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Colleagues and constituents to honor Francis

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 5:25 am

A reception to honor retiring Monroe County Clerk Sandra Francis will be held Friday, Dec. 19, at 3 p.m. in the courthouse. Organizers say everyone is welcome to attend and participate in the farewell reception for the long-time county employee and elected official. Francis was hired by then-newly-elected Monroe County Clerk Sandy Carter in January, 1987, and elected to the position in 2006 and re-elected in 2010. County Treasurer Rita

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Shelbina OES holds Dec. meeting

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:49 am

The Shelbina Chapter 159 Order of Eastern Star held a stated meeting Dec. 10 with 13 members present.  Chapter was opened in regular form with WM Linda  Sorrell presiding.  Other officers present were Jim Sorrell, WP; Ruth Ann Dixson, AM Pro Tem; Elmer Dixson, AP; Lois Turner, Secy;  Nancy Thorndyke, Cond; Leslie Rosenkrans, A. Cond. Pro Tem; Susie Spencer, Chaplain; Sallie Allison, Organist; Margaret Gilbert, Ruth; Linda Cullifer, Electa; Charles

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  • •Monroe County Land Transfers•

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:48 am

    Morthland, Mildred Maxine Revocable Trust Agreement to Frankenbach, Sean P. Ryan, Nancy and Terrance to Taylor, Shane and Lynn Taylor, Shane R. and Alice L. to Benson, Daniel Q. Green, Jeffrey E.,-Trustee to Hays Holdings, LLC Miller, Daniel and Amanda to Stauffer, Cory and Kirstie Hamilton, Gary W. and Kimberly Ann to Crabtree, Bobby L. and Peggy A. Shumard, Mary Trust to Shumard, James C. and Lacey L. Dix, Carol S.

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  • Students of Connie Walker to perform recitals in December

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Piano, voice, and guitar students of Connie Walker will be performing Christmas selections at the Monroe City Manor on Tuesday, Dec. 16 and Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 4 p.m.  The students will then present their annual Christmas recital on Sunday, Dec. 21, at 5 p.m. at the Holy Rosary Church. The following students will be performing at the free recitals: Alexis Lloyd, Denten Hays, Dawson, Karr, Beau and Logan Lucas,

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Matchups set for Monroe City Tournament weekend action

Posted on December 12, 2014 at 10:17 am

As Monroe City’s 90th annual Basketball Tournament zips toward its Saturday finish, the weekend matchups have been set. In Thursday, Dec. 11 boys action, South Shelby overcame Mark Twain 74-66 and Palmyra outlasted Marion County 68-61. During lady hardwood activity, Palmyra got past Paris 45-38 and Louisiana squeaked by Marion County 31-26. The games set the table for tonight and tomorrow, Dec. 12 and 13. In the consolation finals, the

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  • Monroe City Teams walk away with wins in Wednesday’s tournament action

    Posted on December 11, 2014 at 10:53 am

    In Monroe City Tournament action on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, The Monroe City Lady Panthers strode past Marceline 59-38 and Monroe City’s varsity boys put 69 points on the board against the Paris squad’s 39. “I thought we played hard the whole night to force Marceline to play our tempo. We played a strong defensive game.  The team got out and got some deflections and steals and made it hard

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  • Monroe City splits in tournament action

    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Monroe City’s varsity teams split, Dec. 8, in their own basketball tournament as play in the 90th rendition of the event kicked off. The hometown girls overcame South Shelby 71-47, making good on Coach Cody Leonard’s promise that his team would enjoy a better season than it did last year. The Lady Panthers, with two notches in their belts already this year, have doubled the team’s 2013-2014 win total. The

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Healthy Habits

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 11:23 am

By Katie Foster Last week we talked about why squash should be a wintertime staple. See below for ways to use this nutrient-packed versatile produce pick. Butternut Squash Crumble Serving Size: 4 (210 calories each) Ingredients 1 medium butternut squash (2 1/2 cups, when roasted) 2 heaping tablespoons whole wheat pastry flour 4 tablespoons oats 3 tablespoons margarine, cut into 12 cubes 4 tablespoons brown sugar/Splenda blend 2 tablespoons sugar

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  • Healthy Habits

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 9:29 am

    By Katie Foster Winter Produce Squash is a great produce pick for this time of year. It is super nutritious, low calorie and packed with nutrients. Buy it on sale while it’s in season and store it in a cool dry place; it should keep for a month or more. Below are my two favorites! Give these a try this Holiday season. One of the most popular winter squashes is

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  • Healthy Habits

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 10:35 am

    By Katie Foster Pumpkin Preparation With November just a few days away I can’t help but to think of Thanksgiving and my favorite “pumpkin dishes” and baked goods. Pumpkin is not only super nutritious but an excellent addition to baked goods. It adds rich flavor and creates a moist product. However you probably wouldn’t want to eat pumpkin from a can as is; it needs a little flavor. One of

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

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 10:32 am

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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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  • Missouri woodcock season to open soon

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Biologists say the birds peent, and I guess that is as good a description of the sound the fowl makes as anything. When they dart away, their wings also make an audible whir. So flush a woodcock, and you will hear a series of peents folded up in a flutter of wings. If a person’s ears are still good enough to hear the noise – mine barely are – he

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