Area News

Woods Expo Planned in March at Wappapello Lake

Honoring the regions rich timber industry, the 3rd Annual Wappapello Woodlands Expo is set for March 24, 2018 at the Redman Creek Recreation Area at Wappapello Lake. The Expo combines competitive timber sports, with crafters, vendors and historical displays creating a unique experience for the entire family. This growing event is possible through a partnership…

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Three Rivers College Releases Fall 2017 Dean’s List

Three Rivers College has released its Dean’s List for the Fall 2017 semester. The honor is awarded to students taking 12 or more credit hours in a semester, who achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or above. Dean’s List honors are also used at graduation to help determine eligibility for honors or highest honors.…

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Polks Attend Farm Bureau YF&R Leadership Conference

Jacob and Mindi Polk of Piedmont were among more than 520 young farmers and ranchers took a break from their daily farm chores to attend the Missouri Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Leadership Conference Feb. 9-11 at the Lake of the Ozarks’ Tan-Tar-A Resort. The event was a weekend mixing fun with learning.…

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Mill Spring Water System Hit by Lightning

Residents in Mill Spring, Black River Retreat #3, and Public Water Supply District #3, which serves the Redwood Acres Subdivision area near Clearwater Lake, discovered they had no water late Saturday evening. Mill Spring officials at first thought that a blown transformer was the cause of the problems. Black River Electric Cooperative send a crew…

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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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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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