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    Crawdad kid
    Tuscumbia resident Ethan Horton was hunting for crawdads in Dog Creek last Thursday, March 26. He said the water was cold and he didn’t find any. He figured his next activity would be to start looking for mushrooms. Locals reported finding both reds and gray morels this past week. (Photo by Connie Wyrick)
    Lake Regional opens COVID-19 testing site
    Effective Monday, March 30, Lake Regional Health System will provide drive-through testing for COVID-19. Testing will be done by appointment only, with no walk-ins accepted.
    Eldon employees have until Aug. 31
    to use excess vacation time
    City of Eldon employees who have unused vacation from 2019 beyond the 160 hours that can be carried over must use those hours by Aug. 31.
    Eldon city buildings closed to public
    Due to Coronavirus concerns, until further notice Eldon City Hall, the community center and public safety building are closed to the public.
    Business organizes grocery deliveries during virus crisis
    One local business is doing its part to help those who are homebound or just afraid of getting out and being exposed.
    Sheriff, emergency management
    director talk about Coronavirus
    Sheriff Louis Gregoire advises residents that the Miller County Sheriff’s Office, Miller County Emergency Management and the Miller County Health Department are working to observe and implement recommendations made by the Center for Disease Control during the Coronavirus outbreak.
    Missouri State Highway Patrol suspends
    all written and driver road testing statewide
    Colonel Eric T. Olson, Superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol announces that the Patrol is immediately suspending all written and skills-based driver road testing at all locations through April 6, 2020. This includes operator, commercial driver license and motorcycle testing.
    April election changed to June 2
    The April 7 election has been postponed to Tuesday, June 2.
    Ambulance district holds meeting by phone
    The Miller County Ambulance District held its monthly meeting by telephone, due to COVID-19 concerns, Thursday, March 19.
    Gotta talk with mama
    Shannon Ratcliff (right) takes the opportunity to visit with her mother through the window. Despite the barrier with the help of a cell phone they were at least able to visit face-to-face. (Submitted photo)
    Love in the time of quarantine
    Relatively quickly, it’s become a scary world with something called COVID-19 taking control of our health, economy and how we relate to each other (social distancing).
    Eugene school board outlines Coronavirus plans
    The Eugene Cole R-V School Board outlined Coronavirus plans at its regular meeting Wednesday, March 18.
    Filings updated for August primary
    Filings continue for the August primary.
    Song selection
    Miller County Care and Rehabilitation Center resident Annette Dake searches for her favorite song during a staff-led church service Sunday afternoon, March 22. Those in attendance complied with the six foot social distancing guidelines. (Submitted photo)
    Miller County Care and Rehabilitation news
    While we miss our volunteers and family members, our staff and residents are paying close attention to each other, making sure to brighten their days a little.
    Eldon Nursing and Rehab news
    At Eldon Nursing and Rehab we have been passing the time with one-on-one time, including adult coloring, music and memory and crafts in the residents’ rooms.
    To the editor
    Our town is in crisis mode once again. Not by a natural disaster, i.e. tornado, flood, etc., but by one made by our city government. Before 2008, they knew our sewer treatment plant was not going to be able to function at capacity in the coming years, so they implemented upgrades to accommodate the city’s growth. How were these upgrades funded?
    First Coronavirus case in Moniteau county
    The Moniteau County Health Center has confirmed its first positive case of COVID-19 in the county. The patient is currently in home isolation, following the guidance of the Center for Disease Control.
    Recorder of deeds office closed to the public
    Due to the recent case of COVID-19 in Camden County, the Miller County Recorder of Deeds office has been closed to the public.
    State parks remain open, visitor centers
    and offices closed through April 30
    You can still go to state parks, but visitor centers and site offices are off limits to the public through April 30.
    MSHP suspends driver road testing
    The Missouri State Highway Patrol has suspended driver road testing at all locations through March 31 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Lake Regional hosts weight
    management class, support group
    Would you feel better if you could lose weight and keep it off? Get help with a weight management class and support group at Lake Regional Health System. The class is at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 23, at Lake Regional Hospital in the third floor conference rooms.
    Lake Regional offers AARP safe driving course
    Lake Regional Health System will offer the AARP Safe Driving Course at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 28, in the hospital’s third floor conference rooms. This program is the nation’s first and largest refresher course for drivers ages 50 and older.
    Miller County voting precincts change
    Two voting precincts have been changed starting with the April 7 election.
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