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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King Green – ‘Who Could Forget Him?’

(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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Highway 143 in Wayne County Closed for Asphalt Overlay  

Route 143 in Wayne County will be closed as Missouri Department of Transportation crews overlay the road with asphalt. This section of roadway is located north of Sam A. Baker Park to the Iron County Line. Weather permitting, work will performed Wednesday, July 11 and Thursday, July 12 from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.…

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World War II Veterans Recognized

Patriotism was alive and well in Wayne County over the extended July 4 holiday. The Freedom’s Never Free World War II Traveling Memorial was set in Piedmont July 3-7. The memorial was brought to the community by the Piedmont Area Chamber of Commerce. In Greenville, the Wayne County Bicentennial Parade was held in conjunction with…

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Banks Was Not Arrested, Says His Attorney

 In the May 23 newspaper, it was reported that Charles ‘Chuck’ Banks of Coldwater was arrested on felony marijuana charges and released on a criminal summons. His attorney, Robert Ramshur, said his client was not arrested. “The newspaper printed information that was given to us by Sheriff Dean Finch,” said General Manager Kim Combs. “We never question information given to us by arresting agencies.”…

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Three Rivers College Honors Top Students at Student Excellence Awards

Three Rivers College recognized more than 50 of its highest performing students at its Annual Student Excellence Awards ceremony. Winners were chosen to represent each academic department and career education program, the Three Rivers external locations, honor societies, and major student organizations. Area students honored were: Ellington Taryn Medlock Criminal Justice   Kylie C. Wakefield…

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Following McCaskill Push, Federal Communications Commission Extends Deadline to Challenge Wireless Broadband Coverage Map

Following a bipartisan push by U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill and 29 other Senators, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)today extended the deadline for the challenge process to the map of eligible areas for up to $4.5 billion in support for rural wireless broadband expansion over the next 10 years. “This map is intended to reflect areas…

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