Human Interest

Origins of Mother's Day
Mother’s Day is a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed in different forms throughout the world, and Mother’s Day 2018 occurs on Sunday, May...


Step Back in Time
Union Ridge By Mrs. Harvey Wilson Mr. and Mrs. T. T. Sims of La Plata spent Thursday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Wilson. Mr. and Mrs. George Mason called on Mr....
May Citizen of the Month
By Sheryl Beadles The May Person of the Month has really taken volunteering to heart. There aren’t many community events where this person is not...


4 Common Retirement Mistakes And How To Avoid Them
4 Common Retirement Mistakes And How To Avoid Them Constructing a smart retirement income plan isn’t easy. Throughout the working years there...


Yuksel Agca New tools could uncover important answers for Alzheimer’s researchers
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Alzheimer’s disease currently affects more than 5.5 million Americans and is one of the costliest diseases to treat, according to...


Discover the Heartland for May
By Sheryl Beadles Would you like to see rock cliffs, beauttes, monuments, sage grass and other types of natural beauty without having to travel...


April Is Child Abuse Prevention/Crime Victims Rights Month
By Sheryl Beadles The month of April is not only the month for Child Abuse Prevention but it also has a week devoted to National Crime Victims’...


Origins of May Day
May Day has a long and varied history, dating back millennia. Throughout the years, there have been many different celebrations worldwide, almost...


Sondra Peek Speaks at Praise Service
By Sheryl Beadles Children at the 7th Day Adventist Church in Macon are holding praise services once a month for a service project. Part of their...


Princess Catherine Has Baby Boy
Prince George and Princess Charlotte have arrived at hospital to meet their new baby brother. The new prince, who was born at St Mary's Hospital,...


History of Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo celebrates the 1862 defeat of the French by the Mexican army at the Battle of Puebla. That battle occurred during the Franco-Mexican...


A group is enjoying their pancake breakfast Kiwanis Hold Pancake Breakfast
The Macon Kiwanis Club held a pancake breakfast at the United Methodist Church from 7 am to 11 am on Saturday, April 21.Kiwanis International...


Women's Retreat is Held
By Sheryl Beadles Open Arms Baptist Church hosted a women’s retreat on Saturday, April 14 at the expo building at the Macon County...


OATS MEETING
April 16, 2018 The Chairperson, Theresa Flennory, called the Macon County OATS Volunteer Support Committee Meeting to order. The Pledge of...


Missouri Youth Learn Leadership Skills at 4-H Teen Conference
Leadership skills were in focus for Macon County youth who attended 4-H Teen Conference in Columbia.  They joined over 270 of their peers, ages...