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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.

Centralia hosting hundreds of cyclists

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 4:22 pm

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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Sturgeon heaves police Humvee

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 4:40 pm

A trio of Sturgeon’s aldermen met the evening of July 28 in Sturgeon City Hall with a six-member audience and a full agenda. Housing and the city’s Humvee were two of the more-discussed items. “The only thing you’ve got there is a weed patch,” said Sherman Cranmer when trying to talk Sturgeon’s Board of Aldermen into a variance so he could install a double-wide trailer home on a lot at

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  • Audrain County looking at full-time prosecutor

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    People are working to change Audrain County’s legal climate. There is a move afoot to make the office of the Audrain County Prosecutor a full time position. One of the spokesman for the movement is Jason Newton, a Mexico-based attorney. “With Audrain County being the size that it is and the volume of work going through the courts,” Newton said, “it is unrealistic to expect a part-time prosecutor to manage

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  • City of Centralia audit released

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Fair royalty — Centralia area 4-H members made their mark at the Audrain County Fair last weekend. Here Zane Stone of Centralia and Aleigha Dollens of Thompson stand for the camera after winning the titles of Audrain County Fair Prince and Princess. For more fair photos, please see this week's edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.

    Centralia’s full board of aldermen heard the results from this year’s fiscal audit from Heidi Chick, a representative of Williams Keepers, LLC, the firm retained by the city to audit the city’s financial existence. “That’s the best opinion you can get,” said Chick of the clean opinion the firm issued on the city’s finances. She said there were not any significant or huge changes in the city’s financial position during

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Centralia Hurricanes host Mexico, open home swim season

Posted on June 17, 2014 at 1:54 pm

The Centralia Hurricaines Swim team took on the Mexico Marlins for a chilly evening of swimming action, June 9 at the Centralia City Pool. Here are the partial Centralia results: Mixed 8 & Under 100 SC Meter Freestyle Relay Centralia, second place – 2:43.25 Thompson, Caleb M8, Bowne, Josh M8, Stephens, Tess W8, Adams, Olivia W8   Mixed 9-10 100 SC Meter Freestyle Relay Centralia, first place – 2:36.18 Rawlings,

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Centralia School Calendar

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 4:16 pm

http://www.centralia.k12.mo.us/index.php/district-events-calendar Tuesday, August 5 11:00am  New Student Registration & Online Registration at CHS 6:30pm  6th Grade Orientation 6:30pm  Band Rental Night   Thursday, August 7 8:00am  Football Pictures   Saturday, August 9 10:00am  Softball Meal Fund Scrimmage   Tuesday, August 12 4:15pm  CIS Back-2-School Night 5:00pm  CBMS Back-To-School Night   Thursday, August 14  1st Day of School 5:30pm  Volleyball Meal Fund Scrimmage 6:30pm  CBMS Fall Sports Parent Meeting   Friday,

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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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  • Nic-n-Noah’s filling a niche

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Don Brooks is working to fill a niche. That niche is just off the corner of Switzler and Howard Burton. Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, NRA banquets and ball games are among the things Brooks sees the his facility hosting. The 20-year veteran of the construction business has crafted  Centralia’s newest recreation and banquet facility to be something for everybody. The 6,000-plus square foot facility had been on Brooks’ mind for at

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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.

Centralia hosting hundreds of cyclists

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 4:22 pm

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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  • Centralia’s Forrest Chevrolet reprises taco night

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Forrest Chevrolet hosted their second annual customer appreciation event called “Taco Tuesday,” Tuesday, July 15, at Dos Arcos Mexican Restaurant in Centralia. Forrest Chevrolet customers who purchased in the past twelve months were treated to an evening of Mexican food, Chevy trivia, door prizes and festive music. Attracting over 150 guests, the event doubled its attendance from the previous year. Forrest Chevrolet showcased a full lineup of 2014 and 2015

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  • Combine Blessing and Safety Expo planned for Saturday

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Boone County’s first Annual Combine Blessing and Safety Expo will be hosted by Boone County Farm Bureau and the University of Missouri Extension 4 p.m., August 2 at the Central Missouri Events Center, also known as the Boone County Fair Grounds. Brian Schnarre, of rural Centralia, one of the event’s promoters and organizers. “This is the first one we know of in the state of Missouri,” he said. “It has

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