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Local Student Will Represent BREC in Washington D.C.

Black River Electric Cooperative’s Annual Youth Tour Essay Contest challenged high school juniors to learn more about their electric cooperative while competing for the “trip of a lifetime.” Students were asked to write an essay about the history of BREC and the impact it’s made to them personally and in their community. This year, BREC…

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Charges Filed in Bunker Man’s Death

  A Bunker man was found dead last week of an apparent gunshot wound in rural Reynolds County. A teenager has been charged in the death. Nicholas A. Barton, 19, is charged with second-degree murder and delivery of a controlled substance. His bond was set at $1 million. He was incarcerated in the Reynolds County…

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New Prospect Church Is the Third Oldest Church in Wayne County

    By David Bollinger dnbollinger@yahoo.com (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…

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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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