Area News

Bunker HS Senior Spotlights

Alex Martin is the 18-year-old son of Jody Martin of Bunker and Krista Weirich of St. Clair. His grandparents are Rick and Jo Ann Martin of Bunker and Vicki and Don Kassabaum of Imperial. Alex’s hobbies include; napping, eating, and hanging with the boys. Upon graduation Alex intends on getting his Real Estate License and…

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Ellington Senior Spotlights

The Ellington High School Senior spotlights for this week are Sara Beardsley, Michael Fox, and Brittany Hampton.    Sara Beardsley is the daughter of Johnny and Lisa Beardsley. She has one sister, Alyssa Beardsley. Her friends include Emily White, Candace Clavier, Molly Campbell, Brittany Hampton and Will Redman. Her favorite classes during high school are…

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Lesterville Senior Spotlights

Rebecca Campbell is the daughter of Pam and Billy Campbell. Her siblings are Melissa Paul and Elizabeth. Her grandparents are Elizebeth Sutton and Helen Campbell. Rebecca is a member of Sr Beta, FBLA, Shop Club and Art Club. While in high school she has achieved High Honors. Her hobbies include: Spending time with friends and…

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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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