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Lighting the way — Webelos scouts light the candles on the Arrow of Light the afternoon of Sunday, Feb. 22 at the Centralia High School cafeteria where an estimated 200 people attended the annual Centralia Cub Scout Pack 90 Blue and Gold Banquet. Pictured above are Webelo I scouts. Left to right, Robby Ditto, Dominic Lansche, Eli Carter and Ryan Blair. Not pictured are Paul Parmely, Skyler Smith and Jesse Shannon. The lit arrow signifies the crossing over from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts, which 12 scouts did that afternoon. Next year it will be their turn.

Pack 90 celebrates a dozen members growth as scouts

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 4:42 pm

An estimated 200 people packed into the Centralia High School cafeteria the after noon of Sunday, Feb. 22. While they were happy to tuck in to plates of Clint Eastin’s pulled pork, smoked chicken, green beans and cheesy potatoes that was not the main reason they were at the annual Centralia Pack 90 Blue and Gold Banquet. They were there to commemorate the achievements of the dozens of Centralia-area Cub

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Centralia FFA kicks off FFA Week with soup and labor auction

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 11:35 am

A few hundred people crowded into the Centralia High School cafeteria Monday night to take part in a decades old CHS tradition: the FFA Soup and Sandwich dinner/labor auction. “The annual FFA Soup and Sandwich dinner and labor auction really helps kick off FFA Week,” said Sam Sudbrock, a senior and president of the Centralia FFA chapter. “It shows what the FFA and the community of Centralia do best, students

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  • Centralia hears from Salvation Army

    Posted on February 27, 2015 at 11:35 am

    Cyndi Champman, Mid-Missouri area development director for the Salvation Army was in Centralia, Feb. 12 to have lunch with members of the Centralia Kiwanis Club and tell them how the Salvation Army was helping people by giving a hand up instead of a hand out. She briefed them on the Salvation Army’s history as well. It began in 1865 London, the brainchild of William and Catherine Booth. They were a

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  • Centralia High School wrestlers harvest state tournament hardware

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    Courtesy John Gramke  The Centralia Panthers battled adversity capturing six medals at the 85th MSHSAA Wrestling Championships and placed fifth in the Class 1 team standings scoring 81.5 points – just 4 points shy of a team trophy. Whitfield won the team title with 157.5 points followed by Seneca, 137, Lawson, 110 and Father Tolton Catholic, 85.5. Qualifying seven wrestlers to the state tournament and having six medal is a

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Sturgeon basketball boys play for district championships

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 11:37 am

The Sturgeon Bulldogs boys basketball team bounced into preseason play with a bang. Tuesday night, hosting the Class 2, District 5 tournament, they took on and took down the Van-Far Indians in a 71-53 match up that at times had Bulldog fans on the edges of their seats wondering if the season was going to end before their eyes and at others thinking the game was in the bag and

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  • Centralia High School wrestlers harvest state tournament hardware

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    Courtesy John Gramke  The Centralia Panthers battled adversity capturing six medals at the 85th MSHSAA Wrestling Championships and placed fifth in the Class 1 team standings scoring 81.5 points – just 4 points shy of a team trophy. Whitfield won the team title with 157.5 points followed by Seneca, 137, Lawson, 110 and Father Tolton Catholic, 85.5. Qualifying seven wrestlers to the state tournament and having six medal is a

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  • Hallsville Indians send wrestlers to state championships

    Posted on February 20, 2015 at 11:31 am

    The Indian wrestlers put it on the line for a trip to the Missouri State High School Wrestling Championships this past Friday and Saturday at Versailles High School. When the dust had settled, Luke West -138 lbs., Hunter Tessman-152, Andrew Robb-170 and Alex Nelson-285 had punched their ticket to Mizzou Arena. As a team, Hallsville finished sixth out of 15 teams. Tessman led the way, repeating as a District Champion,

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Centralia FFA kicks off FFA Week with soup and labor auction

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 11:35 am

A few hundred people crowded into the Centralia High School cafeteria Monday night to take part in a decades old CHS tradition: the FFA Soup and Sandwich dinner/labor auction. “The annual FFA Soup and Sandwich dinner and labor auction really helps kick off FFA Week,” said Sam Sudbrock, a senior and president of the Centralia FFA chapter. “It shows what the FFA and the community of Centralia do best, students

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  • Centralia hears from Salvation Army

    Posted on February 27, 2015 at 11:35 am

    Cyndi Champman, Mid-Missouri area development director for the Salvation Army was in Centralia, Feb. 12 to have lunch with members of the Centralia Kiwanis Club and tell them how the Salvation Army was helping people by giving a hand up instead of a hand out. She briefed them on the Salvation Army’s history as well. It began in 1865 London, the brainchild of William and Catherine Booth. They were a

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  • Pack 90 celebrates a dozen members growth as scouts

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    Lighting the way — Webelos scouts light the candles on the Arrow of Light the afternoon of Sunday, Feb. 22 at the Centralia High School cafeteria where an estimated 200 people attended the annual Centralia Cub Scout Pack 90 Blue and Gold Banquet. Pictured above are Webelo I scouts. Left to right, Robby Ditto, Dominic Lansche, Eli Carter and Ryan Blair. Not pictured are Paul Parmely, Skyler Smith and Jesse Shannon. The lit arrow signifies the crossing over from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts, which 12 scouts did that afternoon. Next year it will be their turn.

    An estimated 200 people packed into the Centralia High School cafeteria the after noon of Sunday, Feb. 22. While they were happy to tuck in to plates of Clint Eastin’s pulled pork, smoked chicken, green beans and cheesy potatoes that was not the main reason they were at the annual Centralia Pack 90 Blue and Gold Banquet. They were there to commemorate the achievements of the dozens of Centralia-area Cub

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Entertainment

C&R Market dips locally

Posted on February 20, 2015 at 11:30 am

For Melissa Crandall, Valentines Day held an extra helping of sweetness. As bakery manager for the Centralia branch of C&R Market, she often spends several days dipping strawberries in white of brown chocolate, then packing these sweet messages of love by the dozen for others to take and present of tokens of love and the sweet tooth. Last week was her second Valentine’s Day rush for C&R. By 1:45 p.m.

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  • Centralia Rotary pulling up anchors

    Posted on February 20, 2015 at 10:00 am

    As far as anybody can remember, where there’s a Centralia Anchor Fest, there have been a handful of Centralia Rotarians with names like Reinhardt, Yager, Quinn and Behrns, clad in Rotary-blue shirts at the corner of Sneed and Allen, hosting the Centralia Anchor Festival’s Anchor Driving Contest. Apparently that tradition is on its way out. The Centralia Chamber of Commerce has been informally informed the Rotarians have decided to cease

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  • 3 Anti-Inflammation Recipes To Help Restore Your Health

    Posted on February 17, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    The link between chronic disease and inflammation based on a poor diet and sedentary lifestyle has been made clear by now, as outlined in an article from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention <http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2012/11_0301.htm> . The article explores how humankind uncovered the tools to overcome infectious disease with germ theory, posited in the 19th Century. More than a century later, as we’ve encountered the wrath of chronic disease –

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