Area News

Update: Deadly Shooting Near Ellington

A triple shooting occurred at approximately 4:00 PM on Wednesday, October 18, in a home on Highway 106 about five miles outside of Ellington. All three victims were shot in the head. Janet Nance, 72, was airlifted to a St. Louis hospital where she died later that same day. James R. Nance, 86, was airlifted…

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Fire Board to Consider Allowing Board Members Remote Attendance

The Clearwater Fire Protection District Board of Directors is considering allowing remote attendance to meetings if a board member is unable to attend a meeting due to a work commitment, illness, or emergency. No decision has been made. The board discussed the issue on Monday, Oct. 9, and tabled the issue. However, all board members…

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Piedmont PD Makes Arrests

The Piedmont Police Department has made two arrests. One man was arrested for a sex crime and an assault; the other man was charged for drug possession. On Oct. 2, Greag Thomas Townsend, 21, of Piedmont was arrested for sodomy first degree and assault. Townsend, allegedly beat and sexually assaulted a Piedmont man. The investigation…

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Scaggs Democrat Candidate in Feb. 6 Special Election

Members of the 144th Legislative Democrat District Committee met Thursday, October 12 at the Iron County Courthouse in Ironton to nominate and elect a Democratic candidate for a special election set for Feb. 6, 2018.  The meeting was also designed to allow interested members of the district (that includes the counties of Iron, Washington, Reynolds…

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The Making of a Long Bow

By Scott Combs mscntx@hotmail.com Nothing is quite as satisfying as putting time and energy into a project and creating something with your own hands.  For me, that satisfaction is even greater when it involves working with wood.  I recently had the opportunity to participate in a class instructed by Larry Lindeman with the Missouri Department…

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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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