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Margaret Ward

Margaret Helen Ward 90, passed away very peacefully Sunday November 19, 2023 surrounded by family. She was born February 19, 1933 to Helen and Pearl Shoemake from Silva, MO. Margaret and her late husband Alfred Ward were married on May 1, 1950 in Piggott, AR. They were formerly from Patterson, MO.  Several years ago, they…

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Paullete Parker

Paulette Mae Parker of Arcadia, Mo., entered into eternal rest on Thursday, November 23, 2023, at the age of 76 after winning her three-year battle with cancer. She was born seven minutes after her best friend and identical twin sister, Pauline, on July 22, 1947, in Honolulu, Hawai’i. The twins joined their feisty older sister,…

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Larry Gene Davis

Larry Gene Davis of Arcadia, MO, entered into rest on Friday, November 24, 2023, at the age of 80 years, 7 months, and 23 days. He was born April 1, 1943 in Cardwell, MO, to the late Billy Gene and Joyce Marie (Reeks) Davis. On June 16, 1971, Larry was united in marriage to Joy…

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Rev. Dennis Minks

Rev. Dennis Minks, 73, of Silva, MO, passed away November 19, 2023, at Clark’s Mountain Nursing Center, Piedmont, MO. Dennis was born in Mineral Point, MO, August 18, 1950, to parents Melvin P. and Dorothy M. (Groves) Minks. Dennis was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. He married the love of his life,…

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South Iron captures sixth straight Thanksgiving title

      MATT KING mking@dailyjournalonline.com South Iron boys basketball coach Dusty Dinkins trusted his team to adjust when two fouls kept dynamic guard Marquis Burse on the bench for the last 8 minutes, 45 seconds of the first half. The Panthers handled the setback like champions with a stingy interior defense that refused to…

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Community Thanksgiving Dinner

By Jessica McMahan Several area groups and organizations provided Thanksgiving meals to members of the community this past week.  One such dinner took place Thanksgiving Day at the Wayne County Community Building in Piedmont.  The Share the Blessings Community Dinner was an annual event for over two decades in Piedmont until 2020 when it was…

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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas in Piedmont

The sights and sounds of the Christmas season are starting to show up all around. The community is coming alive with holiday cheer and spreading joy to the area. Last Wednesday, workers could be seen hanging decorations along Piedmont’s Main Street.  The McKenzie Creek Greenway is the location for this year’s Festival of Lights, and…

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Chamber purchases new Christmas decorations for Greenville

When driving through the Wayne County seat this holiday season motorists will be sure to notice the wonderful new Christmas decorations attached to the street light poles on Main and Front Streets. In October the officers and directors of the East Wayne County, Missouri Chamber of Commerce agreed to purchase the new decorations for Greenville.…

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Iowa Robbery Suspects Arrested in Williamsville and Piedmont

By Kimberly A. Combs Four bank robbery suspects, who allegedly conducted a robbery Wednesday, Nov. 15 in West Des Moines, Iowa, were apprehended Thursday in Wayne County. Two arrests occurred in Williamsville and two occurred in Piedmont. None of the suspects were from Iowa; two were from Louisiana, and the other two were from Texas.…

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Iowa Bank Robbery Suspects Crash, Arrested in Piedmont

    (Editor’s Note: This story contains corrected information. It was originally reported that the suspects were from Ohio.) Authorities confirm that all bank robbery suspects have been apprehended. Sgt. Clark Parrott of the Missouri State Highway Patrol said that four suspects are in custody. They were wanted for an alleged bank robbery in Iowa. …

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