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Stone County’s 160th Anniversary Celebration

On The Square Entertainment

Democracy In Action – Talkin’ Politics – Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr. Stone County citizens exercise their freedom and liberty to talk politics in front of the Stone County Courthouse, Saturday, September 24, 2011, during Stone County’s 160th Anniversary Celebration.
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by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

The Stone County Historical and Genealogical Society worked with Stone County Commissioners and local officials for about 18

Ladies of the Stone County Historical and Genealogical Society – Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr. These two ladies of the Stone County Historical and Genealogical Society pause for a moment to discuss and watch the celebration’s events unfold for the county’s 160th anniversary.
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months to plan the festivities to celebrate Stone County, Missouri’s 160th Anniversary.

SC160_BANJO PICKIN IN STONE COUNTY_0954_Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr. 0954_resizedEntertainment for the day’s events came down to music and performances. SC160_FIDDLIN IN STONE COUNTY_0825_Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr. 0825_resized

The New Premiere Dance Academy students demonstrated their clogging and dance skills.

New Premiere Dance Academy students demonstrate their clogging skills on Main Street, in front of the Stone County, Missouri Courthouse, to entertain during Stone County’s 160th Anniversary Celebration. Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.
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And, The Hula Hoop Dance Troupe was one of the groups that performed on the square to entertain the audiences.

Hula Hoop Dance Troupe performer gets in the swing of her routine during practice before the performance. Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.
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Hula Hoop Dance Troupe performer kicks up her heels in practice before the performance. Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

 

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The Hula Hoop Dance Troupe and the hula hoops must have inspired local youngsters to try their skills at the hula hoops.

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Kids try their hands at coming up with their own hula hoop routines on the Stone County Courthouse lawn for Stone County’s 160th Anniversary Celebration, September 24, 2011. Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

When it came to music, the Possum Holler Fiddlers and the Missouri Boat Ride Blue Grass Band entertained the people who sat on the square and listened to the music, while others shopped in the booths that surrounded the square or quenched their thirst and appetites by visiting the food and beverage concessions.

Possum Holler Fiddlers entertain on the square. Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.
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Missouri Boat Ride Blue Grass Band perfoms for Stone County’s 160th Anniversary, on the square, Saturday September 24 2011. Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.
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Don Phillips, of Kimberling City, Missouri District 62 General Assemblyman, read the resolution from local counties that recognized Stone County on the county’s 160th Anniversary.

Missouri District 62 General Assemblyman Don Phillips, of Kimberling City, reads the resolution from other southwest Missouri counties that honor Stone County on the 160th anniversary celebration. Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

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While people listened to the music on the square, some ventured across the street to The Bank Of Galena Museum to see the exhibits.

View of the Stone County Courthouse Square from the Bank of Galena Museum. Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.
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Some people went to the cake walk and some youth found their way to Swanson Park for three-legged races and egg races.

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The egg races proved popular with youth and adults at Swanson Park, during Stone County’s 160th Anniversary Celebration. Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

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A dramatic three-legged race photo finish at Swanson Park, during Stone County’s 160th Anniversary Celebration, Saturday, September 24,2011. Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr..

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    GemClix

    October 10, 2011 at 2:25 AM

    • Thank you for the compliment.

      On the subject of viruses, I do try to keep my files virus and malware free.

      But, I would hope that most people realize that you need to have a good anti-virus program operational on any computer that is connected to the Internet. Because you never know, where there is a malware, trojan or virus program in the shadows of the Internet.

      Granted, I write stories; not computer code. I take photos; I don’t build cameras. I’m not an auto mechanic guy, so I’d call for a taxi. I don’t really wear suits anymore, so I buy my denim jeans at Wal-Mart. Bottomline, since I don’t write computer code – visitors should be aware to have a good anti-virus program running on their computers and it helps to have browser add-ons that scan files before beginning a file or photo download.

      Sam

      samwarren55

      October 14, 2011 at 11:34 AM

  2. What did you use to design your blog? It’s really awesome can you send me an email and let me know?

    Keratoconus

    October 18, 2011 at 6:14 PM

    • I use Post2Blog as my blog editor to post to my blogs.

      Layout and design I basically do in my head.

      I’m an old newspaper man, who had to try and do dummy and galley sheets back in the days when we had sticks of copy to wax and paste on the sheets. I had to do the letter count and spacing game to try and come up with headlines that fit on strips of photographic paper that were the right point size and font to paste above stories. In those days, they wanted us to try and do the storyboard routine and try and sketch out copy and photos, so they knew what size ads they could paste on the page. I love photos, but I always found it difficult to work with “a whizz wheel” to get the dimensions of a photo. And, I did this every week in the late 1970s through to the mid 1980s. Around the mid 1980s, Aldus Pagemaker and Ventura Publishing came along and made newspaper layout much simpler once you learned the programs.

      But, one technique of newspaper training holds true regardless of the desktop publishing or blog program that you use. Keep in mind an overall attractive design of the page. Consider using devices like subheads, sandwiches, and different size big photos to attract and tempt the readers’ eyes. Of course, you always have to have well-written words to keep the readers’ mind focused to the end of the article.

      Sam

      samwarren55

      October 20, 2011 at 11:41 AM

  3. This really is a very exciting article to go through. Many thanks for posting this and please come up with more articles similar to this.

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    October 18, 2011 at 6:45 PM

    • Thank you for the compliment. It was one of those community events that was alive with action at every turn. I try to find interesting items to inform and entertain readers. When I find them, that is when I write up the story and post the photos to my blog. Stay tuned.

      Sam

      samwarren55

      October 20, 2011 at 11:27 AM

  4. What did you use to design your blog? It’s really awesome can you send me an email and let me know?

    PMD

    October 19, 2011 at 4:14 AM

    • I use Word Press and Blogger.

      But, I searched for blog software to use as an editor program that made it easier to get the words and pictures on the electronic page. Post2Blog is the blog editor that I found that makes it easy to post words and photos to the blogs.

      As far as layout and design go – I’m an old newspaperman, who remembers the basics. Take a well-written article and bust it up into small paragraphs to tempt the reader’s eyes.

      Long paragraphs tire the eyes and make people think that an article is going on for days – Look at how boring legal documents look at first glance. Large blocks of type are like concrete blocks not all that interesting to look at.

      Keep blocks of type small.

      When you use photos run them BIG. BIG photos catch your eyes. If you’ve got a photo you like, but isn’t all that interesting run it small or as a thumbnail.

      When I do my blog articles I try to decide if the photos are going to support the words or am I going to go shoot photos to support the words. Once I’ve got my words and photos, then, I have a good idea of my overall page layout.

      Sam

      samwarren55

      October 20, 2011 at 11:16 AM


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