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Festus area boy scout to be awarded

(Festus, Hematite) A Hematite teenager and member of the Boy Scouts will be honored next week for his actions during a fire earlier this year. Peter Dreifuss is a Jefferson County District Executive for the Boy Scouts. He says 14-year-old Randall R.J. Landers of Troop 484 out of Festus was able to make some quick decisions during a fire on Sunnyside on January 7th.

The Hematite Fire Protection District extinguished the fire with no injuries. Dreifuss says Landers will be awarded on Monday night.

Landers will receive the award Monday night at 6:30 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Festus.

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