Area News

Local Student Honored for Exceptional Academic Success

Jason R. Bruns, a seventh-grade student from Greenville Junior High is among the students being honored by the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) for their exceptional scores on the ACT or SAT. He will be recognized at a ceremony at Drury University in Springfield on Friday, May 26. Duke TIP’s Seventh-Grade Talent Search…

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MDC to Remove Autumn Olive From Greenway

Autumn Olive bushes are located along McKenzie Creek in the Greenway in Piedmont. Autumn Olive has been identified to be an invasive species. The Missouri Department of Conservation will be removing the shrubs in the coming weeks. Autumn olive is a deciduous shrub that can grow as tall as 20 feet. Its cream to pale…

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County Settles With Partel Broadband

Recently, Wayne County settled a delinquent tax bill that was owed by Partel Broadband. Partel Broadband no longer exists; several years ago, Boycom Communication purchased the company. Boycom and the county had been negotiating since October of 2016. They reached a settlement of $40,000 for tax years 2008-2016. When the county held a public meeting…

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High Water Impacts Recreation on Clearwater Lake

The Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District advises people planning to visit Clearwater Lake that recent rains have impacted the lake and recreation opportunities available at its campgrounds.  However, many recreation opportunities remain. Record level flooding occurred at Clearwater Lake and as a result many parks are only partially open.  The lake is currently…

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Flooded Roads in Southeast Missouri Update May 4 at 11 a.m. SIKESTON – The Missouri Department of Transportation has closed several state routes in Southeast Missouri due to the recent flooding. In addition, motorists are encouraged to watch for flash flooding. This could cause water to quickly rise in areas that were previously safe. MoDOT…

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Corps Urges Boaters, Anglers to Be Aware of Underwater Hazards

Boaters visiting Corps lakes are advised that when boating near shore, to beware of hidden underwater hazards because of the high water.  They should go slowly and be extra cautious to avoid objects they would not normally expect in the water.  Look for sign posts, picnic tables, table canopies and other structures often found in…

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University of Missouri Extension Flood Victim Information

Many of you may be feeling helpless and confused after the recent disastrous flooding. The University of Extension office located at the courthouse in Greenville has many resources to help guide residents to recovery. Whether you need information on how to repair flood-damaged fields, cleaning flood damaged homes, or financial recovery and risk management, the…

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Clearwater R-1 Cancels Classes for Rest of Week

There will be NO SCHOOL at Clearwater R-I Schools on Thursday, May 4th or Friday, May 5th due to continued road conditions, displaced families, and the city water system issues due to the flooding. School will resume on Monday, May 8th with the following tentative schedule of activities: TENTATIVE SCHEDULE FOR REMAINDER OF SCHOOL YEAR…

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