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Tractors and wise-men trekking through Centralia this weekend

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 4:22 pm

Visitors to downtown Centralia will see some spectacular attractions this weekend. First, Friday night streets along the town square will host the eighth annual night-time tractor parade. The parade will begin approximately 7 p.m. Friday at Centralia MFA. It will roll north on Jefferson Street, then turn west on Switzler Street. At the intersection of Switzler and Allen Street the multi-colored assembly of agricultural rolling stock will roll south along

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Tractors and wise-men trekking through Centralia this weekend

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 4:22 pm

Visitors to downtown Centralia will see some spectacular attractions this weekend. First, Friday night streets along the town square will host the eighth annual night-time tractor parade. The parade will begin approximately 7 p.m. Friday at Centralia MFA. It will roll north on Jefferson Street, then turn west on Switzler Street. At the intersection of Switzler and Allen Street the multi-colored assembly of agricultural rolling stock will roll south along

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  • CHS drama club presents ‘The Miracle Worker’

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Amanda O'Louglin, left, and Brady McDowell work on their lines during a dress rehearsal for the CHS drama club presentation of "The Miracle Worker, the story of Helen Keller"

    Centralia High School students are breaking out their acting chops to offer some weekend entertainment. Members of the CHS drama club are presenting their interpretation of “The Miracle Worker: The Helen Keller Story”                             The students are presenting the three-act play 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 19 and 2 p.m. Dec. 20 at the CHS cafeteria. It will

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  • Centralia aldermen discuss changes

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Callista Hathman, seven of Centralia, was one of the estimated 350 fans of Santa and Christmas who attended the December 6, Centralia Friends of the Park Breakfast with Santa at Chester Boren Middle School. See page 8 of this week's edition for more photographs from area Christmas-time festivities.

    Minus a mayor and one alderman the Centralia Board of Aldermen’s General Government and Public Safety committee met before an audience of two and discussed housing upticks, future health costs and the enhancement of the online city code. Mayor Tim Grenke and Ward II Alderman Dick Ward were not in attendance. Centralia City Administrator Matt Harline briefed the aldermen on the city’s home-building activity. He said the city had 38

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Sports

Panthers host Tolton; Lady Panthers win, boys lose

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 11:46 am

The Lady Panthers took the lead early December 16 in Centralia and outscored Tolton’s Lady Pioneers every quarter. At the end of the first quarter the score was 10-9, Centralia. By halftime the Lady Panthers were ahead 22-19. By the third they had lengthened it to  37-28, finishing them off in the fourth to win 53-41. “I think we played pretty solid in the first half defensively,” said Lady Panthers

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  • Scenes and stats from the Centralia Tournament

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    59th Annual Centralia Girls Basketball Tournament Girls championship game - Boonville 50 – Macon 44 Third place - North Callaway 42 – Southern Boone 38 Girls All tournament team: Morgan Edwards -Boonville, Paige Renfrow- Boonville, Skylar Beeson -Southern Boone, Hannah Stephens- Hallsville, Abby Naylor- Salisbury, Kailee Chitwood- Centralia, Mackenzie Jemes- Macon, Elaine Brinker North- Callaway, Sara Gibb- Sturgeon, Chalee Britt- Macon Boys championship game - Salisbury 54, Boonville 51 Third place – Southern Boone 75, Sturgeon 68 Boys All tournament team:Hunter Wiley-

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  • CHS wrestlers pick up pins against Battle, Moberly

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    The Centralia Panthers opened their 2014-15 wrestling campaign splitting a pair of dual meets at Battle High School in Columbia Tuesday December 2 followed by their annual entry in the Marceline Tiger Mat Classic Saturday December 6. Centralia started slowly with a 24-46 dual loss to Moberly but rebounded with a solid 48-34 victory over the host Spartans of Battle. “Moberly is undoubtedly a quality program and our dual with them was definitely

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Lifestyles

Centralia community Thanksgiving tradition continues

Posted on December 2, 2014 at 4:46 pm

Thanksgiving morning downtown Centralia’s streets were almost empty. It was warm in the sunlight but in the shade, winter had definitely arrived. But out of the sunlight, inside Centralia’s Friendship Place the warm hearts of volunteers combined with Thanksgiving fellowship kept everyone holiday toasty and comfortable. For the seventh consecutive year, Tracie and Ronnie Roberts along with their family and friends from Friendship Christian Church and Celebrate Recovery, part of a

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  • Young farming innovator wins highest accolade from peers

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    When the going got tough, he did not give up. That, in so many words, is how Centralia High School agriculture instructor Scott Stone described the character of one the school’s highest-achieving  FFA students, Dustin Stanton, winner of the FFA’s National Star Farmer award. “He didn’t give in whenever things got tough,” Stone said of Stanton, locally famous and now nationally known for operating the country’s largest free-range chicken egg

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  • 7 New Year’s Resolution ‘Secrets’ to Weight Training

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Losing weight was the No. 1 New Year’s resolution for 2014, according to a University of Scranton study, which also found that only 8 percent of people succeed in achieving their resolutions. So it stands to reason, losing weight will again top the resolution charts in 2015. “You’re much more apt to be successful, and keep the weight off, if you don’t focus on simply shedding pounds by reducing your

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Tractors and wise-men trekking through Centralia this weekend

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 4:22 pm

Visitors to downtown Centralia will see some spectacular attractions this weekend. First, Friday night streets along the town square will host the eighth annual night-time tractor parade. The parade will begin approximately 7 p.m. Friday at Centralia MFA. It will roll north on Jefferson Street, then turn west on Switzler Street. At the intersection of Switzler and Allen Street the multi-colored assembly of agricultural rolling stock will roll south along

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  • Centralia community Thanksgiving tradition continues

    Posted on December 2, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Thanksgiving morning downtown Centralia’s streets were almost empty. It was warm in the sunlight but in the shade, winter had definitely arrived. But out of the sunlight, inside Centralia’s Friendship Place the warm hearts of volunteers combined with Thanksgiving fellowship kept everyone holiday toasty and comfortable. For the seventh consecutive year, Tracie and Ronnie Roberts along with their family and friends from Friendship Christian Church and Celebrate Recovery, part of a

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  • Avenue of Flags going up

    Posted on November 4, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Volunteers are needed to raise Centralia’s Historic Avenue of Flags. Plans are for the 390-flag memorial to area veterans to be raised over the Centralia City Cemetery, Monday, November 10, starting between 3 and 3:15 p.m. Volunteers will also be needed to lower them at the same time, 3 to 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, November 12. Phyllis Brown, cemetery sextant asks that volunteers not park in the cemetery because that can

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