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Hicks, Plummer Named May CHS Students of the Month

Clearwater High School is proud to announce that seniors Clara Hicks and Eric Plummer are May Students of the Month. Clara Hicks Clara is the daughter of Elizabeth and Garry Hicks. In high school, Clara has been a member of FBLA all four years and served as parliamentarian her senior year. She has been a…

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Three-Vehicle Crash Claims Life of Director of Health Center

  Emergency crews rushed to the scene of a three-vehicle crash in Wayne County, Missouri on Sunday afternoon, May 15. The accident claimed the life of Rhonda Eads, the director of the Wayne County Health Center. The crash happened just after 1:30 p.m. on U.S. 67, just two miles south of Greenville. Eads, 56, of…

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Waites Arrested on Sex Crimes

For days social media has been filled with claims of a Piedmont man molested multiple children. On Thursday, the man was taken into custody and charged with one incident. Tony Ray Waites, 45, was taken into custody March 31 at St. Louis University Hospital by Sheriff Dean Finch and transported to the Wayne County Sheriff’s…

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Filing Opens for Primary Election

Filing for the August Primary Election opened Tuesday, Feb. 22. In Wayne County, a race developed early. County Clerk:  David Bollinger Rhonda Crum Prosecutor:  Ginger Joyner Associate Circuit Judge:  Christina L. Kime (incumbent) Presiding Commissioner:  Brian Polk (incumbent) Recorder of Deeds:  Cindy Stout (incumbent) Circuit Clerk:  Darren Garrison (incumbent) Public Administrator:  Penny Schulz (incumbent) Everyone…

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Wappapello Woman Dies in House Fire

One person died in an early-morning house fire near Wappapello Monday while two others narrowly escaped. 42-year-old Melissa Dillinger died in the inferno. “The call was received at 4:16 a.m.,” said Wayne County Sheriff Dean Finch. “Basically, the call came in as a structure fire,” Finch added. “and the Wappapello Fire Department was paged out.”…

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Yoga Studio Opens

Ellington Chamber members, Freedom Belles Yoga & Wellness Studio owner Andrea Brewer and family/friends held a ribbon cutting on Wednesday January 12th to commemorate the opening of the studio. The new business is located at 350 E Walnut Street in Ellington. Andrea Brewer is a ICF Certified Wellness Coach, along with being a certified Yoga Instructor;…

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