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John Charles Kessinger

John Charles Kessinger of Bainbridge, Ind., went to be with our Lord and Savior Jan. 25, 2018. He was born May 27, 1937 to John C. and Faye Van Hook Kessinger. He married Margaret (Tippin) Oct. 14, 1956. She survives. Survivors also include daughters Susie (David) Trinkle of Naples, Fla. Deborah (Curtis) Rhea of Greeneville,…

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Space Heater Safety

Space heaters – whether portable or stationary – accounted for 2 of every 5 (40%) home heating fires and 4 of 5 (84%) home heating fire deaths. (National Fire Protection Associa-tion, based on 2009-2013 annual averages)Heating-related fires most often occur in December, Janu-ary, and February. Simple space heater use precautions in-clude keeping the heater at…

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Annapolis Teen Injured in Crash

An Annapolis teen was injured early Jan. 13 in a one-vehicle crash on Route C, two miles southeast of Annapolis. The Highway Patrol said that Robert W. Copenhaver, 19, was eastbound in a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt at 3:10 a.m. Copenhaver reportedly lost control of his vehicle and it ran off the right side of the…

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Carolyn J. Butler

Carolyn J. Butler, age 73, of Jackson, formerly of Piedmont, passed away Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. She was born Oct. 2, 1944 at Jackson, Tenn., the daughter of Dewey Reddoch and Wilma (Case) Reddoch. Carolyn was a minister and pastor for many years. She ministered…

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Fire Prevention Week

Lesterville Elementary’s Third Grade Class LESTERVILLE SCHOOL received a visit from the Lesterville Fire Department for Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 8-14. Pictured left to right are Will Crocker, Rylee Laughman, Shyla Baca, Emma Prestidge, Isabelle Twomey, Evan Hammons, Tyson Creek, Aidan Miller, Carter St. Gemme, Hannah Coote, Mischelle Swiney, Jarett Meredith and Nicholas Welch. This…

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BBB: Tips For Finding A Reliable A/C Contractor

With the heat index reach­ing the 100s, the last thing anyone wants is for the air conditioning to fail. But when it does, you need a re­liable contractor – and fast. Better Business Bureau has a few tips. “Good air conditioning contractors are in high de­mand now, so you shouldn’t be surprised if you can’t…

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Free Repair, Rebuilding Advice Available in Wayne County

As Missourians repair or rebuild their homes damaged by the flooding and severe storms that occurred April 28-May 11, 2017, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and home improvement stores in Wayne County are teaming up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer. FEMA mitigation specialists will be on…

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Recovery Center Opens in Wayne County to Help Missouri Flood Survivors 

A new FEMA Disaster Recovery Center opens Thursday, July 20, in Wayne County. The recovery center offers in-person support to individuals and businesses in any of the 35 counties included in the Missouri federal disaster declaration for flooding and severe storms that occurred between April 28 and May 11, 2017. Recovery specialists from the Federal…

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The heat is on – and the time is right for: ‘Water, Rest and Shade’  

The National Weather Services has issued excessive heat warnings for the Great Plains through Saturday night, July 22, with temperatures of 96-100 degrees and heat indexes as high as 105 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit. Such excessive heat can cause potentially dangerous work conditions­ especially for those working outside and in hot interior spaces.   The…

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Annapolis Teen Killed in Crash

An Annapolis teen has died and a Lesterville teen was seriously injured Monday night in a one-vehicle crash near Annapolis. The wreck occurred at 9:20 p.m. on Route K, 2.5 miles north of Annapolis. Lance D. Allen, 16, was northbound in a 2003 Pontiac Sunfire. The Highway Patrol said Allen’s car ran off the roadway,…

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