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Gnome Home Anniversary Saturday

Gnome Home was unveiled one year ago. An anniversary celebration is planned this Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. at the American Legion Hall parking lot in Piedmont. Ima Gnome will be our special guest and will be showering the kids with special prizes. We’ll have tons of prizes, age appropriate games to play. John…

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Amber Alert for Missing Centerville Children

A Missouri Amber Alert has been issued for 7-year-old Grant Baker and 9-year-old Carter Baker after their mother was shot in Reynolds County, local officials say. Anyone with information is urged to call 911 immediately. The suspect has been identified as 43-year-old Jason Baker, according to Sunday’s amber alert. He’s described as a white male…

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Reynolds County Election Results

Tuesday’s Municipal Election in Reynolds County had a very low turnout with just 13.28 percent of registered voters casting ballots. Unofficial returns show that 2,154 people voted. The only contested race was for Lesterville School Board. Dan Garrison and Pam Crocker were elected to serve on the Board of Education. Garrison received 121 votes and…

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Wayne County Election Returns

Only 7.74 percent of registered voters in Wayne County went to the polls Tuesday. Just 420 ballots were cast in the entire county. Robert Bubby Burns and Matt Graham were re-elected to the Clearwater School Board. Burns received 176 votes and Graham 149. Eric M. Reynolds received 111 and Mark Monroe Hackworth Jr. had 47.…

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MDC virtual event will have update on Trans Ozark Trail System project

The Ozarks Trail is a nearly 400-mile hiking trail that winds through the Missouri Ozarks. The Ozarks Highlands Trail is a 218-mile trail in northern Arkansas. When these two trails get connected, it will form a 700-mile trail of hiking delight that will showcase the beauty of the Ozarks. People can get a progress report…

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State Champs

South Iron Boys, Ellington Girls Bring Home State Titles Two Black River League teams can now call themselves state champions. South Iron’s boys and Ellington’s girls were victorious during competition at the MSHSAA ShowMe Showdown Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in Springfield. South Iron Boys Beat Mounds City South Iron boys basketball team beat Mounds City…

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