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      Local state park racks in another award

      Another Heartland landmark has won an award from the Rural Missouri readersâ?? choice 'Best of Rural Missouri Awards'. Thousand Hills State Park took down the editorâ??s choice for best state park in Missouri. Thousand Hills has always been know to be a great destination for hiking, biking, and camping in Missouri. The state park employees thank all the volunteers that help make Thousand Hills what it is today.

      â??It's the third award we've received from Rural Missouri. Just kinda came in the mail and there it was. I appreciate the support from the citizens of Kirksville, Adair County and surrounding area and like I say it's not something we as the park staff can do by ourself. We've got to have that support and we get it. The people around here are great to us and without them that award wouldn't be possible,â?? said Brent Steacy park superintendant.

      Now that the weather is warmer, it is a perfect time to visit Thousand Hills State park and it is free to visit.