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Registration for the 2017 Franklin County Silver Games is open now through Aug. 26. Registration forms are available at local libraries, online at http://franklincosilvergames.com under Forms, or by contacting Barb Gardner at 636-584-4172

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  • By Karen Butterfield
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When you mention Paul Cockrum’s name around Franklin County, people’s lips begin to curl into a smile, most likely at the nostalgia that his name brings back.

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  • By Karen Butterfield
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Bill Whittaker, 73, Union, stood before more than 230 doctors and nurses at Barnes-Jewish Hospital at a recent conference to share his miraculous experiences with proton beam therapy at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis.

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Branson is a one-of-a-kind family vacation destination nestled in the lakeside beauty of the Ozark Mountains with dozens of live performance theaters, three pristine lakes, championship golf courses, an international award-winning theme park, family attractions and museums, a Historic Downto…

  • By Karen Butterfield
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Krakow native Ken Schlitt is mostly retired from the American Red Cross, both in terms of working for the organization and in volunteer work — but that doesn’t stop him from his continual recruitment for the platelet donation program.

  • 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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