Educational opportunity: Eclipse-themed activities, viewing sites and field trips planned by local schools
(Local News ~ 08/19/17)
SIKESTON -- Hearnes Elementary Science Club sponsor Charlotte McNeary has been planning for Monday's total eclipse since October. The Charleston R-1 teacher said she first learned the eclipse would take place during school hours after attending a science conference and immediately knew the school's science club would host a community wide event to celebrate...
News nuggets: Space burial, Olympic gaming, Hater app
(Column ~ 08/19/17)
From time to time, I come across news nuggets that pique my interest but, for some reason or another, never make their way into a column. Today, I'm going to revisit some of those tidbits and clean my desk once and for all.
(Obituary ~ 08/19/17)
PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. -- Albert Ross, 81, died Aug. 19, 2017, at Gideon Care Center. Born Aug. 16, 1936, in Parma, son of the late Adeila Briancky and Edgar Ross, he was a member of the First Baptist Church and the ABC Bible class. He served in the Missouri National Guard and the United States Army. He worked many years at the Missourian newspaper office, then was employed at Barton's until his retirement...