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Wednesday 01/28/2015
Sights and Insights
Posted: January 28, 2015

It was dark and dismal on Saturday evening when I got home from Florida. But I was as happy as Dorothy of red slipper fame when our flight from the Sunshine State touched down at Lambert Field.

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Wednesday 01/14/2015
From ‘Little Fuzzy’ to Sergeant
Updated: January 14, 2015 - 1:43 pm

Travis Hodge was a senior at Washington High School when he enlisted with the U.S. Army in 2011. His rank when he showed up for basic training at Fort Benning, Ga., was private, or “little fuzzy.”

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Sights and Insights
Posted: January 14, 2015

In 2015, it will be out with the owl and in with the new. I certainly hope not. Everything I’ve been buying lately has an owl motif. Who gives a hoot if owls are predicted to fall off the perch in home décor and fashion?

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To Fight Stalking, Know More About It
Posted: January 14, 2015

January is National Stalking Awareness Month, a time to focus on a crime that affected 7.5 million victims in one year. The theme — “Stalking: Know It. Name It. Stop It.” — challenges the nation to fight this dangerous crime by learning more about it.

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Four-Week Grief Program to Begin January 20
Posted: January 14, 2015

Heartland Hospice Services is sponsoring “Coping With Loss, Living With Hope,” a four-week grief support group.

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Saturday 01/10/2015
Around the World at Library
Posted: January 10, 2015

The next stop on the Washington Public Library’s Around the World program is Ecuador. Learn more about travels there at a program being held Thursday, Jan. 15, from 2 to 3 p.m.

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‘Wild Man’
Posted: January 10, 2015

Just before his 8th birthday last June, Nathan (Nate) Keith, a third-grader at Beaufort Elementary, took first place in the Mid-America MX Series 50 senior class motocross race.

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Friday 01/09/2015
Girl Scouts Begin Selling Cookies This Saturday
Posted: January 09, 2015

Chocolaty, chewy, crunchy, peanut-buttery, sweet, minty, melt-in-your-mouth, buttery, tangy treats. Whichever word describes your favorite, get ready to use it — Girl Scout cookies are back.

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Wednesday 01/07/2015
Sights and Insights
Posted: January 07, 2015

All has returned to ordinary. Kids back to school, days off work at an end, sales drawing to a close. The day after Christmas used to find me waiting at the door for the stores to open, but this year I relaxed.

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Dr. MLK Jr. Celebration to Be Held Sunday, Jan. 18
Posted: January 07, 2015

The annual Franklin County celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King will be held Sunday, Jan. 18, at 3 p.m. at the Franklin County Baptist Association Building, located on Highway 47 between Union and St. Clair.

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‘They Are Hungry, Waiting’
Updated: January 07, 2015 - 8:50 am

Abby Armstrong, a 2009 graduate of Washington High School, can’t imagine what it must be like to grow up not having a Bible written in a language that she can read. As a pastor’s daughter, the Bible has been the central part of her life from the beginning.

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Monday 01/05/2015
Start the Year Right With a Winter Hike
Posted: January 05, 2015

SULLIVAN, Mo. – With eight primitive campsites and plenty to explore in between, the aptly named Wilderness Trail in Meramec State Park is one of the best backpacking hikes in the state park system.

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Saturday 01/03/2015
Journey to FITNESS
Posted: January 03, 2015

It was a small ceremony. Just me, my boots and the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

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Wednesday 12/31/2014
One in Four Has Diabetes, Doesn’t Know It
Updated: December 31, 2014 - 8:55 am

Diabetes is a growing problem in the United States, and it is currently the seventh leading cause of death in the country. Alarmingly, a significant part of the U.S. population doesn’t even know that the disease is directly affecting them.

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Sights and Insights
Updated: December 31, 2014 - 8:56 am

This holiday season zipped along at lightning speed, but brought significant moments that will lead to lasting memories.

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