Feral Hogs Spoil Youth’s First Hunt

REYNOLDS COUNTY, Mo. – Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) em­ployees love to hear deer hunting stories, especially when it’s a young person’s first hunt. The first deer hunt is a milestone and ev­ery family has their own traditions; grandfather’s gun might be used, a special breakfast eaten, or a lucky hat worn. Every detail of…

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Lesterville Students Selected The 2017 All-District Junior High Band

PEYTON SANDERS AND Lucas Barton, both students of Lesterville R-IV, were selected for the 2017 All-District Junior High Band. Sanders and Barton auditioned for the band on November 7th and were selected. They rehearsed and performed with the band November 18th at Cape Central High School. Congratulations on all of your hard work and dedication!

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MoDOT Warns Motorists To Drink Responsibly During The Holidays

JEFFERSON CITY – As you attend that holiday par­ty, or just stop off for a so­cial hour, please remember that your last drink could be someone else’s last breath. Drinking and driving is a deadly combination that ru­ins the holidays for many families. The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to make sure everyone ar­rives…

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Holly Jolly Holiday Stroll Coming To Ellington

     Every year, the hustle and bustle of Christmas shop­ping gets more and more stressful. Long car rides, endless checkout lines, cranky shoppers, it’s no wonder the holiday season gets overwhelming. What if you were offered the chance to shop in your own home­town, and make purchases from familiar and friendly faces? The Ellington Cham­ber of…

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Lisa V. Houston

Lisa Victoria Houston, daughter of the late Frances Elizabeth (Rich­ter) Akins and Gerald Wayne Akins, was born in St. Louis on June 16, 1961. She departed this life at her residence in Bunker on Nov. 19, 2017, at the age of 56. On Oct. 4, 1980, in Bunker, Lisa was united in marriage to Jack…

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Ardella M. Chitwood

Ardella Mae (Casey) Chitwood, daughter of the late George Washing­ton Casey and Emma (Massie) Casey was born July 7, 1923, at Ellington. She departed this life on Nov. 15, 2017, in Ellington at the age of 94. She accepted Christ as her savior in 1943, she was a member of An­tioch Missionary Baptist Church for…

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Nelson R. Pinkley

Nelson Ray Pinkley, son of the late Myrtle Cordelia (Miller) Pinkley and Jesse Nelson Pinkley, was born in Lesterville on Dec. 11, 1924. He de­parted this life in Farmington on Nov. 16, 2017, at the age of 92. Ray served in the United States Army during World War II and later spent his working years…

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Lucille B. Scott

Lucille Berniece Scott, born Feb. 7, 1927, in Owls Bend to the late Robert Joseph and Nellie Mae (St. Clair) Fears. She departed this life on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at her residence in St. Louis, with her family by her side, she had attained the age of 93 years. Lucille was a member of…

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Doyle C. Crosby

Doyle C. Crosby was born in Garwood on Aug. 27, 1944, to the proud parents of William Floyd Crosby and Minnie (Johnson) Crosby and departed this life on Nov. 10, 2017, at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in Saint Louis. He had attained the age of seventy-three years, two months and four­teen days. Doyle had resided…

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Mary E. Dement

Mary Ella Dement, daughter of the late Mammie (Gilmer) Hamp­ton and Marvin Hampton was born at Ruble on April 16, 1930. She de­parted this life at Parkland Hospital in Farmington, on Nov. 7, 2017, at the age of 87. On Nov. 17, 1947, in Ellington, Mary was united in marriage to Ralph Dement and to…

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