill Bock, Staff
Delois Ellis, tour guide at the Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site in New Madrid, completes the decorations on the home's stairs. The bannisters feature a mixture of greenery, ribbon and beading for the holidays. The historic home is one of three sites featured during New Madrid's Christmas Open House and Candle Light Tours scheduled from 6-8:30 p.m. today and Saturday. Also open for free tours will be the New Madrid Historical Museum, and the Higgerson School. Also there will be caroling on the Main Stage, located in the vacant lot next to the Higgerson School, on Main Street.