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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...
Vinegar Hill 1939
I don’t know exactly how it got its name, but I know Vinegar Hill was an early road famous for being a challenge to climb since the day it was put in.  It was on a main section road that connected Caldwell and Clinton Counties.  Located on the old Mormon Trail from Far West to Ft. Leavenworth, the...
Amelia Holmes enjoys her ice cream reward alongside mother Amanda Tuesday night
With more than 1,000 participants in activities related to the Cameron Public Library Summer Reading, librarians kept their promise and treated young program participants to ice cream and games. With the school year beginning next week, the Cameron Public Library wrapped up its space-based 2019...
While decluttering the old “Photography by Dean” building downtown, some friends found an old outdoor sign in a dark unlit hallway on the second floor.  It looked like an expensive porcelain on steel sign.  It had the words “Westameron Variety Store” across it, with the words “Home Owned” in the...
If you are ever asked “what is the oldest bicycle tour event in the United States?”, the answer is the title to this week’s Outdoor Journal. The  (Des Moines) Registers Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, better known as RAGBRAI got underway July 21 in Council Bluffs and will over the course of the...
Keith Mathews was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan; and is a photographer and a musician, residing in the Cameron area with his wife Angie. Keith holds two bachelor degrees from Missouri Western State University and masters in education. He works for Cameron Group Care and has his own business "...
For the first time each art teacher in the Cameron R-I School District K-12 submitted student art for the Youth Art Month (YAM) competition. This is the biggest student art competition in Missouri. According to Middle School Art Teacher Kay Leeper, this competition is the equivalent to a State...
Local artist Kyle Carroll recently received the honor of having one of his paintings accepted into the Montana Miniatures Art Show. The painting is only 9 x 7 inches and is done in several layers of oil paint. The painting is very lifelike and full of minuscule details not noticed at first glance....
Saturday night’s performance of Switched, an original play written by area resident Dominique Wilson, brought back “the greatest decade of music” in an entertaining story arc. The tale was something of an artistic medley of the Parent Trap and Jumanji set to a soundtrack (and wardrobe) straight out...

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