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Saxony Lutheran students to perform 'Oklahoma!' (04/17/14)
Saxony Lutheran High School students will be belting out "Oh What a Beautiful Morning," "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top," "I Cain't Say No," and other favorites as part of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Oklahoma!" The musical, which originally opened on Broadway in 1943, takes place at the turn of the 20th century and features the romance of Curly McClaine, a cowboy, and Laurey Williams, a farm girl, against the backdrop of Oklahoma before it becomes a state...
Dress codes: Where should schools set limits? (04/17/14)
EVANSTON, Ill. -- They're called leggings -- popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others. Younger girls often wear them as pants with little fuss. But as those same girls approach middle school, leggings have become a clothing accessory that's increasingly controversial -- and seemingly, the favorite new target of the school dress code...
Who's neXt 4/17/14 (04/17/14)
Graduates Scholarship The Southeast Missouri District Fair Foundation will award a $1,000 annual nonrenewable educational scholarship in fall 2014. Applications are available at semo.fair.com or by calling 243-5856. The application deadline is May 31, and applications may be mailed to Edwin Peetz, 1033 County Road 332, Jackson, MO 63775...
Hooked on Science: Easter egg geode (04/17/14)
Using a few ingredients from around the house, you can to turn an ordinary egg into a geode. STEP 1: Crack each egg near the narrow end. Remove the shell near the top of each egg and then pour the contents into the trash. STEP 2: Add two cups of water into a saucepan, add food coloring, and then mix...
Revisiting Highway 61 on a spring weekend (04/17/14)
As winter finally gives way to spring, roads clearing and icicles melting away to reveal the soft green glow of buds on branches, two words come to mind: Road trip. For my money, the most satisfying road trips bypass the fast-but-featureless interstates in favor of their ancestors, the two-lane highways that roll gently over the land, demanding a lighter touch on the gas pedal and a little more respect for the topography...