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    Free drive-thru COVID testing Nov. 2 in Eldon
    The Eldon Community Center parking lot is the site of a free COVID-19 Community Testing event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2. The drive-thru event is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
    THURSDAY, OCT. 22
    State quarter-final softball game postponed
    The MSHSAA Class 2 quarter-final softball game between Kelly and Iberia, scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 21, has been postponed. The game will be played at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, at Lisa Law Field in Iberia.
    MILLER COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
    Social this Sunday at new saddle club arena
    The Eldon Rough Riders Saddle Club will celebrate completion of its new arena at the Miller County Fairgrounds with a social from 1 to 4 p.m. this Sunday, Oct. 25.
    MONDAY, NOV. 9
    Tuscumbia school district to undergo
    trial run of hybrid schooling model
    Monday, Nov. 9, the Tuscumbia School District will have a trial run of a hybrid schooling model in case the district should enter the red zone for COVID-19 infections. The school board voted 5-0 Monday night, Oct. 19 (members Darin Blankenship and Nate Boggs absent) to allow the practice day for students and staff.
    Eldon and area departments
    battle suspicious fires Saturday night
    The Eldon Fire Department and three area fire protection districts worked two large fires late Saturday night, Oct. 17, on S. Aurora and West Eighth Street. Both fires are being treated as suspicious and are under investigation by the Missouri Fire Marshal’s Office, the Eldon Fire Department and Eldon Police Department.
    Sounds of the Gridiron
    The Eldon High School Marching Mustangs presented its annual Sounds of the Gridiron concert Saturday, Oct. 17 at Victor Field. Click on photo to view brief video of concert.
    Eldon city hall closed due to COVID
    At the direction of the Miller County Health Department, Eldon City Hall will be closed through Friday, Oct. 23 due to a positive COVID-19 test result.
    St. Thomas Road closed for slab replacement
    Old St. Thomas Road at the Bax Slab, one mile north of Nine Mile Drive in the St. Elizabeth area, will be closed this week until Jan. 2 for replacement of a slab crossing.
    OATS Transit still in operation
    OATS Transit is open for regular transportation service, however face masks are required on the bus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Birth
    Paul and Priscilla Leinbach of Barnett are parents of a daughter, born Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 at the Community Wellness Clinic at Barnett. She weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces, was 19-1/2 inches long at birth and has been named Pauline Shirk Leinbach.
    Safety upgrades for ambulance district
    Protection of staff and patrons was on the agenda for the Miller County Ambulance District's Oct. 15 meeting.
    Mr. and Mrs. Grant Russell
    Wedding
    Grant Christian Russell and Katherine Ann Partridge were married Saturday, July 25, 2020 at the home of the groom’s parents in Eldon.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ed Simmons
    Anniversary
    Ed and Rhonda Simmons of Eldon will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception Sunday, Oct. 25 at Osage National.
    Drive-thru Halloween event at Eldon FBC
    It’s a drive-thru Halloween alternative Saturday, Oct. 31 at Eldon First Baptist Church. The church is hosting “Light the Night with Jesus” from 5 to 7 p.m. on the gravel lot across from the church.
    Ninth Street Christian Church to host trunk or treat
    Ninth Street Christian Church of Eldon will hold a trunk or treat Halloween alternative from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, on the church parking lot.
    ‘Christ, Cars & Candy’ Oct. 31 at New Life A/G
    It’s “Christ, Cars and Candy” Saturday, Oct. 31 at New Life Assembly of God on Highway 52 at Barnett. The free trunk or treat event is from 3 to 5 p.m., and is designed for children ages 12 and under and their parents or guardians.
    Hallelujah Night Oct. 31 at Russellville Baptist
    It’s Hallelujah Night Saturday, Oct. 31 at the Russellville Baptist Church. The church will host a trunk or treat event from 5 to 7 p.m. that day in the parking lot at Smith and Minnie Streets.
    COVID impacts Rocky Mount fire district
    The pandemic has hit the Rocky Mount Fire Protection District as Chief Kevin Hurtubise recently recovered from having the virus.
    T-town Trunk or Treat Saturday, Oct. 25
    It’s trunk or treat time in Tuscumbia. The Tuscumbia Community Betterment Association will host its annual trunk or treat event from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 at Riverside Park.
    Reverse trick-or-treating at Rock Island Village
    It’s reverse trick-or-treating this year at Rock Island Village in Eldon.
    CARRY-OUT OR CURBSIDE:
    Lions Club turkey dinner Thursday, Oct. 29
    The Eldon Lions Club is again offering its annual turkey dinner (carry-out and curbside only) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29 at the Eldon High School commons.
    PRECAUTIONS IN PLACE:
    EHS choir concert Thursday, Oct. 22
    The curtain will rise Thursday evening, Oct. 22 on the Eldon High School fall choral concert at the performing arts center.
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