Area News

Commodity Program Expands Into Southern Iron County

Each month, approximately 250 Wayne County senior citizens are benefited by a commodity program that is sponsored locally by the Piedmont Nazarene Church. The program will be expanding into southern Iron County. Pastor Gary Rhodes said Iron County is in the St. Louis service region. However, no organization had been servicing the southern Iron County…

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Greenville Couple Injured

A Greenville husband and wife were injured Monday evening in a one-vehicle crash in Madison County. The wreck occurred at 7:20 p.m. on Highway 67, six miles south of Cherokee Pass. Dianne K. Bailey, 65, was southbound in a 2012 Toyota Prius. The Highway Patrol said Bailey’s car ran off the left side of the…

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Bluff View Residents Ask Why

In the last week, the Bluff View community has seen its fire trucks removed, its firefighters suspended, and the electric at the fire station turned off. Their question is, “Why?” The Bluff View Fire Association met Monday afternoon with Wayne County Journal-Banner general manager Kim Combs to discuss the issue. According to the dozen people…

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Auditor Galloway reports $100K+ missing, unaccounted for in Viburnum

Former clerk admits to stealing $25K and destroying evidence; audit uncovers much more missing Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway released an audit Wednesday, March 7, that shows more than $100,000 in potentially fraudulent activities over a number of years. Dana Mayberry served as the Viburnum City Clerk for 14 years. After losing her reelection bid…

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Center Opens in Van Buren to Help Missouri Flood Survivors

A FEMA Disaster Recovery Center is opening Thursday, June 8, in Carter County, in the City of Van Buren. The center offers in-person support to individuals and businesses in any of the 27 counties included in the Missouri federal disaster declaration for flooding and severe storms that occurred between April 28 and May 11, 2017.…

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Flood Assistance Available to Local Governments in 46 Missouri Counties; Application Deadline is July 10

Forty-six Missouri counties are included in a presidential disaster declaration that makes federal financial and technical assistance available to stabilize and restore eligible streams, streambanks and flood-control structures damaged by storms and flooding in April and May. The assistance is available from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service through its Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP).…

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Three Rivers Hosts Summer Career Exploration Camp

Three Rivers College will host a Summer Career Exploration Camp on its Poplar Bluff Campus for youth in grade 6 through age 16 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 13-15. The Career Exploration Camp will introduce young adults to careers in both the arts and the sciences and provide hands-on skill demonstrations. The career…

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MoDOT Announces Plans to Replace Two Bridges in Wayne County

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission is planning to replace two bridges on Route FF and Route HH located in Wayne County, Missouri. The Route FF project involves replacing the bridge over Lake Creek. This project is located approximately 1.4 miles west of Greenville, Mo. The Route HH project involves replacing the bridge over McKenzie…

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Bluegrass Band to Perform Saturday at Sam A. Baker State Park

The Whitewater bluegrass band will present an entertaining evening of music and comedy Saturday, June 10 at Sam A. Baker State Park near Patterson. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. and the public is invited. Whitewater is an upbeat toe tappin’ bluegrass band that plays traditional and new bluegrass and gospel music with a…

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Local Student Honored for Exceptional Academic Success

Jason R. Bruns, a seventh-grade student from Greenville Junior High is among the students being honored by the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) for their exceptional scores on the ACT or SAT. He will be recognized at a ceremony at Drury University in Springfield on Friday, May 26. Duke TIP’s Seventh-Grade Talent Search…

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