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Youngblood Sisters score high in gymnastics meet

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 8:44 am

Carly (10) and Audri (8) Youngblood, sisters, competed at the Heart of Missouri Gymnastics Meet held in Moberly on April 18.  Audri, Level 2, earned a score of 9.60 on the beam, a 9.50 on vault, a 9.35 on floor, and a 9.15 on bars giving her all blue ribbons for the day.  Carly competed at Level 4 and scored a 9.40 each on beam and bars, a 9.05 on

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  • State 4-H Conference Develops Local Young Leaders

    Posted on April 22, 2015 at 8:40 am

    Four Ralls County girls including Halynna Yager and Rebecca Moore, both of Vandalia Brice Happy Hustlers, Sydnee Brothers of Center Wise Guys and Jaylyn Hudelson of New London Rocky Point 4-H Clubs were among the 342 people attending the 2015 state 4-H Teen Conference, March 28-29, at the University of Missouri and the Holiday Inn Executive Center. The delegates, ages 11-13, attended workshops to develop belonging, generosity and mastery of

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  • Entomology Team takes first at state

    Posted on April 22, 2015 at 8:39 am

    The Monroe City FFA Chapter placed first in the entomology career development event (CDE) at the 87th Missouri FFA Convention. There were 48 teams in the competition. The winning team members are Summer Lucas, Josh Underhill, Laura Behring and Emily Fishback. Lucas placed first, Underhill placed 15th, Behring placed 19th and Fishback placed 24th out of 187 participants. The Monroe City advisors are Keriann Brandt, Sean Frankenbach and Steve Yates.

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From Andy’s Pen

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 7:26 am

by: Andy Duffy “More matter with less art,” begged the queen of Polonius in Shakespeare’s “The Tragedy of Hamlet.” A person can hardly look at some of the writing contortions coming out of the group behind Grow Mid Missouri and growFEST without uttering the same demand. I’m sure the matter is there somewhere. Everything I hear about the Moberly Area Economic Development Corporation, an organization that is apparently aligned somehow,

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  • Big Talk in a Small Town

    Posted on April 22, 2015 at 7:24 am

    By Adriana Orsini Whew… we’re spring cleaning before a busy time of year!  While, we’re at it a few little housekeeping items: To help us all out with our spring cleaning, we have City Wide Yard Sales right around the corner.  The Monroe City City Wides are May 2, folks, so get your ads into Shannon by noon on April 27.   Ads are $10 for around 25 words, or so.

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  • From Andy’s Pen

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 8:22 am

    By Andy Duffy People say a bad apple ruins the whole barrel. Well, people are wrong. Despite the tool thief (or thieves) who is (or are) working in the area, Monroe City remains a great place to be. Still, it is a shame that someone is sullying the reputation of the whole community. When the construction and excavating crews working on the sewer rehabilitation project leave town, what recollections of

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