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Ray County Music Jam: ‘Doing it because they love to have fun’

Ray County Music Jam: ‘Doing it because they love to have fun’

By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer The walls of the Eagleton Center bulging on the fourth Friday of the month with the sounds of foot-stomping old country, bluegrass and Gospel music at the…

The Girlfriends: ‘Changing hearts, changing lives … one girlfriend at a time’

The Girlfriends: ‘Changing hearts, changing lives … one girlfriend at a time’

A women’s ministry and the bonds that stitch them together By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer – Living 50-Plus They started out as the Bobbin Babes, a group of women who…

Country crooner Leland Jones: ‘Doing his thing’ for six decades

Country crooner Leland Jones: ‘Doing his thing’ for six decades

Living 50-Plus: Jones is a walking, talking, singing miracle By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer You can take the performer out of Nashville, but you can’t take the Nashville out of…

The ‘trip of a lifetime’

The ‘trip of a lifetime’

Hardin couple explores the depths of ancient Egypt By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer While flipping through a magazine found in his doctor’s office, Hardin resident Kirk Ellis found an ad…

Age has no meaning for this senior who continues to serve others

Age has no meaning for this senior who continues to serve others

Gladys Collins: Lieutenant Governor’s Senior Services Award recipient By Liz Johnson/Staff Writer Everyone needs a Gladys Collins in his corner, no matter what the age. But, if you are over…

Been diagnosed with a hearing problem? Be sure to get a second opinion

MAY IS BETTER HEARING MONTH By Liz Johnson/Staff Writer Nearly a year ago, I wrote an article encouraging people not to wait to get their hearing checked. I told my…

Retirement is not in this Stet firefighter’s vocabulary

Retirement is not in this Stet firefighter’s vocabulary

Gary Hall: First responder, paramedic By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer Gary Hall, 70, of Stet, has had a long list of jobs in his life. But there are two careers that…

Hardin native remembers his grandfather’s years as a riverboat captain

Hardin native remembers his grandfather’s years as a riverboat captain

By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer Summer months spent on the Missouri River with his grandfather color the memory of Hardin native Tom King. Those memories speak of a carefree childhood…

A life spent navigating the Mighty Missouri

A life spent navigating the Mighty Missouri

By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer We live our lives along the fierce Missouri River and have an ease of crossing from one side to the other by virtue of good…

Living 50-Plus – The God Squad: ‘We’re more than friends, we’re family’

Living 50-Plus – The God Squad: ‘We’re more than friends, we’re family’

By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer It all began 15 years ago with the idea to minister to those in nursing homes. What has truly happened is the seniors have been…

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