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Pictured in the meeting are (L to R):  Amy Ford, Drew Bontrager, Steve Rasmussen, Verlon Persinger, Richard Riddell and Mark Baker.
    Members of the Cameron Rotary Club met with City Management recently to work on a proposed covered fishing deck for Sunrise Lake.  The Rotary Club has been working with the City of Cameron for nearly a year to provide a safe place for disabled people to enjoy fishing.  With a Veteran’s Home in...
This week’s musician spotlight takes us north a few miles, but still in the Cameron area, to Bethany, the current home of the band Seven Years Out. We chatted with their lead vocalist, Patrick McGuire, who told us that Seven Years Out is a five-piece Post Grunge group, featuring heavy guitar riffs...
  While telling Cameron history, one must mention some of the beautiful old homes that adorn our streets.  Some of the old structures are known for their architecture and others for the interesting residents they’ve had over the years. Homes like the Darby House on South Walnut, the Hale house (Ted...
James H. “Jim” Cochenour          Jim Cochenour was born and raised in Hale, Mo. He graduated from Hale High School in 1961 and took a job with Hallmark Cards in Kansas City. He joined the United States Air Force in 1963.           He took basic training at Lackland AFB in Texas. From there he went...
Our second article in a series about area musicians focuses on the band Secondhand Smoke. We chatted with their lead guitarist, Cory Valenti, recently, and he gave insight as to their music, their past, and their future. The band was named Secondhand Smoke due to the fact that all five members have...
Our seventh in a series of articles about gardening in the Cameron area takes us a few miles east of town to the home of Jeron and Barbara Drager. They have owned their 21-acre property since 1980, so they have had time to create a lovely landscape. Jeron and Barbara recently built a new house and...
Our sixth in a series of gardens in the Cameron Area takes us to South Pine Street in Cameron, the home of Steve and Sheila Medlam. Their garden is well-known as “the place across from the pool with the cannon.” Indeed, the first thing you see in their front yard is a monument to American military...
Woodstock may be the best-known rock festival of all time, but it’s likely that the Ozark Music Festival held over the weekend of 19-21 July 1974 was bigger.  But , how is this an “ Outdoor Journal “ column? Well, that’s a good question.   The big festival on the State Fair Grounds in Sedalia makes...
Eighty years ago, on August 1939, the local Business and Professional Women’s Club (BPWC) commissioned a professional filmmaker to create a documentary film of Cameron.  The original goal was to make some money for the BPWC’s scholarship efforts.  There was no cost to the BPWC for production of the...
Cleome or spider flower plant
The third garden in our 2019 series is on South Chestnut Street in Cameron, the home of Mary Beth Carr. Mary Beth and her husband Mark have lived in this home for 23 years, and the garden has expanded several times as they added new things. It is both an oasis and a playground for them and their...

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