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Michelle Morris, left, checks the back of her boyfriend Benjamin Powell for injuries after the trailer-home they were living in with Morris’ four children was crushed by a tree during Thursday’s windstorm. Powell sustained various injuries pulling Morris’ six-year-old daughter from the rubble.

Storm claims Centralia family’s home

Posted on April 14, 2015 at 3:13 pm

lted Centralia, Michelle Morris and her family crowded into the doorway of her Alco Street house trailer, rushing to put on their shoes and leave for shelter. “All we could hear was the hail hitting everywhere, then ‘bam,’ at first we thought it was a tornado hitting the house.” She said they had been preparing to go take shelter in the basement of the Centralia First Christian Church. “I know

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Lutheran Family and Child Services are here to help

Posted on April 24, 2015 at 10:21 am

Parents and single mothers in Boone County can turn to someone besides family services when they are in need of a helping hand. That was the message Heather Hall brought to the Centralia Golf and Social Club the afternoon of April 16 as she met with 22 members of the Centralia Kiwanis Club. One of the things Hall does, she said is work with pregnant mothers to provide counseling, and

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  • Centralia Planning and Zoning recommends vacating street

    Posted on April 24, 2015 at 10:19 am

    During their April 9 meeting, members of Centralia’s Planning and Zoning Commission closed a street and opened up the process that will produce the city’s next comprehensive plan. Local realtor Darren Adams asked them to close part of a street upon which he and his family own property. Adams had approached the commission with a request that the city vacate the eastern 900 feet of Southland drive, which is surrounded

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  • Centralia’s Griffin returning home to Mid-Missouri

    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    After almost 45 years to the day he and his fellow soldiers went missing during the firefight that followed their helicopter crash in Cambodia, Sgt. Rodney Griffin is coming home. According to Dennis Mills, a local veteran of the Vietnam War and spokesman for the local chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, a Cambodian who, as a six-year-old, saw the actual crash before being chased from the area by

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Foundation gives Centralia Intermediate School Golf a boost

Posted on April 24, 2015 at 10:24 am

Multicolored tennis balls were flying though the air behind Centralia Intermediate School  earlier this month. On a bright and sunny Wednesday afternoon, members of the Columbia Golf Foundation where on hand to help the student body improve their golf skills. This was a follow-up to their visit a year earlier when the foundation donated children’s-level introductory golf equipment so the school’s gym classes could have a golf component. One of

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  • Panthers drop home game to Macon

    Posted on April 17, 2015 at 10:49 am

    The Macon Tigers came calling Tuesday night in Centralia and for a few innings it looked as if the Centralia Panthers Baseball Team would be sending them home with a loss on their books. Appearances can be deceiving though. When it was all over Macon came out on top 10-4, leaving Centralia with a 2-6 record. Seth Cooke opened for the Panthers and for three innings treated the crowd and

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  • Panther baseball beats Highland

    Posted on April 10, 2015 at 11:07 am

    The Centralia High School Baseball team won one on the road the afternoon of April 7 and gave the Highland Cougars a clinic on comeback baseball. The Panthers play was opposite the weather. The Highland weather started sunny and warm and faded to cloudy and cool. The Panthers started the game slow and were down 5-0 after 5 innings. They roared back in the last to and won 11-7, bumping

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Foundation gives Centralia Intermediate School Golf a boost

Posted on April 24, 2015 at 10:24 am

Multicolored tennis balls were flying though the air behind Centralia Intermediate School  earlier this month. On a bright and sunny Wednesday afternoon, members of the Columbia Golf Foundation where on hand to help the student body improve their golf skills. This was a follow-up to their visit a year earlier when the foundation donated children’s-level introductory golf equipment so the school’s gym classes could have a golf component. One of

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  • Panthers drop home game to Macon

    Posted on April 17, 2015 at 10:49 am

    The Macon Tigers came calling Tuesday night in Centralia and for a few innings it looked as if the Centralia Panthers Baseball Team would be sending them home with a loss on their books. Appearances can be deceiving though. When it was all over Macon came out on top 10-4, leaving Centralia with a 2-6 record. Seth Cooke opened for the Panthers and for three innings treated the crowd and

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  • Paybacks

    Posted on April 14, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    By Lorry Myers Lately, my children have been ganging up on me, talking to each other behind my back to plot out their strategy. Just yesterday they were kids, calling each other names and constantly needing a referee. Now they like one another and I am the problem child. How did that happen? These are the very children that would provoke each other on road trips until a brawl ensued. 

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Foundation gives Centralia Intermediate School Golf a boost

Posted on April 24, 2015 at 10:24 am

Multicolored tennis balls were flying though the air behind Centralia Intermediate School  earlier this month. On a bright and sunny Wednesday afternoon, members of the Columbia Golf Foundation where on hand to help the student body improve their golf skills. This was a follow-up to their visit a year earlier when the foundation donated children’s-level introductory golf equipment so the school’s gym classes could have a golf component. One of

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  • The homecoming

    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    By Lorry Myers They married in a country church that barely held them all. He was a popular boy with a big personality and she was a beautiful brown-eyed girl who sewed her own clothes. Everyone knew that they were crazy about each other and would always be together. Until Rodney’s draft number changed everything. It was 1969, the summer before Donna Nelson’s senior year in high school when she

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  • Hallsville hosts annual Easter Egg hunt

    Posted on March 27, 2015 at 10:32 am

    Screams of joy, the pitter-patter of hundreds of little feet through fresh green grass beneath a spring blue Hallsville sky – it must be, it is, the annual City of Hallsville Easter Egg Hunt. Hallsville’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be 2 p.m., Saturday, March 28 in Hallsville’s Tribble Park.  Children under the age of 10 are welcome to participate if their parents or grandparents reside in the Hallsville area.

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