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Betty Jo (Sutterfield) Black

Betty Jo (Sutterfield) Black formerly of Lesterville, MO entered Heaven on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at the age of 94 years, 10 months, and 4 days. She was born September 17, 1926 in Black, MO to the late Guy Lester and Ruth Mae Sutterfield. On July 8, 1945 she was united in marriage to Herman…

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Donald L Pigg

Donald L Pigg, age 80 of Piedmont, passed away Thursday, July 1, 2021 at Clark’s Mountain Nursing Center in Piedmont. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Morrison Funeral Chapel.

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Ralph L. Seabaugh

Ralph L. Seabaugh, age 88, passed away Monday, June 28, 2021 at his home near Piedmont. He was born June 28, 1933 near Sedgewickville, MO, the son of Wilburn Seabaugh and Ruby (Propst) Seabaugh. Ralph was an Army veteran, serving from 1953 to 1955 and retired as a Central Telephone Systems Installer for AT&T. He…

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Dean Osborn

Dean Osborn, 80, of Greenville, MO, passed away Monday, July 5, 2021, at his residence. Visitation will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, July 8, 2021, at Ruegg Funeral Home, Greenville Chapel. Funeral service will follow at 4:00 pm, also in the Greenville Chapel. Burial will be in Greenville Cemetery. Online condolences can be made…

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Melba Jean Bennett

Melba Jean Bennett, 85, of Patterson, MO, passed away Saturday, July 3, 2021, in St. Louis, MO. Visitation will be held at 8:30 am, Saturday, July 10, 2021, at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont Chapel. Funeral service will follow 11:30 am, also in the Piedmont Chapel. Burial will be in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Siva, MO. In…

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Ronald Belmar

Ronald “Ron” Belmar, 79, of Brunot, MO, passed away, Monday, July 5, 2021, at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis, MO. Visitation will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, July 10, 2021, at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont Chapel. Funeral service will follow at 4:00 pm, also in the Piedmont Chapel. Burial will be in Mt. View…

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Reflections from the Road

What if?  A powerful phrase that can be used to consider almost any chain of events with a new perspective.  Can cast doubt on outcomes come to pass and cause speculation about consequences yet to come.  Can inject the unknown into what has already been accepted as fact; perhaps too quickly. There is a phrase…

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Missouri Department of Conservation Managed Deer Hunts

I realize with daytime temperatures in the 90’s and nighttime temperatures in the upper 60’s, ticks out in full force, fawns still in spots, and bucks still in velvet that most hunters haven’t started making serious plans for this fall’s deer hunting. However, you might want to think about participating in one of the many…

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MDC Mythbusters: Missouri’s turkey population

MDC Turkey Biologist Reina Tyl tells all on Missouri’s wild turkey numbers. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Interested in learning more about Missouri’s wild turkey population? Curious how fall harvest is affecting turkeys? The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Wild Turkey Biologist Reina Tyl is myth-busting and shedding light on wild turkey population trends for hunters,…

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Apply for MDC managed deer hunts starting July 1

Get more information on MDC managed deer hunts, preview hunt details, and apply starting July 1 at mdc.mo.gov/managedhunt. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Beginning July 1, deer hunters can apply online through the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) website for a shot at more than 100 managed deer hunts throughout the state this fall and winter.…

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