Bollinger Honored by Modern Woodmen

David N. Bollinger of Greenville was recently honored by Modern Woodmean for his contributions to the Greenville community and Wayne County. The Greenville Modern Woodmen Club bestowed the honors on Bollinger. For over twenty years, David Bollinger has dedicated much time to many civic organizations in Wayne County, and has served in many leadership rolls.…

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OSHA Fines Flavorings  Plant $223K After Worker Fatality

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Kerry Inc. for one willful and eight serious safety violations and issued a fine of $223,525 after a worker died in a fall at the firm’s Greenville, Mo., liquid smoke production plant. During an April 2019 inspection, the agency determined that Kerry failed…

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Two Die in Collision in Reynolds County

Two people were killed and another person injured following a two-vehicle accident late Tuesday morning, Oct. 8, in Reynolds County. The crash occurred on Highway 49, seven miles north of Lesterville. A report from the Highway Patrol said 41-year-old Edward Baugh of Black, Mo. and a 16-year-old juvenile, also from Black, were killed when the…

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Bollinger Elected Historical Society President

David Bollinger of Greenville, a twenty-one-year member of the Wayne County Historical Society and past Vice-President, was elected to lead the Historical Society in the ensuing year as its President. Bollinger becomes only the fourth President of the society in its thirty-four-year history. He was elected unanimously at a meeting of the Board of Directors…

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Mill Spring Christian Church to Mark 135th Anniversary on October 13

 Mill Spring Christian Church will mark its 135th year of serving Christ in the Mill Spring area with a celebration on Sunday, October 13th.  A special service is being planned, with worship service beginning at 10:30 am. It will include the singing of old hymns written before 1884, guest musicians, and a potluck following the…

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Reynolds County Fair Opens Thursday

 The 42nd Annual Reynolds County Fair will kick off Thursday. The event promises fun for all ages. You won’t want to miss the activities.  Thursday evening admission fee will be $1. Friday’s admission will be $3 per person and Saturday’s admission remains unchanged at $6 per person.  The officers· and members of the board would…

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Whippets Are Champs

 The Ellington Lady Whippet Volleyball team won the Gold Bracket of the Black Division in the Dig For Life Challenge Volleyball Tournament in Cape Girardeau. In the finals, the Lady Whippets beat Gideon 25-19 and 25-20. In the semifi-nals, Ellington beat South Iron in a three-set contest, 25-13, 15-25, and 25-23. Sixty area volleyball teams…

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Doe Run Opens Its Mines for  Free Tours During Old Miners Days

On Oct. 4-6, The Doe Run Company (Doe Run) and the Viburnum community will celebrate the region’s mining history at the 33rd Annual Old Miners Days festival. The event includes free tours of Doe Run’s mines on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Mining has been a part of Missouri’s history for…

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Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Towler

Elizabeth “Betty” Ellen Towler of Ironton, Mo., went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at the age of 99 years, 10 months, and 30 days. She was born on October 11, 1919 in Arkansas to the late Frank and Irene Bland. On Aug. 30, 1942, she was united…

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Virginia (Jennie) N. Shatley

Virginia (Jennie) N. Shatley, 74, of Piedmont, Missouri passed away Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, at her residence. Jennie was born April 13, 1945, in St Louis, Mo., to the late Wesley Junior Howard and Gladys (Eads) Howard.   She was saved at a young age and was of the Baptist faith. Jennie was devoted to…

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