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Carolyn J. Butler

Carolyn J. Butler, age 73, of Jackson, formerly of Piedmont, passed away Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. She was born Oct. 2, 1944 at Jackson, Tenn., the daughter of Dewey Reddoch and Wilma (Case) Reddoch. Carolyn was a minister and pastor for many years. She ministered…

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Fire Prevention Week

Lesterville Elementary’s Third Grade Class LESTERVILLE SCHOOL received a visit from the Lesterville Fire Department for Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 8-14. Pictured left to right are Will Crocker, Rylee Laughman, Shyla Baca, Emma Prestidge, Isabelle Twomey, Evan Hammons, Tyson Creek, Aidan Miller, Carter St. Gemme, Hannah Coote, Mischelle Swiney, Jarett Meredith and Nicholas Welch. This…

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BBB: Tips For Finding A Reliable A/C Contractor

With the heat index reach­ing the 100s, the last thing anyone wants is for the air conditioning to fail. But when it does, you need a re­liable contractor – and fast. Better Business Bureau has a few tips. “Good air conditioning contractors are in high de­mand now, so you shouldn’t be surprised if you can’t…

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Free Repair, Rebuilding Advice Available in Wayne County

As Missourians repair or rebuild their homes damaged by the flooding and severe storms that occurred April 28-May 11, 2017, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and home improvement stores in Wayne County are teaming up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer. FEMA mitigation specialists will be on…

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Recovery Center Opens in Wayne County to Help Missouri Flood Survivors 

A new FEMA Disaster Recovery Center opens Thursday, July 20, in Wayne County. The recovery center offers in-person support to individuals and businesses in any of the 35 counties included in the Missouri federal disaster declaration for flooding and severe storms that occurred between April 28 and May 11, 2017. Recovery specialists from the Federal…

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The heat is on – and the time is right for: ‘Water, Rest and Shade’  

The National Weather Services has issued excessive heat warnings for the Great Plains through Saturday night, July 22, with temperatures of 96-100 degrees and heat indexes as high as 105 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit. Such excessive heat can cause potentially dangerous work conditions­ especially for those working outside and in hot interior spaces.   The…

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Annapolis Teen Killed in Crash

An Annapolis teen has died and a Lesterville teen was seriously injured Monday night in a one-vehicle crash near Annapolis. The wreck occurred at 9:20 p.m. on Route K, 2.5 miles north of Annapolis. Lance D. Allen, 16, was northbound in a 2003 Pontiac Sunfire. The Highway Patrol said Allen’s car ran off the roadway,…

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Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park Informational Meeting

Park representatives will provide information on future plans for the facility and answer questions presented by the public on Friday, July 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Black River Center Conference Room. Visitors are invited to share feedback and suggestions about park services and operations. This informational meeting is part of an ongoing…

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Survey Reveals Top Five Phone Scams People Fall Victim To In Missouri

With 89% of people in Missouri receiving between 5 and 30 nuisance calls per week, telephone scams are still causing major problems for consumers. The issue has become so widespread that almost a fifth of Missouri adults admit they have been a victim of a telephone scam. The YouGov survey commissioned by CPR Call Blocker,…

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How Women in Leadership Can Change the Workplace

As women have taken on greater leadership roles in the business world, it’s paid off for both them and business. A study by the Peterson Institute for International Economics found that firms with women in the C-suite were more profitable. Meanwhile, the number of women-owned businesses grew 45 percent from 2007 to 2016 compared to…

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