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Wednesday 04/23/2014
Sights and Insights
Updated: April 23, 2014 - 8:49 am

Excitement mounts as May 24, the official date of Washington’s founding, approaches. How fitting that our community’s 175th anniversary falls on Memorial Day weekend. The festivities are sure to be remembered for years to come.

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A Country Parish Where Everyone Feels Welcome
Posted: April 23, 2014

Just inside the doorway of St. John the Baptist Church in Villa Ridge, there’s a wooden beam that runs the full width of the structure. It catches your eye, not just because it is clearly old — original to this 1863 church — but also because of what’s inscribed on it. “The House of God, the Gate of Heaven” it reads.

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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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