Area News

Keeping Our Faith

During this coronavirus outbreak, our rural communities face unique challenges and require a different response than urban and suburban centers around the country. Unfortunately, these needs are not often understood in Washington. Whether it’s providing immediate and targeted relief for our farmers and ranchers, increasing funding for rural hospitals and health clinics fighting on the…

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42nd Judicial Circuit Court Continues Cases Due to COVID-19 State of Emergency

In compliance with the Missouri Supreme Court’s Administrative Order 1795 dated April 1, 2020, the Office of State Courts Administrator’s “Statement on The Courts and the Coronavirus” and Governor Mike Parson’s March 13, 2020 Executive Order 20-02 declaring a state of emergency in Missouri, the 42nd Judicial Circuit Court, including Dent County, Crawford County, Iron…

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Legislature Meeting to OK Supplemental Budget

Greetings Friends of the 144! During this difficult time it can be hard to keep a positive attitude. However, keeping a positive attitude will not only help you but others around you. You may not be able to get out with friends and family, but you can still enjoy your morning coffee with them. Pick…

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Missouri National Guard assesses alternate medical facilities

The Missouri National Guard is currently working to identify alternate care sites around the state to assist in the fight against COVID-19. The Missouri National Guard is working with state and federal partners including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Missouri Hospital Association to conduct site surveys for alternate care facilities in six…

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State Leaders Urge Proper Social Distancing

Greetings Friends! I hope everyone is doing well and dealing with the quarantine as best as you can. Please remember to check on your neighbors and other senior citizens. If you have an urgent need for something please contact me and I will do my best to assist you.  I am staying busy at my…

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Playing Politics with Coronavirus

The Green New Deal, solar energy tax credits, federalizing local elections, corporate board diversity requirements, and emission standards for airlines. What do you all of these things have common? They have absolutely nothing to do with the coronavirus outbreak, yet they were the top concerns for Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi this week. For…

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Stay alert, nature-loving Missourians

  To the Editor: Missouri House Joint Resolution 100 (HJR 100) , offered by Rep. Robert Ross, [R Yukon} , would irreparably damage the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) if approved by  voters as an amendment to the Missouri Constitution.   HJR 100 would change the existing legislative Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) from…

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Elephant Rocks State Park to Temporarily Close

Missouri State Parks modifies operations to address overcrowding Effective April 2, new measures will further implement CDC health guidance Out of an abundance of caution and in response to recent events, Missouri State Parks will modify operations at five state parks to address overcrowding and concerns regarding public safety. The modifications, including the temporary closure…

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State of Emergency Declared in Reynolds County

The Reynolds County Commission has declared a state of emergency in the county. The resolution was ratified by the county commission Monday afternoon.   The resolution reads: EMERGENCY GOVERNMENT PROCLAMATION AND / OR RESOLUTION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY IN REYNOLDS COUNTY RESOLUTION -13-30-20 WHEREAS, in December 2019; medical professionals detected a novel coronavirus, now…

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Investigation Underway in Piedmont; Neighbor Says Woman Killed

A large police presence was reported Friday afternoon in Meadowbrook Subdivision in Piedmont.  Among the vehicles that arrived at the scene were officers from the Piedmont Police Department, Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The Wayne County Coroner was also called to the scene. Readers reported to the newspaper that one…

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