Area News

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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Big Springs Medical Center Receives $1 Million Grant To Help in Opioid Fight

Missouri will receive more than $14.7 million in grant funding through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to help communities address the opioid epidemic. As Labor/HHS chairman, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt has led efforts to increase resources for programs targeting the opioid epidemic. Big Springs Medical Association, Inc. in Ellington received a…

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Iron County Sheriff Seeking Information on Calls

The Iron County Sheriff’s Office issued a statement on Wednesday, Aug. 7, asking for information leading to the arrest of a person or people who are sending out calls over the police radio, pretending to be a deputy or police of cer and claiming they’ve been shot. Iron County Sheriff Roger Medley said the latest…

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Iron County Receives Grant for Courthouse Renovation

Presiding Commissioner, Jim Scaggs, announced that a $400,000 grant was awarded to the Iron County Courthouse restoration project. The Jeffris Family Founda- tion is a charitable corporation that makes grants for historic restorations and charitable purposes. Iron County owns and maintains the historic Iron County Courthouse. Iron County has proposed a project to rehabilitate and…

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$2.1 Million Lotto Ticket Sold in Piedmont

Someone who bought a Missouri Lotto ticket in Piedmont is now the Missouri Lottery’s newest millionaire. One ticket sold for last night’s drawing matched all six numbers drawn to win the $2.1 million jackpot prize. The winning Lotto ticket was purchased at Piedmont Gas Mart, 523 S. Main St. in Piedmont, with the number combination…

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Wayne County Election Results

Clearwater School Board vote for two David Lawson.                              73 Dennis (Denny) Shearrer        323 Tim Middleton                          101 Vicky Smith                              318 Tylar E. Pinkley                …

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Reynolds County Election Results

Bunker R-3 School Board Vote for two Gary Skaggs.     35 Joel Steelman   64 Todd Sutton.    75   Centerville R-1 School Board Vote for two Donald Barnes.     33 Stanley Barton.     33 Philip L. Lewis.    21   Southern Reynolds Co. R-2 School Board Vote for two Ryan Chilton  …

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