Crews from Moreau Fire Protection District and the Eldon Fire Department responded to a fire off VFW Road Wednesday afternoon involving a fully engulfed old, abandoned recreational vehicle. According to a Moreau spokesman, the fire was accidental and the RV was a total loss. Four Eldon firefighters and two Moreau firefighters responded, with each department sending a truck. (Photo by Tim Flora)
From left, Michele Griswold, Meghan Opie and Lisa Harrison stand alongside one of the two Little Free Library book boxes at Rock Island Park in Eldon. (Photo by Tim Flora)
Free Little Library comes to Eldon
Eldon is on the map . . . the Little Free Library map that is. And for Michele Griswold, Meghan Opie and Lisa Harrison, they hope establishment of the two library boxes at Rock Island Park in Eldon will promote literacy among readers of all ages.
Photographer Eduardo Lima to take part in workshop in Eldon Sept. 24-30
Supporters and members of the Sunni Islamist party Hizb Ut-Tahrir parade through the streets of Tripoli, northern Lebanon, carrying their party's flags and shouting slogans during a rally against Russian and U.S. intervention in Syria, Oct. 16, 2015. (Photo by Eduardo Lima)
Photographer Jason Houston to take part in workshop in Eldon Sept. 24-30
Ronilita Bolaņos (right) works with the Caringo Island Women's’ Organization on an enterprising seaweed cultivation project in the Philippines. The seaweed grows just off shore on the north side of the island, suspended on cordage in a grid of buoys and stakes. Every few weeks, the women trim and dry the extra growth to be sold for use in a variety of products, ranging from cosmetics and pharmaceuticals to ice cream. September 2016. (Photo by Jason Houston)
40 photographers to converge on Eldon Sept. 24-30
In less than two weeks 40 photographers from all corners of the U.S. and 10 foreign countries will be converging in Eldon, Missouri for the 69th annual Missouri Photo Workshop. Those participants will travel from 16 of the United States, plus the District of Columbia; and include photographers from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, Mexico, Poland, Spain, South Korea and Turkey. This year’s workshop runs from Sept. 24 through Sept. 30, and MPW headquarters for the week will be in the old high school gym on South Pine Street. By hosting the workshop Eldon will become the 49th Missouri town documented in a unique and historic archive.
An Eldon Mustang football player suffered a neck injury during practice Wednesday, Sept. 20. the player, who was not identified due to HIPPAA privacy concerns, was airlifted to University of Missouri Hospital.
TOPS MO 1002 Crocker met Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 at the Pulaski County Health Department, 101 12th St., with our Leader Linda presiding. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. The KOPS (Keep Off Pounds Sensibly) Pledge was said by Joy, Juanita and Vernetia followed by the TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Pledge.
The Miller County 4-H Council will be having a bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 at the Turkey Fest in the Eldon Community Center. This will be a fund-raiser for the 4-H council. The Council uses the funds for scholarships to all 4-H sponsored trips, Recognition Night supplies, Activity Night, 4-H promotional items, Miller county Fair expenses, travel to State Fair for those delivering and picking up the State Fair projects. etc.
From left, Eldon Nursing and Rehab residents Joyce Williams, Kristie Bartness, Carolyn Shoop, Barb Brake and Edna Maybe work to make a fruit salad. (Submitted photo)
Eldon Nursing and Rehab news
By Pam Hardcastle, activity director
Hello everyone. Sorry I missed you last week, but I took some vacation days. We still did a lot of fun things and I’m so happy to be able to tell you about them. But first, I want to mention that last week was National housekeeping week and I believe we have some of the best.
The Northside Amateur Radio Club will provide demonstrations and offer question-and-answer sessions this Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Miller County Fairgrounds in Eldon. The event, from 12:30 to 2 p.m., is open to the public.
This week, the House of Representatives passed 12 individual appropriation bills that addressed opioid abuse, reduces regulatory burdens, protects the sanctity of life, and preserves Second Amendment rights.
Robin Burkhart, director of accounting in the division of financial and administrative services for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, has been named September 2017 employee of the month.
Missouri Veterans Commission - Gerry Hodge,Veterans Service Officer, will be available from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, at the City Hall Basement, 1000 City Parkway, Osage Beach, Mo. Information and services are free of charge. Information and assistance regarding compensation/pension claims with the Dept. of Veterans Affairs is available for Veterans and their spouses. Information is also available on eligibility for the VA Hospital, Veterans Home and burial at the Veterans Cemetery. For more information call 573-348-2641.