Filing for August Primary Election Opens Tuesday

Chris Dinkins has yet to be sworn into office as 144th District State Representative; she was elected to office Feb. 6 in a special election. However, candidates are lining up to file for that office again. The 2018 Primary will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 7. The filing period for candidates for the August 2018…

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Piedmont Has Three-Minute Meeting

The Piedmont City Council held its February meeting Tuesday, Feb. 13. The public portion of the meeting lasted approximately three minutes. The board approved minutes from the previous meeting and approved the accounts payable. Mayor Bill Kirkpatrick recommended that the city council table approving new park board members. The council then voted to go into…

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Piedmont Women Injured in Jeff Co Crash

Two Piedmont women sustained moderate injuries Thursday, Feb. 15, in a two-vehicle crash in Jefferson County. The accident occurred at 6:19 p.m. on Route E at Upper Blackwell Road. Jo A. Behr, 65, of Piedmont was northbound in a 2010 Ford Focus. According to the Highway Patrol, a westbound 20014 Chevrolet 1500, driven by 42-year-old…

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Atchison Makes Court Appearance

A Williamsville man accused of brutally murdering a young Mill Spring family in January made a court appearance last week in Wayne County Associate Circuit Court. Drew D. Atchison, 24, appeared in court Feb. 15 for a Counsel Status Hearing. Atchison is being represented by a public defender. According to court records, his counsel is…

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Clearwater Pro Start Wins Awards

This has been quite the year for Clearwater’s culinary arts program. The classroom was remodelled this year, and a restaurant kitchen was installed. Just a few weeks ago, Christy Johnson, the program’s instructor, was named Missouri ProStart Teacher of the Year. Last week, her students went to competition and brought home awards at the competition…

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Dinkins Elected State Rep

Republican Chris Dinkins of Annapolis was elected state representative Tuesday in a special election. Dinkins won by a 299 vote margin to fill the unexpired term of Paul Fitzwater who resigned in September to accept a gubernatorial appointment. Dinkins, who taught school for 17 years, has served as Fitzwater’s legislative aide for several years. Unofficial…

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Ruby L. (Youngblood) Woodring

Ruby Lee (Youngblood) Wo-odring, formerly of this city, passed away at Camp Pendleton, Calif. on Jan. 9, 2018 ,at the age of 87. Born on 30 August 1930, in Winona, Ruby was the youngest of eight children born to Oscar Solomon Youngblood and Etta Mabel Shoe-mate.At Ellington High School she participated in sports and clubs,…

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 Sheila J. (May) Burkholder

Sheila Joanna (May) Burkholder, daughter of the late Earl E. May and Hildred (Howard) May, was born on Oct. 2, 1952, in Ironton, and departed this life on Jan. 13, 2018, in Ashland at the age of 65 years.She is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Earl May Jr. and Edward May; and…

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Bunker Students of the Month

Bunker High School’s student of the month for December was Alexis Gordon. She in the 10th grade. Her parents are Barb and Doyle Gordon. Her grandparents are Janis and David Gordon, Jack and the late Lisa Houston, and Madeline and Paul Gordon. Her hobbies include hunting, fishing, riding four wheelers, buying things for her truck,…

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Lesterville Senior Spotlights

  Abby Robbs is the daughter of JR and Cathy Robbs. Her sister is Katy Robbs. Her grandparents are the late Richard and Agnes Farrar of Imperial, the late Emmit Robbs and the late Letha Crocker of Lesterville. Abby has been a member of Team Spirit, Sr. Beta and Shop Club for four years. She…

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