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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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Centralia scheduling street work

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 10:45 am

As pothole season arrives in Mid-Missouri, the City of Centralia is moving forward on budgeting funds for the resurfacing of some of its more challenged streets. The city has budgeted a bit less than $160,000 on approximately 1,896 tons of asphalt to apply to the following streets: Columbia Street: From the north side of the intersection with Switzler north to the south side of the right-of-way of Missouri State Highway

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  • Storm claims Centralia family’s home

    Posted on April 14, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    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.

    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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  • Program prepares Centralia parents for missing child emergencies

    Posted on April 14, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    Parents and children visited Chance Elementary School in the name of safety Saturday morning. At least 25 volunteers, representing the Masonic Foundation, Boy Scouts, Order of the Eastern Star and Rainbow Girls gathered in the CES cafeteria, equipped with eight laptop computers, fingerprint scanners and web cams. They were there to support and give local parents access to the  Missouri Child Identification and Protection program, also known as MoCHIP. According

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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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  • Hallsville golfers hit the links

    Posted on March 31, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    The Hallsville Indians golf team traveled to Montgomery County Golf Club, Thursday, March 26 to take on the host Wildcats as well as the Bowling Green Bobcats and the Silex Owls for a season-opening quad match. The Indians went 1-2 on the day defeating Silex by one stroke, while falling to Montgomery County and Bowling Green.  For the complete article, please see this week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.

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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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  • Local lawn and landscaping business offers advice

    Posted on April 10, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Brian Mortimer has seen his share of lawn mowers come and go. As the owner of Progressive Landscaping, his  lawn-care, greenhouse and landscaping business Mortimer said he has worn out four heavy-duty mowers since he started the business in 1999. “We average between 700 and 1,000 hours a season on each of our four mowers,” he told an audience of 23 Kiwanians the evening of April 2 at the Centralia

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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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  • Chili and Trivia on a Saturday night at Centralia’s First Christian Church

    Posted on March 20, 2015 at 9:51 am

    A group of Centralia youth are headed north this summer and they are inviting the public to join them for chili, vegetable soup and Trivia to help get all 11 of them to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where they will spend a long weekend giving the very young and the very old a helping hand. The Centralia First Christian Church Youth Group is sponsoring a night of Trivial Pursuit at the church

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  • Centralia Panther baseball preview, CLARK COUNTY GAME CANCELLED

    Posted on March 20, 2015 at 9:50 am

    At 11 a.m. this Saturday, the Centralia Panthers baseball team was supposed to open their season against the Clark County Indians, however that game was cancelled due to field conditions. Last year the Panthers were 16-6, one of their best seasons. Head Coach Ehrich Chick said that is on the minds of this year’s squad. “I’m sure having a record of 16-6 from last year’s seniors will draw higher expectations

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