Area News

WKO Accredited for Quality Service

Prevent Child Abuse America (PCA America) announced Aug. 14 that the Healthy Families America (HFA) affiliate, Whole Kids Outreach (WKO), has been accredited as a provider of high quality home visiting services to families who want to improve their child’s health, nutrition and developmental outcomes. “We are thrilled to announce our HFA accreditation,” said WKO…

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Clearwater Vision in Piedmont to Close After 32 Years

Clearwater Vision Center will be closing its doors on Friday, Sept. 21,after 32 years in business in Piedmont.  The final day for seeing regularly scheduled patients is Friday, Aug. 31.  An agreement between Clearwater Vision Center and Dr. James Hunt, OD/Vision Improvement Clinic in Piedmont will begin on Saturday, Sept. 22, that results in records…

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Kime to Be Sworn In Tuesday as Associate Circuit Judge

  Forty Second Judicial Circuit Court Presiding Judge Sid Pearson announced Aug. 15 that following the appointment by the Governor of Christina Kime as the new Associate Circuit Judge in Wayne County, there will be a swearing-in ceremony to be held at the Wayne County Courthouse in Greenville, on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 11 :00…

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Wayne County Native Honored at Busch Stadium

On Friday, July 13, Jo Janis celebrated her 102nd birthday and what a celebration it was! Jo is an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and the family was taking her to the game that night. She is particularly a fan of Yadier Molina, the popular all-star catcher, known as “Yadi,” whose birthday, coincidentally,…

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Shearrer’s Bid Unsuccessful in Butler County

Wayne County native Dennis Shearrer of Poplar Bluff was one of four candidates vying for the Republican nomination for Butler County treasurer. Shearrer’s bid was unsuccessful. Tammy Marler received 2,860 votes to win the nomination in the four-person race. Jerrica Fox received 1,848 votes. Dan Conover received 1,743 votes. Shearrer had 539 votes. Butler County…

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Hovis Wins Republican Nomination for 146th District State Rep.

Many Wayne Countians were closely watching the 146th District State Representative race. It featured a Wayne County native, Barry Hovis. Hovis, a retired Cape Girardeau Police officer, won the Republican nomination. He defeated Tony LaForest 4,983 to 2,076. Hovis will face Democrat Gayla A. Dace in the November General Election.   Tony LaForest Republican 2,076…

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Reynolds County Extension Fundraiser

  Benefit Fundraiser for the Reynolds County Extension: Aug. 7, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. Come out, enjoy an evening of FREE entertainment, and wait for the election votes to come in.  The Reynolds County Extension will be hosting an election benefit Fundraiser to help with funding to support programing here in Reynolds County. There will…

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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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