State Leaders Urge Proper Social Distancing

Greetings Friends! I hope everyone is doing well and dealing with the quarantine as best as you can. Please remember to check on your neighbors and other senior citizens. If you have an urgent need for something please contact me and I will do my best to assist you.  I am staying busy at my…

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Playing Politics with Coronavirus

The Green New Deal, solar energy tax credits, federalizing local elections, corporate board diversity requirements, and emission standards for airlines. What do you all of these things have common? They have absolutely nothing to do with the coronavirus outbreak, yet they were the top concerns for Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi this week. For…

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Stay alert, nature-loving Missourians

  To the Editor: Missouri House Joint Resolution 100 (HJR 100) , offered by Rep. Robert Ross, [R Yukon} , would irreparably damage the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) if approved by  voters as an amendment to the Missouri Constitution.   HJR 100 would change the existing legislative Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) from…

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David Wayne Kelley

David Wayne Kelley, son of Janie Creek Kelley and the late Dewey J. Kelley, was born in St. Louis, Missouri on April 24, 1968. He departed this life at his residence in Lesterville, Missouri, on March 22, 2020, at the age of 51. David attended the Black River Baptist Church in Black, Missouri. He enjoyed…

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James Theodore Becker

James Theodore Becker, a well-known Wayne County farmer and community leader, died at the family home in Williamsville on Thursday, March 26, 2020. He was 90 years old. Mr. Becker is survived by two children, Dianne Becker of St. Louis and Brian (Toni) Becker of Northeast Arkansas; his daughter-in-law, Pam Howard Becker of Williamsville; five…

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Lauro ‘Larry’ Dytuco Castro

Lauro “Larry” Dytuco Castro of Bonne Terre, Missouri, passed away March 21, 2020.  Larry was born on October 23, 1952, the son of the late Augusto and Veronidia (Dytuco) Castro.   On November 24, 1982 he was united in marriage to Cynthia Frances Lincoln who survives and resides in Bonne Terre, Missouri. To this union…

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Carol Lee House

Carol Lee House, daughter of the late Gladys Williams Hasty and Jordan Hasty, was born in Ironton, Missouri, on July 15, 1948. She departed this life at her residence in Centerville, Missouri, on March 21, 2020, at the age of 71. On August 19, 1967 in Lutesville, Missouri, Carol was united in marriage to Charles…

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Reba Joan Pinkley

Reba Joan Pinkley of Ironton, Missouri passed away March 24, 2020, at her residence at the age of 81 years.  She was born November 11, 1938 in Roselle, Missouri the daughter of the late Rolla Lee and Stella Lorene (Schrum) Thompson.   In addition to her parents, Reba was preceded in death by her husband…

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Donald Lawrence Dunn

Donald Lawrence Dunn, age 64 passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 in Reno Nevada. Donald was known by many names, Donnie, Larry or Don. He was born on June 24, 1955, in Ironton Missouri to his late parents Donald and Edna (Hammack) Dunn.  On March 2, 1975, Donnie was married to Rebecca (Anderson)…

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Elephant Rocks State Park to Temporarily Close

Missouri State Parks modifies operations to address overcrowding Effective April 2, new measures will further implement CDC health guidance Out of an abundance of caution and in response to recent events, Missouri State Parks will modify operations at five state parks to address overcrowding and concerns regarding public safety. The modifications, including the temporary closure…

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