Area News

Centerville R1 Family Fun Night

Centerville School held its first Family Fun Night of the year last week, on Thurs­day, Oct. 12 on the school grounds. The theme for the event was “Safety.” The school hosted Air Evac, Reynolds County Sheriff Office and K-9 Unit, Ellington Vol­unteer Fire Department, Reynolds County Ambulance District and Missouri State Highway Patrol officers, who…

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Lesterville Fall Festival

THE FRESHMEN CLASS put on a hilarious Vegas theme skit in support of their fellow classmates and Fall Festival candidates. They started their skit with a tribute speech to those who were killed or injured in the Las Vegas shooting only a few weeks ago. Pictured are candidates Brittney Webb & Bryce Maize enjoying some…

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Opy’s Grand Opening

Opy’s officially opened their doors to customers this weekend! The Elling­ton Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting on Friday 13 to officially cel­ebrate the grand opening of the new business. Friends, family, and co­workers were present to sup­port Opy’s grand opening and show their excitement for the new addition in town. Owners Alyssa Smith…

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Bunker Grad Receives MSU Scholarship

WEST PLAINS, Mo. – Cassandra L. Stricklin, Bun­ker, has been awarded the Promise Out-of-Area Schol­arship from Missouri State University-West Plains. Stricklin, a 2017 graduate of Bunker High School in Bunker, is a freshman at Mis­souri State-West Plains who plans to pursue a degree in business. She is the daughter of Brad and Erin Stricklin, Bunker.…

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Reynolds County Residents Chosen As State Farm Family

LEFT TO RIGHT: Missouri State Fair Commissioner Tom Sheppard, Missouri State Fair Commissioner Jack Magruder, 2017 Missouri State Fair Queen Miss Natalie Ayers, Missouri Farm Bureau Board of Director’s Vice President Todd Hays, Director, Missouri Department of Agriculture Christine Chinn, Assistant Dean MU CAFNR Rob Kallenbach, Associate Vice Chancellor for MU Extension and Engagement Blake…

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MoDOT Opens Bridge Project For Public Input

     The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) held a public meeting on Tuesday, September 26, to discuss the upcoming Route 49 project which includes replacing the bridge over Big Creek just outside of Annapolis.      Set to begin in May 2018, the project aims to replace the bridge and make for a more stable roadway after major…

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MU Extension Office Manager Wins First Place

     This year, Reynolds Coun­ty Extensions Office Man­ager Joyce Pyles won First Place in the 2017 Jr. Clerical Staff Award.      Nominees for this award were evaluated on conduct and courtesy within the Ex­tension Community, service to the University of Mis­souri Extension, the Univer­sity of Missouri and Lincoln University, exclusive of job responsibility, pride in work, and…

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Opy’s In Ellington Opening Soon

     A new store is opening in town! Opy’s is having it’s grand opening next weekend on Friday, October 13, and Saturday, October 14.      As relative newcomers to the area, Brock and Alyssa Smith moved to Criswell Hol­ler around two years ago. After the tragic passing of their son, Drew, the couple decided to name their…

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Public Health Response to Bourbon Virus

Ticks, Suspected Carriers BOURBON VIRUS was first discovered to cause human illness in Bourbon County, Kan. when a man died after being bitten by ticks. The case is the eighth report of human disease associated with a thogotovirus globally, and the first in the Western hemisphere. As of May 2015, a case was discovered in…

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Representative Fitzwater Resigns, Appointed Probation And Parole Board Member

JEFFERSON CITY, MORepresentative Paul Fitzwater (R-Potosi) an­nounced Wednesday that he would be stepping down from his seat in the Mis­souri House to accept an appointment from Gover­nor Greitens to the state Board of Probation and Pa­role. Elected in 2010, Fitzwa­ter would have entered into his last year in the legisla­ture come January due to state…

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