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Walking trail is now open

Friday, October 29, 2010

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Officials celebrated the completion of a walking trail in the Matthews City Park Thursday afternoon. The trail is one of five walking trails in New Madrid County designed to promote healthy lifestyles. Pictured discussing the program are, from left: Janie Dees, New Madrid County Health Department administrator; Amy Stringer Hessell, program officer for Missouri Foundation For Health; Mike Pyles, Matthews city clerk; and Jim Burch, Matthews mayor.
(Photo by Jill Bock, Staff)
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MATTHEWS - More New Madrid County residents are hitting the trail -- walking trail that is.

A cooperative effort between the Missouri Foundation for Health and the New Madrid County Health Department with assistance from the New Madrid County Commission, the County Highway Department and local governments has resulted in five walking tracks in the county.

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