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    The city of Eldon is considering an application for a Community Development Block Grant to enable them to rehab and resurface approximately 36 blocks of streets west of S. Grand Avenue and south of Highway 52.
    Tuscumbia ready for Homecoming
    Tuscumbia High School tips off Homecoming festivities next week, with spirit week theme days planned. Spirit days are, as follows:
    Bond issue vote
    Members of the Eldon City Council voted Thursday, Jan. 23 to place a $15 million sewer revenue bond issue on the April ballot. To view video, scan this photo using the free VPI Interactive app on a smart phone or tablet. (Video still by Tim Flora)
    Sewer bond issue goes on April ballot
    The Eldon City Council voted 5-0 (Alderman Jerome Atteberry absent) in a special meeting Thursday, Jan. 23, to place a $15 million sewer revenue bond issue on the April 7 ballot.
    Gearheads headed to state
    Members of the Eldon Gearheads robotics teams competed this past weekend at the state qualifier at Drury University in Springfield. Pictured are, from left, front: Antonia Connell; second row: Dakota Forrester, Reagan Hull, Addyson Gerber, Luke Graham; third row: Paige Chapman-Zacher, Brooklyn Hoskins, Zac Smithson, Kyle Conner, Jacob Arnold; back row: Matthew Pollett and Jonathan Hopkins. (Submitted photo)
    Eldon robotics team advances to state
    The Eldon Gearheads FIRST Tech Challenge teams competed this past weekend at the Drury University state qualifier with the gold team advancing to the state championships March 7.
    Eldon Courtwarming rescheduled to Friday, Feb. 14
    Due to winter weather forcing the cancellation of school last Thursday and Friday, the Eldon Courtwarming games and coronation have been rescheduled for Friday, Feb. 14.
    Eugene Homecoming reset
    “The Battle is On!” is the theme of this year’s Eugene Homecoming, set for Friday, Feb. 7. Festivities have been rescheduled due to winter weather that caused the cancellation of school most of the original week.
    Candidates set for April 7 ballot
    The ballot is set for the April 7 election.
    Eldon school bond issue to go on April ballot
    The Eldon R-I School Board voted Monday, Jan. 20 to put a no tax increase bond issue on the April 7 ballot.
    Register by Feb. 7 for father-daughter dance
    It’s time for dads and daughters to hit the dance floor and the deadline to register for the event is 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7.
    Road conditions result in two-vehicle crash
    An Eldon man suffered minor injuries in a two-vehicle crash at 3:17 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23 on Highway W near Leisure Road in Miller County.
    Osage Beach man seriously injured in crash
    An Osage Beach man was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash at 1:16 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20 on Highway 52, one mile west of Cherry Road in Morgan County.
    ‘Super Sunday Spectacular’ Feb. 2 at New Life Assembly
    New Life Assembly of God at Barnett will host its annual “Super Sunday Spectacular” this Sunday, Feb. 2 in the youth center. The free event will start at 5 p.m.
    PSC approves reduction in Ameren
    energy efficiency investment charge
    The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a request filed Ameren Missouri to reduce the energy efficiency investment charge on the monthly bills of Ameren Missouri electric customers.
    State Technical College graduates
    Area residents were graduated last fall from the State Technical College of Missouri at Linn. Area graduates are, as follows.
    St. Elizabeth school camera system paid for
    St. Elizabeth R-IV Superintendent Doug Kempker told the board the district received a grant from the Eldon Walmart for $1,250 during Wednesday, Jan. 15 board meeting.
    Ambulance district sees increased revenue in December
    The Miller County Ambulance District Board got some good news at its Thursday, Dec. 16 board meeting.
    Tuscumbia not ready for vote on gym proposal
    Patrons of the Tuscumbia R-III School District will not be asked to decide a bond issue on the April ballot. At Monday night’s Jan. 20 meeting, the four members of the board present decided to table the matter after brief discussion. The action also tabled a search for requests for qualifications for architects and construction management.
    Mt. Herman Area news
    Two weekends in a row we have had a mixed bag of precipitation. We’ve had as much as two inches of rain and then freezing rain as the temperatures drop below freezing and then topped with snow. Larry and I stayed indoors last Friday and Saturday and church was canceled on Sunday and then this past week Friday was the bad day. At least we got to have church even though it was bitterly cold.
    City accepting bids for new bleachers
    The city of Eldon is accepting bids for two sets of five-row, 15-foot aluminum bleachers with 9-gauge steel chain link fencing.
    Blood drive Feb. 10 in Eldon
    The American Red Cross will host a blood drive Monday, Feb. 10 in the gym at the Eldon Community Center. The drive is from 2 to 7 p.m.
    Chamber of Commerce First Friday Coffee Feb. 7
    The Eldon Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its “First Friday Coffee” from 7 to 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7. YoFit’s Yolanda Kehr will host the event at Brew Brothers.
    Luetkemeyer sponsors ‘Valentines for Veterans’
    U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer is again calling on Third District constituents to participate in the annual “Valentines for Veterans” program.
    Junior Duck Stamp exhibit
    at Eldon library March 12-23
    The Junior Duck Stamp Exhibit is coming to the Eldon Public Library March 12-23.
    Lake Regional offers cardiovascular screening
    February is American Heart Month, and Lake Regional Health System will celebrate with a cardiovascular screening for the general public Saturday, Feb. 15. The screening will take place from 7:30 to 10 a.m. in the hospital’s third floor conference rooms. Registration is requested at
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