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The Long Journey By Barbara Sisney Daniel

Winter of 1946 was harsh as snow and cold moved into the warm autumn season.  It was December with Christmas approaching soon.   I was now relocated from General Hospital to St. Mary in Kansas City.  A physical therapist was assigned to give me treatments. She was a strong, lovely lady.  Miss Mague came every…

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A Small Medium @ Large

FOOD FREEDOM – We need to show the universe that food freedom is going to happen.  We need to let our kids and grandkids know that we mean business because their health and longevity is on the line.  It’s high time we divorced ourselves completely, yet responsibly, from every power and technology that is destroying…

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Maranatha Ribbon Cutting

Michael Boyink/Herald Maranatha Health & Wellness Centre celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 24th. The new Ava office is located at 126 East Washington Avenue (on the north side of the Ava square). Posing in the photo are (left to right): Elizabeth Cruz, Robert Sorensen, Christy Abernathy, Pam Abernathy, Frankie Petersen, JoAnne…

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Books-n-Bits – The Douglas County Public Library

We are excited to tell you about several events going on at the Douglas County Public Library during June. We are thrilled to have magician Marty Hahne back to perform for children and “Out of This World” magic show Thursday, June 6 at 10 a.m. We are happy to be included in this year’s 2500…

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Notes from Hunter Creek

Recent Stream Fatalities In past years (now way past) I have floated a couple of pushy class IV rivers at high levels, thereby elevating their relative danger to paddlers.   I like to compare it to driving 85 mph on the Interstate (yes, one state actually has this limit now, in the day time). The highway…

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EPA Seeks Comment on Proposed Options for Regulating Perchlorate in Drinking Water

WASHINGTON – On May 23, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a notice of proposed rulemaking that seeks public input on a range of options regarding the regulation of perchlorate in public drinking water systems. The agency is seeking comment on a proposed National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR) for perchlorate to establish a…

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What About This? By Wayne William Cipriano

Our Marine Corps family lived in base housing about half the time my father was an active Marine. Base housing for us, an enlisted (as opposed to officer) family was usually a house 1200 square feet of so, two or three bedrooms, one bathroom. Once we lived in a Quonset Hut when I was very…

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Boaters: Know Before You Go!

Captain Matt Walz, director of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Water Patrol Division, is emphasizing the importance of boaters being informed about river and lake conditions before they put their vessels into the water. Recreational boaters are being discouraged from operating their vessels on flooded waterways where property will be negatively impacted by boat wakes,…

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Stoddard County Angler Swipes State Record for Black Buffalo

MDC congratulates Joshua Lee for shooting a monstrous 76-pound black buffalo at Duck Creek. JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) congratulates Joshua Lee of Bernie on his record-breaking 76-pound black buffalo shot in Stoddard County. Lee shot the whopper of a fish while bowfishing at Duck Creek Conservation Area Pool 1 April 21.…

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