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Ellington Homecoming Queen

Yosr Turki, above, a junior, was named Ellington Homecoming Queen. Kit Miller, a senior, was named 1st Runner Up. Other candidates were: Kaylee King (Sr), Emma Smith (Fr), Chloe Eddington (So), Emma Stout (So), Tayleigh Cowin (Fr), and Madison Davidson (Jr).

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Bunker Homecoming Queen

Alexandria Sanders, below, of Bunker was crowned the 2023 Bunker Homecoming Queen. She was escorted by Romello Henderson Maddy Dickerson was won 2nd place, and Samara Brawley was named 1st place.

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Rhodes honored on 60 years of Masonic service

On Thursday, January 12, Greenville Lodge No. 107 A.F. & A.M. met for a family night celebration between members and their spouses. A highlight of the evening was the presentation of the 60-year Masonic jewel to C.L. “Buck” Rhodes, a longtime staple of the Greenville community. The ceremony was presided over by W.B. Lavern H.…

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GHS Homecoming Queen

  Matti Looney was crowned Greenville Homecoming Queen Friday evening. She was escorted by Ty Huffmaster. Members of the Homecoming Court were: Hailey Bratton, Chaney Thiele, Queen Matti Looney, Retiring Queen Emily Barks, Gracie Billingsley, and Emma Ganime. The Bears played the South Iron Panthers. Greenville picked up a 12-point win over the two-time Class…

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Carr to Be Inducted into Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

  Arcadia Valley High School basketball standout Chris Carr, University of Missouri basketball star Kim English, high school basketball coach Steve Frank, NCAA referee Buford Goddard, Missouri State’s Casey Garrison Powell will soon be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. They will be honored during a luncheon Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the Oasis…

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Bears Win WIT

    The Greenville Bears beat Woodland 71-58 Friday evening to win the Woodland Invitational Tournament. The Bears are now 5-0. Easton Evans scored 28 points and Jeb Huff and Trey Porter each poured in 12 points apiece. “We got down by nine in the first half and cut it to two by halftime,” Greenville…

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Garrison Named All-American

Krysten Garrison of Piedmont has received national recognition for her volleyball skills. She is currently a senior at Eckerd College in Florida. She is graduating soon and hopes to continue her volleyball career in Europe. Garrison, and one of her teammates, Junior, Anna Jungjohann, were both named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Honorable…

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Greenville comes together for Christmas parade and festival

The annual Greenville Christmas parade and festival was hosted for the second year in a row by the East Wayne County, Missouri Chamber of Commerce on Friday evening December 2. The parade was led by Wayne County Sherriff Dean Finch and followed by the Grand Marshal, Pastor Brenda Henson of Faith Assembly of God Church…

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Local Water Districts Receive Grants

Several water community water systems, located in Wayne County, have been awarded more than $10,000,000 in American Rescue Plan (ARPA) funding. The awards were made by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources in mid-November. According to DNR’s website, the grant program provides funding “to help Missouri communities improve drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure as…

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Massa Indicted on 4 Federal Charges

A federal grand jury indicted a former Piedmont, Missouri police officer Tuesday for alleged civil rights violations. The indictment says Woodrow Massa, 66, participated in the arrest and detention of two people “despite the absence of an arrest warrant or probable cause,” denying the individuals their Constitutional right from unreasonable seizure. Prosecutors with the U.S.…

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