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Fair royalty — Centralia area 4-H members made their mark at the Audrain County Fair last weekend. Here Zane Stone of Centralia and Aleigha Dollens of Thompson stand for the camera after winning the titles of Audrain County Fair Prince and Princess. For more fair photos, please see this week's edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.

City of Centralia audit released

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 3:38 pm

Centralia’s full board of aldermen heard the results from this year’s fiscal audit from Heidi Chick, a representative of Williams Keepers, LLC, the firm retained by the city to audit the city’s financial existence. “That’s the best opinion you can get,” said Chick of the clean opinion the firm issued on the city’s finances. She said there were not any significant or huge changes in the city’s financial position during

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Fair royalty — Centralia area 4-H members made their mark at the Audrain County Fair last weekend. Here Zane Stone of Centralia and Aleigha Dollens of Thompson stand for the camera after winning the titles of Audrain County Fair Prince and Princess. For more fair photos, please see this week's edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.

City of Centralia audit released

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 3:38 pm

Centralia’s full board of aldermen heard the results from this year’s fiscal audit from Heidi Chick, a representative of Williams Keepers, LLC, the firm retained by the city to audit the city’s financial existence. “That’s the best opinion you can get,” said Chick of the clean opinion the firm issued on the city’s finances. She said there were not any significant or huge changes in the city’s financial position during

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  • Nic-n-Noah’s filling a niche

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Don Brooks is working to fill a niche. That niche is just off the corner of Switzler and Howard Burton. Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, NRA banquets and ball games are among the things Brooks sees the his facility hosting. The 20-year veteran of the construction business has crafted  Centralia’s newest recreation and banquet facility to be something for everybody. The 6,000-plus square foot facility had been on Brooks’ mind for at

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  • Centralia BBQ contest warming up

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Less than 90 days from now fall leaves will begin covering the grass at Centralia’s City Square Park. They will not be the only things covering the square. Multicolored canopies and barbecue smokers and grills will surround the square as the fifth annual Anchor City Cook-Off, Oct. 10 and 11 in the City Square Park. There will be a few changes to this year’s event but the contest committee’s basic

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Centralia Hurricanes host Mexico, open home swim season

Posted on June 17, 2014 at 1:54 pm

The Centralia Hurricaines Swim team took on the Mexico Marlins for a chilly evening of swimming action, June 9 at the Centralia City Pool. Here are the partial Centralia results: Mixed 8 & Under 100 SC Meter Freestyle Relay Centralia, second place – 2:43.25 Thompson, Caleb M8, Bowne, Josh M8, Stephens, Tess W8, Adams, Olivia W8   Mixed 9-10 100 SC Meter Freestyle Relay Centralia, first place – 2:36.18 Rawlings,

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  • Anchor Run winners

    Posted on June 10, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    Seventy seven runners participated in this year’s one mile ANCHOR RUN sponsored by the Centralia Rotary Club.  Medals were presented to all participants as they crossed the finish line.  After the results were tallied, trophies were presented to the first and second place winners in each age category and the Over-All female and male winners. Overall female winner: Sophie Angell – 6 minutes – 12 seconds Overall male winner: Bryce

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  • Centralia Panthers compete at state track championships

    Posted on June 3, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    Gordon, Horn, Schmersahl medal   The Centralia Panthers brought home some hardware from the Class III Missouri State Track and field championships, May 30-31 in Jefferson City.Madison Gordon took fourth place in the 400-meter dash, setting a new school record 58.52. Haley Schmersahl won a seventh-place medal in the pole vault with a 10’ 3” vault. Denver Horn earned a fifth place medal in the long jump, going 21’ 7.75”

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Nic-n-Noah’s filling a niche

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 2:38 pm

Don Brooks is working to fill a niche. That niche is just off the corner of Switzler and Howard Burton. Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, NRA banquets and ball games are among the things Brooks sees the his facility hosting. The 20-year veteran of the construction business has crafted  Centralia’s newest recreation and banquet facility to be something for everybody. The 6,000-plus square foot facility had been on Brooks’ mind for at

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  • Centralia BBQ contest warming up

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Less than 90 days from now fall leaves will begin covering the grass at Centralia’s City Square Park. They will not be the only things covering the square. Multicolored canopies and barbecue smokers and grills will surround the square as the fifth annual Anchor City Cook-Off, Oct. 10 and 11 in the City Square Park. There will be a few changes to this year’s event but the contest committee’s basic

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  • Trusting the shepherd

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Mike Cooper, pastor, First Baptist Church, Centralia  Growing up in a neighborhood, where almost everyone had a fence, gates were kind of important things. Of course, when I was young and a lot less breakable, I and some of my friends would sometimes try to hop fences, if we needed to move quickly from one yard to the next. Obviously, we tried our best not to be caught when we engaged

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Nic-n-Noah’s filling a niche

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 2:38 pm

Don Brooks is working to fill a niche. That niche is just off the corner of Switzler and Howard Burton. Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, NRA banquets and ball games are among the things Brooks sees the his facility hosting. The 20-year veteran of the construction business has crafted  Centralia’s newest recreation and banquet facility to be something for everybody. The 6,000-plus square foot facility had been on Brooks’ mind for at

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  • Centralia BBQ contest warming up

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Less than 90 days from now fall leaves will begin covering the grass at Centralia’s City Square Park. They will not be the only things covering the square. Multicolored canopies and barbecue smokers and grills will surround the square as the fifth annual Anchor City Cook-Off, Oct. 10 and 11 in the City Square Park. There will be a few changes to this year’s event but the contest committee’s basic

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  • Centralia Fair beats heat, draws crowds

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Carrie Drake was crowned 2014 Centralia Fair Queen the evening of Thursday, July 10 at the Centralia Fair. For more Centralia Fair photos, please see this week's edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.

    Another July weekend, another fair. Only one weekend though, has the privilege of being the weekend of the Centralia Youth Fair. Thursday, July 10 through Saturday, July 12, an estimated thousand or more passed through Centralia to enjoy the three-day event’s charms. Fair board vice president Adam Brown said exhibitors, participants and spectators alike spent money in Centralia, directly or indirectly while they took in the fair. “People shopped the

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