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Local woman wants to bring Randy the pig back home

Posted on January 26, 2015 at 9:19 am

Dawn Blackburn’s baby is being kept from her. “I don’t want any of my babies in limbo,” she said. Dawn Blackburn’s baby is a Juliana miniature pig. He is currently being held “in limbo” by the St. Louis Humane Society, under 30 day quarantine at Longmeadow Rescue Ranch. I’ll let Dawn tell the story in her own words. From her Facebook page: “On January 13, I received a message from

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  • Highway funding critical challenge state is facing

    Posted on January 26, 2015 at 9:18 am

    The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) Thursday released their budget and outlined plans for road maintenance for the near future. Their budget is $325 million which will allow them to only keep the primary roads in the good condition they are today with rehabilitation work such as overlays and bridge replacements. Only 8,000 miles of the 34,000,000-mile system would be kept in good condition and the remaining would receive limited

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  • Missouri black homicide victimization leads nation

    Posted on January 19, 2015 at 8:31 am

    A report was released last week where Missouri lead the nation in a not-so-positive light. Missouri lead the nation in the rate of black homicide victimization with a rate of 34.98 per 100,000, nearly two times the national black homicide victimization rate and more than seven times the overall homicide rate nationwide, according to a new analysis by the Violence Policy Center (VPC). The annual VPC study, Black Homicide Victimization

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  • Making compromises and learning something new

    Posted on January 19, 2015 at 8:31 am

    Every relationship has its struggles where one or both parties need to make small compromises at times. My husband’s and mine seems to be finding things to do with each other that we both enjoy. I like to shoot photography, watch TV, or do something creative like paint or throw clay. He is more of a video game player, fisherman, and hunter. A lot of times our paths don’t cross

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  • Not so jolly a holiday in wake of surgery

    Posted on January 12, 2015 at 11:20 am

    The holidays weren’t so bright for me in 2014 unless you count the many gestures of kindness, prayers and cards sent my way. I am truly blessed with so many caring people surrounding me. Beginning with the doctors and the great nurses on the second floor at Lincoln County Medical Center and visits from home health care nurse, Carol Ballew, I have received excellent care. Nurses really have a special

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  • A family’s loss gives me pause to reflect

    Posted on January 12, 2015 at 11:19 am

    Back on Veteran’s Day, actually about a week after, we got a call from a local optometrist’s office. The office manager had a bit of an unusual request. They had asked their patients who were veterans to pose for pictures to be displayed in their office. One such patient was Jack Indelicato. Mr. Indelicato posed proudly for his picture and regaled the office with tales of his exploits in the

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  • Times are changing

    Posted on January 5, 2015 at 8:34 am

    Have you ever thought about getting your conceal and carry permit? I can say that I never did before this past year. I have never felt unsafe until all the Ferguson protesting began. I never saw my peers as a threat before. I listen to the scanner here at the Journal and hear about robberies, assaults…you name it, I have probably heard it over the scanner, but I never thought

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