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Centralia Police Department picks a pound of processed pot

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 2:48 pm

The Centralia Police Department set a personal record the evening of Aug. 20. “I don’t believe we’ve ever confiscated that much commercially produced and packaged marijuana from one traffic stop in recent history,” said Larry Dudgeon Chief of the Centralia Police Department of the seizure. That is quite a bit of pot.” Dudgeon was referring to the pound of marijuana seized when CPD officers made traffic stop last week. CPD

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Local author pursues self-publishing

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 3:56 pm

One Centralia woman is following her passion. Tami Carter is a self-published author. Her books are published and printed with the help of an on-line service, without the help of an agent or publishing house. Her writing encompasses two genres: near-future apocalyptic thrillers and “chick-lit.” Her first self-published work was “Collapse,” the first book in the Yellow Flag series, a novel about a collapsing United States of America, occurring in

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  • Centralia Police Department picks a pound of processed pot

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    The Centralia Police Department set a personal record the evening of Aug. 20. “I don’t believe we’ve ever confiscated that much commercially produced and packaged marijuana from one traffic stop in recent history,” said Larry Dudgeon Chief of the Centralia Police Department of the seizure. That is quite a bit of pot.” Dudgeon was referring to the pound of marijuana seized when CPD officers made traffic stop last week. CPD

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  • R-V still moving forward on proposed no-levy increase bond

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    With the hair’s breadth of a temporary quorum on Aug. 13, the Sturgeon school board set to work on funding, finance and education. Board member Tim Parkinson attended by phone. With an audience of three, they approved the ballot language for the upcoming no levy increase bond proposal and agreed the current $1.27 debt service levy works fine. “Everything here will also go fine with a no tax increase levy

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Centralia shuts out Clark County

Posted on August 30, 2014 at 1:24 am

Centralia’s football Panthers made the two-hour trip to Clark County and took home a 34-0 win for their troubles. The run, the pass, interceptions, Centralia used almost every technique in the book to score. Clark County’s Indians hammered back hard but were never able to cross the goal line, despite many Brendan Boatman-driven threats. The Indians’ junior, second-string quarterback was a factor on both sides of the ball and received

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  • Hallsville wins on last second field goal.

    Posted on August 29, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    In an emotional game that went back and forth for the entire game Hallsville went ahead on a field goal with 5 seconds left in the game to win 37 – 34. Check back for updates and pick up this weeks paper for a full review and preview of next Fridays game.

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  • Hallsville crushes Fayette

    Posted on August 23, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Hallsville defeated Fayette last night by a score of 54 – 6 for their first win of the season. Hallsville dominated this game from start to finish and had a running clock to start off the second half. Touchdowns were scored by multiple players and the defense barely allowed any movement. Check back over the next few days for further updates and pick up Wednesdays paper for a full review.

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Local author pursues self-publishing

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 3:56 pm

One Centralia woman is following her passion. Tami Carter is a self-published author. Her books are published and printed with the help of an on-line service, without the help of an agent or publishing house. Her writing encompasses two genres: near-future apocalyptic thrillers and “chick-lit.” Her first self-published work was “Collapse,” the first book in the Yellow Flag series, a novel about a collapsing United States of America, occurring in

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  • Centralia Library snags grant, despite state funding cuts

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Faced with state cuts, amounting to two percent of the Centralia Library’s budget, $4,000, what does the Centralia Public Library do? It wins a grant. One of the meeting’s other parcels of good news was youth librarian Katie Butrum’s report on the conclusion of the summer reading program. Butrum reported to the library’s trustees 339 youth participated this summer. This may, she said, have been the largest summer reading class

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  • Homeless and hungry in Centralia

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Lauren Hoffman and her friends were going hungry; and they are likely to be feeling chilly before long. Gathered among a pile of donated cardboard boxes 13 local youth between the ages of 11 and 14 spent a moderately moist and chilly night in the parking lot of Centralia’s First Christian Church. But this is no ordinary urban camp out. Besides the boxes, repurposed by teenage ingenuity into impromptu shelters,

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Local author pursues self-publishing

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 3:56 pm

One Centralia woman is following her passion. Tami Carter is a self-published author. Her books are published and printed with the help of an on-line service, without the help of an agent or publishing house. Her writing encompasses two genres: near-future apocalyptic thrillers and “chick-lit.” Her first self-published work was “Collapse,” the first book in the Yellow Flag series, a novel about a collapsing United States of America, occurring in

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  • Centralia Recreation Center hosts art camp

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Izaak Moss displays some of his artwork on the runway during the Centralia Park Department’s Art Camp the week of August 6 at the Centralia Recreation Center.

    At the Centralia Recreation Center a model’s job is a hard one. “Bob,” a six-inch tall mannequin was having some work done. After a few minutes of plastic surgery with Centralia High School Art teacher Rachel Renaud wielding a hot-glue gun instead of a scalpel, Bob was as good as new and back on the runway modeling his red cape at Izaak Moss’ coaching.  For the complete article, please see

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  • Centralia hosting hundreds of cyclists

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Life’s a cakewalk — David Power had his hands full during the Bethlehem Baptist Church’s back to school bash, July 26, north of Thompson. The church distributed 45 school supply backpacks at the event.

    For the second year in a row, hundreds of high-end cyclists and their two-wheeled precision instruments will be racing through the Centralia area. Saturday, Aug. 9, Centralia will host the 2014 Missouri State Championship time trial, one of the state’s most prestigious bicycle races. “It’s primarily about the course,” said Mike Weiss, one of the event’s organizers of the 25-mile race against the clock. “But we want it to be

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