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Local students jump rope for American Heart Association

As a class of fourth-graders jumped rope in P.E. class Thursday, they were exercising a muscle that is being highlighted this month — the heart.

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Agencies hold disaster preparedness workshop for faith-based groups

Representatives from various churches and denominations gathered Thursday in an effort to study up on disaster preparedness.

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Sport-loving fourth-grader stays active, involved

Zack Fortman not only loves watching sports on TV, but also playing them — many of them.

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Area unions, agencies collaborate for ‘The Way We Worked’

About a dozen union members worked together Monday morning setting up The Way We Worked exhibit at the National Churchill Museum.

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Museum offers taste of exhibit to students

As part of an effort to educate youngsters about occupations and whet their appetite for a new exhibit, the National Churchill Museum is offering a free presentation to area schools.

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Eighth-grader uses imagination to pen, publish two books

One of Aiyana Thompson’s favorite hobbies is to fill composition notebooks with stories. Aiyana, 13, of Fulton, will spend hours working on her fiction books, and she always has more than one going at a time. So far, two of her novels have been published. Her latest, “Miranda Fishhook Goes to Middle School,” was published in December by AuthorHouse. It’s a sequel to “Miranda Fishhook Makes a New Friend,” which was published in June 2010.

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Meals liined up, games ready for annual Auxvasse Loafer's Week

AUXVASSE — For more than 50 years now, those with ties to Auxvasse have congregated for the annual Loafer’s Week event.

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Local youth reach goal to build well in Africa

One year ago, a local youth group decided it wanted to make a significant impact on the lives of some in need.

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Need increases for food backpack programs across county

Every weekend during the school year, an average of 332 food-stuffed backpacks go home with Callaway students in need.

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MSD celebrates Asian culture through festival

Celebrating the Year of the Dragon, the Missouri School for the Deaf held a Chinese New Year Festival Thursday.

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