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And the Academy Award for Best Tourism Documentary goes to ... (dramatic pause) ... “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”

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The Missouri Air National Guard's 139th Airlift Wing is looking for nonprofit organizations to help out with its August air show.

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Fourth-graders Taliyah Williams and Zamylah Alexander from Ferguson-Florissant School District’s Bermuda Elementary were among the winners of the “Bonkers for Birds” writing contest.  This year’s annual Masters of the Sky contest presented by the National Great Rivers Museum received over 2,102 student submissions. One winner was selected for each bird species found in the state of Missouri.  

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Shawn Roundtree was chosen to be the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. University staff humanitarian winner by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He is a social worker and athletic director at the university’s East St. Louis Charter High School. “He supports students socially and emotionally, so they can succeed academically,” said Alison Reeves, the professor who nominated him.  

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GALLATIN, Mo. — Chicago chef Andrew Zimmern, host of the Travel Channel's popular "Bizarre Foods" program, paid a visit to Daviess County Sheriff Ben Becerra. Viewers will have a chance to see the program involving Jesse James at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30.

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Antioch Middle School’s Nella Mann has been selected as Missouri’s Outstanding Teacher of American History by the Daughters of the American Revolution. She is now eligible for the national competition later this year.

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MARYVILLE, Mo. — Last fall when the Missouri Department of Transportation announced plans to rework traffic signals and vehicle flow at the intersection of South Main Street and the U.S. Highway 71 bypass, most motorists were thankful that improvements were coming at what always has been a troublesome intersection.

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A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, at Memorial Funeral Home and Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.

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KANSAS CITY — The Christian Community Chorus will begin rehearsals for its ninth season on Tuesday, Feb. 6. The practice will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the sanctuary at Gashland United Methodist Church, 7715 N. Oak Trafficway, Kansas City.

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During the Jan. 16 alderman meeting Tod Kinerk officially announced the next tour of the Timber Fun Day. The event will be held Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3, and highlights the local lumber and timber economy that is so prominent in the Ozark region. The event is an official Salem Chamber of Commerce function which will feature a parade, concessions and stands all highlighting the area’s lumber production. The alderman voted unanimously to allow the parade.

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HALE – The warmer weather on Saturday led to the cancellation of one of the main Hale Yes Winterfest activities. But that didn’t stop attendees from getting in on all the other fun to be had during the 10th annual event, hosted by the Hale Area Association (HAA).

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Shopping in the Ste. Genevieve area ranges from unique boutiques and antiques stores to diverse specialty shops. Local businesses offer hand-crafted goods, food, oddities, and hard-to-find home decor that is sure to impress.

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EAST TAWAS – The Perchville USA Festival features a host of exciting traditions, one of which is the crowning of the festival king and queen and junior royalty.