Area News

Bollinger Honored by Modern Woodmen

David N. Bollinger of Greenville was recently honored by Modern Woodmean for his contributions to the Greenville community and Wayne County. The Greenville Modern Woodmen Club bestowed the honors on Bollinger. For over twenty years, David Bollinger has dedicated much time to many civic organizations in Wayne County, and has served in many leadership rolls.…

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OSHA Fines Flavorings  Plant $223K After Worker Fatality

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Kerry Inc. for one willful and eight serious safety violations and issued a fine of $223,525 after a worker died in a fall at the firm’s Greenville, Mo., liquid smoke production plant. During an April 2019 inspection, the agency determined that Kerry failed…

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Two Die in Collision in Reynolds County

Two people were killed and another person injured following a two-vehicle accident late Tuesday morning, Oct. 8, in Reynolds County. The crash occurred on Highway 49, seven miles north of Lesterville. A report from the Highway Patrol said 41-year-old Edward Baugh of Black, Mo. and a 16-year-old juvenile, also from Black, were killed when the…

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Mill Spring Christian Church to Mark 135th Anniversary on October 13

 Mill Spring Christian Church will mark its 135th year of serving Christ in the Mill Spring area with a celebration on Sunday, October 13th.  A special service is being planned, with worship service beginning at 10:30 am. It will include the singing of old hymns written before 1884, guest musicians, and a potluck following the…

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Reynolds County Fair Opens Thursday

 The 42nd Annual Reynolds County Fair will kick off Thursday. The event promises fun for all ages. You won’t want to miss the activities.  Thursday evening admission fee will be $1. Friday’s admission will be $3 per person and Saturday’s admission remains unchanged at $6 per person.  The officers· and members of the board would…

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Doe Run Opens Its Mines for  Free Tours During Old Miners Days

On Oct. 4-6, The Doe Run Company (Doe Run) and the Viburnum community will celebrate the region’s mining history at the 33rd Annual Old Miners Days festival. The event includes free tours of Doe Run’s mines on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Mining has been a part of Missouri’s history for…

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Suspect Surrenders in Van Buren

A suspect accused of shooting two law enforcement officers in Carter County has surrendered. Troopers were assisting the Carter County Sheriff’s Office in serving an eviction notice to a male at a residence off of Highway M outside of Van Buren shortly before 10 am Friday when the shooting occurred. A total of four officers…

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Annapolis Man Drowns in Big Creek

An Annapolis man drowned in Big Creek Thursday afternoon while swimming in Big Creek. The incident occurred at 1:15 p.m. Joey P. Bales, 35, attempted to swim to an underground cave and did not resurface. He was pronounced dead 2:10 p.m. by an emergency room doctor.  

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The Lodge Renovation Project Begins

The Lodge at Sam A. Bak er State Park will be getting a major face lift and will be re- purposed. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday afternoon at the park for a $1.5 million project that will transform the structure into ave-room vacation rental. Brockmiller Construction of Farmington is the general contractor for the…

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