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February 10, 2019 by Patrick Gordon (Register to contact)

After nearly 40 years of working and living overseas my wife, Emily, and I are returning to the United States and something like retirement. We've burned out a total of 8 passports between us and our new home on Amelia Island, FL is looking pretty good.

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Project Grad holding Daddy/Daughter Dance | Farmington-press  Daily Journal Online

The Farmington High School Class of 2019 is holding a Daddy/Daughter Dance for daughters ages 3-6th grade from 6-8 p.m. April 13 at Farmington High ...

Mattingly Signs With HLGU Baseball | Baseball  Daily Journal Online

Farmington High School senior Jaysen Mattingly recently signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball and continue his education at Hannibal-LaGrange ...

Wade Joins Maryville Stunt Team  Daily Journal Online

Farmington High School senior Miranda Wade recently signed a National Letter of Intent to compete for the Stunt and Cheer team and continue her education at ...

Farmington will have new principal at start of school year  Daily Journal Online

When the 2018-2019 academic year begins, Farmington High School will have a new interim principal as current Assistant Principal Jamie LaMonds takes over ...

Wizard of Oz coming to FHS March 21-24  Daily Journal Online

Farmington High School Theatre Guild will be presenting “The Wizard of Oz” March 21-24 at the Farmington Centene Center.

Time to get 'U-Knighted' for Homecoming 2018 | Farmington-press  Daily Journal Online

U-"knighted" States is the theme for the 2018 Farmington High School Homecoming. Activities begin on Monday and run through the week with a variety of spirit ...

Nineteen vie for 2019 FHS Sweetheart Queen  Daily Journal Online

The annual Farmington High School Sweetheart Talent Show and Coronation are set for Feb. 28 and March 2.

Farmington Homecoming Fun | Farmington-press  Daily Journal Online

Fourth graders in Mrs. Vandiver's class at Jefferson Elementary dress as teachers during homecoming week. Pictured are (from left) Kaylee Byers, Keelie ...

Year in review: Year 2018 in Farmington  Daily Journal Online

Editor's note - This is part one of a two-part look back on events in Farmington, the county seat of St. Francois County, during 2018. The second part will.

Construction project discussed  Daily Journal Online

The presentation of several awards and special recognitions were on the Farmington Board of Education agenda when it met last week in regular session at the ...

Seeing the world one trip at a time  Daily Journal Online

Pam's People Profile: Steve Hartman takes CBS viewers on journeys across America with his “On the Road” series of stories. Here, Pam Clifton takes readers ...

Farmington to graduate 288 on Sunday  Daily Journal Online

The Farmington Class of 2018 will graduate at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Farmington Civic Center.

Boil water order in effect for portion of Farmington  Daily Journal Online

Water *service* has returned to three large facilities after a hit in the water main by a contractor near a school and medical facility Friday.

North Farmington High School ID photos are back and more hilarious than ever  WXYZ Detroit

Seniors at North Farmington High School have an annual tradition where they take ID photos in well-crafted costumes parodying celebrities and popular film and ...

Band director with local ties facing felony charges  Daily Journal Online

A Farmington native is facing several felony charges after he allegedly touched several students inappropriately while working as a band director with the New ...

A journey to the classroom  Daily Journal Online

All educators come into their profession by different paths. Farmington High School's Featured Teacher for October has one of the more interesting paths into the ...

Bryson Joins Farmington Police Department | Local  Daily Journal Online

Julie Bryson, left, joins the Farmington Police Department. She is sworn in by City Clerk Ashley Bischoff. Bryson is a 2014 Farmington High School graduate and ...

Michelle 'Mia' Lynne Pratte  Daily Journal Online

FARMINGTON -- Michelle "Mia" Lynne Pratte, of Farmington passed away surrounded by her loving family on October 16, 2018, at her home at the age of 39.

Wade receives 'Junior ROTC Cadet of the Year' award  Daily Journal Online

For the second year in a row, the Farmington High School Air Force JROTC program has one if its own named the American Legion Department of Missouri ...

Farmington to hold Sweetheart Talent Show, coronation | Local  Daily Journal Online

The Farmington High School Sweetheart Talent Show and Coronation are set for Thursday and Saturday.

Grads encouraged to live life to the fullest  Daily Journal Online

Family and friends gathered as the Farmington Knights Class of 2018 graduated 288 during their commencement ceremony Sunday at the Farmington Civic ...

Miller Finds Rowing Future With Hoosiers | Volleyball  Daily Journal Online

Farmington High School senior Jesse Miller has recently committed to embrace a new adventure with the women's rowing program at Indiana University in ...

Another busy week in Jeff City  Daily Journal Online

Dear Friends,. It was a very busy week here at the State Capitol this week! The very best part of serving in the Missouri House is when I get to see visitors from ...

Elks select FHS Student of the Month for March  Daily Journal Online

Farmington Elks Lodge 1765 has announced that the Farmington High School Student of the Month for March is Samantha Skuta, the daughter of Tracey and ...

Congressional Art Competition begins  Daily Journal Online

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Friday Congressman Jason Smith (MO-08) announced the 2019 Congressional Art Competition is now accepting entries from high ...

Hansen crowned 2019 FHS Sweetheart Queen  Daily Journal Online

Farmington High School crowned Anna Hansen the 2019 Sweetheart Queen Saturday Night at a coronation ceremony held Saturday evening at the Farmington ...

Days Gone By | Farmington-press  Daily Journal Online

30 Years – 1989. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned to officially open the Farmington Wal-Mart Supercenter on Thursday, March 2. Activities are scheduled to ...

'The Melodrama' opens Friday at FHS  Daily Journal Online

For fans of westerns, comedies, witty references and more — the Farmington High School Theatre Guild's fall production is sure to please.

Farmington Elks recognize Students of the Month  Daily Journal Online

FEBRUARY STUDENT OF THE MONTH. Farmington Elks Lodge 1765 has announced the Farmington High School and St. Paul Lutheran High School students ...

Farmington High School Graduate Walk | Gallery  Daily Journal Online

A few members of the Farmington High School Class of 2018 took time to hold a graduate walk at Farmington Middle School ahead of commencement ...

'The Melodrama' opens Friday  Daily Journal Online

Bar fights. Damsels in distress. Shakespearean references. Crowd interaction. All this and more is sure to make the Farmington High School Theater Guild's fall ...

Man facing numerous felonies after victims come forward  Daily Journal Online

A Farmington man is facing several more felony charges after multiple victims came forward since he was initially charged with statutory rape and molestation in ...

Schools prepare for Heart Walk  Daily Journal Online

Two area schools are ramping up once again to compete to raise the most money for the annual Walk to Tackle Heart Disease.

Farmington Civic Center/Centene Center Events  Daily Journal Online

Home School PE. Tuesdays from 1-2:30 p.m.. Farmington Civic Center. Children ages 5-12 participate in variety of fitness programs in a friendly and fun ...

Black named 'Teacher of the Year'  Daily Journal Online

A local school district honored outstanding teachers during the annual “Teacher of the Year” luncheon Friday.

Cody Pigg  Daily Journal Online

FARMINGTON -- William Cody Pigg, 32, of Marissa, Illinois, formerly of Farmington, Missouri, passed away March 14, 2019, at Belleville Memorial Hospital in ...

Tournament 'nets' funds for programs  Daily Journal Online

On July 9, Precision Eye Care Tennis Tournament Executive Sponsor Dr. John Fitz presented $400 checks to Farmington High School tennis coach Andrew ...

Farmington High School Swim Team 2018 | Gallery  Daily Journal Online

Turning in the best season since they began three years ago, the Farmington High School Boys' Varsity Swim team crushed every team record this past year ...

Lifestyle Expo returns Friday  Daily Journal Online

Whether you are looking to do some home improvements, take a trip abroad or just want to have some fun putting together a scrapbook or learning to cook, the ...

Board gives recognition, hears reports | Farmington-press  Daily Journal Online

The Farmington R7 Board of Education met in regular session on Sept. 18 and recognized the month's middle school Heartland Hero and teacher of the year ...

Helping others with autism  Daily Journal Online

Elizabeth “Liz” Galt is a treasure to everyone who has ever had the joy of meeting this special young lady with a disability.

A man with a passion for history, journalism  Daily Journal Online

Pam's People Profile: Steve Hartman takes CBS viewers on journeys across America with his “On the Road” series of stories. Here, Pam Clifton takes readers ...

Year-in-review: Farmington schools see growth and share accolades  Daily Journal Online

Editor's note: Over the next several days we will look back on the stories which impacted our readers and filled the front pages of the Daily Journal in 2016. This.

Judge Martinez faces challenger  Daily Journal Online

Incumbent Sandy Martinez faces a challenger, Jerel Lee Poor II, in the race for 24th Judicial Circuit Court Judge Division 1.

Board hears about Missouri Options  Daily Journal Online

Meeting in regular session on Tuesday, the Farmington Board of Education recognized valued individuals and heard a report on persistence to graduation.

Oyler Running For Missouri Western  Daily Journal Online

Farmington High School senior Jacob Oyler recently signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his education and run for the track and field and cross country ...

Farmington planning big homecoming for ‘Voice’ winner  Albuquerque Journal

Farmington will host a welcome home party for Chevel Shepherd on Saturday. The 16-year-old Farmington High School student was named the winner of NBC's ...

Farmington readies for homecoming  Daily Journal Online

With a theme of "Karaoke Knights" Farmington High School has kicked off homecoming week and there will be a plethora of activities, including a parade, ...

Alleged multiple rapist, child molestor appears in court  Daily Journal Online

A 20-year-old facing several felony charges in three cases involving young girls appeared in court Friday afternoon for a preliminary hearing.

Local woman has new lease on life  Daily Journal Online

Danielle Goldsmith is happy to be able to sit up in a chair and still be able to breathe without having her heart pounding in her chest.

Former football player speaks to students about mental health, drugs  Daily Journal Online

Students at Farmington and Central schools received a visit from a former football star-turned mental health advocate on Monday, hearing a message of ...

Looking Back on 2018 - Part 2  Daily Journal Online

It's hard to believe 2018 is over, isn't it? To remind our readers of the many events that occurred over the previous 12 months, for two issues of the Farmington.

Two seats up for grabs in Farmington  Daily Journal Online

There are two contested races for seats on the Farmington City Council. Here are the candidates for the seats in Ward I and Ward III. Each seat is for a.

Shane Miquel Littlejohn  Daily Journal Online

FARMINGTON -- Shane Miquel Littlejohn of Farmington, passed away February 7, 2019, in Farmington at the age of 39. He was born October 20, 1979, ...

A look at the past with #throwbackthursday | Gallery  Daily Journal Online

Soccer was as much a part of a Farmington in the fall of 1997 as it is today. The only difference? Games were played on the Farmington Industrial Park soccer ...

FHS Class of 2017 graduates 263  Daily Journal Online

With friends and family watching, Farmington High School administrators bestowed diplomas to 263 members of the Class of 2017 during the commencement ...

Registration deadline approaches for tennis tournament  Daily Journal Online

Precision Eye Care's annual community tennis tournament is scheduled for June 21-24 at the Floyd Hager Tennis Complex in Farmington's Engler Park.

Farmington ROTC gets new commander  Daily Journal Online

After 25 years in the Air Force, Colonel Randall Sparks may be retiring from active duty, but he is still answering the call to serve his community.

Farmington has productive year  Daily Journal Online

Last year was a very busy and productive year for Farmington. Here are some of the things that happened in 2017.

Students shine at international competition  Daily Journal Online

Members of the Farmington High School HOSA participated in the organization's 41st annual International Leadership Conference held June 27-30 in Dallas, ...

Central's Petty wins award  Daily Journal Online

A Central teacher was awarded the Young Educator Award earlier this month by the Midwest Education Technology Community.

Farmington High School holds Sweetheart Talent Show, Coronation  Daily Journal Online

Farmington High School is hosting the annual Sweetheart Talent Show and Coronation next week.

Farmington announces registration, open house dates  Daily Journal Online

The Farmington R-7 School District holds the first day of classes on Aug. 17. The district recently announced registration and open house dates for the 2016-17 ...

You’ll never have an ID photo cooler than these high schoolers  The Verge

Seniors from a Detroit high school have a tradition where they dress up in elaborate costumes for their senior IDs, and the photos are hilarious.

Life on the farm is 365 crammed-full days  Daily Journal Online

This "Best Cooks I Know" article appeared in last week's issue of the Farmington Press but inadvertently included several recipes from a previous featured cook.

Mahurin, Gilliam running for prosecutor  Daily Journal Online

The two candidates running for the office of St. Francois County Prosecuting Attorney are incumbent Jerrod Mahurin (Democrat) and Melissa Gilliam ...

Record number get a jump on college | Local  Daily Journal Online

When the Farmington High School Class of 2017 graduate, 31 students will be also graduating with an Associate of Arts degree from Mineral Area College.

Tiny and sassy  Albuquerque Journal

Chevel Shepherd performs during the blind auditions as part of “The Voice” on Monday night. Shepherd, 16, chose Kelly Clarkson to be her coach.

Dennis ‘Denny Mike’ ‘Bear’ Bayless  Daily Journal Online

LEADWOOD -- Dennis "Denny Mike" "Bear" Bayless passed away at Barnes Hospital March 14, 2019, at the age of 68.

Students - And Staff - Show Their School Spirit | Gallery  Daily Journal Online

"Karaoke Knights" is the theme of this year's Farmington homecoming. Students and staff in buildings throughout the district show their school spirit. Here's a ...

Farmington Class of 2015 graduates  Daily Journal Online

With friends, family and loved ones looking on, Farmington High School graduated 261 seniors Sunday afternoon at the Farmington Civic Center.

Landrum sworn in as MAC trustee  Daily Journal Online

Former Farmington mayor and president of a self-owned software development company for Medicare/Medicaid providers, Stuart “Mit” Landrum Jr. has been ...

Hassell in tune to the community's needs  Daily Journal Online

Pam's People Profile: Steve Hartman takes CBS viewers on journeys across America with his “On the Road” series of stories. Here, Pam Clifton takes readers ...

Sago makes her debut as NBA referee  Daily Journal Online

Less than three years ago, Natalie Sago worked the championship round of the Central Christmas Tournament within a crew that also included her father, Dr.

Meet the new assistant principal of Farmington High  Daily Journal Online

The Farmington High School has several changes in administration this year and one of them is new Assistant Principal Roy Northern.

US Tool ramps up new training program with high schools  Daily Journal Online

A four-year college degree is not the only path to employment. The reality is that college is not for everyone. It's not even needed for many careers.

Elks are at home on the range | Local |  Daily Journal Online

Every Tuesday evening from 5:30 to 7:30 you'll find Elks members and their guests gathered at Lodge Hall #1765 in Farmington eagerly anticipating their ...

Kevin Allen  Daily Journal Online

ALTENBURG – Kevin Allen, of Altenburg and formerly of Farmington, passed away surrounded by his family on Monday, August 13, 2018, in his home at the ...

Farmington High marching band gets new leader  Daily Journal Online

For the Farmington High School Black Knight Marching Band, a new era began on July 20 when Tim Karth took the helm as director of Bands at the local high.

Hardy Takes Game To Missouri Baptist  Daily Journal Online

Farmington High School senior Brendon Hardy recently signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball and pursue a career in Education at Missouri Baptist ...

Walking towards the first survivor | Farmington-press  Daily Journal Online

Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States – with 5.6 million Americans living with the disease.

Class of 2017 holds commencement exercises | Local  Daily Journal Online

Farmington High School now has 263 new alumni when the members of the Class of 2017 graduated on May 21.

FHS to perform 'Steel Magnolias' | Local  Daily Journal Online

The Farmington High School Theatre Guild is preparing to bring “Steel Magnolias” to the stage at Truman Auditorium this week.

Farmington squad competes at regionals  Daily Journal Online

The Farmington High School cheerleaders attended Missouri Cheerleading Coaches Association (MCCA) Regionals on July 19 at St. Francis Borgia High ...

Two seek recorder seat  Daily Journal Online

Two are running for the St. Francois County Recorder of Deeds seat. Incumbent Steve Grider has held the seat for the last 31 years. Jay Graf is also running for.

Farmington cheerleaders bring home the gold  Daily Journal Online

The Black Knight Cheerleaders added to Farmington High School's list of state championships on Nov. 5 when they took top honors at the Missouri State Cheer ...

Central Middle School students build character  Daily Journal Online

This year Central Middle School staff have taken a proactive approach to building character in their students.

Gerstenberger Brings Kick To McKendree | Soccer  Daily Journal Online

Farmington High School senior Cole Gerstenberger recently signed a National Letter of Intent to play soccer and continue his education at McKendree ...

Berry headed to 'National American Miss Teen Missouri' pageant  Daily Journal Online

Alayna Grace Berry, 18, has been chosen as a Missouri State Finalist in the 2017 National American Miss Teen Missouri Pageant to be held on June 23 – 25 at.

Air Force JROTC closes year with award ceremony  Daily Journal Online

Celebrating a tradition of leadership and commitment to their unit, the Farmington High School Air Force JROTC held their annual award ceremony on April 5 at ...

Farmington graduates 255 Knights  Daily Journal Online

As the Farmington High School Class of 2016 waited for their commencement ceremony to begin on Sunday afternoon they spent the time reminiscing about the ...

Sparks to lead Air Force JROTC | Local |  Daily Journal Online

From the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, 12 years stationed overseas to Whiteman Air Force Base, Col. Randall Sparks has served his country for 25 ...

Students heading to Boys and Girls State | Local  Daily Journal Online

Students from Farmington High School will attend Missouri Boys State and Missouri Girls State this summer. Both take place on the campus of the University of ...

Farmington teen makes final four of ‘The Voice’  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Chevel Shepherd sang her heart out during Monday's broadcast of “The Voice.” The performance and the votes would determine who ...

There was no place like Country Days  Daily Journal Online

There were quite a few tornadoes spotted in downtown Farmington during Saturday morning's Servpro Country Days Parade, but they were all attached to floats ...

Farmington High School Spring Musical | Videos  Daily Journal Online

Moira Kurtz and Jordan Duncan play the love interest in Once Upon a Mattress being performed March 23-26 at the Centene Center.

Farmington gearing up for homecoming  Daily Journal Online

Farmington High School will celebrate homecoming this Friday with the traditional downtown parade, an evening football game and the customary homecoming ...

NM teen hits the big stage tonight  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Chevel Shepherd vows 'to give it my best' on NBC's 'The Voice'

Farmington's new field house gets a name | News  Daily Journal Online

Academic improvements, and a name for the new field house were part of the agenda at the Farmington Board of Education monthly meeting on Tuesday ...

Farmington High School seniors snapped up by prestigious universities  Daily Journal Online

FARMINGTON — Two Farmington High School seniors will graduate Sunday and attend two different well-known and very prestigious universities in the fall.

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