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Saturday 04/19/2014
Novel Ideas
Posted: April 19, 2014

“The Daring Ladies of Lowell,” a historical novel by Kate Alcott, would have been a great book to read prior to our visit to Lowell a few years ago. It’s set in the city against a backdrop of brick factory buildings where garment workers, many of them “mill girls,” slaved away for meager wages, in the 1800s, under horrendous conditions.

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Working in the Slums, Streets of Kenya
Posted: April 19, 2014

Mike Wamalwa is a 9-year-old boy whose favorite hobby is reading. He’s one of eight siblings, six living at home in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Wednesday 04/16/2014
Sights and Insights
Posted: April 16, 2014

They say most accidents happen in the home. Fortunately, I didn’t fall off a ladder or get a shock changing a light bulb.

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Mercy Accepting Student Volunteer Applications
Posted: April 16, 2014

Mercy Hospital Washington is accepting applications for its High School Student Volunteer Summer Program. Applicants must be at least 15 years old, be available to volunteer on a weekly basis and must commit to a minimum of 40 total hours for the summer. The deadline for submitting applications is May 16.

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On Top of the World
Posted: April 16, 2014

Members of the Washington High School Varsity Winter Guard are feeling on top of the world right now, and in a way, they literally are.

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Class Teaches Kids How to Stay Home Alone With Confidence
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 9:03 am

Registration is open until Friday, May 30, for Confidently Home Alone, a workshop for children ages 9 to 13 who supervise themselves at home for part of the day.

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Saturday 04/12/2014
So Many Books, So Little Time (and Space)
Posted: April 12, 2014

Looking for a good book to read this weekend? Missourian Book Editor Chris Stuckenschneider has a recommendation or two (or 400) for you.

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Friday 04/11/2014
Longmeadow Rescue Ranch Spring Fling Is Saturday
Posted: April 11, 2014

Longmeadow Rescue Ranch in Union will hold a Spring Fling Family Fun day Saturday, April 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Wednesday 04/09/2014
A Celebration of Art, Wine, Community
Posted: April 09, 2014

It’s spring break meets family reunion. That’s how Kathy Kessler describes the annual Augusta Plein-Air Art Festival coming up at the end of the month.

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Miles for Mike Continues Fight Against Deadly Skin Cancer
Posted: April 09, 2014

Every eight minutes someone in the United States is diagnosed with melanoma, which is the deadliest form of skin cancer; and every hour of every day, someone in the United States dies from melanoma.

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Sights and Insights
Posted: April 09, 2014

Jennifer Heigerd isn’t in Kansas anymore. Four years ago the Hays, Kan., resident took a position as an art instructor at East Central College and moved to Washington. She brought an idea along with her.

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Monday 04/07/2014
Could It Be?
Updated: April 07, 2014 - 9:41 am

“This is like finding a treasure map and not knowing how to get the treasure.”

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Saturday 04/05/2014
Let Your Dessert Table Bloom
Posted: April 05, 2014

Let springtime blossoms bloom on your dessert plate.

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Wednesday 04/02/2014
April Showers Drive Begins This Friday
Posted: April 02, 2014

Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri will continue its support and participation of April Showers, a community-wide personal care item drive for families in need.

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‘The Need Is Huge’
Posted: April 02, 2014

Liam Sansom is just 19 months old, an age many parents might think is too young to see a dentist. Luckily, his mom, Dawn Sansom, Union, knew better.

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