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LIBERTY — The Liberty Summer Band is an all-volunteer group of about 80 musicians who rehearse and perform on select evenings in June. The repertoire is a variety of music ranging from concert overtures and marches to show tunes and light classics. All concerts are free and open to the public.

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SMITHVILLE — American Legion Post No. 58 Riders will gather for a Ride to Honor Our Fallen at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 15, outside the Smithville American Legion Jim Nelson Post, 2607 Missouri Highway 92.

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“When you are issued a driver’s license, you are also issued a great deal of responsibilities” (Drivers Ed). On July 25, 2009, 19-year-old Eric Okerblom, a marathon cyclist, was struck while on his bike traveling on a road near his home in Santa Maria, California, according to businessinsider.com. The teen responsible for this accident was traveling in her truck at a speed of 60 miles per hour and did not swerve or brake before hitting and killing Eric. She was distracted, texting on her phone instead of watching the road.

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