Shirley Mae Radford

Shirley Mae Radford, born September 8, 1927 in Clinton, Wisconsin to the late Robert Allen and Mildred Lettie (Hofford) Johnson. She departed this life on Monday, November 19, 2018 in Fenton, Missouri with her family by her side. Shirley had attained the age of ninety-one years, two months and eleven days. On February 4, 1951…

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Mary Wanda Farmer

Mary Wanda Farmer, daughter of the late Elisha Edward and Ruth Ethel (Sears) Durbin was born August 20, 1930 in Gideon, Mo., and departed this life on November 18, 2018 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo. She had attained the age of eighty-eight years, two months and twenty-nine days. Mary had…

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Matthew Alexander Griffith

Matthew Alexander Griffith, born July 24, 2018 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri to Shane and Emma (Townsend) Griffith. He departed this life on Saturday, November 10, 2018 in Ellington, Missouri at just three months old. Matthew was a happy baby full of smiles, he enjoyed dancing around the house with his daddy and snuggles with mommy.…

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Dinkins Elected to Leadership Position in House

House Republicans – including newly-elected and returning lawmakers – elected the following members of their leadership team for the 100th General Assembly at a Wednesday meeting:   Speaker of the House: Rep. Elijah Haahr Speaker Pro Tem: Rep. John Wiemann Majority Floor Leader: Rep. Rob Vescovo Assistant Majority Floor Leader: Rep. J Eggleston Majority Whip:…

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Reynolds Countians Favor Republicans

Reynolds County voters favored Republican candidates in Tuesday’s election. Fifty-eight percent of the county’s registered voters cast ballots. Josh Hawley received 70.72 percent of the votes cast in Reynolds County for U.S. Senator. Unofficial returns show Hawley received 1,795 votes to incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill’s 673. Saundra McDowell, a Republican, received 1,532 votes for state…

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State Rep Races

State Representative – District 152 37 of 37 Precincts Reported Hardy Billington Republican 7,373 69.036% Robert L. Smith Democratic 3,307 30.964% Total Votes: 10,680 State Representative – District 153 29 of 29 Precincts Reported Jeff Shawan Republican 9,716 74.475% Matt Michel Democratic 3,330 25.525%     State Representative – District 144 38 of 38 Precincts…

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Cates, Sisco Win in Wayne County

Wayne County went red in the November General Election. Republicans carried all contested races. A huge voter turnout, fueled by the many statewide issues and a heated U.S. Senate race, brought 54.7 percent of the county’s registered voters out. Josh Hawley received 3,564 votes in Wayne County in his quest to unseat incumbent Democrat Claire…

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13-Year-Old Boy Killed at McGee Residence

A Wayne County teen was killed Wednesday afternoon at his home in rural McGee. Wayne County Sheriff Dean Finch identified the 13-year-old victim as Ricky Taylor. A 15-year-old boy is currently in juvenile custody related to the death. Ricky Taylor was a student in the Greenville R-2 School District. Members of the community came together…

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Sovereignty at Stake

By U.S. Congressman Jason Smith Eighth District, Missouri As I write this, a 7,000-person migrant caravan is marching across Mexico towards the United States’ southern border. From the politicians that helped inspire and form the caravan to the immigration holes it highlights, it should serve as a wakeup call showing our need for a more…

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