Randazzo to Run for Circuit Judge

Michael Randazzo, practicing prosecuting attorney for Reynolds county, has announced he will run for 42nd Judicial Circuit Judge, Division 2.  Randazzo has served in various roles throughout this region, including as a Municipal Judge for Sullivan, Leadington and Iron Mountain Lake, a City Prosecutor and City Attorney for Arcadia, Leadwood, and Viburnum, as well as…

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Vengence Is Mine

By Sue Hagan A childhood friend, the preacher’s daughter where we attended church, became her father’s sermon subject one Sunday. Jill’s misbehavior (using her parents’ bed as a trampoline) and the welts and bruises on her behind from the belt-whipping he gave her were presented as a lesson on proper discipline. My mother was livid;…

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No Budget, No Values

The reason the controlling political party in Congress produces a budget for the federal government every spring is to lay out their priorities for the next ten years, to set spending levels for the numerous federal agencies, and to share those numbers and ideas with the American people. As a sitting Member of the House…

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A Secret Place in the Woods

As much as I love to hunt and fish, I was born a naturalist first and foremost, and I have made much of my living actually working as a paid naturalist for two state park systems, for the National Park Service and for a natural heritage commission.  I continue that even now. Several times a…

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Helen M. Graham

Helen M. Graham., age 87, of Greenville, passed away December 14, 2019 in Poplar Bluff, Mo.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 22, 2020 at the Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Clubb with Bro. Bob Hovis officiating. Services are under the direction of Morrison Funeral Chapel, Greenville.

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Albert Leo Dalton

Albert Leo Dalton, 89, passed from this life surrounded by family at St. Louis University Hospital on February 13, 2020. Ab, as he loved to be called, was born on January 12, 1931 in Hendrickson, Mo. He was the son of Lee and Mabel Dalton.  On March 24, 1962, he married Elsie Durrow. He was…

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Ruth Teresa (Franklin) Hill

Ruth Teresa (Franklin) Hill passed away at Manor Grove in Kirkwood, MO at the age of 97 on February 16, 2020. She was born in Stamford, Conn. on August 13, 1922. Ruth was the loving wife of Herbert Allen Hill (of Centerville, Mo.), daughter of Henry J. and Anna Mae (Dolson) Franklin, sister of John…

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Judy Carol (Pritchett) Whelpley

Judy Carol (Pritchett) Whelpley, 66, passed away Monday, February 10, 2020, at her home in Perryville, Mo., where she lived with her daughter, Ty Elder, son-in-law Jeff Courtois and grandson Jacob Elder.  She was born on May 23rd, 1953, in Eminence, Mo. to Luther (d. Sept. 6th 1990) and Mabel Pritchett (d. July 10th 2009).…

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Deanna F. Hamilton

Deanna F. Hamilton, age 73, of Piedmont, passed away Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the Greenville Health Care Center in Greenville, MO. She was born September 5, 1946 in Piedmont, the daughter of Henry W. Waller and Ruth (Morris) Waller. Deanna worked for many years as a Med. Tech. at Clark’s Mountain Nursing Center and…

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Douglas Ray Boxx

Douglas Ray Boxx, 64 of Poplar Bluff passed away on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Douglas was born Sept.  25, 1955 in Piedmont, Mo., the son of Edward and Zada (Trindle) Boxx. On Feb. 1, 1986 he married Jana Jorde in Coon Rapids, Minn. Together they shared more than 34…

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