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Saturday 12/20/2014
Celebrate New Year With First Day Hike
Posted: December 20, 2014

More than 40 free, guided hikes will take place on trails in Missouri state parks and historic sites throughout the state on Jan. 1. The effort is a part of America’s State Parks First Day Hikes, which gives guests the opportunity to start the year off right with a healthy hike.

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In Appreciation of Art
Posted: December 20, 2014

Before the 1970s, there wasn’t much in the way of artistic education around Franklin County.

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Wednesday 12/17/2014
‘Reach, Rescue, Restore’
Updated: December 17, 2014 - 9:22 am

The stories Elise Nordwald can tell you of the child abuse she has seen and the children she has rescued from human sex trafficking are heartbreaking, never more so than this time of year, the season of glad tidings and perpetual hope.

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Sights and Insights
Updated: December 17, 2014 - 9:23 am

To really write about a subject, it’s best to experience it. But some subjects you’d just as soon have pass you by — like the flu. I had no idea the annoying feeling in my throat was the precursor to the nasty virus.

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Saturday 12/13/2014
Angela Hopkins Is the 2014 Missourian In Education Teacher of the Year
Updated: December 15, 2014 - 8:55 pm

Walking into Angela Hopkins’ fourth-grade classroom at Campbellton Elementary on a day when her students are working on the Missourian In Education weekly News Quiz, there is a constant chatter and rustling of newspapers, the occasional voice raised in excitement.  

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Wednesday 12/10/2014
Sights and Insights
Posted: December 10, 2014

Over the weekend, a “People” feature story suggesting gift books for the holidays appeared in The Missourian. After the deadline for the article had passed, an audio book landed in my mailbox. It was too late to get it in the feature, so I’m suggesting it here and hoping you’ll find “The Greatest Gift,” published by Simon and Schuster, as interesting as I did.

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The 12 Days of Christmas and One Pear Tree
Posted: December 10, 2014

Members of the Washington Garden Club didn’t keep track of how many hours they put into hand-crafting each of the ornaments displayed on their 12 Days of Christmas tree for the Festival of Trees at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, but they know it was too many to put a price tag on.

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Celebrating, Honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe
Posted: December 10, 2014

Across Franklin County, Catholic parishioners on Monday celebrated the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, the day Mary, Jesus’ mother, was conceived without Original Sin.

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Friday 12/05/2014
Books for All Your Dears
Updated: December 09, 2014 - 9:49 am

Don’t pause — put a jiggle in their bells and a spring in their step with a read that’s sure to please. Send book lovers of all ages to the rooftops with these “Novel Ideas” suggestions. They’ll provide hours of entertainment and knowledge, a tried and true gift sure to be treasured. From first page to last, books keep on giving, providing warm thoughts of a special someone who cared enough to select the very best.

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Wednesday 12/03/2014
Candlelight Walk to Feature Immigrant Christmas Home
Posted: December 03, 2014

For some hours during the Christmas Candlelight Walk in Augusta on Fridays, Dec. 5 and 12, the Augusta History Museum will feature the community’s German immigrant background of the 1800s.

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Sights and Insights
Posted: December 03, 2014

With Christmas coming so quickly on the heels of Thanksgiving, the holiday rush this year is compounded, yet understandable. The wishbone was hardly dry before folks were out the door to capitalize on sales or heading for their computers to check out online deals.

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A Visit to Santa’s Village in the Arctic Circle
Posted: December 03, 2014

Santa’s making a list and checking it twice — all from his official headquarters in the Arctic Circle in Finland.

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Saturday 11/29/2014
Sharing the Bigger Meaning of Christmas
Posted: November 29, 2014

When people reach the end of the Living Christmas Story at Faith Baptist Church in Washington, Pastor Fred Broome said he’s never surprised to see tears in their eyes. The drive-through “adventure” is just that powerful and captivating, he said.

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Wednesday 11/26/2014
Sights and Insights
Posted: November 26, 2014

“People love their locksmiths.” We were so thankful for ours. A bad experience turned laughable after we got locked in, and out, of my parents’ condo in Florida last week.

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Have A Holly, Jolly Christmas Season
Updated: November 27, 2014 - 12:03 pm

There are exactly four weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas Day this year, and there are probably four dozen or more things to see and do around the area to celebrate the season. To help you make the most of this special time, we’ve compiled a list of 25 activities to enjoy with family and friends.

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