Area News

Two Fire Departments Approve Automatic Mutual Aid Agreement

The Piedmont City Fire Department and the Clearwater Fire Protection District have ratified an automatic mutual aid agreement. This will improve fire protection to area residents. The two fire departments will respond to any reports of a structure fire within the city of Piedmont and within the fire protection district. If the fire is in…

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New Businesses Opening in Piedmont

MiMi’s Restaurant, Neighbors Cleaners, and Angie’s Stop and Shop closed in late December. This does not mean gloom and doom for the community. The business district in Piedmont is see-ing new growth. Several new businesses are preparing to open. Alex Young has announced plans to open Junior’s Steakhouse on Elm Street. Young has previous restaurant…

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Women’s Shelter Expected To Open in January

After more than two years of behind-the-scenes planning, the Down Home Women’s Shelter is expected to open in January. Cathy Hinklin, chairman of the DHWS board of directors, briefed the Piedmont Rotary Club about the nonprofit organization. Hinklin said that the a house has been purchased. The four-bedroom house is located on a county road…

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CHS Technology Going 1:1 in January

Technology has changed the way we live and learn. Come January, Clearwater High School will implement 1-to-1 technology. Superintendent Deborah Hand made the announcement Monday evening at the Board of Education meeting. Every high school student will be issued a Chromebook. Before students receive the technology, the student and parent will have to attend a…

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Rotary Message to Area Students: Attendance Is Important

Rotary and public schools are keenly aware of how important attendance is to the success of their programs as measured by the number of those who participate and engage. School administrations work tirelessly to promote the importance of student attendance and participation in achieving maximum benefit from their classroom experience. With Rotary’s focus on youth…

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Bald Eagle Killed

Wayne County Conservation Agent Hayley Honeycutt is asking for public assistance regarding an eagle death outside of Williamsville, near the Markham Springs Recreation Area. The juvenile bald eagle was located in a field off of 49 Highway on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. It had been shot in the chest. Bald eagles are protected under the…

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Ellington SR BETAs Qualify for Nationals

The Ellington Senior Beta Club attended the 2017 Missouri State Convention in Springfield Dec. 1 and 2. The Missouri Convention was moved this year from Branson due to the growth of the National Beta Club throughout the state. Attendance at the convention had outgrew the theaters in Branson. This also brought about a change in…

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Orange Blossom to Close Its Grill

The Orange Blossom is a vital part of the Ellington community. The business has been serving the community for 14 years as a restaurant, bakery, and florist. Last week, the owners of the business announced that they will close the grill effective the end of the year. “The Orange Blossom Florist & Grill has been…

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Frigid Weather Doesn’t Stop Holiday Activities in Ellington

Holiday Activities in Ellington  The annual Christmas parade in Ellington was a big hit with the community. Frigid temperatures did not participants or a large crowd from attending the Magical Christmas event.. Ellington Chamber president Christy Roberts said 10 floats were entered in the parade. Santa arrived to the community during the parade and lit…

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