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Saturday 10/25/2014
Are Today’s Kids the Meanest Generation?
Posted: October 25, 2014

It sounds harsh, but Dr. Malcolm Smith thinks so. Although it’s not entirely their fault, he says. They aren’t being taught civility and benevolence, and the result is an increase in narcissism, bullying and meanness.

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Ghostly Tales At Washington Library Oct. 29
Posted: October 25, 2014

A presentation on Ghostly Tales of Haunted Missouri will be held Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Washington Public Library. The stories will be appropriate for ages 10 and older.

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Wednesday 10/22/2014
Rock of Faith
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 8:18 am

For the last 15 years, a man from Pontiac, Ill., south of Chicago, has come down to St. Patrick’s of Armagh in Catawissa just to cut tomatoes for the annual church picnic. And the most unusual thing about that story is that there’s nothing unusual about it, said Billy Murphy, president of the St. Patrick’s Preservation Society, which has cared for “the Old Rock Church,” as it’s known to locals, since 1972.

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Wednesday 10/15/2014
Ghost Tour to Benefit Ferals in Peril Nonprofit
Posted: October 15, 2014

Local Spookstalker Dan Terry will lead a Ghost Tour aboard the Hermann Trolley Monday, Oct. 27, at 6 p.m. to benefit Ferals in Peril, a nonprofit group that helps stray cats.

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Candlelight Vigil for Domestic Violence Victims Is Wednesday Evening
Updated: October 15, 2014 - 8:19 am

As part of national Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a Candlelight Vigil will be held this Wednesday, Oct. 15, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the historic Franklin County Courthouse.

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Sights and Insights
Updated: October 15, 2014 - 8:22 am

After a couple of weeks of laying low at the house with a bad back, I’m back in the swing of things. The experience has taught me patience and thankfulness, at least temporarily.

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Luncheon Program on ‘Giessen Emigration Society’ Is Oct. 25
Updated: October 15, 2014 - 8:30 am

The St. Charles County Historical Society will hold a luncheon and program on “The Giessen Emigration Society in St. Charles” Saturday, Oct. 25, at noon at the Stegton Regency Banquet Center, 1450 Wall St., St. Charles.

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Putting the Fun In Fundraising, For 75 Years
Updated: October 15, 2014 - 8:39 am

If you’ve ever hung around members of the Washington Lions Club — or any Lions Club for that matter — you know they are a fun-loving bunch.

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Saturday 10/11/2014
Speaker Will Share ‘How to Truly Trust God’
Posted: October 11, 2014

Dr. Micah Parker will give a presentation for youth and families on “How to Truly Trust God: Understanding the Difference Between Praise, Trust and Adversity Trust” Sunday, Oct. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 214 W. Fifth St., Washington.

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Fifth-Grader Wins Weekly News Quiz
Posted: October 11, 2014

Congratulations to Miranda Yarbrough, a fifth-grade student at New Haven Elementary, for winning the Week 4 Missourian In Education News Quiz over news in the Oct. 4-5 issue of The Missourian. Miranda wins a $10 gift card to Orange Leaf in Washington.

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More to the Story of Price’s Raid
Posted: October 11, 2014

If you think political “spin” is a modern tactic, you don’t know the full story of Price’s Raid.

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Saturday 10/04/2014
Exercise for the Body and Brain
Updated: October 13, 2014 - 3:24 pm

Watching a close friend who is an experienced marathon and Ironman race competitor struggle through completing his second Ironman, almost giving up a couple of times due to factors beyond his control, left an impression on Mason Duchatschek, a Washington businessman and author of three books on sales and marketing.

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Wednesday 10/01/2014
‘Rolling Art’
Updated: October 01, 2014 - 11:18 am

A 1963 Chrysler Turbine — one of only 50 cars of its kind ever made — will be on display under the Farmers’ Market in Downtown Washington this Sunday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. as part of an Invitational Antique Vehicle Display that will close out Washington’s 175th anniversary celebration.

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Sights and Insights
Posted: October 01, 2014

You don’t have to be a squirrel to eat acorns. It’s a process to prepare them, but humans can eat them too. Who knew? Certainly not me.

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Saturday 09/27/2014
‘Master of Nonfiction’ Will Share the Power of History
Posted: September 27, 2014

It’s been 200 years since Francis Scott Key wrote his poem about the “Star-Spangled Banner,” and just in time for that anniversary, a new picture book by prolific children’s author/illustrator Cheryl Harness captures the history of our country’s flag.

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