Nancy Dee (Lester) Elayer

Nancy Dee (Lester) Elayer died April 28, 2018, at her home in Piedmont, Mo. She was born Aug. 21, 1918, in Detroit, Mich., to J.D. and Leonie B. (Brown) Lester. Her father had moved from Kentucky to Detroit to work during World War I. After the war, they moved back to their hometown of Princeton, Ky.,…

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Mary Joann Elder

Mary Joann Elder, age 79, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at the Greenville Health Care Center in Greenville, Mo. She was born February 13, 1939, in Williamsville, Mo., the daughter of Charles Gilbert and Osie (Durrow) Gilbert. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. Joann was married to William “Jack” Elder…

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Gene O. Craig

Gene O. Craig, 91, of Piedmont, Mo., passed away, Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Clark’s Mountain Nursing Center, Piedmont, MO. There will be private services for Gene planned at a later date. A full obituary for Gene will be in next week’s Journal-Banner. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com

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National Drug Take Back Day – Saturday, April 28

On Saturday, April 28, law enforcement agencies across the state will be partnering with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to give Missourians the opportunity to discard expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs. Drop off locations, which will operate from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., can be found here. The DEA cannot accept liquids or…

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Death Investigation Underway in Reynolds County

A death investigation by the sheriff’s office and Missouri Highway Patrol is underway in Reynolds County, Mo. According to Sheriff Tom Stout, his office received a call on Tuesday to check on the well being of a person. Deputies found Cameron D. Hill, 42, of Bunker, Mo. deceased. The preliminary investigation showed that he died from an apparent gunshot…

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Old Greenville Black Powder Rendezvous Coming To Wappapello Lake

  All roads in Southeast Missouri will lead to the Greenville Recreation Area at Wappapello Lake on April 21 and 22, for the 40th Annual Old Greenville Black Powder Rendezvous. This event has become a family tradition and is the longest consecutive rendezvous in the state of Missouri. There will be something for all ages…

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Cates Files for Collector

Rhonda Cates, a Piedmont businesswoman, is the latest person to throw her hat into the ring for the August Primary Election. Cates will compete against David Bollinger of Greenville for the Republican nomination and the right to face incumbent Mary H. VanNoy Hampton of Piedmont, a Democrat, in the November General Election. Filing closed at…

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Ruble, Buckner Win Seats on South Iron School Board

The race for South Iron R-1 Board of Education was the most highly contested race in the region. Michael Ruble and Joseph “Joe” Buckner were elected to three-year terms. The South Iron school district encompasses parts of three counties. The winners were not determined until the final votes were counted. Ten votes separated winner and…

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Wayne County Election Results

Wayne County voters approved renewing a one-half cent sales tax for another six years Tuesday during the Municipal Election. Unofficial returns show that the measure had 867 YES votes and 239 NO votes. The election featured very low voter turnout with 1,105 ballots cast. Only 12.53 percent of the county’s 8,821 registered voters cast ballots.…

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Reynolds County Municipal Election Results

  Michael Brawley and Richie Brewer were elected to the Southern Reynolds R-2 Board of Education. Michael Brawley received 188 votes. Richie Brewer had 144. Kevin Conkright received 114 votes. Kirk Martin and Mark Brikey were elected to the Bunker R-3 Board of Education. Martin received 81 votes. Brikey had 71. Todd Mead received 55…

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