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A Day For Creating A New Tradition

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Meet the Lebanon High School Photographers

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A Day In The Life Of Braxton

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A Day In The Life Of A Server

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A Day For Helping Veterans

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A Day For Diversity

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A Day In The Life Of A Hatchery

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A Day To Gather In His Name

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A Day In The Life Of A Housekeeper

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A Day In The Life Of A Culinary Apprentice

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A Day In The Life Of A Dog Breeder

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A Day In The Life Of An Alpaca Farmer

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A Day In The Life Of A Musician

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A Day In The Life Of A Beloved Teacher

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A Day For Creating Nightmares

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A Day In The Life Of An Outfitter

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A Day In The Life Of A Photographer

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A Day In The Life Of A First Grader

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A Day In The Great Outdoors

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A Day In The Life Of A LTCC Student

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A Day In The Life Of A Trout Fisherman

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A Day In The Life Of A Bluegrass Teacher

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A Day In The Life Of A Shelter Animal

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A Day In The Life Of A Comic Shop

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A Day For Creating A New Tradition

very spring, the Daily Record tries to cast a special spotlight on the community through its Progress editions. Over the years, we’ve done everything from showcasing the best in the community based on readers votes to honoring veterans to taking a look at the community’s history. Although, we’re proud of those efforts, we never quite found something that we felt really captured what we were trying to do. That all changes this year. We’re hoping that this year’s Progress, entitled A Day In The Life of Lebanon, will be a tradition that lasts for years. After looking at some old editions, the management staff was struck by a Progress edition that the Daily Record printed in the 1980s. The edition was a series of photo stories, depicting a day in the life of residents of the area. When we saw the edition, we knew we had in our hands what the Progress edition had been missing all these years. The Daily Record decided to take the idea a step further and make it not only a showcase of the community but a showcase created by the community. We teamed up with Eric Adam’s photography class at Lebanon High School to create what you’re reading now.

“Seeing my students use the photography and story telling skills that we learn in class has been a dream come true. My teaching philosophy is learning by doing so working with The Lebanon Daily Record couldn't be a better experience. I am hopeful that this will be an ongoing relationship that will inspire students to understand the power community newspapers have to shed light on everyday people,” Adams said of the project. Adams, who is a University of Missouri graduate and former Lebanon Daily Record photographer, is no stranger to taking photos for the news. The Daily Record and Adams modeled the idea for A Day In the Life Of Lebanon after the annual Missouri Photo Workshop, where photographers go into a town and take a series of photos that tell the story of that town. The students were given suggestions and a few perimeters to work within, but they were basically given free reign on their stories. We think that the students did an exceptional job and have a long career ahead of them — if not in photography, in some kind of creative field. Hopefully you enjoy the book and will help us make it a tradition for years to come.

Eric Adams

Fines Massey

Shawna Bradley

Lebanon High School Photography Teacher

Lebanon Daily Record Editor

Lebanon Daily Record Graphic Designer


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Matt Julius

Alexis Starnes

Meet The Lebanon High School Photographers

Macie Weaver

Laura Besner

Nikki Wood

Cole McBride

Jayden Ivey

Paola Sandoval

Katana Perryman

Brooke Blankenship

Keelie Minor

Brooklyn Miller

Madysen Tietze

Carrie Menley

Hannah Husted

Shelby Rothwell

Cassi Fortner

Caleb Shields

Zeta MaberrySaunders

Emily German

Ana Vazquez

Deanna Shannon

Haley Ponders

Kayla Bing

Kayla Burgess

Meghan Boyce

Caleb Jones


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A Day In The Life Of Braxton

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t 8-years-old, Braxton is the youngest member of the Esther Elementary School counseling team. Braxton started her career at Ezard Elementary School in Conway as the first therapy dog in Southwest Missouri. Above: Open Heart: The kids love Braxton. They are excited to get their turn to pet her. Braxton loves the attention and her kids. Bottom left: Focus on Stokes: Braxton stays out of the way while Esther Elementary Counselor Jamie Stokes reads to the children. Braxton and the children know they’ll get their time together. So, for the moment, she decides again to take a nap. Top Left: Let Me Help: Braxton helps Esther Elementary Counselor Jamie Stokes read to the class. Even with Braxton being there, the students remain calm and allows Counselor Jamie Stokes to read to the class. Braxton likes to nap while waiting to visit the students. Right: Meet Braxton: Esther’s therapy dog. She was the first therapy dog in southwest Missouri. She first started at Conway, but went with Counselor Jamie Stokes to Esther. This is Braxton’s portrait Photos by: Alexis Starnes and Meghan Boyce


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Past from the

The Lebanon Daily Record - circa 1973

The Lingsweiler Building, circa 1920s Now the Lebanon Publishing Company


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he Sandoval family works as a team at La Tolteca restaurant in Lebanon. The family says their bond grows stronger as they work together. Left: Brother and sister Beth Sandoval and Oscar Sandoval, 17, hold hands intensely to challenge each other’s strength. The challenge makes the siblings’ bond stronger. Below: Oscar Sandoval, 17, Brianna Dane, 5, and Beth Sandoval are cleaning the glass doors. This family works as a team even when they are not busy serving customers. Bottom Left: Beth Sandoval is wiping down the table with a damp cloth with Maria Dane helps. - Photos by: Paola Sandoval

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Above: Oscar Sandoval, 17, is getting chips ready to serve to customers. Left: Beth Sandoval hangs up glass cups in the bar.


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Fohn Furniture Furniture & Lawn Equipment


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Past from the

Commercial Street, Downtown Lebanon - circa 1970s


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he Byron House is a house that is being built for veterans coming home from deployment overseas and suffering from PTSD. Rich Sybert is putting all this together in honor of his son, who suffered from PTSD and took his own life. His mission in this lifetime is to get any veterans help that they need to fight this horrible depression. The inside of the house is coming along beautifully, and it is evident what every room is going to be when they are finished. The house is going to be a perfect place for veterans who have no place that they can call “home� when they come back from deployment.

Left: Rich Sybert standing proudly in front of the Byron House. Below: A beautiful handmade sign hangs in front of the Byron House.


Right: The living room at the house is taking shape. Below: This is one of the many bedrooms that they are tirelessly working on for the Byron House. Bottom Left: Below is the bathroom that is almost ready. Bottom Right: The volunteers at the Byron House are working on the kitchen to make it squeaky clean.

Photos by: Kayla Bing


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A Day In The Life Of Diversity

n March 22, 2018, students of LHS participated in the 2018 globally strong culture fair. Students got the opportunity to learn about cultures from around the world outside of the normal classroom setting. Students got to taste food from around the world, meet people from other countries and attend tough talk sessions. The Culture Fair was a great opportunity for students to learn first hand about other cultures. The 2018 culture fair was put on by LHS art teacher Elizabeth Barker. The LHS International club, and the LHS art Department worked very hard to make art, and set up booths for students to view during the fair. The fair had over 25 performances and speakers as well as 70 educational booths. The Booths featured art, photos, artifacts, food, and music from all over the world.

Left: Friends gather together to learn about cultures in ways they might not get to in a normal classroom setting. Below: Students get Henna from an exchange student from Bangladesh Below right: Palacky County Korean Association shares the Korean culture Main Photo: After the culture fair local band Dawson Hollow did a concert for the Lebanon community.

Photos by: Madysen Tietze


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elebrating 82 years in business, the Cackle Hatchery is one of the most recognizable industries in Lebanon. There are many people behind the scenes making the hatchery run each and everyday. Without the help of the men and women who help run the hatchery, the amount of production would be too much to keep up with. Usually the hatchery will purchase the chicks from Amish families, and the process begins from there. Numerous hours are consumed by orders being taken over the phone and online. The jobs don’t just stop there either. Workers throughout the building are assigned different jobs. Each chick is sorted by its sex and breed. After the chicks are hatched, there are workers who are in charge of cleaning egg shells out, and getting the chicks ready for the determination of breed and gender. It takes a village to allow this family-owned industry to thrive.

Right: The cackle hatchery remains thriving since 1936. This family owned and operated hatchery offering over 193 varieties of poultry, is shipped directly from the facility here in Lebanon. Bottom left: Doug sits at his desk with a friendly face, looking through stacks of paperwork for the poultry orders. Bottom right: The incubators help with keeping eggs warm until they hatch. These incubators have been in use since the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s!

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Above: Buff Orpington chicks cuddle up waiting to be picked up for their shipping date that has been established anywhere from early February until early October. Left: Libby sits at the “dating table” going through paperwork that establishes orders that have been taken from call ins or online. Photos by: Keelie Minor and Brooke Blankenship


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Past

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The Adams Building

West Commercial Street, Lebanon, MO - 1908

The Star Theater, 1960’s


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Dodge & Plymouth Service - circa 1950

The Laclede Hotel - circa 1965


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A Day To Gather In His Name

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uel Youth is LifePoint Church’s student ministry program. The group meets every Wednesday.

Top Left: Ian is getting candy hearts out of a tub of water and reading them off the bottom off his feet during a Fuel Youth night on Valentine’s Day. Top Right: Ian gets ready to throw a marshmallow across the room. Right: Fuel leaders Joel and Matt are giving instructions on the game the kids are about to play. Photos by: Deanna Shannon


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A Day In The Life Of A Housekeeper

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eresa McDonald, vacuuming the curtains. This is important in housekeeping because some people cannot reach in high places and extend their arms above their head. Teresa McDonald, helping employer put up decorations. This is important in housekeeping because it is good to help each other and get to know the person you are cleaning for while doing the job well. Teresa McDonald, folding a sheet in a chair. This is especially important in houses that contain animals that shed.

Teresa McDonald, tidies up an elderly woman’s home. Housekeeping is not just for the rich, it is also for people who are not able to do it themselves. Photos by: Brooklyn Miller


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Past

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The Railway Express

The VFW

The Wallace Building

The Walstrom Store


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Downtown Lebanon - circa 1870

Marketing Wool, Lebanon - circa 1900’s


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A Day In The Life Of A Culinary Apprentice Kierani Louder, junior, and Tara Klarr, senior, work together to assemble a strawberry shortcake roll. They put the strawberries on as the last step before rolling the cake for the final step. Tara Klarr,senior,Michelle Brinkley, and Kierani Louder,junior, talk about what needs to be done next with the cake. Tara Klarr, senior, looks at the recipe to see what ingredients she needs to grab out of the industrial sized fridge.


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or Tara Klarr the LTCC Culinary Arts Program changed her life. She has known since she was a little girl that she wanted to be a pastry chef. Baking for her turned into the best calming mechanism she has. When she was younger her uncle loved blueberry muffins,which funny enough she’s allergic to, one day she decided to bake him some muffins. The look on his face when he tasted them solidified the feeling that she wanted to bake for the rest of her life. According to her “The look on peoples face when they eat something delicious is my motivation.“ As a part of the Culinary Program in the LTCC Tara had a chance to be in a couple different clubs. In her senior year she became the president of both FCCLA ( Family Careers and Community Leaders of America) and SkillsUSA. Being president of both clubs helped her to grow her leadership skills which will help her in the kitchen. They also gave her a chance to compete in baking competitions. She also got the chance to do Legislative Shadowing of Diane Franklin through FCCLA.

Photos by: Hannah Husted


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May Pole Dance, Lebanon - circa 1921


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A Day In The Life Of A Dog Breeder

sage Fork Puppies is located in Lebanon near the Osage Fork River. The owner, Kim Menley, has always had a love for dogs. Kim raises labradoodle and goldendoodle puppies. She loves these breeds because they are very smart, great family dogs and they are low to no shedding breeds. Kim started the business off with three females and one male. Nellie and Darcy were the first to join, shortly followed by Maggie and then Gus. Osage Fork Puppies recently expanded to goldendoodles when Sugar joined in July of 2017. Kim loves getting to spend time with the puppies. One of her favorite parts about raising dogs is finding the puppies forever homes. Once they leave Osage Fork, she loves keeping in touch with their new families and watching them grow.


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Top center: Maggie’s labradoodle babies are always sleeping. Even when there’s a big photoshoot happening. Far left: Kim spends many hours taking photos of puppies. She uses them to send to the new owners of the puppies and to help the puppies find their forever homes. Bottom center: Sugar, a goldendoodle, is the newest member of the group at Osage Fork Puppies. Left: Kim Menley, owner and operator of Osage Fork Puppies, LLC. shows off two of Nellie’s week old babies. Below: Osage Fork Puppies has recently expanded. They just added a new whelping house, which will be only for the mommas. Photos by: Carrie Menley and Carson Calhoun


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Past from the

Lebanon - circa 1880

Lebanon Roller Mills, Lebanon - circa 1880s


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A Day In The Life Of An Alpaca Farmer


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hirlwind Ranch located in Lebanon has been open since 1994. It’s been family owned and operated. Not only do they take care of the alpacas, they run a successful business from sheering their coats to make a variety of products. Anything from hats to quilts to dryer balls. They offer tours, and keep everyone entertained, while learning very interesting information.

Top left: The various color types of fiber from alpacas. They keep them categorized for breeding purposes. While giving tours, they are sure to give plenty of information about alpacas. Bottom left: Alpaca females tend to take care of each other. As well as keep an eye on the guard dog, who walks around, keeping them safe.

Photos by: Alexis Starnes and Meghan Boyce

Above: They make sure to use every last bit of fiber they can. They make bird balls, which the birds make nests from. They give the bird balls to zoos and senior residential homes because the bird balls are better for the environment and for the birds. Center: The Whirlwind Ranch takes their alpacas to a variety of competitions. The owners of Whirlwind, Liz and Linda Mitchko, take them all over the country. Bottom center: Liz Mitchko gives one of her guard dogs love. The guard dogs are great white Pyrenees, they are great herd dogs. They believe that the Mitchko family are part of the herd, so they protect them as well as they protect the alpacas. Bottom Right: Linda Mitchko helps take care of the alpacas. They give them lots of love and attention.


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CHEVROLET, FORD, CHRYSLER, OR DODGE We’ve Got You Covered.

Lindsay Auto Group, Your Hometown Auto Dealer for Over 40 Years. LINDSAY CHEVROLET 285 W. Elm St., Lebanon

417-532-3114

“Where The Trucks Are!”

www.wherethetrucksare.com

LINDSAY FORD

260 W. Elm St., Lebanon

417-532-3146

“The Ford Store Of The Ozarks”

LINDSAY CHRYSLER DODGE 518 Missouri Ave., St. Robert

573-336-3000

www.qualityford.net


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Past from the

Drawing for complete outfit and trip to World’s Fair St. Louis, Lebanon - 1904

INDUSTRIAL & EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

AMERICA’S LARGEST EMPLOYEE-OWNED STAFFING COMPANY

Voted Best Employment Agency of the Ozarks for SIXTEEN years in a row!

417-588-8990 • Apply at PENMAC.JOBS 1000 Alexis, Suite A-B, Lebanon

Commercial Street, Lebanon - circa 1930s


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A Day In The Life Of A Musician

wo Guys Music, 303 West Commercial St., is a small but mighty store. With a variety of musical education aids from lessons to books, Two Guys has a very large variety of musical instruments. Along with electric guitars, basses and drums, they also have things such as banjos, ukuleles, and didgeridoos. Two Guys covers instruments for any genre of music from head banging heavy metal to knee slappin’ country to feel good folk music. For this story, we have observed a Two Guys employee and a local customer. At the desk, the old customer asks the employee if he knew anyone that buys Photos By: Matt Julius and Caleb Jones

songs. The old man writes a lot of music and was interested in selling his art. Unfortunately, the employee didn’t know anything that would help the guy. After talking together for a few minutes, they begin walking around the store together talking about the various instruments. As they were walking, a white guitar on the wall caught the old man’s eye. Unfortunately, our crew were not able to stay long enough to talk to the old man or listen in on their conversations to get more of a story.


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Bottom left: Two Guys Music, 303 West Commercial St., is a small store, but it has a wide variety of musical aids from lessons to books. Top left: Two Guys has an awesome amount of high quality and inexpensive guitar pedals. Center: Two Guys Music has a great variety of musical instruments. Along with electric guitars they have several acoustic ones and banjos. Left: The wall of guitars at Two Guys features a wide selection of bodies and styles. Below: The store also has a very large variety of other instruments such as didgeridoos and ukuleles.


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Top left: They later take a look at a white guitar inside a shadow box on the wall. Bottom left: Two Guys Music covers all sorts of musicians. Beyond guitars they also have drums, mics, mixers and more. Left and above: Two Guys Music Has a variety of top of the line mixing and mastering boards. Photos By: Matt Julius and Caleb Jones


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Auto Repair & Service

Past from the

Just to name a few of those services:

Bob Cyr

• Full A/C Services • Full Suspension Services • Transmission Services and Flushes • Tire Machine • Brake Lathe • And Many More!

Leon Lindsey

Commercial Street, Lebanon - 1934

Commercial Street, Lebanon - circa 1960s


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A Day In The Life Of A Beloved Teacher Saying Good-Bye to Mr. B Esther Elementary's upbeat music teacher, Mr. B (Don Brenton) has worked with the R-3 District for many years. During his tenure, he watched many of his students grow up to become high schoolers. He left a place in everyone's heart, and was remembered by every student. Sadly, he has decided it’s time to go into retirement. Mr. B was not just another teacher to help children understand the art of music, but a funny, kind hearted neighbor. Mr. B helped put a smile on everyone’s face by showing his true colors. His students were taught to play the xylophone, maracas, drums and many other instruments. Mr. B was overall a true leader to everyone, who has helped make everyone not be afraid to be themselves. Far left: Music teacher, Mr.B playing his guitar for his class. Top: Mr. B teaching his students about the art of music. Left: The students dancing, and singing along with Mr. B.

Photos By: Emily German and Shelby Rothwell


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A Day For Creating Nightmares

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ohn Benner is the proud owner of Ozark Visions Costume Shop and Ozark Nightmares Haunted House. As well as selling incredible costumes/accessories and SFX makeup, Ozark Visions also carries handmade balloon decorations, created of course by John himself. The two-story building is full of fun, spooky entertainment for all ages. After 12 years, Ozark Nightmares Haunted House has decided to renovate into a newer and better haunt. It is intended to be scarier and have more thrill than the one before. Although the public loved it, it was definitely time to expand and upgrade. The entire building will be gutted and redecorated to fit this year’s theme - HOUSE OF KILLERS! Get ready to be shaken to the core and scared out of your skin because John Benner and the entire cast at Ozark Nightmares are out for blood, and they’re better than ever.


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Above: Ozark Nightmares Haunted House goes under renovation to make a scarier and more thrilling haunt for the public to enjoy. Left: John Benner is the proud owner of Ozark Visions Costume Shop and Ozark Nightmares Haunted House. He is preparing for a great fright with his improved version of the haunted house. Top left: Along with the haunted house and costume shop, John Benner does a lot of other balloon art. This can be in the forms of arches, balloon flowers and more. Bottom center: Setting props up for the haunt is a work in progress. Bottom left: The store stocks lots of masks and costumes. Photos by Kayla Burgess and Zeta Maberry-Saunders


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Past from the

The Lebanon Centennial - 1949

Lebanon Overpass - circa 1960s


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A Day In The Life Of An Outfitter Jason Glendenning is the owner of Riverfront campground. Jason also works with the Missouri State Highway Patrol. On a weekly basis, Jason trains with the Water Patrol in Jefferson City. When Jason isn’t training with the water patrol he is working on the campground. Riverfront campground has cabins open year round so there is always work that needs to be done. Jason is constantly working on the tractor, cleaning up the campground to make it look nice. Jason loves the outdoors. He spends most of his time outside working on the campground, or hunting whitetail deer. Jason works hard to constantly keep the campground up and running for his customers. Main: Jason checking the water level Top: Jason Glendenning loading paddles in preparation for the upcoming season Center: This office has been standing for over 24 years Bottom: Jason making sure the trucks and buses are running properly before season starts. Photos by Jayden Ivey and Cole McBride


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Past from the

Lingsweiler Lumber Yard - Lebanon

Montgomery Motor Sales - 1950


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arvest.com/millionmeals 104 N Jefferson Ave, Lebanon (417) 533-5900 Arvest makes no representation that any contribution is tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor.

Member FDIC

Three Generations

“Providing the best customer service and technology experience since 1970. Sam Farrar Building - 1949

Robert Bailey Founder

Randy Angst President

Levi Angst Vice President

430 S. Jefferson, Lebanon, MO Providing Integration Excellence

417.532.9290 www.baileystv.com

Dryer’s Shoe Store, Lebanon - circa 1960s


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A Day In The Life Of A Photographer Erica McKimmey lives two lives, one in front of the classroom, and one behind the camera. Her work shines through the progress her students, and through the smiles of all her clients. She is truly talented, and dedicated to each of her practices. Erica said that her love for photography started when she shot film and spent a lot of time in school in a dark room. Although she never thought that she would be a well-recognized photographer in Lebanon. She decided to start shooting digital and learning how, to perfect all of her pictures, and she did, and now she is a master photographer. She is a first grade teacher as well, which makes her life very busy. Through the years she has learned how to plan her shoots, meetings, work and her life in general. Photos: Erica in her studio, photographing Senior Becca DiMeo. She enjoys working with different lights and angles, she knows how to get the image in her head on to a screen. Photos by Ana Vazquez


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A Day In The Life Of A First Grader hen Erica McKimmey is not behind her camera, she is in front of her classroom. Her rambunctious first graders keep this dedicated teacher very busy.

Below: Erica leading her class out to recess. Right: Students slide down a slide while holding hands.


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Above: McKimmey’s students answer math questions during class. Left: The students take a break from school work to enjoy some time on the swings on the playground.

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A Day In The Great Outdoors

n Jan. 27, Randy Lewis, Hunter Lewis, and Caleb Shields set off to do what they love best. They were going fishing on the Niangua River to scout out for good spots for the upcoming spring season. Randy Lewis owns a guide business called “4 The Luv Outdoors.” So they are always fishing to stay on top of the game so they can provide the best possible guided trips for new fishermen and women of all ages or for someone who doesn't know the area and wants to catch fish. Randy Lewis put a lot of time on the water as well does Caleb Shields to be the best fishermen they

Photos by Hunter Lewis, Randy Lewis, Caleb Shields

Main photo: Randy Lewis releasing a big smallmouth bass back into the water. They practice catch and release to uphold fisheries and not kill the bass species. Photo taken by Randy Lewis. Inset: An underwater shot of a smallmouth bass Randy Lewis released. Also caught on a lipless crankbait in current. Photo taken by Randy Lewis’s GoPro. Above left: Randy Lewis’s truck repping his guide business at the boat ramp. Their facebook is “4 the luv outdoors” and their instagram is “@4theluvoutdoors.randylewis.” Photo taken by Randy Lewis. Above Center: Caleb Shields proudly holds up a lunker largemouth bass on Jan. 27 on the Niangua River. Caleb drug a PB&J Pepper’s custom football jig with a rage craw trailer. Photo taken by Hunter Lewis. Above Right: Randy Lewis finally got another one after a tough bite. Randy Lewis caught the smallmouth ripping a lipless crankbait around structure and grass. Photo taken by Hunter Lewis.


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The Lenz Homotel, corner of Sherman Ave. and Route 66

DAILY RECORD The Lebanon

417-532-9131 • 100 E. Commercial, Lebanon www.lebanondailyrecord.com

Champlin Service Station at Adams and Second Street - 1959


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A Day In The Life Of An LTCC Student

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by Friday” is a project where students use their abilities and talents to make their own money. Some of the students used their talents to build wind chimes, reimagine old mini fridges and make indoor decorations. The LTCC students use their time in class wisely to brainstorm on ideas and present their ideas and projects to the other students and teachers. This little challenge is showing the students how to use their talents and give them the amazing feeling of earning their very first sold product.

Main Photo: Jessie presents his finished “50 by Friday” project. He is trying to sell his self made wind chime to win the challenge to make $50 by the next Friday. Top: Another LHS student is welding parts together for his “50 by Friday” project. This student is working on adding supports to his project. Below: Jazzlyn(left) Kalissa(right) and Kamber(middle) are working on their plans for the class in a group. They plan on presenting to the class later on.

Photos By: Nikki Wood, Laura Besener, Macie Weaver, Keilei Petary

Below right: This LHS student is working on transforming an old truck into something pretty. The truck has some kind of buffering wax on it. After being buffed, it’ll look super shiny. Below bottom: One LTCC student is showing off his finished “50 by Friday” project. He wants to sell his self-made project as an indoor decoration.


66 A DAY IN THE LIFE • SPRING 2018 Left: These brave trout anglers stand on a waterfall to try to get a bite. Bottom left: Anglers wade out into the cold stream to catch fish. Center: It was an exciting moment for this 12 year old boy from Marshfield when he caught his limit of trout on Opening Day. Bottom Right: This family has made it a tradition to come out for Opening Day every year. Right center: Nicole McGinnis, tourism director, poses for a picture at Bennett. Far right: This angler has been driving all the way from St. Louis his whole life for Opening Day. Photos By: Cassi Fortner


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A Day In The Life Of A Trout Fisherman

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pening Day is a major event that brings thousands of people to the area of Laclede County. Nicole McGinnis, director of tourism for Laclede County, depends on this event bringing so many people to the area. Her job is to advertise Lebanon and get people to come out to the attractions in the area. Nicole’s job is very important and can be difficult trying to set Lebanon apart from other areas. Opening Day has been a tradition to many families for many years. Along with many other events, such as the I-44 Speedway races, Route 66 attractions and many other exciting events, Opening Day is one of the things that makes Lebanon unique and brings tourists to the area. Nicole stresses the importance of this event, advertising and putting her all into this day which continues to set Lebanon aside from the rest as well as continuing to grow every year all because of this event, Opening Day of trout season.

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A Day In The Life Of A Bluegrass Teacher

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yle Wiles teaches the guitar, mandolin, and banjo at Morgan Music. He only teaches there on Wednesdays. On other days of the week he can be found giving lessons at his house near the Lake of the Ozarks. He has many students and loves what he does. According to Kyle, “any day you get to play music, it’s a good day”. He’s been playing music his entire life and loves getting to do what he loves everyday.

Top: Kyle Wiles is pictured playing along with his student, Larry. They were playing I Come To The Garden. Right: The rail by the studios in Morgan Music are the notes to Amazing Grace. Main photo: Kyle Wiles plays a song for his student. Inset: The hand of a talented musician.

Photos By: Carrie Menley


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A Day

Past

from the

The Lyric Theatre

The Frisco Depot, Lebanon - 1924

The Lebanon Bible Book Store

Main Street, Lebanon - 1940s


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A Day In The Life Of A Shelter Animal

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laws and Paws was most formerly known as the Humane Society, but switched to the name 3 years ago. The manager, Doris, has been working there as manager for a full two years. It is a no kill facility, saving dogs and cats from the pound and giving them a forever home. For the years they have been running, at least 1,983 animals have been adopted. The place relies on volunteers, only having a couple full time workers. They come in to clean every day starting from 8 am to opening time. These workers get no vacation or holidays, as caring for animals is a very important job to take that must be done every day. Every time an animal is adopted, the shelter takes another animal in. They also rely partly on the donations of the community as they pay solely for all the supplies used to care for the animals. They have adopted to all over the United States and will continue to do so for as long as they possibly can. Below: While playing, one cat climbs under a cage and pokes its head out to continue playing. Top Right: A dog, undeterred by the chaos and calamity of the other dogs around him, stands stoic and calm. Bottom Right: The dog gets weighed by an employee. Main Photo: A puppy who wants to play with whoever is behind the fence. Photos By: Katana Perryman


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A Day In The Life Of A Comic Shop

reedom Comics is not only the home to a plethora of comic books, memorabilia, action figures and games, it is also a hangout spot for many of the fans of the aforementioned items. The shop hosts weekly gaming sessions and is often filled with fans of all manner of stories from superheroes to wizards and warriors.


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Far left: Rows and rows of comic books line the walls of the shop. Bottom center: Gamers meet up to play Magic the Gathering, a card game. Left: A Galaga arcade cabinet displays the game over screen. Center: A large amount of comic books await new homes. Bottom: Statues of famous heroes and villains are on display. Photos By: Haley Ponders


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A Day in the Life of Lebanon  

A special edition of the Laclede County Record, in cooperation with the Lebanon High School Photography students.

A Day in the Life of Lebanon  

A special edition of the Laclede County Record, in cooperation with the Lebanon High School Photography students.