Area News

SoCal Gal on the Farm

 Sarah Tolliver crewsrestfarm@mcmo.net Goats-a-Go-Go Despite the fact that we are both veterans of the Navy, and the mascot for the US Navy is a big, fierce billy, Randy and I never imagined having goats. How strange it is then, that we have more goats than any other animal on the farm. Thanks to the tornado…

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Watkins Transferred to  Extended Care Facility

Wednesday Watkins, 19, of Piedmont remains hospitalized in St. Louis following a serious car accident Feb. 8. Watkins was flown to Barne-Jewish Medical Center in St. Louis. According to Watkins’ mother, Katie Woods, Wednesday has been transferred to Barnes Extended Care as she awaits her next surgery. To date, Watkins has had three surgeries, two…

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Piedmont Could Become POW/MIA City

Many things are happening in Piedmont. A grant is being sought to extend the walking trail. The recent flooding damaged a water main in the northern section of the city. The city is repairing storm damage to its warning sirens. The American Legion is working to get the city named a POW/MIA city. The Piedmont…

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What Is Lurking In Your Bathroom

By Diane Elkin Holistic Health Coach and WRASH Member There has been a lot of talks recently about the use of pesticides, specifically the herbicide glyphosate (commonly known as Roundup).  A recent study by the University of Washington revealed the use of glyphosate raises the cancer risk of those exposed to over 40%.  Knowing this…

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Piedmont Man Victim of Home Invasion

During the early morning hours of Christmas Eve, Alton Clark of Piedmont awoke to find his house being burglarized. Several items were taken from the Clark house. Piedmont Police Chief Richard Sanders said that his department has suspects in the case but no arrests have been made. Clark, a retired Highway Patrolman, was home alone…

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Many Working to Improve Piedmont Economy

It takes a village to rear a child. That same adage could be applied to improving a community’s economy.  Two representatives from University Extension presented details from a study at a meeting Tuesday, Dec. 21, at Piedmont City Hall. During that meeting, it became apparent that not only the City of Piedmont and Piedmont Area…

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Study Shows Retirees Migrating to Area

The City of Piedmont recently partnered with University of Missouri Extension to have a demographic study conducted on the area. Results from the retail analysis study were presented Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 18, at a public meeting at city hall. Two Extension personnel presented data at the meeting. Pat Curry, based in Columbia, is an analyst,…

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Food Manufacturing Could Bring Additional $25 Billion to Missouri

By Eric Bohl A new study soon to be released by the University of Missouri and agriculture industry partners including Missouri Farm Bureau finds that Missouri has the capability to grow the impact of its food and agriculture industry by over $25 billion in the next eight years. Dean Chris Daubert of the University of…

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Dinkins Elected to Leadership Position in House

House Republicans – including newly-elected and returning lawmakers – elected the following members of their leadership team for the 100th General Assembly at a Wednesday meeting:   Speaker of the House: Rep. Elijah Haahr Speaker Pro Tem: Rep. John Wiemann Majority Floor Leader: Rep. Rob Vescovo Assistant Majority Floor Leader: Rep. J Eggleston Majority Whip:…

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Reynolds Countians Favor Republicans

Reynolds County voters favored Republican candidates in Tuesday’s election. Fifty-eight percent of the county’s registered voters cast ballots. Josh Hawley received 70.72 percent of the votes cast in Reynolds County for U.S. Senator. Unofficial returns show Hawley received 1,795 votes to incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill’s 673. Saundra McDowell, a Republican, received 1,532 votes for state…

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