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Down Country concert

Country music star, Chris Janson, performed in concert in front of more than 4,000 people in attendance at the Down Country Charity Country Music Concert in the fairgrounds arena in Palmyra Saturday. The event benefited the Down Country charity. Also performing was Michael Ray. At right, Elliot Dougherty gets to sing his favorite song with…

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Norfolk completes 2022 American Legion Legacy Scholarship Run

by Roger Norfolk The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Run for 2022 is in the books.   The run is to raise funds for children of U.S. military members who died while on active duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001, or children of post-9/11 veterans having been assigned a combined disability rating of 50 percent…

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Wright retires after 34 years on MoREC board of directors

Missouri Rural Electric Cooperative’s 86th annual meeting was held Saturday, Aug. 27, with a drive-through format in the parking lot of Palmyra High School.   Registration  showed  the  number  of  members  present had exceeded what was necessary to constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. A total of 399 members registered to vote for…

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R-I PAT, United Way launching Imagination Library

by Patty Cheffey With the help of the community, children could soon learn the joys of reading. The Palmyra Parents as Teachers program, along with help from the United Way, is launching the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Palmyra, which will bring a high quality, age-appropriate book to children from birth to age five every…

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County hears storage facility details

by Patty Cheffey The new storage facility for Marion County will be a “light stone” color following action by the commissioners. During their meeting Monday, the commissioners not only selected the wall and roof colors as well as the trim color, but also reviewed the specifications of the new storage facility, which will be located…

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Port authority gets MoDOT funding

Corey Mehaffy, executive director of the Hannibal Regional Economic Development Council announced Aug. 23 the Missouri Department of Transportation has approved funding for the Marion/Ralls Regional Port Authority, dba Hannibal Regional Port Authority, to purchase land in Taylor  (West Quincy) for a new public port development.  Mehaffy confirmed his office received confirmation in April of…

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Chris Janson headlines Down Country Concert here Saturday

Country music fans will be drawn to Palmyra Saturday for a special benefit concert. The Down Country Charity Country Music Concert, featuring Chris Janson and special guest, Michael Ray, will be held starting at 7 p.m. in the Marion County Fairgrounds arena Saturday. According to organizers, 100 percent of the profits from the sales of…

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Ambulance district sets tax rate

The Marion County Ambulance District Board of Directors set their two tax rates and learned the district took possession of a remounted truck this week while other trucks are still in limbo. In setting the tax rate, the board took the recommendation of Chief John Nemes to lower the operation portion of the proposed tax…

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United Way launches new group

United Way of the Mark Twain Area is providing a new avenue in the community for women to make a difference together by launching a Women United group. Throughout the nation, Women United chapters provide opportunities for energetic, passionate, and philanthropic women to invest in and advocate for opportunities to improve communities with the goal…

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