Virginia Luke

Virginia Luke, 59, of Poplar Bluff, MO, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at her residence. Visitation will be held at 1:00 pm, Monday, January 25, 2021, at Ruegg Funeral Home, Williamsville Chapel. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 pm, also in the Williamsville Chapel. Burial will be in Rucker Cemetery, Williamsville. Online condolences can…

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Charles Eads

Charles Eads, 64, of Caledonia, Mo., passed away Sunday, January 17, 2021, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis. Visitation will be at 11:30 am, Thursday, January 21, 2021, at Word of Life Cowboy Church, Patterson. Funeral service will follow at 1:30 pm, also at Word of Life Cowboy Church. Burial will be in New Liberty Jacktown…

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Snow Soldier

After the snow Friday, some creative individual built a snow soldier to guard the fort at Pilot Knob. Tina Marie Zangara snapped this photo and submitted to the newspaper; she said the builder of the snowman is unknown.

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Ellington Homecoming This Friday

EHS Homecoming Candidates Back Row: Senior Class Candidates Kandie Barnes and Brandie Barnes and Junior Class Candidates Laura Gore and Natalie Barnett Front Row: Freshman Class Candidates Ella Swyres and Lilly Baker and Sophomore Class Candidates Addy DeMent and Kylie Hampton Ellington High School will hold their Senior Athlete Recognition and Homecoming Ceremonies on at…

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State Rep. Chris Dinkins Files Changes to Immunity Law  

State Rep. Chris Dinkins has filed House Bill 663, which would make changes to Missouri’s Castle Doctrine. Specifically, the bill would change language in the law stating that citizens who defend their property in accordance with the law would be immune from prosecution. Dinkins said it was necessary to protect citizens like the McCloskey’s, who…

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Lawonna Elaine Mason

Lawonna Elaine Mason, 61, of Annapolis, Mo., passed away Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Iron County Medical Center, Ironton, Mo. Visitation will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 14, 2021, at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont Chapel. Funeral service will be at 12:00 noon, also in the Piedmont Chapel. Burial will follow in Mann Cemetery,…

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MoDOT to Replace Culvert on Route K

Route K in Reynolds County will be reduced to one lane with a 10-foot width restriction as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a culvert under the roadway. This section of roadway is located between County Road 421 and County Road 302A. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, Jan. 4 through Thursday, Jan. 7…

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Kelly Dawn Tompkins Nixon

Kelly Dawn Tompkins Nixon, age 49, of Cape Girardeau, Mo, passed away Monday, December 21, 2020, at Southeast Missouri Hospital, in Cape Girardeau, Mo.   Kelly was born June 2, 1971. On November 9, 2019 she married Thomas “T.J.” Nixon. He survives. She is also survived by her parents:  Tommy Tompkins of Williamsville, Mo., and…

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REYNOLDS COUNTY Health Department Reports First Death of COVID-19

The Reynolds County Health Department reported Friday the first death of a Reynolds County resident due to COVID-19. The resident was a male in 70’s.  He test positive for COVID-19 on October 11, 2020.  The case was not travel related. Everyone is urged to take preventive actions to prevent the spread of all respiratory viruses. …

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Horn Elected Reynolds County Sheriff

Donald Horn will be Reynolds County’s new sheriff effective Jan. 1. Horn beat Republican Cody Newman Tuesday in the General Election. Horn received 57.86 percent of the popular vote to win his first term in office. Horn defeated incumbent in the August Primary Election to win the Democratic nomination. Horn received 1,861 votes. Newman, a…

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