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Conservation project aims to protect historical artwork from further degradation

 
By Michael Bowers
Managing editor
michael.bowers4.civ@mail.mi

Fort Leonard Wood’s valuable and historical African-American artwork, that is one of a few rare paintings by a famous artist Soldier, is headed for conservation.

The mural, valued at more than $370,000 and the work of Army Staff Sgt. Samuel Countee, will be shipped to Chicago in June for conservation at an estimated cost of about $40,000.

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Stay safe over Memorial Day weekend

By Maj. Gen. Kent Savre and Command Sgt. Maj. Roy Ward
Special to GUIDON

On Monday, we will continue our country’s  tradition of reflecting on the meaning of Memorial Day — a day of national awareness and reverence, honoring the legacy of Americans…     Read More...

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PGA Pro: 'What I like about Piney Valley Golf Course'

 

Gary Groff has managed golf courses around the world

Story and photos by Matt Decker
Leisure/Sports editor
mdecker01@springfi.gannett.com

Gary Groff knows golf. A member of the PGA for more than 28 years, he has run golf courses large and small — both civilian and military — in six different countries. And he says there is a lot to like about Piney Valley Golf Course.
 
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Running a backwards Volkslauf

 

Participants get muddy, finish strong on Car Wash Hill

Story and photos by Matt Decker
Leisure/Sports editor
mdecker01@springfi.gannett.com

Nearly 700 participants turned out to run the U.S. Marine Corps Detachment’s 17th annual Volkslauf Mud Run on Saturday, which, for the first time, started at the traditional end of the race near Happy Hollow Recreation Area and ended at what is usually the starting point at the top of Car Wash Hill.
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