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Williamsville Nutrition Center News

It has been a busy week at the Nutrition Center!  I first would like to report that Mrs. Lillie Turner won the Easter Basket Giveaway that was drawn for on Good Friday.  Mrs. Turner received a large basket with numerous gifts, candies, and a ham with all the fixings just in time for an Easter…

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Wayne County Sheriff Makes Drug Arrests

On Tuesday, Sheriff Dean Finch announced several drug busts that have occurred the last few weeks. According to Sheriff Finch, on April 10, deputies conducted an investigation into a misdemeanor theft from a local business in Silva. “Information obtained during the investigation lead Sheriff Finch, Deputies, and Troopers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol to…

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South Iron Students Win Awards at BRL Art Show

The Black River League Art Show was held at South Iron R-1 April 8 and 9th. South Iron students brought home 22 first places, 19 second places, 22 third places, and one best of show. Winners from South Iron were: Advanced Gracie Niehaus-2nd in Drawing, 2nd in Printmaking, 3rd in Crafts Rebecca Ruble-3rd in Drawing,…

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Greenville R-II Elementary teacher retires after 44 years

By Clay Steward The month of May is the ending of a school year for many schools.  For the Greenville School District, it’s losing one of their longtime elementary teachers.  Sue Pollard is retiring after working 44 years in the Greenville School District.  She worked 25 years as a teacher’s aide and 19 years as…

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Greenville Alumni officers to resign

The officers of the Greenville Alumni Association have submitted their resignations effective at the close of the May 29, 2021 banquet. “We all are ready to let it go,” confirmed Association President David Bollinger. Bollinger has served the Association as officer for twenty-one years, with seventeen years as President.  Amelia (Leach) White has served sixteen…

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Adams Feels CFPD Should Pay for Audit

The Clearwater Fire Protection District held two meetings Monday evening. The first was a meeting of the old board, and the second was the new boarding meeting. Ann Adams is retiring after six years on the board and she told the board that she feels an audit needs to be conducted. “I would like to…

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Free Kinship Care Support Team Meeting

Kinship Care Support Team Meeting—Thursday, April 22  6:00 p.m. at the Arcadia Valley Elementary School library.  Are you raising your grandchildren, nieces or nephews?  Are you raising children not related to you?  Do you have questions about this journey?  If so, then we have a Kinship Care Support Team Meeting for you!  The Iron County…

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Delta Regional Authority Launches Delta Broadband Mapping Project to Support Increased Access to Digital Infrastructure in Southeast Missouri

The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) announced today the launch of the Delta Broadband Mapping Project, an initiative aimed at strengthening broadband infrastructure that supports telehealth, distance learning, and remote work throughout the 252 counties and parishes of the eight-state DRA region. The initiative encourages residents to participate in the free, anonymous Delta Speed Test, conducted…

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Oregon-based veterans crew fought wildfires and shared wisdom with aspiring wildland firefighters in Missouri

Piedmont Man Among Those Who Was Trained A partnership between Mark Twain National Forest, Mingo Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center (Mingo JC CCC), and Umatilla National Forest (in Oregon) made it possible for a Forest Service crew staffed by military veterans to share on-the-job training and mentoring for high-performing Mingo JC CCC students based out…

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Poplar Bluff Man Arrested For Sexual Trafficking Of A Child

The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control announces the arrest of Chester Scott Burress, 61, of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, for sexual trafficking of a child. The arrest was the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Division of Drug and Crime Control’s Digital Forensics…

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