Area News

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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EHS Alumni Banquet

Make plans to attend the 2018 Ellington Alumni Banquet on March 24. Registration will begin in the Lobby at 4 p.m. with dinner following at 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Gastineau Hardware. Cost is $20 per person. Alumni T-shirts are available for purchase. Cost is $10 or $12. The deadline for…

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Lesterville Elementary’s Pre-K and KG Screenings

The Lesterville R-IV School District Preschool and Kindergarten Screenings will be held Tuesday. March 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lesterville Elementary. Children who will be three years of age prior to Aug. 1 should participate in this screening to be eligible for Preschool this fall. Children who will be five years of…

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EHS 2nd Quarter Honor Roll

Ellington High School recently released its Second Quarter 2017-2018 Honor Roll. Principal’s Honor Roll Seniors–Sara Beardsley, Chulsey Brunk, Molly Campbell, Avery Carroll, RyAnn Clanney, Candace Clavier, Deelaney Crocker, Pablo Ezquivel, Michael Fox, Makenna Goodman, Hunter Herrold, Bailee Hunter, Mikayla Johnson, John Moss, Haley Pickett, Jacob Pyrtle, Will Redman, Danielle Shook, Colby Taverna, Emily White, Levi…

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Ellington Senior Spotlights

The Ellington High School Senior spotlights for this week are Levi White, Mikayla Johnson, and Lane White.   Randall Levi White is the son of Cheryl and Randy White. He has two sisters, Brandi and Brittany and his twin brother, Lane. His friends “know who they are.” His favorite class during high school was Building…

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Bunker HS Senior Spotlights

Ashlyn Wisdom is the 18-year-old daughter of Jr and Tasha Wisdom of Centerville. Her grandparents are Don and Pat Bryant of Centerville and Denver and Betty Wisdom of Bunker. Ashlyn’s hobbies include playing basketball and hanging out with family and friends. After graduation, Ashlyn plans to attend college to become an Ultra-sound Technician. Lance Davis…

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Route O in Reynolds County to CLOSE for Pipe Replacement

Route O in Reynolds County will be CLOSED as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a culvert pipe under the roadway. This section of roadway that will be CLOSED is located from Route 21 to County Road 326 at Redford. Weather permitting, work will take place Tuesday, March 6, through Friday, March 9 from 8…

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