Area News

Gibbs Sworn in at AV School Board Meeting

A new member was sworn into the Arcadia Valley’s Board of Education on Thursday, June 11.  Ronnie Gibbs was sworn in by board President Byron Inman.  Gibbs was recently re-elected to the board in June.   After the swearing in, the treasurer’s report was given.  The district has seen an increase in the current balance compared…

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Pilot Knob Residents Experience Brown Water Over the Weekend

Over the weekend many Pilot Knob residents were experiencing brown water.  Many of the residents went to social media complaining about the problem.  On Sunday afternoon, the City of Pilot Knob issued a statement via Facebook, that said: “Some of our residents are experiencing brown water. We have been flushing hydrants this morning to try…

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Route U in Wayne County Closed for Culvert Replacement

Route U in Wayne County will be closed as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a culvert under the roadway. This section of roadway is located 1 mile from Route FF. Weather permitting, work will be performed Tuesday, July 14 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists…

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Director says medical marijuana could be in dispensaries this fall

Medical marijuana could be available in dispensaries this fall, now that two cultivation facilities passed inspection and have been certified to begin growing plants in Missouri. One cultivation facility near St. Louis and another in Perryville were allowed to legally plant crops in mid-June, the first businesses in the state to gain official approval. “If…

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Pedestrian struck in Iron County

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle Saturday at 2:08 a.m.  on Highway 21 south of  County Road 11. Jeremey Lukefar, 29, of Ste. Genevieve was seriously injured. He was flown by Air Evac to Barnes Jewish Medical Center in St. Louis. The Highway Patrol said he was struck in the roadway by a southbound…

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Lowndes Man Injured

Sixty-five-year-old Norman Gentry of Lowndes was injured Saturday morning in a crash on Highway TT, one-tenth of a mile north of Highway Z. The accident occurred at 11:32 a.m. Gentry was southbound on a 2002 Suzuki C90. The Highway Patrol said the crash occurred when Gentry struck some debris in the roadway. The vehicle travelled off…

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Missouri schools opt for hybrid, every-other-day instruction

Missouri school districts will be allowed to have students attend every other day and learn remotely on alternating days, helping schools avoid fund penalties related to attendance, according to the Associated Press. The State Board of Education passed two emergency rules Tuesday establishing hybrid instructions models paving the way for districts to reopen schools, according…

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Poplar Bluff man injured

Bryan Lunsford, 35, of Poplar Bluff was hurt in a crash in Wayne County at 2 a.m. Tuesday morning. The accident occurred on Marina Road in Wappapello State Park. Lunsford was southbound in a 2011 Ford Ranger. The Highway Patrol said he failed to negotiate a curve, ran off the road and overturned. Lunsford had…

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Piedmont Man Injured

A Piedmont man was injured early Tuesday morning in a one-car crash in Wayne County. Andrew Mize, 24, ran off the road on Highway 34 at Route C. His Saturn Iron struck a sign and overturned. Mize received moderate injuries and was taken to Poplar Bluff Regional Hospital.

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