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Fire District Pulls Equipment From Bluff View

Fire trucks and equipment were removed from the Bluff View Fire Station Monday evening following the Clearwater Fire Protection District meeting. The board unanimously voted to remove the three trucks and other equipment from the Bluff View station. The decision was made six months after members of the Bluff View community pledge to respond to…

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MDC Free Fishing Days June 10 and 11

Want some free fun that gets family and friends outside in nature? Get hooked on fishing with the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Free Fishing Days June 10 and 11. During Free Fishing Days, anyone may fish in the Show-Me State without having to buy a fishing permit, trout permit, or trout park daily tag.…

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Patterson Man Killed in Crash

A Patterson man was killed Friday morning, May 12, after his car rearended a Freightliner truck. Killed was 56-year-old Denton Deering. The Highway Patrol said the crash occurred at 7:25 a.m. on Highway 67 at Route JJ. Deering was southbound in a 2006 Kia Optima when he struck a 2012 Freighliner driven by 58-year-old Carl…

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Disaster Relief Funds Available To Flood Victims

Residents living in southeast Missouri may qualify for disaster-relief funds from the Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC). Disaster funding from MHDC is available in response to the state of emergency declared by Governor Greitens on April 29, 2017. The funding will help assist the needs of Missouri citizens that have become homeless (which for the…

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Releases From Clearwater Lake to Increase

The Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District expects releases from Clearwater Lake to gradually increase to about 7,000 cubic feet per second by Saturday afternoon. The pool is expected to crest at elevation 570.8 at that time. Persistent rainfall across the Clearwater basin, Wednesday and Thursday, has resulted in a modest increase of inflow…

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Ellington’s Spring Fever Days Cancelled

Adventure will have to wait until another time for members of the Ellington Chamber of Commerce and the hundreds of people who each year attend the Chamber’s Spring Fever Days in Ellington in early May. Due to the degree of damage done to the town and its facilities by the weekend flood, city and business…

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MDC postpones Wappapello Lake open house meetings due to flooding

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has postponed three open house meetings that were scheduled to discuss data on crappie from Wappapello Lake and collect comments from Wappapello anglers. “We are eager to interact with anglers so we can show them our data and hear their comments, but first we must allow the community to…

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Clearwater Could Top Emergency Spillway

  Heavy overnight rains fell over the Clearwater Lake drainage basin requiring discharges through the conduit to increase this morning to 4,000 cubic feet per seCome. The largest release ever made from Clearwater was 4,000 c.f.s. in 2011. Today, releases were at this level and we’re expected to be increased this evening. This morning the…

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