Matthew Alexander Griffith

Matthew Alexander Griffith, born July 24, 2018 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri to Shane and Emma (Townsend) Griffith. He departed this life on Saturday, November 10, 2018 in Ellington, Missouri at just three months old. Matthew was a happy baby full of smiles, he enjoyed dancing around the house with his daddy and snuggles with mommy.…

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Dinkins Elected to Leadership Position in House

House Republicans – including newly-elected and returning lawmakers – elected the following members of their leadership team for the 100th General Assembly at a Wednesday meeting:   Speaker of the House: Rep. Elijah Haahr Speaker Pro Tem: Rep. John Wiemann Majority Floor Leader: Rep. Rob Vescovo Assistant Majority Floor Leader: Rep. J Eggleston Majority Whip:…

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Reynolds Countians Favor Republicans

Reynolds County voters favored Republican candidates in Tuesday’s election. Fifty-eight percent of the county’s registered voters cast ballots. Josh Hawley received 70.72 percent of the votes cast in Reynolds County for U.S. Senator. Unofficial returns show Hawley received 1,795 votes to incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill’s 673. Saundra McDowell, a Republican, received 1,532 votes for state…

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State Rep Races

State Representative – District 152 37 of 37 Precincts Reported Hardy Billington Republican 7,373 69.036% Robert L. Smith Democratic 3,307 30.964% Total Votes: 10,680 State Representative – District 153 29 of 29 Precincts Reported Jeff Shawan Republican 9,716 74.475% Matt Michel Democratic 3,330 25.525%     State Representative – District 144 38 of 38 Precincts…

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Cates, Sisco Win in Wayne County

Wayne County went red in the November General Election. Republicans carried all contested races. A huge voter turnout, fueled by the many statewide issues and a heated U.S. Senate race, brought 54.7 percent of the county’s registered voters out. Josh Hawley received 3,564 votes in Wayne County in his quest to unseat incumbent Democrat Claire…

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13-Year-Old Boy Killed at McGee Residence

A Wayne County teen was killed Wednesday afternoon at his home in rural McGee. Wayne County Sheriff Dean Finch identified the 13-year-old victim as Ricky Taylor. A 15-year-old boy is currently in juvenile custody related to the death. Ricky Taylor was a student in the Greenville R-2 School District. Members of the community came together…

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Sovereignty at Stake

By U.S. Congressman Jason Smith Eighth District, Missouri As I write this, a 7,000-person migrant caravan is marching across Mexico towards the United States’ southern border. From the politicians that helped inspire and form the caravan to the immigration holes it highlights, it should serve as a wakeup call showing our need for a more…

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WKO Accredited for Quality Service

Prevent Child Abuse America (PCA America) announced Aug. 14 that the Healthy Families America (HFA) affiliate, Whole Kids Outreach (WKO), has been accredited as a provider of high quality home visiting services to families who want to improve their child’s health, nutrition and developmental outcomes. “We are thrilled to announce our HFA accreditation,” said WKO…

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Clearwater Vision in Piedmont to Close After 32 Years

Clearwater Vision Center will be closing its doors on Friday, Sept. 21,after 32 years in business in Piedmont.  The final day for seeing regularly scheduled patients is Friday, Aug. 31.  An agreement between Clearwater Vision Center and Dr. James Hunt, OD/Vision Improvement Clinic in Piedmont will begin on Saturday, Sept. 22, that results in records…

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