Shirley Mae Emerson

Shirley Mae Emerson, 86, of Silva, MO, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2021, at Clark’s Mountain Nursing Center. She was born in Belair, LA, April 17, 1934, to parents Luther B. and Winnie E. (Sterling) Brown. Shirley was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She married Leroy “Roy” Emerson, in a tent at…

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Tanya Hillis

Tanya Christine Hillis, 44, of Silva, MO, passed away Friday, February 12, 2021, at her residence. Weather permitting, a visitation only will be held at 5:00 pm, Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at Ruegg Funeral Home, Greenville Chapel. Please check our website often for any changes or updates. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com  

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Rachel Hanks

Rachel Hanks, 87, of Piedmont, MO, passed away Thursday, February 4, 2021, at her residence. She was born in Enid, MS, March 19, 1933, to parents Harry and Mae (Noel) Rodgers. Rachel was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She was of the Baptist faith. She married Freddie W. Hanks on May 4,…

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Glenda Clubb

Glenda Clubb, 53, of Williamsville, MO, passed away Wednesday, February 10, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. She was born in St. Louis, MO, on June 5, 1967, to parents Rondo Lee and Brenda Gertrude (Puckett) Nelson. Glenda was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She married James D. Clubb, October…

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Robin Melton

Robin L. Melton, 61, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2021, at his residence. A memorial service is planned for a latter date. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com

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Ruth Ann Crandall

Ruth Ann Crandall, daughter of the late Peachie Baker and Bud Baker was born in Lesterville, Missouri, on October 14, 1944. She departed this life at Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Festus, Missouri, on February 6, 2021, at the age of 76.   Ruth’s greatest joy was the time she spent with her family, especially her…

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Jennifer Lynn Gartin

Jennifer Lynn Gartin daughter of Judith Ann Roderman Velten and the late Gerald Karl Lyden was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 26, 1973. She departed this life at University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas, on February 8, 2021, at the age of 47.   Jennifer was a member of the Reorganized…

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Biden Kicks Off Administration with Job-Destroying Energy Moves

By U.S. Senator Roy Blunt Affordable energy is important for our entire country, but it’s especially important where we live – for families, farmers, manufacturers, and small business owners. Unfortunately, President Biden has started his administration off with a rush to reinstate some of the worst Obama-era energy policies. These are policies that will destroy…

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Streamlining Vehicle Licensing Process for Farmers

Greetings Friends of the 144th! Old man winter definitely showed his face this week. I don’t know about you but I am tired of this cold weather. Please remember to check on your elderly neighbors and family during these extremely cold temperatures. The cold temperatures hasn’t slowed us down any at the Capitol. Next week…

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Wayne Tucker

Wayne G. Tucker, 85, of Ellsinore, MO, passed away Friday, February 5, 2021, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. He was born in Ellsinore, MO, on March 8, 1935, to parents Alex Norvin and Maude Odessa (Boxx) Tucker. Wayne was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was a graduate of Ellsinore High School. He…

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