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Class of 2015 graduates in 124th annual Commencement

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 10:43 am

The Monroe City R-1 High School class of 2015 graduated Sunday, May 17 marking the end of a high school journey for 56 local students. Valedictorian Baylee Sinclair and Salutatorian Caleb Fuller spoke to their fellow classmates. Fuller told his peers to enjoy the moment, as this was the last time the class would likely ever be together in its entirety. Many students were recognized for the honors Magna Cum

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Summer Reading Program is June 1

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 12:50 pm

Plans are under way at the Monroe City Public Library for the summer reading program. This year the theme is “Every Hero has a Story.” The program will start June 1 and end June 30. For more information call 573-735-2665. Story time will be held each Friday in June at 10:30 a.m. New children’s books have been added this year as a result of a grant from Missouri State Library

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  • Johnson president VFW 4240 Ladies Auxiliary

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    The VFW Post 4240 Ladies Auxiliary held election of new officers May 12. The new officers elected were: President, Daun Johnson; Sr. Vice President, Pat Lehenbauer; Jr. Vice President, Rose McNally; Treasurer, Mary Wainwright; Conductress, Velda Clark; Chaplin, Peggy Doolin; Guard, Emma Jo Mudd; and three year trustee, Tare Elliott. During business discussed, it was decided to change the time and date of the meetings to the first Thursday of

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  • Be on the lookout for eastern tent caterpillar

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    University of Missouri Extension Written By: Linda Geist Producers should check their wooden fences and watering tanks for eastern tent caterpillars, says Craig Roberts, University of Missouri Extension forage specialist. The caterpillar’s pointy, hollow barbs are deadly to horses, mules and donkeys. The barbs poke holes in the lining of digestive tracts, introducing bacteria to organs, especially reproductive organs and amniotic fluids. In mares, this can result in the aborting

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Sports

Panthers prowl Missouri Class 2 Sectionals

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 1:09 pm

The Panthers competed in the Missouri State Class 2 Sectionals May 16 and show no sign of stopping there. For the boys pole vault Chase Pennewell placed first and Parker Yager took third. Logan Minter took second place in both shot and discus. In the 300 meter hurdles Noah McAfee proved he has what it takes coming home with first place, as did Cody Porter when he took first place

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  • Panthers District champs

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 8:44 am

    Chase Pennewell clears the bar

    The threat of rain wasn’t enough to scare the Monroe City Panthers at the Class two District meet Saturday May 9, with the boys’s and girl’s team s placing first. The boys team won with 145 points overall; 43 points above second place. The girls’s finished with 136 points, 54 points above the second place team. In track events, Asjia Troy took fifth place for the lady panthers in both

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  • Wilson, Elsberry qualify for golf sectionals

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 8:06 am

    Blake Wilson and Blake Elsberry will be representing the Monroe City Panthers in golf sectionals. Elsberry said his brother got him interested in golf at the age of seven or eight and that he has enjoyed it since. Wilson has his grandpa to thank for getting him started in the sport, his father also played on the golf team in high school and that gave him the push to play

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Lifestyles

Healthy Habits

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 8:02 am

by: Katie Foster RDN LD Move over chia and flax seeds, there’s a new guy in town! You may have heard of hempseeds, as they are becoming a trending topping and add-in to baked goods, but what exactly are hempseeds? Hempseeds come from the cannabis plant family; however, the seeds from the industrial hemp plant do not contain THC, the active compound in marijuana. What they do contain is a

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  • Healthy Habits

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 8:54 am

    By Katie Foster, RDN, LD To be gluten free, or not to be? If you have been diagnosed with celiac disease, or a wheat allergy (IgE-mediated), the gluten free diet is medically necessary. Many people claim that they have a “gluten sensitivity” which has been defined as “cases of gluten reaction in which both allergy and autoimmune mechanisms have been ruled out;” it is a diagnosis by exclusion criteria. There

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  • Healthy Habits

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 8:11 am

    By Katie Foster, RDN, LD Is a healthy body is a healthy mind, or is a healthy mind a healthy body? Have you ever heard of the saying “a healthy body is healthy mind?” This idea revolves around if your body is in good health, your mentality will also be in “good health.” Well this may be true for some, but what about the other way around? It seems as

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  • Scoreboard to host Lock & Load karaoke Saturday, Oct. 18.

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  • Years Ago

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Compiled by Janet Painter   100 Years Ago Oct. 16-20, 1914 Hugh McElroy attended a meeting of the Missouri Anti-Horse Thief Association in Springfield, Mo. Four hundred delegates were present. Miss Dee Hampton and Van Lyell were married in St. Louis Oct. 15. George E. Chipman attended a banquet at Brookfield given the engineers, firemen, conductors, brakemen, operators and agents of the Hannibal-St. Joseph division of the Burlington railroad. The

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