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    'Summer Fest' hits Rock Island Park
    “Summer Fest” is coming to Eldon’s Rock Island Park Saturday, June 9 as the Healthy Schools Health Communities committee concludes its year. The event is free and takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Drivers injured
    A one-vehicle accident injured a Tuscumbia resident early Monday morning, May 21.
    Memorial Day events scheduled
    Several Memorial Day events are scheduled in the area during the weekend.
    R-IV Board approves contracts and bids
    Contracts with a technology company and architect were signed, some bids were accepted and the 2018-19 school budget was discussed at a 6 a.m. St. Elizabeth R-IV School Board meeting Friday, May 18. The meeting was set at that hour because of post-season baseball success by the Hornets. The original plan had been to meet Monday night, May 21.
    Drug arrest made at McDonalds in Eldon
    According to Eldon Police Chief Brian Kidwell, Saturday, May 19, the Eldon Police Department received a report of a domestic disturbance at McDonalds in Eldon.
    Barnett Ladies Banquet - the final chapter
    For a century, women in the Barnett area have gathered each year for a banquet. Saturday, May 19 marked the 100th and final event. Above is a group photo from the final gathering at New Life Assembly of God. The event featured a time of worship, a meal, and a presentation on the early history of the Barnett community. (Photo by Tim Flora)
    City of Eldon receives health, wellness grant
    The city of Eldon now has funding to go with plans to make improvements to Wilson Park along S. Grand Avenue.
    Winds down trees, powerlines
    Trees in the area were no match for high winds accompanying a series of severe thunderstorms that marched across the area Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20.
    Top scholars at St. Elizabeth
    Brooke Struemph (left) was honored as valedictorian and Hailey Chipman as salutatorian during Sunday's graduation ceremony at St. Elizabeth High School. Twenty seniors were graduated that day. (Photo by Tim Flora)
    THS valedictorian and salutatorian
    Valedictorian Dustin Bax and Salutatorian Olivia Diefenbach addressed the graduating Tuscumbia High School seniors Friday night, May 18, at the commencement ceremony.
    Iberia junior, senior high students honored
    The 35th annual honors assembly for Iberia junior and senior high school students in grades 7-11 was held Tuesday, May 15, at the school. Seniors received their honors on Friday, May 11.
    Head of the class
    The salutatorian of the 2018 graduating class at Iberia High School was Felicite Plemmons, left, and the salutatorian was Erin Newhart. They gave a joint speech to their classmates Saturday night, May 12, at graduation ceremonies. Many more photos from graduation appear in the May 17 issue of The Advertiser.
    IHS graduates 56 Saturday night
    Fifty-six seniors were graduated Saturday night, May 12, at Iberia High School with a capacity crowd looking on in the school gym.
    R-V delays salary decisions
    No decision was made on Iberia R-V School District salaries for the 2018-19 school year at the monthly meeting of the board last Thursday night, April 26, but the faculty salary committee and Superintendent Lyndel Whittle gave the board information on options.
    Birth
    Galen and Ellen Shirk of Barnett are parents of a daughter, born Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Community Wellness Clinic at Barnett. She weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces, was 20-1/2 inches long at birth and has been named Melinda Shirk.
    Birth
    Christopher and Heather (McCreery) Conway of Jefferson City are parents of their first child, a son born Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces, was 21 inches long at birth and has been named Henry Roger Conway.
    Birth
    Matthew and Regina Kilmer of Versailles are parents of a son, born Monday, May 21, 2018 at home, attended by staff from the Community Wellness Clinic at Barnett. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, was 22 inches long at birth and has been named Merle David Kilmer.
    Variety of events planned at Eldon library
    The Eldon Public Library is a busy place this summer, with special events planned, including the annual summer reading program.
    Two named to dean's list at Missouri Valley College
    Two area residents have been named to the spring 2018 dean’s list at Missouri Valley College in Marshall.
    Eldon Nursing and Rehab news
    I hope everyone has a wonderful week. We had a busy week celebrating National Nursing Home Week.
    Open for business
    Jim Clark works to change the closed sign to open Saturday morning at the Miller County Historical Society Museum in Tuscumbia. The county museum is now open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays and Saturdays through the summer. (Photo by Tim Flora)
    Yoder receives leadership award
    Isaac Yoder from Eldon has received the Residence Life Leadership Award to attend Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau for the 2018-2019 academic year.
    Southeast Missouri State dean’s list
    Three area residents have been named to the spring 2018 semester dean’s list at Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau.
    Dunham receives award from CMU
    Bailey Dunham, daughter of Jay and Stacey Dunham of Eldon, is one of 13 students honored by Central Methodist University’s Division of Business, Accounting and Economics during its annual awards banquet April 26.
    UCM spring dean's lists
    Residents from The Advertiser coverage area have been named to the dean’s lists for the spring 2018 semester at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg.
    State Tech honor lists
    Area residents have been named to the dean’s list and honor roll for the spring 2018 semester at State Technical College of Missouri at Linn.
    Columbia College dean’s list
    Area residents have been named to the Columbia College Dean’s List for the spring semester (January-April 2018).
    Russellville band members complete successful year
    The Russellville High School and Middle School music programs recently completed a successful year. Below is a listing of honors received.
    Milestones of service
    Leo Buechter (left) and Roberta Murray were among those honored for their years of service to Lake Regional Hospital at a May 15 luncheon. Buechter, from Brumley, reached 40 years, and Murray, from Iberia, was honored for 30 years with the hospital. (Submitted photos)
    Lake Regional honors employees
    celebrating service milestones
    Two residents from The Advertiser coverage area are among Lake Regional Health System staff who celebrated milestone anniversaries at a May 15 luncheon, one of whom has been with the hospital since it opened in 1978.
    Eldon First Baptist Church Free Lunch Menu
    May 21-25
    Sunshine Gals meet; new officers elected
    St. Anthony Sunshine Gals met Thursday, April 19, in the home of Katie Reenan. Mrs. Reenan and Bea Otto were hostesses at the meeting. Del Dickneite called the meeting to order at 11 a.m. The group recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag. Mrs. Otto offered a devotional using “Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled,” taken from a collection of verses by Helen Steiner Rice.
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