Area News

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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ONSR Seeks Public Feedback

Ozark National Scenic Riverways is seeking initial public comments to aid with preparing a range of alternative actions to be considered for the maintenance, rehabilitation and management of the Waymeyer, Chilton Creek, and Pin Oak locations of the park. The National Park Service (NPS) will develop a range of actions that will be consistent with…

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American Pickers Coming Back To Missouri

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Missouri! They plan to film episodes of the hit series AMERICAN PICKERS throughout your area.AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking’ on History. The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers…

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Three Rivers College Announces FY19 Priorities

Three Rivers College planning managers gathered recently for the College’s Annual Strategic Planning Retreat. College President Dr. Wesley Payne outlined the 2018-19 strategic planning priorities, which managers will use in developing their goals, action plans, and budgets for FY19. Dr. Maribeth Payne, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness, led workshop activities to help planning managers develop FY19…

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Annapolis Library Upgrades Its Internet Speed

Ozark Regional Library, working with MOREnet, has upgraded the Internet connection speed at our Annapolis Branch from 5MB to 10MB. This speed increase was available as of March 1. Ozark Regional Library serves Iron and Madison Counties, with libraries in Annapolis, Ironton, and Viburnum in Iron County, and in Fredericktown in Madison County. We offer…

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Fire District Has Healthy Finances

For the second straight month, the Clearwater Fire Protection District’s Board meeting has been short and sweet with no old business and no new business. The meeting consisted of approval accounts payable and a treasurer’s report. Steve Walsh, fire district treasurer, said that finances are healthy. As of Monday afternoon, the fire district had $296,545.76…

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Eureka Resident Injured In Hwy 67 Crash

A two-vehicle crash on Highway 67 south of Greenville Friday morning sent one person to the hospital. The accident occurred at 10:14 a.m. Shirley A. Mueller, 60, of Eureka sustained moderate injuries and was transported by East Wayne Ambulance to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. The Highway Patrol said that crash involved two southbound vehicles.…

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Race Develops For State Rep.

In District 153, which is currently represented by Steve Cookson, two Republicans have declared their candidacies— Jack Johnson of Gatewood and Jeff Shawan of rural Poplar Bluff. Matt Michel of Fairdealing is currently unopposed on the Democratic ticket. Circuit Judge Very rarely does the 42nd Judicial Circuit have a contested race for judge. This year,…

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