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Bismarck Mayor Seth Radford addresses the crowd at VFW Post 6947's annual 9/11 remembrance ceremony held Monday evening at the city's Veterans Memorial. The town of 1,500 residents is the only one in St. Francois County that still holds a program remembering the 2001 terrorist attack on America.


Jacob Scott, Daily Journal 

Michaelle Clarke grabs breakfast on Saturday at Benham Street Grill in Bonne Terre, alongside United Way of St. Francois County President Clay Whitener. Benham Street Grill held a Breakfast Bonanza to kick off the United Way's dine-out events at area restaurants, with each location donating to the organization.


Local
Farmington Elks name Dugal BHS 'Student of the Month'

Farmington Elks Lodge 1765 has announced that Madison Dugal was chosen its Bismarck High School "Student of the Month" for the month of September.

Active in the school's sports program, Dugal has participated in softball, volleyball and basketball. She has been recognized as all-conference, all-district and all-region numerous times.

Her academic achievements include appearing on the honor roll and holding the positions of office class president and student council officer. Dugal is also a member of pep club, National Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Her future plans include attending nursing school and eventually completing her master’s degree to be a nationally certified registered nurse anesthetist. In recognition of her designation as student of the month, she will receive $100 from the lodge for college expenses and compete for the Farmington Elks "Student of the Year" to be awarded in May.


Local
Local wins $100,000

Joel Lawson, of Park Hills, wasn’t sour when his stock-car race routine was interrupted after he scratched off a winning Missouri Lottery Scratchers ticket to win $100,000. A truck driver for a dairy company, Lawson was watching a race when he decided to scratch his Missouri Lottery “Diamond Dollars” Scratchers ticket.

“I wasn’t sad at all that I missed the rest of the race after I found out I’d won $100,000,” he snickered. “It’s amazing.”

Lawson purchased his winning ticket on Aug. 3 at Park Hills River Mart, 10 Flat River Drive, in Park Hills.

The Park Hills resident says that word of his win has “gotten around town.”

Lawson has condensed the options for his winnings down to paying off his home and maybe purchasing a new vehicle.

“I’d like to get a new pickup truck,” he added.

“Diamond Dollars” is a $5 ticket that offers more chances to win with a bonus play area on the back, plus top prizes of $100,000. Two top prizes remain in the game.


Letters
Letter to the Editor
POW/MIA Day

Friday 15 Sept., just another Friday, it's the 3rd Friday in Sept. But what makes this Friday so special? The 3rd Friday of Sept. is set aside each year so that we may all take a moment to Honor and Remember all those who have been held as Prisoner's-of-War and all those who have been and are still Missing-in-Action.

But why should this day concern us here in Missouri? Well isn't it our obligation that we ensure that ALL who served this country and gave their lives for us be able to rest at peace in their Native Soil? Do we not owe them at least that?

If you still have doubts why don't you ask one of the 2,324 Missouri Families that are still waiting for their loved ones to be found and brought home. Yes it does concern us.

So this Friday 15 Sept. take a moment from your busy schedule to remember. And take a moment also to Pray that their Families may one day have closure as to their fate.

Joseph Cerchi

Bismarck