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Mike Crager receives Chamber of Commerce Youth Award

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 8:22 am

As Mike Crager came forward to receive the Youth Award at the Monroe City Chamber of Commerce annual banquet Thursday, those in attendance at the packed center rose and gave him a standing ovation. Several attendees could be seen wiping tears from their eyes. The chamber bestows the award to recognize individuals who have shown an outstanding interest in the community, who have been involved with the youth of the

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Carve a turkey like a pro this year

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 11:31 am

Roasted turkey is the centerpiece of many holiday feasts. That glistening, golden skin and moist meat beneath is the perfect companion to potatoes, string beans and any number of side dishes. Many holiday chefs have received compliments on the appearance of a freshly prepared turkey sitting on the holiday serving platter. But those same chefs may not know how to properly carve up their masterpieces after the grand presentation has

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  • Years Ago

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Compiled by Janet Painter 100 Years Ago Nov. 20-24, 1914 Mr. and Mrs. S.H. Baynum celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 17. Mr. Baynum was employed by the Robey-Robinson Lumber Company. Miss Elizabeth Boulware and Leroy Amundson of Montana were married in the home of the bride Nov. 25. The bride was the daughter of Mrs. A. Boulware. Henry H. Green traded a house in the southeast part of

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  • •Monroe City Police Report•

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Monroe City Police responded to numerous calls the week of Nov. 2-8. On Nov. 2, police assisted a citizen into a home, helped with a lockout on Benton Drive, oversaw a child exchange at the police department, assisted with a second child exchange and talked with a subject about an issue with a child. Police also conducted business checks and routine patrols. On Nov. 3, officers performed school duties, took

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Expectations high for upcoming season

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 12:18 pm

Brock Edris, Monroe City Panthers varsity basketball coach, lost three key players to graduation last spring, Kyle Fulton, Grant O’Bryan and Steven Hays. All three went on to play college basketball. In most cases, such a loss might be devastating to a program. Edris appears unconcerned.  “This year, we have a lot of players returning who are energetic and athletic guys who play multiple sports. Everyone’s expectations are high. I

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  • M.C. Lady Panthers anticipate better season than last year’s

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    By all accounts, last season was a dismal one for the Monroe City Lady Panthers. The team finished 1-23 and was probably glad to see the year get tucked away deep in the recesses of the record book. Don’t look for this season to be a repeat of last year’s, though. “I think it should be a lot of fun for people to come watch us play,” Cody Leonard, varsity

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  • Holy Rosary Basketball kicked off with at home sweep

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Holy Rosary basketball kicked off Nov. 7 with a sweep at home vs. Paris.  The girls won 31-26, and the boys were 48-32 winners.   Skylar Kauble paced the ladies with 16 points followed by Rachel Smith with seven and two points each for Mckenzie West, Lila Yager, Lauren Youngblood and Lauren Dowell. The boys jumped out to a 17-4 lead and never looked back.  Blake Hays and Jaden Underhill scored

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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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