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Barbee Memorial planning to bless “Little Dresses for Africa”

Many seamstresses in the United States have joined together on a project to benefit little girls in Africa, providing dresses, sometimes called “pillowcase dresses,” for thousands to wear. The JOY…

Veterans thanked for their military service

For the third year in a row the Naval Junior Reserve Office Training Corps cadets at the Excelsior Springs Job Corps presented a breathtaking flag ceremony to veterans in attendance…

New mural highlights Excelsior’s musical heritage

A new mural is taking shape on the western exterior wall of Ventana Gourmet Grill, just adjacent to the Carolyn Schutte Downtown Pocket Park on the corner of Broadway Avenue…

Chill doesn’t slow down Halloween fun

Though Halloween turned off chilly after an unseasonably warm week, it didn’t keep the princesses, cowboys, superheroes and all manner of ghosts and goblins from getting out on Friday night…

Donation brings new walk-in freezer/cooler for Good Sam’s food pantry

On Tuesday, Oct. 28, the Good Samaritan Center of Excelsior Springs will receive a $25,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program to assist with the purchase and installation…

Pumpkins and Mums is new fall festival

The weather was just about perfect Saturday for the community’s newest festival—a fall event called Pumpkins and Mums. Organized by the Downtown Excelsior Partnership with a big boost from the…

Preservation conference draws more than 200

The Missouri Preservation Conference at The Elms Hotel and Spa Oct. 6-8 is believed to have broken records with regard to attendance. City Councilwoman Sonya Morgan, who serves as the council…

Coupon clippers celebrate $1 million mark

In December 2011, a group of local coupon clippers shipped expired and unused coupons to an Air Force base in Incirlik, Turkey. That first shipment of coupons, valued at $3,508.77,…

Jones crowned Homecoming Queen

Brooke Jones was crowned Homecoming Queen during halftime of the 2014 Homecoming game. She was joined by the four class princesses—senior Gracen Blackwell, junior Ashleigh Bickford, sophomore Anne Rash and…

Tables by Design brings in $17,000 for Good Samaritan Center

Dozens of generous supporters of the Good Samaritan Center turned out last Tuesday, Sept. 16, for the annual Tables by Design fundraiser. The event, a combination sit-down dinner, design showcase,…

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