Reymundo and Pam Rodriguez, Dutzow, announce the engagement of their daughter, Cecilia Rodriguez, to Dustin Alderks, son of Robert and Linda Alderks, Chana, Ill.

Robert and Brittney (Foley) Jasper, Washington, announce the birth of a son, Henry George Jasper. Born March 8, 2017, at Mercy Hospital, Washington, he weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces.

Spot on reviews — that’s what Newsbee received this month. Thanks to all who offered their take on my book suggestions, and to the teachers, librarians and parents who continue to encourage young people to participate in Book Buzz. Reading and writing rocks, at the hive and bee-yond! Page On!

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There is still time to register for the 11th annual Melanoma Miles for Mike 5K run/walk being held this Saturday, April 29, at St. Francis Borgia Regional High School, as part of the school’s annual Borgia Fest celebration.

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Whenever Cindy Frick, Washington, goes on vacation, no matter what her destination, she makes a point of visiting the local pottery shops. She likes to get a look at the kinds of pieces other artists are making to see if she can figure out the technique.

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This column was going to be about Washington Public Library’s Friends of the Library, and that was going to be it.

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ALIVE (Alternatives to Living in Violent Environments) is leading a rape prevention education campaign that encourages people to make a social statement by wearing jeans this Wednesday, April 26, as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual assault.

Congratulations to Anna Bross, a 6th-grade student at The Fulton School, for winning this week’s News Quiz. Anna wins a $10 gift card Sugarfire Smoke House in Washington, our sponsor for the Week #29 Missourian In Education News Quiz, based on news in the April 15-16 weekend issue of The Mis…

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“The Women in the Castle” by Jessica Shattuck, is the book I’m talking about this spring. This literary, historical fiction read is captivating, as Shattuck moves forward and back in time to relate the story of three German women before and after World War II.

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“The Women in the Castle,” by Jessica Shattuck, is the book I’m talking about this spring. This literary, historical fiction read is captivating, as Shattuck moves forward and back in time to relate the story of three German women before and after World War II.

Jim and Terri Ogle proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Alexandra Ogle, Maplewood, to Jeff Harms, Maplewood, son of Joe and Ellen Harms.

Brandon and Cindy (Elbert) Irwin, Marthasville, announce the birth of a daughter, Josie Mae Irwin. Born March 30, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce.

Evan and Alisha (Hanneken) Roettering, Washington, announce the birth of their son, Owen Joseph Roettering. Born March 22, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 21 inches long.

Andrew and Lauren (Pataky) Hengstenberg, Owensville, announce the birth of a son, Everett August Hengstenberg. Born April 5, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces.

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Carol Radford and Joyce Brooks worked together planting flowers in the bed around the Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Robertsville on Good Friday afternoon.

Steve and Nancy Dunham, Union, along with Bruce and Sandra Hendricks, Clinton, announce the engagement of Stephanie Dunham to James Hendricks.

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During Lent, I wrote about my buddy Tom’s endeavor to search out the most delicious fish sandwich offered in our area, at fast food or casual eating establishments.

Rosie (Weilbacher) and Rob Betz, Crestwood, announce the birth of a son, Logan Dean Betz. Born March 6, 2017, at St. Clare Health Center, Fenton, he weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces.

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Dr. Jackie Miller, Washington, can still remember the day about 10 years ago when she knew she wanted to donate one of her kidneys to someone waiting for a transplant.

ALIVE (Alternatives to Living in Violent Environments) is leading a rape prevention education campaign that encourages community members, elected officials, businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion by wearing jeans April 26 as a visible means of protest against t…

Pam (Ruether) and Taylor Tholen, Independence, announce the birth of a son, Morris “Moe” Allan Tholen. Born March 20, 2017, at Centerpoint Medical Center, Independence, he weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces.

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If you peek into the library at Washington Middle School early on Wednesday mornings before classes begin, it probably looks more like a high-tech science lab than a reading space. There are students playing with robotic balls, building electrical circuits using things like a book or a banan…

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It was my fault I couldn’t sleep. I had two margaritas and hit the sack, only to wake at 2:30 a.m. — like a vacuum sweeper plugged into an outlet. The drinks were great going down, but not worth the sleepless night. Saturday had worn me out.

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You can count on cute, little yellow ducklings to steal a toddler’s heart. Add some interactive features and “Five Little Ducks” more than fits the bill as a Baby Buzz Pick.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a nationally recognized time dedicated to raising awareness about and promoting prevention of sexual violence. During this month, ALIVE will join with people throughout the state and nation to focus the public’s attention on this important issue.

Eddie and Liz Lee, Union, and Elisha Lee, Granite City, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica M. Lee, Union, to Spencer C. Vondera, Union, son of Robert and Michelle Vondera, Union.

Spelling bee champions from 36 area schools will compete in The Missourian’s regional spelling competition, The Bee, on Saturday, April 22 at East Central College. This is the seventh year for The Bee, organized by The Missourian and sponsored by hth companies.

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Florida wasn’t on our spring-break schedule, but the thought of four beach days with two Maplewood cuties put it on our calendar. Within minutes of hearing our daughter Jennifer ask why we hadn’t mentioned joining them in Florida, we found a rental nearby, and readied our van for the trip.

Congratulations to Logan Compton, a 7th-grade student at Washington Middle School, for winning this week’s News Quiz. Logan wins a $15 gift certificate to Imo’s Pizza in Washington and Union, our sponsor for the Week #26 Missourian In Education News Quiz, based on news in the March 25-26 wee…

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Hooray for Earth Day, a party for our planet celebrated every April 22nd since 1970. People the world over mark the day, and the hive buzzes. The drones drone on about the environment and Queen Bee decrees the day be set aside for merriment and gratitude. To mark this special day, Newsbee ho…

Stephen and Lynette Riechers, Washington, announce the engagement of their daughter, KateLyn Riechers, to Daniel Kohn, son of John and Mary Kohn, Sterling Heights, Mich.

Hooray for Earth Day, a party for our planet celebrated every April 22nd since 1970. People the world over mark the day, and the hive buzzes. The drones drone on about the environment and Queen Bee decrees the day be set aside for merriment and gratitude. To mark this special day, Newsbee ho…

Julie (Engemann) Meyer and Michael Meyer, Marthasville, announce the birth of a daughter, Aubrey Rose Meyer. Born March 22, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 9 pounds, 12 ounces.

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When Kim Miller, Lonedell, inherited a single partially knitted sock, she knew exactly what to do with it — bring it to her friends at the Franklin County Fiber Guild. They would be able to help her get started in finishing it.

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For some time, a dear, longtime friend of ours had an idea he wanted to pursue. This year Tom accomplished his food feat.

Congratulations to Jenna Mohesky, a 4th-grade student at St. Bridget School, for winning this week’s News Quiz. Jenna wins a $10 gift card to Sugarfire Smoke House in Washington, our sponsor for the Week #25 Missourian In Education News Quiz, based on news in the Jan. March 18-19 weekend iss…

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Newsbee is no wanna-bee this month. He’s over the moon about the reviews that arrived at the hive. This makes your literary bee buddy so proud he could add another stripe to his chest. Thanks to the teachers, moms, dads, grandparents and other family members and friends for helping grow read…

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