Human Interest

DISCOVER NATURE GIRLS CAMP
The Missouri Department of Conservation will be offering its tenth annual Discover Nature Girls Camp. It is a free three-day, two-night girls camp...


Camrie Feinberg (La Plata) and Shana Oliver (South Shelby) earned a trip to the National FCCLA conference in Nashville, TN July 2-6 after their STAR event received a gold medal and  top  ratings  at  the  state  level.  Through  the  Macon  Early  Childhood  Vo-Tech  program they   presented   under   the   category,   Focus   on   Children.   Their   project   was   titled, "Destination Santa's Workshop."


How Fast Should You Lose Weight?
By Jennifer R. Scott - Reviewed by a board-certified physician. Updated March 20, 2017 You may have heard you should only lose 1 or 2 pounds a week. But what about people...
Why March Is the Best Time to Rethink Your Resolutions
New Year's resolutions not going so well? Now's the time to give them a reboot—or trade them for goals you'll actually achieve! Cassie Shortsleeve's pictureBy Cassie...
8 Preparation Tips To Run A Successful 5k
By Adam Pegg on July 23, 2013 SHARE THIS ARTICLE 12 That time of year is coming up soon when lots of 5k races will be taking place. It’s a very popular event to attend...
How Vitamin B12 Deficiency Affects Your Body
By Heidi Moawad, MD - Reviewed by a board-certified physician. Updated February 15, 2017 Vitamin B12 deficiency is one of the most prevalent nutritional deficiencies. It...
Army Veteran Accident Victim Honored
Marshall L. Libby, 73 of Monroe City and formerly of Elmer was fatally injured Thursday, February 16, 2017 near his home in a 2 vehicle accident....


Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor: Amber Alert: Republican Congressman Sam Graves Representative Missouri 6th District. Last seen, hiding under his desk: After three attempts to contact the...
Couples at Loch Haven Celebrate Valentine's Day
On Feb. 14th Loch Haven celebrated with their married couples at a lavish dinner with music provided by Donnie Roberts, Bill Lear, and Chet...


Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Dale Willis is pictured with Hospice volunteer, Sandra. Hospice Compassus Volunteers
By Sheryl Beadles Hospice Compassus is an organization that relies on several groups of individuals in order to help people in their time of need....


Harry Ward speaking at the 2011 Oregon Fallen Firefighters Memorial at Department of Public Safety and Standards (DPSST) Academy in Salem, OR. Photo submitted by Sean Hartley Harry Ward formerly of La Plata Becomes New Fire Chief
Crooked River Ranch Fire & Rescue is pleased to announce that our new Fire Chief is Harry Ward. Chief Ward will bring a diverse background of...


Point in Time Homeless Count
NECAC is one of many organizations across Missouri and around the nation that are participating in the Point in Time Homeless Count. The 24-hour...


Is a Trainer Right for You?
By Paige Waehner Updated April 27, 2016 If you want to lose weight, get healthy and/or build muscle, hiring a personal trainer can be a step in the right direction. A...
2nd Annual Holiday Pet Photo Contest
"The Macon City Animal Shelter hosted their 2nd Annual Holiday Pet Photo Contest during the last week of December 2016 on their Facebook page...


Pictured is PAT family Daniel and Meghan Riegerix with daughters Willow (8) and Ruthie (six months). Photo by Sheryl Beadles Parents As Teachers
Parents As Teachers (PAT) invited families to the Macon Public Library on Tuesday, December 6 for a SPROut Kids Nature Program. Supporting Parents...