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Friday 08/22/2014
Ready to Learn? Open Your Missourian
Posted: August 22, 2014

The first ladies are coming back and so are a few more famous Missouri journalists.

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Wednesday 08/20/2014
Meet a 10-Year-Old Entrepreneur
Posted: August 20, 2014

If you’re ever in need of a pep talk, something to get you motivated about taking on a new project or challenging task, stop by the Toffee on the Run website and meet Julie Pettijohn, the 10-year-old foundress of this Hermann-based company.

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Sights and Insights
Posted: August 20, 2014

Household calamities can catch you unaware. A recent near miss involved a new table and chairs with off-white fabric cushions, purchased for our downstairs family room.

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Fifth Book in Local History Series Is About First Washington Newspaper
Posted: August 20, 2014

The Washington Historical Society announces the release of the fifth book in the Washington Historical Series featuring local history.

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Saturday 08/16/2014
‘It Made Me Feel Like I Can Do Anything’
Posted: August 16, 2014

Wearing two bronze medals around her neck and a big smile across her face, 8-year-old Gracie Greenhoff has a look like she can overcome any challenge.

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Thursday 08/14/2014
New Port Presbyterian Church to Celebrate 170th Anniversary
Posted: August 14, 2014

New Port Presbyterian Church, Washington, will celebrate its 170th anniversary with a community event Saturday, Aug. 23, beginning at 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

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Wednesday 08/13/2014
Girl Scout Builds New Shelters at Longmeadow Rescue Ranch in Union
Updated: August 13, 2014 - 8:43 am

No one, animals or people, likes living in cramped shelters that fail to keep out the wind, rain and snow. Realizing this, Longmeadow Rescue Ranch suggested revamping its goat and small animal shelters as Katherine Brown’s Girl Scout Gold Award project.

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Sights and Insights
Updated: August 13, 2014 - 8:35 am

It was “play ball” in the most interesting of ways for three area families who recently hosted a group of Japanese boys. The 14- to 15-year-olds took part in the St. Louis Pan Pacific and International Games held in Ballwin from July 31 to Aug. 9. Also included were teams from the United States, Europe and Australia.

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High Adventure, and Then Some
Updated: August 14, 2014 - 1:43 pm

Climbing through a layer of clouds to reach the top of Baldy Mountain (over 12,000 feet elevation) was one of many highlights for a group of local Boy Scouts and adult advisers when they completed an 11-day, 100-plus-mile hike at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico earlier this summer.

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Saturday 08/09/2014
Cheyenne Parks Is Crowned Fair Queen
Posted: August 09, 2014

It was Cheyenne Parks’ turn to feel like a princess Wednesday night when she was crowned queen of the 2014 Washington Town and Country Fair.

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Wednesday 08/06/2014
Concert to Benefit Grace’s Place Is Sunday, Aug. 17
Posted: August 06, 2014

Solo violinist Nathaniel Dene Hoffman will perform a free concert with accompanying pianist Johanna Ballou Sunday, Aug. 17, at 2 p.m. at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Washington. The event is being cosponsored by Peace Lutheran Church and the Washington Missouri Optimists, a civic club that works to assist youth in the Washington area.

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Just Call ’em ‘The Einsteins of Porcine’
Updated: August 06, 2014 - 10:24 am

Mudslinger stole hearts when he auditioned for “America’s Got Talent” back in June. After raising the American flag, sinking a golf putt and dribbling a soccer ball through cones to score a goal, this 7-year-old pot-bellied pig closed out his act with a kiss from Heidi Klum.

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Monday 08/04/2014
Country Fairs Feel Like “Home” for Easton Corbin
Posted: August 04, 2014

Traditional country music will be on tap when Easton Corbin takes to the Main Stage at the Washington Town and Country Thursday night, Aug. 7. The show begins at 8:30 p.m.

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Saturday 08/02/2014
David Nail Will Bring ‘Fire’ to the Main Stage
Posted: August 02, 2014

Kennett, Mo., native David Nail will close out the Washington Town and Country Fair when he takes the Pepsi Main Stage Sunday night, Aug. 10, at 8 p.m.

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Youth Ecology Program Applications Due Aug. 15
Posted: August 02, 2014

Shaw Nature Reserve is accepting applications for its youth ecology programs.

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