Human Interest

National Lewis & Clark Conservation Awards Celebrate Those Who...
Honorees include Tim “Mountain Man” Guraedy from the television series Duck Dynasty, Missouri Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe, National Wild Turkey Federation and the vital...
News & Notes from the Macon County Ministries
This news article will be about GRATITUDE. The Macon County Ministries (M.C.M.) is all about grateful volunteers serving the people of Macon County. But, it’s also about...
2018 Fall Macon City Wide Garage Sale Listings
Friday, Sept 7th, 4pm – 7pm and/or Saturday, Sept 8th, 7am – 2pm POLICE NOTICE:  When parking on any residential street during the City Wide Garage Sale Hours, ALL...
Exploring the origins of Labor Day (255 words, US)
Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summertime fun and a day when thousands of people gather across the country for their final big barbecue...


Pampering Palms by Melissa Bunch
Do you need some help with relaxation? Or maybe need help with a specific ache and pain? If you live in the La Plata area, you may be able to find...


Pictured are AARP members Joe and Sandra Boedeker
Photo by Sheryl Hatch The Long Branch Area AARP Preparing For Annual Food Drive
The Long Branch Area AARP Chapter 5450 is preparing for their annual food drive for the Emergency Food Pantry in observance with the National AARP...


Common causes of cancer that people can control
Alcohol is one potential contributor to cancer that men and women can control. A cancer diagnosis can be shocking. After receiving such news, many...


Simple ways to avoid injuries when working out
Five to 10 minutes of light aerobic exercise before working out can help men and women avoid injury. A desire to live a healthy, active life...


Nichols pictured with a couple of participants Alzheimer's Community Conversation Held
By Sheryl Hatch On Thursday, August 17, a community conversation event regarding Alzheimer’s disease was held at the Macon Senior Center. Janette...


Ashlyn Russell is pictured getting her vital signs checked by CVC volunteer Lois Wood at the New Cambria clinic Macon County Health Department Holds Clinics
The Macon County Health Department with the help of the Macon County Civilian Volunteer Corps held clinics throughout the county during the month...


Man Receives Long Overdue Medals
By Sheryl Hatch On Thursday, August 9, a World War II veteran received his well-deserved medals that he earned all those years ago fighting for...


Honestly Looking at Family Values
by Wim Laven A recent look at the GOP’s platform on immigration was quite heartbreaking; they want to break up and damage good families. I thought about the people I know,...
Letter to the Editor
July 18. 2018 Dear editor, I had the pleasure of visiting Macon County last weekend. I attended the Macon County fair, shopped at the Country...


Enjoy more time outdoors with easy tricks
Dining outside is one way to spend more time outdoors. In centuries past, humans spent much of their time in nature, hunting, foraging and living...


Easy and budget-friendly ways to add curb appeal
Curb appeal can set your home apart from others, and improving curb appeal doesn't have to be expensive. Curb appeal can help a home get noticed...