Area News

Women’s Shelter Expected To Open in January

After more than two years of behind-the-scenes planning, the Down Home Women’s Shelter is expected to open in January. Cathy Hinklin, chairman of the DHWS board of directors, briefed the Piedmont Rotary Club about the nonprofit organization. Hinklin said that the a house has been purchased. The four-bedroom house is located on a county road…

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CHS Technology Going 1:1 in January

Technology has changed the way we live and learn. Come January, Clearwater High School will implement 1-to-1 technology. Superintendent Deborah Hand made the announcement Monday evening at the Board of Education meeting. Every high school student will be issued a Chromebook. Before students receive the technology, the student and parent will have to attend a…

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Rotary Message to Area Students: Attendance Is Important

Rotary and public schools are keenly aware of how important attendance is to the success of their programs as measured by the number of those who participate and engage. School administrations work tirelessly to promote the importance of student attendance and participation in achieving maximum benefit from their classroom experience. With Rotary’s focus on youth…

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Bald Eagle Killed

Wayne County Conservation Agent Hayley Honeycutt is asking for public assistance regarding an eagle death outside of Williamsville, near the Markham Springs Recreation Area. The juvenile bald eagle was located in a field off of 49 Highway on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. It had been shot in the chest. Bald eagles are protected under the…

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Ellington SR BETAs Qualify for Nationals

The Ellington Senior Beta Club attended the 2017 Missouri State Convention in Springfield Dec. 1 and 2. The Missouri Convention was moved this year from Branson due to the growth of the National Beta Club throughout the state. Attendance at the convention had outgrew the theaters in Branson. This also brought about a change in…

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Orange Blossom to Close Its Grill

The Orange Blossom is a vital part of the Ellington community. The business has been serving the community for 14 years as a restaurant, bakery, and florist. Last week, the owners of the business announced that they will close the grill effective the end of the year. “The Orange Blossom Florist & Grill has been…

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Frigid Weather Doesn’t Stop Holiday Activities in Ellington

Holiday Activities in Ellington  The annual Christmas parade in Ellington was a big hit with the community. Frigid temperatures did not participants or a large crowd from attending the Magical Christmas event.. Ellington Chamber president Christy Roberts said 10 floats were entered in the parade. Santa arrived to the community during the parade and lit…

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Bunker R-3 Named National Beta School of Distinction

Bunker, MO – National Beta is proud to announce Bunker R-3 as a 2017-2018 National School of Distinc­tion. This award is an honor for Beta Chapters striving towards academic achieve­ment, exemplary character, demonstrated leadership and service to others. With an ongoing quest to instill these qualities in more students, the National Beta School of Distinction…

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Lesterville Students Selected The 2017 All-District Junior High Band

PEYTON SANDERS AND Lucas Barton, both students of Lesterville R-IV, were selected for the 2017 All-District Junior High Band. Sanders and Barton auditioned for the band on November 7th and were selected. They rehearsed and performed with the band November 18th at Cape Central High School. Congratulations on all of your hard work and dedication!

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