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The Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society received a $500 preservation grant Saturday from the Route 66 Association of Missouri for its efforts to restore the last remaining Camp Joy cabin in Lebanon and the exterior of the Underpass Cafe in Phillipsburg.

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Informational signs will be erected at the Camp Joy cabin and the Underpass Cafe – both restored by the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society this year -- so tourists are aware of their role in Route 66 history.

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A 31-minute video by Alva Hazell telling the story of Lebanon’s shuttered Kmart being converted into the 41,000-square-foot Lebanon-Laclede County Library was shown Thursday night at a special Rotary meeting celebrating the 15th anniversary of the new library. The Lebanon Route 66 Museum is …

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Promotion of Route 66 in Laclede County continues as the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society board heard updates Tuesday on plans for banners along Route 66 in Lebanon and for painting lettering on the former Underpass Cafe at Phillipsburg.

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The three-county Route 66 Yard Sale will be held again next year if all the other sponsoring organizations and media from this year agree to participate, the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society agreed Tuesday at its monthly board meeting.

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(WEDNESDAY-FINAL UPDATE) With only two days to go before the big 100-mile Route 66 Yard Sale this Friday and Saturday (Aug. 2-3), nearly three dozen sites for sales in Pulaski, Laclede and Webster counties have been listed on our Facebook page. Many of the sites will have multiple sellers, i…

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"Official central locations" in Laclede, Pulaski and Webster counties have been announced where sellers who do not live on Route 66 may set up booths for the three-county, 100-mile Route 66 Yard Sale on Aug. 2-3. 

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Rain at dawn may have reduced the number of classic cars in the parade, but the skies quickly cleared and the 2019 Lebanon Route 66 Festival drew at least as many people Saturday as last year, Loretta Young, the festival’s general chairman, said as the event wrapped up.

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After four months of restoration by a dedicated crew of volunteers, the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society dedicated the last surviving Camp Joy cabin Saturday in a ceremony at the Lebanon Route 66 Festival in Route 66-themed Boswell Park, the cabin’s new home.

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About 40 cars and trucks, plus several motorcyclists, took part in this morning's annual Lebanon Route 66 Festival parade from the Lebanon Industrial Park to Boswell Park, all on Route 66.

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State Sen. Sandy Crawford, whose district includes Laclede County, honored the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society today with a Missouri Senate resolution recognizing the group's 17 years of preserving Missouri's Route 66 history.

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The scene Friday night along East Route 66 in Lebanon could have been from 1957, before Interstate 44 replaced The Mother Road as the primary east-west route through Laclede County.

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The design for the 2019 Lebanon Route 66 Festival T-shirts has been announced. This year's shirts are being sponsored by C&J's Classic & Muscle Cars, located on Route 66 west of Lebanon. The business is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

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The schedule is nearly set, the band is booked, the stage and sound system are ordered, the T-shirts are being printed, the program is taking shape, and enough money has been raised to cover anticipated expenses.

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Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society member Dave Chastain, who has engineered the restoration of the Camp Joy cabin, presented the society's board Monday night with framed hexagon tiles he collected from the floor of the cabin's shower.

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As the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society wrapped up its monthly board meeting Monday night in a banquet room at Dowd's Catfish and BBQ, eleven Route 66 tourists from The Netherlands were ordering dinner a few feet away in the main dining room.

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Let the record show that the last overnight guests at Camp Joy were Bobby Justice and seven volunteers who were helping Justice prepare the last Camp Joy cabin for its move to Boswell Park the next morning.

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The Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society board will meet Monday, May 6, at Dowd's Catfish & BBQ on west Route 66 in Lebanon. Those ordering dinner should arrive by 5:30 p.m. so the business meeting can start at 6 p.m.

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The Camp Joy cabin being restored by the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society has been loaded onto a trailer for its May 4 move to Route 66-themed Boswell Park.

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A printed tour guide, two restoration projects, a festival and a three-county yard sale are projects of the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society that members of the Route 66 Association of Missouri learned about at Saturday’s spring meeting in Springfield.

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With the 2019 Lebanon Route 66 Festival only two months away, the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society’s Festival Committee is making progress toward ensuring that this year’s event will be a success.

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Twice-weekly workdays are allowing restoration of the Camp Joy cabin to stay on schedule for its hoped-for move May 1 to Boswell Park, Bruce Owen told the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society board Monday night.

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With funding assured, the last hurdle for signage promoting Lebanon’s Route 66 Museum on Interstate 44 should be cleared Monday night when the Lebanon City Council considers the plan, city tourism director Nicole McGinnis told the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society board Monday night.

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Evening meetings of the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society board will continue at least through summer, members agreed Monday night after a crowd of about 25, including several new faces, attended an evening meeting held as an experiment.

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May 1 is the target date to move the sole surviving Camp Joy cabin to Boswell Park, Bruce Owen said Saturday as he and three other volunteers from the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society continued restoration efforts despite rain and plummeting temperatures.

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Thirty-four members of The Advantage Club of Legends Bank in Linn, Missouri, toured the Lebanon Route 66 Museum and saw other Route 66 landmarks in Lebanon on Wednesday as part of a two-day bus tour that also includes Route 66 attractions in Springfield and Carthage in Missouri and Galena an…

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Members of the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society made three important discoveries Saturday while gutting the last surviving Camp Joy cabin in preparation for its restoration and move to Route 66-themed Boswell Park.

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The theme for the 2019 Lebanon Route 66 Festival will be “Celebrating Camp Joy” in honor of plans for the only surviving Camp Joy cabin to be moved to Boswell Park, site of the festival’s Saturday events.

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The Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society board will experiment with an evening meeting in April in an effort to attract people who normally are at work or in school on mornings when the board usually meets.