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    Interchange discussion
    The Missouri Department of Transportation hosted a public meeting Thursday evening, Nov. 16 in Lake Ozark to answer questions and garner input on a proposed diamond interchange at Highway 54 and W in Lake Ozark. Project Manager Troy Hughes said he hopes to come back to the public next spring with more specifics on the project, but added that construction would likely not begin until the fall of 2019. Construction timeline is approximately two years with an estimated cost of $10 to $12 million. Above, from left, Lake Ozark resident Steve Riegert and business owner Bruce Barrieau visit with Brandon Simpson from MoDOT about the proposed design. (Photo by Tim Flora)
    Iberia Casey's open again
    The new Casey's General Store in Iberia was a popular place to visit Thursday morning, Nov. 16, as it reopened for business after the old store was closed on July 6, torn down and replaced by a new building. The Iberia Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at 9 .m. to celebrate the grand reopening of the business.
    Eldon story appears in Washington Post newspaper
    Check out this story about Eldon in the Washington Post, with photos by Trevor Frost, one of the participants in the Missouri Photo Workshop held in Eldon the last week of September. Click the "Click Here For More" button, and then click on the link.
    Honoring veterans
    The Iberia American Legion and VFW posts held a joint Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11. The ceremony included a 21-gun salute.
    Mustangs season comes to end
    The Eldon Mustangs lost to Mount Vernon 24-6 Saturday, Nov. 11 in the state quarterfinals.
    Salvation Army seeks bell ringers
    Wanted: people willing to ring small red bells through the holiday season.
    Iberia FBC opens collection site
    for Operation Christmas Child
    First Baptist Church in Iberia will serve as a new drop-off location for the Samaritan’s Purse project, Operation Christmas Child, joining nearly 5,000 U.S. locations collecting shoebox gifts for children in need around the world.
    Anniversary
    Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Gardner of Eldon (originally from South Jersey) will mark their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Nov. 25 with a family dinner and celebration.
    Eldon chamber First Friday Coffee Dec. 1
    The Eldon Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its “First Friday Coffee” from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 1 at Rock Island Village on E. Eighth Street.
    Birth
    Brent and Danielle Scrivner of Eldon are parents of a daughter, born Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. She weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces, was 19 inches long at birth, and has been named Kirsten Danielle Scrivner.
    Miller County Courthouse News
    ASSOCIATE JUDGE
    High Point Honor Roll
    1st Quarter Honor Roll
    City of Eldon moves forward with finance director
    In a brief Eldon City Council meeting Tuesday, Nov. 14, aldermen amended the ordinance regarding the appointment of a finance director to affirm that he or she is to be appointed by the mayor, with approval of the council, and that they can only be terminated by a vote of the city council.
    Floral fantasy
    Joan Martin, member of the Lake Bloomers Garden Club in Laurie, spoke about “contrived flowers” at the Nov. 10 Eldon Garden Club meeting. She uses bits and pieces from fresh and/or dried plant materials painted in interesting colors to create fantasy plants and arrangements. Hostesses were Joan Eads and Virginia Rice, with lunch at the Mustang Grill. The December meeting will be a Christmas potluck meal and gift exchange hosted by Lynn Robinson and Patti LaDuke. (Submitted photo)
    St. Elizabeth Area News
    by Mary Ann Lindenbusch
    Eldon - Open Doors, Open Hearts
    Mt. Herman Area News
    by Rose Bond
    Mt. Herman Baptist Church
    It was a good day at Mt. Herman Baptist Church Sunday. “Happy Anniversary” was sung to Doug and Stephanie Freeman. They celebrated 14 years of marriage.
    'Heart of Giving' gift event Dec. 2 at Eldon First Baptist
    Eldon First Baptist Church will host a special Christmas gift event for children from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2.
    Miller County Regional Stockyards
    Nov. 13, 2017
    TOPPS MO 1002 Crocker news
    TOPS MO 1002 Crocker met Monday, Nov. 13, at the Pulaski County Health Department, 101 12th St., Crocker, with Leader Linda presiding. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. The TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Pledge was said followed by the KOPS (Keep Off Pounds Sensibly) said by Joy, Gladys, Juanita, Nancy and Vernetia.
    Mary's Home Area News
    by Josephine Schwaller
    Christmas concerts set at Stark Caverns
    Stark Caverns, located on Cave Drive south of Eldon, will host “Carols in the Cavern” starting Wednesday, Nov. 29.
    Mt. Zion Christian Church
    Charlie Worstell, Pastor
    Ulman Baptist Church
    Kevin Blackburn, Pastor
    St. Lawrence Catholic Church & St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
    Rev. Joby Parakkacharuvil Thomas, Pastor
    Bibleway Church of Eldon
    Walter Gilpin, Pastor
    Enon Area News
    Saturday evening, Barbara McDonald attended the production of “Wizard of Oz,” presented by the California High School choral department. Nathan Pickering, Barbara’s grandson was in the performance.
    Tuscumbia Christian Church
    Please keep in prayer those affected by the recent tragedy at a Texas church last Sunday, the tragedy at Lake of the Ozarks Riverview RV Park, Arlene Helton, Nicole Grimwood, Donald Abbott, Beverly Phiffer, Jimmy Pemberton Keith Glawson, Elva Steen, Lee Todd, Tonya Winters, Santi Casas (5-month-old has cancer), Gilbert Bryan, Hunter Bushnell, Beverly Phiffer, Louie Hawken, Brooklyn Pendleton (cast is off now, brace on and a lot of healing ahead), Bill and Ginger Hensley, Darlene Plemmons (Bud Abbott’s aunt), Joe and Donna Albertson, Lucille Steen, Tony Swanson (friend of Ron Helton, double lung transplant), Scott Patterson, Dave Whittle, Kelly Coan, J.R. and Diane LeCrone, Kaileen Wilkerson, Ina Mae Wyrick, Tennison and Sue Jarrett, Benny Kissenger, Danielle Burrows, Jim Chilcutt, Larry Huddleston, Dennis and Cyndi York, Lucy Wilkes, Tonya Farley, George Kuhn, Diane Pendelton, Rose Secrest, Paula Hedrick, Vickie Brown, Heather Davis, Bill Call, Shirly Hensley, Freda Patterson, Derrick Helton and family, Megan Vansell, Arzenie Nixdorf, Brently Bell, Joyce Connell, Naomi Darnell, Carol Vernon, Terry Branstetter, Sherry Holtmeyer, Bob McDonald, Connie Winters, Wanda Fields, Wayne Blue, Audrey Lee, Helen Edwards, Denny Hodges, Roy Houston, Gary Putnam, Jan Marie Bender, June Hancock, Bill Williams, Jack Puckett, Mike Patterson, Charles Smith, Shirley Burnett, Billie Sue Pittrich, Sherre Smith, Susie Pryor, Larry Matthews, Chase Borque, our service men and women and their families and our country’s leaders. Our hearts and prayers go out in sympathy to the family of “Bink” McDowell in the loss of their loved one.
    Mt. Olive Baptist Church
    Sunday school attendance at Mt. Olive Baptist Church was 81, with 129 attending the morning worship service. The invocation and welcome were by Alex Earls, and Aaron Steenbergen led the intercessory prayer. Veterans were recognized and special music, by Curt Matthews, was dedicated to them. Mike Nichols led the children’s Bible moment, and the sermon was delivered by Toby Anderson. The Lord’s Supper was also observed following the church service.
    Enon Baptist Church
    Enon Baptist Church had 24 in Sunday school, with 39 attending the morning worship service. Shirley Goldammer gave the Sunday school report, welcome and announcements, and birthday offerings were given by Jim McDonald and Zane Sluyter.
    Corticelli Baptist Church
    Sunday school attendance at Corticelli Baptist Church was 69, and deacon of the week was Don Fahrni. Special music was by the young ladies group of Mandy Asbury, Amy Wright, Penny Knoche, Darla Hickey and Debbie Schroer. Those singing in the praise and worship group were Dave Percival, Mandy Asbury, Darla Hickey, Debbie Schroer, Penny Knoche, Matthew Stockwell and Erin Schroer.
    High Point Baptist Church
    Sunday school attendance at High Point Baptist Church was 63, with children’s time given by Barbara Whittle.
    Olean Baptist Church
    Bob Hoskins, Pastor
    Brumley Baptist Church
    Warren (Zeke)
    Iberia Congregational Christian Church
    Rev. Dr. Wayne Cogell, Pastor
    Brays Advent Christian Church
    Brian Duncan,
    Iberia First Christian Church
    Stan Way, Pastor
    Crossroads Baptist Church
    Willis Jones, Pastor
    Iberia United Methodist Church
    Mike Craig, Lay Leader
    Iberia Church of Christ
    Brenda Thompson, Reporter
    Circle A 4-H hosting bake sale
    Circle A 4-H will have a bake sale from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at Town and Country grocery. The group will use the funds to help members with dues and also to do community service.
    Lake area orchestra in Eldon Nov. 28
    The Lake Area Community Orchestra will hold a series of free winter concerts starting Sunday, Nov. 26, with a visit to Eldon Tuesday, Nov. 28.
    Blaine's Bulletin
    Nov. 10
    Mike Kehoe's Capitol Report
    Over the last 10 days, I’ve had the pleasure of attending several events honoring veterans. Words cannot describe the privilege it is to meet these men and women, and more importantly, to hear their stories. I am always amazed and humbled by their selfless commitment to our country.
    Olean Livestock Market Report
    Nov. 7, 2017
    Eldon Tour of Churches set for Wednesday, Dec. 20
    “The Miracle of Christmas” Eldon Ministerial Tour of Churches is fast approaching on Wednesday, Dec. 20. The event is from 6 to 9:30 p.m., with eight local churches participating.
    Eldon men’s Christmas breakfasts Dec. 13-15
    The annual men’s Christmas breakfasts will be held at 7 a.m. Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 13-15 at the Eldon First Christian Church at 102 S. Aurora.
    Sacred Heart Santa’s workshop Saturday, Dec. 9
    Sacred Heart Catholic Church will host its 13th annual Santa’s Workshop free shopping day from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 for area children in need.
    DECORATIONS MUST BE UP BY DEC. 11:
    Garden club sponsors Eldon Aglow contest
    The Eldon Garden Club is again sponsoring the Eldon Aglow holiday lighting contest, with a Friday, Dec. 8 deadline announced. Contestants must fill out an entry form, but there are no specific categories. In addition to yard signs, cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place, with honorable mention also recognized.
    Lions Club sponsors 'Coats for Kids' drive
    In an effort to provide needy children with winter coats, the Eldon Lions Club is partnering with PAVE Americorps, area churches and businesses to host a “Coats for Kids” drive from now through Wednesday, Dec. 6.
    Iberia Church of the Nazarene
    Jon Gerling, Pastor
    Brumley Christian Church
    Ralph Byrd, Pastor
    Iberia Friendship Hall Menu
    Iberia Senior Center
    Eldon Senior Center Menu
    Nov. 20-24
    Stream team hosts informational meeting Nov. 27
    The Save Blue Springs Creek Stream Team is hosting another informational public meeting Monday, Nov. 27, at 7 p.m. at the Central Bank meeting room in Eldon. The meeting room is in the rear of the building.
    Nominations sought for Miller County extension council
    Nominations are being accepted for the January election of the Miller County University of Missouri Extension Council members, according to Council Chairman Tom Nelson.
    ELDON CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE:
    Dinner & a movie for missions Sunday, Dec. 3
    It’s dinner, a movie and missions Sunday, Dec. 3 at the Eldon Church of the Nazarene Family Life Center.
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