• By Chris Stuckenschneider
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“Skunked: Calpurnia Tate Girl Vet,” by Jacqueline Kelly

  • By Monte Miller
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In 2003, Jimmy Phillips, 81, Villa Ridge, was asked to fill in for a few months at Washington Regional Airport. Thirteen years later, he’s still there.

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  • By Tom Uhlenbrock, Missouri State Parks
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A 70-mile-wide circle of darkness will cross Missouri at midday next summer. With the proper planning, you can achieve what star-gazers call the “totality” of this astronomical experience.

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  • By Karen Cernich
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Paula Obermark, Washington, hadn’t been retired from her position as executive director of the Franklin County Area United Way for very long when she received a call from Sandy Crider, of Loving Hearts Outreach and the local chapter of Salvation Army. The two had worked closely over the year…

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  • By Karen Butterfield
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When Fern Claas’ granddaughter Theresa Borgmann called her late this summer and said “You won, Grandma!,” Claas wasn’t quite sure what she had won.

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  • By Karen Butterfield
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A lot of people are dog lovers. But Washington couple Dick and Kay Guetzloff are dog whisperers.

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  • By Monte Miller
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The old saying “Friends that play together, stay together” is certainly true for a group of travelers who are about to embark on their 40th weekend adventure together.

  • By Jane Lee Weiland
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Join me in a remembered trip to Frankenmuth’s Bavarian Festival, Mackinaw Island, a ride through the Sault Sain Marie locks, a train ride into the Agawa Wilderness and a visit to the legendary Northwest trading post “Fort William” — and there is more.

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  • By Rachel Steinhoff
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When Agnes Meyer received a phone call inquiring about the use of her land in uptown New Haven, the decision was easy. The town needed a library, and Mrs. Meyer saw her chance to give back to the people and place that had given so much to her.

  • By Monte Miller
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There is an ongoing debate between Gerry Bayless and a few of his lifelong friends about whether they joined the Washington Town and Country Fair Board in 1980 or 1981.

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  • By Tom Uhlenbrock, Missouri State Parks
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Historic photos help tell the story of the first 100 years of Missouri State Parks. One of the most impressive shows the stone castle at Ha Ha Tonka State Park before it was destroyed by fire.

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  • By Keith Domke
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Nestled on top of a hill in a heavily wooded area near Big Indian Creek in southern Franklin County, Jack and Sue Wilhite bring their imaginations to life.

The Alzheimer’s Association holds two caregiver support group meetings the fourth Tuesday of every month at the Washington Public Library, 410 Lafayette St., Washington. A daytime meeting begins at 2 p.m., and an evening meeting begins at 6 p.m.

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