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Sturgeon’s Summerfest is arriving and is bigger than ever. The annual event kicks off this Thursday night and features several new additions along with a new theme: Race to the Fair. Organizers have added a day—this year Summerfest begins Thursday, June 20—and along with the extra day have included, among other things, a carnival, a chili-cook off and an extreme 5-K fun run. Carnival rides will open 5 p.m. Thursday
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of single-serve reduced-sugar Cinnamon Toast Crunch bowlpak due to salmonella. The recall includes single-serve reduced-sugar Cinnamon Toast Crunch bowlpaks with the following “Better if Used By” dates printed on the package: 31AUG2013 02SEP2013 The full recall can be found at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm355309.htm?source=govdelivery.
There is a new pastor at the pulpit of Centralia’s Cornerstone Baptist Church. Caleb Smith and his wife Melissa have moved to Centralia, where Caleb gave his first sermon as lead pastor at Cornerstone on May 19. Caleb comes to Centralia by way of Indiana, where he was living while studying for his master’s degree in divinity at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He was two years
Centralia-area people are pitching together to help with various local causes this summer, especially this weekend, ranging from cancer-stricken children to private battlefield memorials. The afternoon of June 15 those interested in supporting the maintenance of the Centralia Battlefield, are invited to buy tickets or tables for the second annual Barbecue and Concert to benefit the Centralia Battlefield. The gates open at 5 p.m., with the event running until midnight
Despite Friday afternoon’s stormy weather, the 2013 Centralia Anchor Festival made a lot of people happy. More than 10,000 people visited Centralia’s City Square Park the weekend of June 1, despite the threat of Friday afternoon lightning, wind, rain and hail. When the parade was cancelled for the first time in the event’s 20-plus years, said organizers, due to the possibility of hail and maybe a funnel cloud, the crowd
Playgrounds and plats took up the majority of the discussion during the May 28 meeting of the Sturgeon Board of Aldermen. Jennifer Holland made it back from the first round of the state baseball championships in time to make a presentation on erecting two playground structures in the Sturgeon city park. Holland proposed two separate structures; one for children ages two to five, the others for ages five through 12
Members of the Centralia Parks Board received an update on their employees’ preparations for the Anchor Festival during their May 21 board meeting. Park staff will have mowed and sprayed City Square Park as well as have moved in risers, picnic tables and trash barrels. Additionally park staff will meet 5:30 a.m., Saturday May 31 and Sunday, June 1 to clean the city square. “We are dodging raindrops to get