Fish Kill on Wappapello

By Hayley A. Honeycutt Wayne County Conservation Agent Missouri Deptartment of Conservation I have been receiving a lot of reports of dead fish on Wappapello Lake. I have witnessed some of the fish floating and piping (gasping for air). Most of the fish are larger in size. I appreciate the reports from concerned fisherman, however,…

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Curtis Ray Kaempfe

Curtis Ray Kaempfe, age 67, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at the Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo. He was born March 29, 1951, in Perryville, Mo., the son of Leonard and Betty Jean (Mecker) Kaempfe. Curtis was married to Sue Goodson Nov. 26, 1982, at St. Louis and had lived near Des Arc…

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Louis W. Hempen

  Louis W. Hempen, age 81, passed away Friday, July 6, 2018, at his home near Des Arc. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday at the Beulah Church Cemetery with Rev. Don Pennington officiating. Interment will follow the service. Memorials have been suggested to the Childhood Autism Foundation, and may be sent…

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Diane Lane

Carolyn “Diane” Lane, 62, of Williamsville, Mo., passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at her residence. She was born Aug. 27, 1955 in St. Louis, Mo., to parents Leonard and Jerry (Yount) Thomason.  Diane enjoyed being around her friends Toni, Nancy, Sue and Ellen and she loved her dogs Missy and Peachy. Diane became sick around…

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Wayne Hults

Wayne Hults, 82, a longtime resident of rural Annapolis, Mo., passed away Thursday, July 5, 2018, at his home after a lengthy illness. He was born December 11, 1935, at St. Louis, Mo., to parents Charles F. and Georgia (Seals) Hults. On April 23, 1966, he married Wanda Pritchitt. Wayne was a loving husband, father,…

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Christopher L. Gallamore

Christopher L. Gallamore, age 49 of Greenville, passed away Monday, June 25, 2018, in Wayne County. He was born March 31, 1969 in Advance, Mo., the son of Charles R. Gallamore and Patricia Ann Birmingham. Chris was an auto mechanic for Birmingham Auto Sales and had lived in Greenville for many years. Preceding him in…

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James E. Bowles

James E. Bowles, age 74, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at his home near Mill Spring, Mo. He was born Nov. 22, 1943 in Poplar Bluff, MO, the son of Marvin and Marjorie (Blackwell) Bowles. James was a graduate of the University of Missouri Law School. He was the editor in chief of the Law…

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Melvin D. Barks

Melvin D. Barks, 80, of Shook, Mo., passed away Sunday, July 1, 2018, at Missouri State Veterans Home, Cape Girardeau, Mo.  Melvin was born Nov. 13, 1937, at Burbank, MO, son of Elmer and Myrtle (Underwood) Barks.  He proudly served in the United States Third Army, A Battery, 2nd Howitzer Battalion, 11th Artillery from 1961…

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Bone/Owens Families Migrate to Missouri

(Editor’s Note: In conjunction with the bicentennial celebration, the newspaper plans to publish a series of historical articles about Wayne County. Individuals are encouraged to write and submit articles. If you have an article you would like to submit for publication, email it to news@waynecojournalbanner.com or drop it off at the newspaper office in Piedmont.)…

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Keepsake Quilters Honor Veterans at Greenville 4th of July Picnic

The Keepsake Quilters Club presented 21 handmade, patriotic-themed quilts to Wayne County veterans at the Greenville 4th of July Picnic on Saturday, July 7. The Keepsake Quilters group was formed in 2014. They describe themselves as a group of ladies whose passion is quilting. As part of the mission of their group, they are also…

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