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The Missourian In Education program is taking orders for classroom newspapers for the 2014-2015 school year. Newspapers are provided at no cost to schools, thanks to generous community partners featured on this page.
Our summer Missourian In Education Series, "Across the Pond" concluded in the July 12-13 issue of the newspaper. We'll celebrate all that reading at the Washington Town & Country Fair with a special event for young readers at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7, in the Family Fun Center.
We're celebrating National Photo Month by kicking off a summer photo contest for kids ages 9-13. The Missourian Photo Scavenger Hunt is based on a similar contest in the June Book Buzz Pick "Half a Chance," by Cynthia Lord. One winner will receive a camera. Runners up will receive an autographed copy of the book!
The Missourian's Summer Reading Program will debut in the May 17-18 issue.
More than 700 children, parents, grandparents and volunteers attended this year’s Family Reading Night, held on Friday, March 7 at Washington Middle School.
It’s been nearly three years since an F-5 tornado hit Joplin May 22, 2011, and destroyed much of the town. It was the deadliest tornado to hit the United States since 1947, and there were many stories of loss and sadness.
Taking a photo with a cell-phone camera and forwarding it to friends is something most teens (adults too) think very little about — snap, click, send!
The students in Karen Brinkmann’s fifth-grade class at Beaufort Elementary cheer for a lot of things. Monday it was the newspaper.
A creative dog portrait will win one young artist and his or her school a visit from Lily, the search and rescue dog who stars in “Lily’s Story,” the newspaper serial by Carolyn Mueller, now appearing weekly in The Missourian.
A lonely turtle becomes a refuge for his friends in “Turtle Island,” by Kevin Sherry, the August Baby Buzz Pick, chosen by Washington School District Parents as Teachers.
The Missourian joins newspapers across the state this month in the Reading Across Missouri campaign, a Newspaper In Education effort to encourage children to read and learn inside their community newspaper.
The Study Guide to The Bee, a special section filled with puzzles, trivia, activities and other fun spelling information as well as the Official Word List for the 2013 regional spelling competition was included in the Jan. 12/13 issue of The Missourian.
Children, parents, grandparents and volunteers will gather to “Share a Dragon’s Tale” at the 13th annual Family Reading Night, a free community event to be held Friday, March 1, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Washington Middle School.
After serving as a war correspondent in South Africa, Rwanda and the Middle East where he witnessed apartheid, ethnic cleansing and genocide, Chris Tomlinson returned to the United States and assessed ethnic violence in our own history. His personal journey in trying to understand racism is at the heart of his book, “Tomlinson Hill.”
In “We Are The Goldens,” by Dana Reinhardt, relationships of all kinds are tested. Relationships between friends, families and boyfriends are put to the test because of the secrets and lies between Nell and Layla.
What spouts rules and regulations, drives a dated Saab, and has a name that rhymes with Hoover? “A Man Called Ove.” This new novel by Fredrik Backman is sure to provide laughs and occasional twangs of the heartstrings.
Features Editor Karen Cernich, a regular contributor to MO Books, always has a book going. Currently, her nightstand is stacked with new books to review, and some old titles as well, many from years past.
Meet Diane Lick, a new MO Books reviewer. Diane says she will read just about anything, including cereal boxes at the breakfast table. Her favorite genres are historical fiction and non-fiction history.
On March 17th, 2013, a meteor the size of a small boulder traveling over 70 times the speed of a bullet crashed into the surface of the Moon. It created an explosion so bright that it could be seen from Earth—without a telescope! Scientists think that the force of the explosion was the same as about 5 tons of dynamite going off all at once.