Fireworks on display

Dustin Dunklee, one of several Versailles Lions Club volunteers, lights a firework Saturday, June 20 for spectators as part of a demonstration of fireworks for sale by the club at the fairgrounds in Versailles. (photo by Bryan E. Jones) A crowd watches a fireworks demonstration Saturday, June 20 put on by the Versailles Lions Club

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Getting into the Independence Day spirit

Following a demonstration Saturday, June 20 of about 30 different types of fireworks put on by the Versailles Lions Club at the Morgan County Fairgrounds in Versailles, customers got into the Independence Day spirit and stocked up on personal fireworks for sale in the Lions Club building set up on the fairgrounds. Proceeds from sales

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Before the battle

General Gage, front, played by Christine Zolecki, prepares her troops before the Battle of Bunker Hill. Troop members are, from left, Kerstin Snapp, Maddie Yoder, and Grace Brantley. The play, “The Entire American Revolution in 40 Minutes or Less!” by Eddie McPherson, was performed June 26, 27, and 28 at the Royal Theatre in Versailles.

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Grand Champion

Gracen Colvin and her steer, Dexter, won Grand Champion Balancer Steer at the Missouri Junior Cattlemans show June 12-14 at the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia. More than 700 head were shown at this year’s event. Colvin is a member of the Silver Spurs 4-H group. (submitted photo)

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Braves defeat the Cardinals 8-1

Grant Cole prepares to drive home his Braves teammate versus the Cardinals as he awaits the pitch from his coach John Baker Monday, June 15 at the Versailles City Park. The Braves defeated the Cardinals 8-1. In other games, the Cardinals beat the Tigers 5-0; Gators edged the Tigers 15-12; and the Braves defeated the

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Grow and Glow Garden Club takes annual tour

Dorothy Collett takes a break in Linda Reid’s garden in Pettis County. (submitted photo) The annual garden tour of the Grow and Glow Garden Club FGCM (Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri) was conducted Tuesday, June 16 to five area gardens. Fourteen members and seven guests, Judy Kuhns, Jenny Spence, Dana Aiken, Nancy Kirby, Lynette Johnson-Hardcastle,

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