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Saturday 07/19/2014
So You Want to Learn About the Environment?
Updated: July 21, 2014 - 8:34 am

Local residents who like to play on the Missouri River, whether it’s boating or fishing, are probably familiar with Asian carp, sometimes referred to as flying fish because of their tendency to jump out of the water when they get disturbed by boats or even rainfall.

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Wednesday 07/16/2014
Delivering Wings of Hope to Tanzania
Updated: July 16, 2014 - 9:22 am

Donald Hoerstkamp is getting ready to deliver a C-182 airplane to Ecuador for the nonprofit organization Wings of Hope, but compared to his last international trip for the charity, “this one will feel local,” he joked.

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First Rule of Dr. Seuss: Always Believe
Updated: July 16, 2014 - 9:36 am

The fifth show of The Muny's 96th season, “Seussical,” will be on stage Tuesday, July 22, through Monday, July 28.  

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Sights and Insights
Updated: July 16, 2014 - 9:06 pm

Certain smells take you right back to being a kid. Nothing conjures up summer like walking into a school when everything is pulled out of the classrooms and you get a whiff of floor wax.

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Saturday 07/12/2014
Recognizing 'Good Deed Doers'
Posted: July 12, 2014

“It makes your heart really warm,” said Cindy Heimann, a member of Washington Elks Lodge 1559 about a Halloween dance members hosted last October for clients of Developmental Services of Franklin County (DSFC).

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Wednesday 07/09/2014
‘A Real County Fair,’ for 60 Years
Posted: July 09, 2014

Ralph and Lois Oltmann remember well all the rain that fell in Union during the County Fair back in July 1958.

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Friday 07/04/2014
Even After 237 Years, Some Things Never Change
Posted: July 04, 2014

This year’s Fourth of July marks the 237th birthday of the United States of America. Between then and now, the country and the world have changed in ways the Founding Fathers, including George Washington, likely never imagined.

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Play Ball!
Posted: July 04, 2014

Their neighbors call it the Field of Dreams. Herb and Karen Timpe just call it The Field.

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Wednesday 07/02/2014
Garden Solutions
Updated: July 02, 2014 - 8:57 am

Summer is officially here, so get out and soak up some of that vitamin D. The sun is not just good for plants, but we need it too!

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Really Ate Up This Contest
Updated: July 02, 2014 - 9:20 am

A foodie’s dream came true for me on Saturday. I served as a judge for the Edible Book Contest at Washington Public Library.

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Sweet Tips for a Fabulous Fourth
Updated: July 02, 2014 - 5:04 pm

It’s easy to throw a 4th of July party that looks like you worked on it for weeks, even if you just started the planning process.

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Tuesday 07/01/2014
More at the Market
Posted: July 01, 2014

Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series. The first part appeared in the June 21-22 issue.

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Wednesday 06/25/2014
Summer Solstice on the MCT Trails
Updated: June 25, 2014 - 10:04 am

Social media offers lots of opportunities to stay in touch with far-flung friends. It was interesting to read about how some of them spent Saturday, the summer solstice and longest day of the year.

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Keeping Washington in Bloom
Updated: June 25, 2014 - 10:10 am

The flagpole outside of the Washington Parks Department office near Lions Lake is adorned with an ornamental tree, shrubs, flowers and a bench. It’s a beautiful tribute to the late Lucile Mauntel, a great among many in the Washington Garden Club, but it wasn’t always so.

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Saturday 06/21/2014
A Morning at the Market
Posted: June 21, 2014

Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series. The second part will run in the weekend issue, June 28-29.

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