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Mail orders for “Route 66: Laclede County Memories 1926-1957” are being accepted NOW with delivery expected before Christmas. To order by mail, send $29 (which includes tax and shipping) to The Laclede County Record, P.O. Box 192, Lebanon, MO 65536. Books will be available in person at The L…

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As a bench at Boswell Park was dedicated in his memory Tuesday, the late David Chastain was remembered for all the skills and qualities that made him one of the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society’s most-valuable volunteers.

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“Route 66: Laclede County Memories 1926-1957,” a 96-page collection of local photographs from the Route 66 era, originally published in 2002, will be reprinted by The Laclede County Record in partnership with the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society.

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If the Route 66 Gasconade River Bridge is demolished, it appears likely that Lebanon’s Route 66-themed Boswell Park and the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Museum will receive artifacts, including an actual section of the bridge for the park.

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Long-planned demolition has begun on the two-story wing of what once was the White Sands Motel on Route 66 near the west entrance to Lebanon. The two-story wing is behind what today is Dowd's Catfish House.

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We're now accepting listings for the 2021 three-county, 100-mile Route 66 Yard Sale on Aug. 6-7. This is the third year for the sale on or near Historic Route 66 in Missouri's Webster, Laclede and Pulaski counties. Please post your sales on the "Route 66 Yardsale" Facebook page: https://www.…

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Boswell Park was the place to be Saturday as Day 2 of the 2021 Lebanon Route 66 Festival presented by Heritage Bank of the Ozarks featured a kids' bike parade, a cruise-in with more than 100 classic vehicles, live music from the '60s and '70s by The Bucket Band and visitors from all over the…

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Downtown Lebanon was filled with classic cars, throngs of people and memorable music Friday night as the 2021 Lebanon Route 66 Festival, presented by Heritage Bank of the Ozarks, opened with the first Route 66 Festival Downtown Cruise, hosted by the Lebanon Downtown Business District.

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More than 150 classic, antique and custom cars are expected to participate Saturday, June 19, in this year’s Route 66 Parade, one of the biggest events of the Lebanon Route 66 Festival presented by Heritage Bank of the Ozarks.

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Here’s the schedule for the 2021 Lebanon Route 66 Festival presented by Heritage Bank of the Ozarks. We’ll update the schedule if changes occur. The festival is an official Missouri Bicentennial event with the theme of “200 Years of Missouri, 95 Years of Route 66.”

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Planning for the 2021 Lebanon Route 66 Festival presented by Heritage Bank of the Ozarks remains “on track,” festival chairman Jessica Rodden told the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society board Tuesday.

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The Blue Collar Kings, a classic-rock, blues and country band that performs frequently at the Lake of the Ozarks, will provide the entertainment on the Munger Moss Motel patio as the Lebanon Route 66 Festival celebrates the 75th anniversary of the internationally famous Route 66 landmark on …

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More volunteers are needed to help at the Lebanon Route 66 Festival, Bruce Owen, president of the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society, said Tuesday at the group’s monthly board meeting.

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Although attendance at the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Museum was down last year during the pandemic, the guest book still was signed by visitors from 17 foreign countries, 46 states and 143 Missouri cities, Cathy Dame told the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society board Tuesday.

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Planning for the 2021 Lebanon Route 66 Festival presented by Heritage Bank of the Ozarks continued Wednesday morning as 14 members of the festival planning committee met at the Lebanon-Laclede County Library to fine-tune the schedule for the event on Father’s Day weekend.

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The 2021 Laclede County Route 66 Guide and Map is off the press, with distribution of the 6,250 copies to begin this week and continue through the year. The free, full-color magazine is an annual partnership of the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society and the Laclede County Record.

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The 2021 Laclede County Route 66 Guide and Map, identifying nearly 100 existing and past points of interest along the county’s 36 miles of the The Mother Road, will be eight pages bigger than previous editions, board member Gary Sosniecki told the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society boar…

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The new Boswell Park amphitheater will be located about where the stage has been for the past four Lebanon Route 66 Festivals, Bruce Owen, president of the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society, announced Wednesday at the monthly meeting of the Lebanon Route 66 Festival Committee.

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The Missouri Department of Transportation “has acted in bad faith” in negotiating with the Route 66 Association of Missouri over ownership of the closed Route 66 Gasconade River Bridge, Rich Dinkela, president of the Route 66 group, contended at a meeting Tuesday to discuss the impact if the…

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This year’s Lebanon Route 66 Festival will feature three cruise-ins and three popular bands during a jam-packed two-day schedule June 18-19. The Route 66 Festival Committee met Wednesday for its monthly planning session.

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The Missouri Department of Transportation today rejected the latest proposal by the Route 66 Association of Missouri for taking ownership of the historic Route 66 Gasconade River Bridge at Hazelgreen and will restart the legal process of "resolving adverse effects from the removal of the bridge."

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The 2021 Lebanon Route 66 Festival will join the statewide celebration of Missouri’s bicentennial with the festival theme of “200 Years of Missouri, 95 Years of Route 66,” the festival committee decided Wednesday.

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What goes better with the classic cars and nostalgia of a Route 66 Festival than the Top 40 hits of the 1960s and early ’70s? That's why the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society again has booked The Bucket Band from Kansas City to perform Saturday, June 19, at the 2021 Lebanon Route 66 Festival.

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The annual membership meeting of the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society, originally scheduled for Jan. 25, has been postponed because of concerns about the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Laclede County.

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The Lebanon City Council approved construction of an amphitheater Monday night that will be used for the Lebanon Route 66 Festival and other events in Boswell Park. The goal is for the structure to be ready in time for the 2021 festival on Father’s Day weekend.