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Laundry packets ‘pack’ a harmful punch to children

Posted on March 11, 2015 at 4:04 pm

   Laundry packets offer loads of temptation for curious children. Kids like the colorful, squishy soap packets, says Angie Fletcher, specialist with the University of Missouri Extension. While they may look and feel fun, they are anything but when broken or eaten. Highly concentrated soap pods cause rapid vomiting, wheezing, gasping, sleepiness, eye damage and, in rare cases, death. Pods poisoned more than 11,700 children in 2014, according to the

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  • Elite Booster Club bringing the cure to your sweet tooth

    Posted on February 9, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Looking for the right gift for your special someone for Valentine’s Day? The Elite Booster Club at Aim High Elite continues their annual fundraiser with the sales of chocolate covered strawberries. The delicious delicacies are sold in a onehalf pound or one pound boxed option. You may select either milk chocolate, white chocolate or a combination of both. Payment is due at the time of order (cash or check only

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  • R-III Chartwells employees show their holiday spirit

    Posted on December 15, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Chartwells Gifts

    Eighty R-III School Chartwells employees collected gifts for the children who visited Santa Claus at this year’s Night of 1,000 Stars. This is the fifth year they have done this, and they bested their total from last year, collecting over 320 gift items, each individually wrapped. Pictured from left are Donna Aslin, Karen Hooks, Dana Skaggs, Diane Ketchem, Teresa Compion, Diamond Harmon, Sissy Broyles, Jackie Rausch, Holly Gossett, Carolyn Harrell,

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  • Local artist feels blessed to be in dream situation

    Posted on June 23, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Dan Burleson in his workshop.

    Dan Burleson refers to himself as a “morning person.” “I’m out there, in the summertime, sometimes midnight to 1 a.m., because it’s cool. My lathe doesn’t care what time it is.” By noon, Burleson has put in a full day’s work and retires inside to have a bite, take a nap and often continue working on a different phase of one of his amazing, basket illusion wooden bowls or vases.

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  • Sheriff teams up with local Marine Corps League in support of ‘Toys For Tots”

    Posted on November 11, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Pictured above is the drop off box for Toys For Tots at the Sheriffs Department.

    Sheriff John Cottle firmly believes every disadvantaged child in Lincoln County is deserving of a little Christmas cheer. This year, Sheriff Cottle teamed up with the Lincoln County Marine Corps League, Detachment 1405, to help identify those children and assist in this monumental effort. The Sheriff’s Office committed to not only identifying disadvantaged children but also be a collection point for toys and collect, sort and distribute thousands of toys

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  • Pre-Owned can be a smart financial bet with

    Posted on November 5, 2013 at 1:56 pm


    Many people look to the used-car lots when shopping for vehicles. Even so, before you start hitting the lots check out When you’re searching for a pre-owned car, truck, RV, or anything else with wheels is a great place to start. On this user friendly website, you will also find a large new vehicle inventory. Nonetheless, the allure of a lower price is what drives many consumers to

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  • Help the Hungry Hope Bags campaign

    Posted on October 28, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Giving back to the community is one of the most important things to remember when the holidays approach. County Market in Winfield has begun their Help the Hungry Fall Harvest campaign with their Hope Bags that are available for purchase. The bags are on display and can be purchased for a donation to the local Calvary Chapel Food Pantry. The Help the Hungry Fall Harvest Hope Bags campaign began on

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