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Celebrating the National Park Service

August 17, 2016

Thursday, August 25, is the 100th birthday of the National Park Service, and the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial/Gateway Arch in downtown St. Louis has exciting plans to celebrate it.  At 11 am on the 25th, state and city leaders will gather at Luther Ely Smith Square for a ceremony followed by a picnic, food truck […]

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New state park now open in Missouri

August 3, 2016

When was the last time you got to experience a state park when it was brand new? You can at Echo Bluff State Park in Eminence, which has officially opened.  It’s located along the Current River in Shannon County. A grand opening ceremony was held July 30. The park features new event and meeting space, […]

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Tune up for a good cause

August 3, 2016

Mark your calendar for Aug. 27, 2016, and plan to attend the River Music Festival in Kimmswick.  The event benefits Ride On St. Louis, a nonprofit offering equine therapy services to children and adults with disabilities, disadvantaged youth, and veterans. The festival runs from noon to 8 pm, and features food, drinks and a barbecue […]

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Delta Queen Steamboat

June 29, 2016

  The historic Delta Queen Steamboat is closer to cruising the rivers again!  The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee today approved a plan that would allow vessels of its kind to return to the waterways.  The measure will go to the Senate and House of Representatives for approval, and will need the president’s signoff to become […]

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Off the well traveled path: Gather outside the norm at this entrepreneur’s event hideaways.

March 11, 2016

Article By Julia M. Johnson Jonah White is far from business as usual.  He suits up for many important roles – husband, dad, company owner, manufacturer, lodge operator, motivational speaker, conservationist, survivalist, mentor, descendant of Native Americans… but he’s none of those things in a conventional way. White owns property in Calhoun County, about two […]

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People Update: Phillip Martin, Michelle Martin and Mary Ryan

March 11, 2016

  Phillip Martin and Michelle Martin have been named directors of the Eagle Rock Retreat Center in Eagle Rock, Mo.; and Mary Ryan has been named group accounts representative for the Lake Williamson Christian Conference Center in Carlinville, Ill. Both facilities are members of the Christian Retreats Network.