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Friday, March 21 2014

The trees are free and are part of a “RePlant Platte” celebration of native trees, grasses and wildflowers as part of the county’s year-long 175th anniversary celebration.

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Thursday, March 20 2014

The keynote guest panelist will be Lisa Young Alston, the daughter of Civil Rights leader and activist Rev. Andrew Young.  Rev. Young was Dr. Martin Luther King’s most trusted advisor and confidant. 

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Wednesday, March 05 2014

Raffle to benefit the Clay County Museum & Historical Society

As a fund raising event, the Clay County Museum & Historical Society is raffling off two quilts and one throw.  Tickets are $10 each and only 100 tickets will be sold.  The raffle winners will choose the quilt or throw they prefer in the order drawn.  The first winner will also receive “Holly the Bear”, a free standing ornamental stuffed bear dressed in pioneer dress holding a basket.  The quilts and throw may be viewed at the Clay County Museum, 14 N. Main, Liberty, Missouri, where tickets may be purchased.  Website

Press Release:  Clay County Museum and Historical Society

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Sunday, March 02 2014

Historic Arrow Rock, Missouri, is honoring its African-American heritage on Saturday, April 5, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. with “The Friends of Arrow Rock African-American Symposium,” at the Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center. The event is part of a year-long series of programs and presentations exploring the lives and contributions of African Americans in Arrow Rock and Missouri.

Program Schedule and Speakers Click Here

Attendees will explore the daily life of African Americans through presentations by scholars and historians on slavery, Prince Hall Freemasonry, and the secret signs and symbols used by African Americans in their art and cemeteries.  In addition, there will be storytelling, gospel music, and tours of African-American sites in and near Arrow Rock.  

The historic 1834 J. Huston Tavern will provide an all-you-care-to-eat luncheon with an African- American inspired menu featuring the Tavern’s famous fried chicken.

Admission, including the buffet luncheon at the Tavern, is only $25. Reservations are requested by March 28 to the Friends of Arrow Rock, P.O. Box 124, Arrow Rock, MO 65320, by phone at 660-837-3231 or on line at FriendsofArrowRock.org.  

The Friends of Arrow Rock African-American Symposium is supported in part by an endowment funded by the Missouri Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and generous donors.

The Friends of Arrow Rock and the Arrow Rock State Historic Site promote the understanding of Missouri history through ongoing education programs and interpretive activities. They safeguard 17 historical structures in the National Historic Landmark village of Arrow Rock. Arrow Rock, Mo. is located 14 miles north of Interstate 70 at exits 89 or 98 on U.S. Highway 41.

For more information, contact the Friends of Arrow Rock at 660-837-3231 or FriendsofArrowRock.org

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Sunday, March 02 2014

This event will feature legal and historical experts in baseball from across the nation including Stuart Banner (UCLA), Ed Edmonds (Notre Dame), Mitchell Nathanson (Villanova), Abraham Khan (University of South Florida), and Brad Snyder (University of Wisconsin). Scheduled special guests include Lou Hoynes (former attorney for Major League Baseball), Allan Zerman (former attorney for Curt Flood), and Curt Flood, Jr.

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Sunday, March 02 2014

The few remaining spoonbills that were stocked in 2001 are tackle-testers now, and a strong 2008 year-class is coming up behind them.

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Sunday, March 02 2014

The initiative, coordinated by Montel Williams, will start to distribute "12 Years A Slave" nationwide in September 2014 in concert with the new school year. It is modeled against an initiative Williams launched that ultimately led to distribution by The Montel Williams Show of copies of the Civil War film "Glory" to public high schools.

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Sunday, March 02 2014

Women from the MDC staff and expert volunteers will teach outdoor skills such as archery, canoeing, outdoor cooking, using GPS gear, map and compass reading and other activities.

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Sunday, March 02 2014

Museum to offer a series of programs on mental health issues and their effects on the community with the opening of the new exhibit on March 28.

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