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STRONG SHOWING: Monroe City displays highlights of offense, defense posts impressive game

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 11:49 am

The Monroe City Panthers ran hard to four touch downs, while limiting the Clark County Indian’s offense in a 40-22 win on Lankford Field Friday.  This year marks the first in approximately a decade the Panthers have defeated Clark County. “We played well, but there is room for improvement,” said Head Coach David Kirby. “We need to limit our mental mistakes if we want to be a successful football team

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Controversy ensues, council passes wash station in Industrial Park

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 11:45 am

The Monroe City Board of Aldermen approved Two Mile Pork’s plans for a new wash station in industrial park on Monday.  The council lead a heated meeting Thursday night as members of the community debated concerns and practicality of the new station. Some members of the community stood opposed to Two Mile Pork’s Todd Hays and attorney John Morthland while many supported the local businesses’ endeavor to bring another building

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  • Congressman Graves visits Monroe City

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 11:43 am

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    U.S. 6th District Congressman Sam Graves visited Monroe City Thursday at Ren Potterfield Trucking as part of his town hall tour of the district. Graves informally met with constituents after a brief speech about his projects and concerns in Washington D.C.  including regulations coming out of the administration, more specifically the EPA. Graves spoke about the increased strain after the more than 3,800 new regulatory laws passed this year, many

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  • Posted on August 20, 2014 at 8:08 am

    Hays said that the station will be used to wash one truck per day.  Grain bins are also tentatively scheduled for the site in the future.

    Two Mile Pork, the Monroe City area’s largest hog producer, recently announced plans to open a wash station in the Industrial Park of Monroe City. In the face of recent Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) outbreaks, the group decided the wash station would act as a mitigation practice against an outbreak in their barns. Scott Hays of Two Mile Pork, said the wash station would consist of a steel building where

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pregame with the   captains and kirby etd

STRONG SHOWING: Monroe City displays highlights of offense, defense posts impressive game

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 11:49 am

The Monroe City Panthers ran hard to four touch downs, while limiting the Clark County Indian’s offense in a 40-22 win on Lankford Field Friday.  This year marks the first in approximately a decade the Panthers have defeated Clark County. “We played well, but there is room for improvement,” said Head Coach David Kirby. “We need to limit our mental mistakes if we want to be a successful football team

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  • Panthers practice ‘assignment football’ in annual Jamboree

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 7:40 am

    The Monroe City Panthers faced off with three teams in the annual Jamboree Friday, Aug. 8 on Warbritton Field in Paris.   The event was originally scheduled to be played in Monroe City, but was moved due to wet conditions, which delayed construction. Kirby said that he didn’t feel the change of venue was a distraction for the team. “The kids were just excited to get out and play some football,”

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  • August rain delays new athletic complex, jamboree, first home games to change location

    Posted on August 13, 2014 at 7:27 am

    After the heavy rains of last week, the new football field will not be ready for the season opener. The Monroe City Panthers will instead play their Aug. 22 home opener against Clark County on Lankford Field, which is ready to go aside from needing to be painted. “It is disappointing it won’t be ready,” said Jim Masters, superintendent of schools for the Monroe R-1 District, “however, you can’t fight

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Lifestyles

Explore heritage herbs at Mark Twain Birthplace

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 7:55 am

Guests at Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site can attend a program about heritage herbs at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23. Featured speaker Deborah Lee will discuss which herbs our ancestors used as well as when and how they prepared them. Lee has been fascinated with herbs since college.  She has taught medicinal herb classes and worked with clients for more than 30 years.  She is the owner of

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  • Katie Foster’s Healthy Habits

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 7:41 am

    Yogurt has always been a healthy go-to as it provides calcium, protein, probiotics, potassium etc. However, there’s a new guy in town that has become much more appealing, it’s called Greek yogurt. What exactly is this trendy stuff anyway? It’s just regular yogurt that has been strained, thus it has less water and is “more concentrated” so to say; this is also the reason it has more protein. This technique

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  • Aug. 20 Years Ago

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 7:26 am

    120 Years Ago Aug. 21, 1894 A.F. Barr shipped 86 cases of eggs to New York. Maddox and Wakefield shipped four carloads of seed to St. Louis. E.G. Shryack opened a variety store in Monroe City. Miss Ora Ament gave a reception in honor of Miss Blanton of Paris. Guests included Mattie Proctor, Ozie Melson, Evangel and Virgie Bristow, Sidney McCarty, Dr. W.T. Rutledge, Lester Hatch, John W. Ragsdale, George

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‘Nearly invisible village’ of Florida experiences progress in 2014

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 7:47 am

The “nearly invisible,” area known as Florida is undergoing highly visible improvements this fall.  In addition to the ongoing organization of the Florida Resort and Winery, Warren Hagan and Sharlene Posey-Hagan have worked with 12-year president of Friends of Florida, Adelaide Minor, and the rest of the group to organize events this fall, among them the construction of a landmark along U.S. Highway 107. Black paper spelling “FLORIDA,” now lines

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  • Enthusiasts attend Primitive Artifact Show at Visitors Center

    Posted on June 18, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Just a few of the artifacts that were on display at the show.

    Some people may look at a Native American arrowhead and not give too much thought, others are more intrigued by these arrowheads and other ancient primitive artifacts and go searching for them in their free time. A few of these primitive artifact collectors gathered at the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center on Saturday, June 14 to show off the extensive collections they have build up over their many years of

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  • The Hunting Corner to host grand opening for new archery department

    Posted on June 18, 2014 at 8:53 am

    The Hunting Corner will be broadening its horizons yet again with the announcement that the shop will be adding a new archery department. The department will have its grand opening on Saturday, June 21. Chris Kleindienst, who owns The Hunting Corner, says the archery department has been a long time coming. “We had a lot of customers come in and ask when we were going to open one up,” Kleindienst

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