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Movie, other activities Saturday, Dec. 3, in downtown Houston

In Announcements by Randon Brown

A popular holiday movie will be shown this Saturday (Dec. 3) at the Melba Performing Arts Center in downtown Houston. “The Polar Express” will begin at 5 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults. Children will be admitted free and must be accompanied by an adult. There is limited seating. To reserve a ticket, call 417-260-0043. Houston Community Betterment Y.O.U.T.H. will …

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Museum location announced in Houston

In Announcements by Randon Brown

A museum that will pay tribute to the Big Piney River and this area’s culture will be located on South U.S. 63 south of Houston, reports Larry Dablemont, the organizer of the project. Dablemont said he is acquiring about one acre from Cody and Joyce Ice that is on the east side of U.S. 63 south of Millstone Road. “I …

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Overnight fire damages Houston structure on Redbud Drive

In Announcements by Randon Brown

An overnight fire caused considerable damage to a duplex in Houston, authorities said. City of Houston firefighters were called early Wednesday to Redbud Drive, which is off Holder Drive in the southern part of the community. There were no injuries. The blaze was blamed on a young juvenile playing with a lighter. View original article at the Houston Herald.

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Houston License Office Re-opens

In Announcements by Randon Brown

The Houston License office reopened Wednesday morning after an absence of about a year, the Missouri Department of Revenue said. The office is at 1591 N. U.S. 63, Suite F, in the Houston Center. The phone number is 417-967-3878. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The last four weekdays of the month hours are 8 a.m. until …

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Houston Store Sold to Iowa Retail Chain

In Announcements by Randon Brown

Bomgaars, the Sioux City, Iowa-based retail chain, announced Tuesday a deal to acquire 73 Orscheln Farm and Home store locations, including one in Houston, making Bomgaars the second-largest farm and ranch retailer in the U.S., after Tractor Supply Co. Orscheln opened its doors in Houston in spring 2004 after Walmart built a supercenter on South Sam Houston Blvd. It occupied …