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Sherrill Escapes From Iron County Jail

Iron County Sheriffs Office is looking for a Riley J Sherrill, of Annapolis. Sherrill ran from the Iron County Jail at 12:27 a.m. Riley is 5 ft, 11 inches tall and approximately 135 pounds. He is wearing striped shorts orange shoes black shocks with a black hoodie. If you see Sherrill contact Washington County Dispatch…

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Gnome Home Anniversary Saturday

Gnome Home was unveiled one year ago. An anniversary celebration is planned this Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. at the American Legion Hall parking lot in Piedmont. Ima Gnome will be our special guest and will be showering the kids with special prizes. We’ll have tons of prizes, age appropriate games to play. John…

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Failure of Duty

After the unfolding disaster that we have all witnessed in Afghanistan, the American people expect – and the families of the Marines who were killed deserve – accountability for such catastrophic failures. Tens of billions of dollars in equipment were left for the Taliban. Rooftop helicopter evacuations were required at our own Embassy. American citizens…

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The Harvest

“Canning, freezing or just eating ‘em fresh out of the garden?”  An uncle had stopped by and was looking at our arbor of moonflowers.  The sun had already set and the majority of what would be a total of twenty-seven blossoms measuring at least a half-foot across were clearly visible.  They shone white in the…

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Existing State of Emergency Comes to an End

Greetings Friends of the 144th Legislative District! A BIG congratulations to Frances Huitt who retired as the Wayne County Assessor. I was honored to be able to present Frances with a resolution commemorating her 16 years of service to the county. As you may recall, Tara Smith was elected last November as the new assessor…

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12 Named to Historical Society’s Hall of Honor

The Wayne County Historical Society hosted their 1st annual Wayne County Hall of Honor Banquet on Tuesday, August 10, at the Eagle Sky of the Ozarks Convention Center at Patterson. The event was well attended with 147 present. Some attendees came as far as the states of Oregon and California to attend the awards ceremony.…

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WCHC Now Administering Moderna Vaccines

The Wayne County Health Center is now administering Moderna vaccines to individuals 18+ as well as Pfizer vaccines for adults and adolescents 12-17 years old. They are available to provide outreach vaccination clinics at off-site facilities, as well as on-site vaccination clinics by appointment. To schedule on or off-site appointments please call the Wayne County…

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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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