The Missouri Department of Transportation hosted a public meeting Thursday evening, Nov. 16 in Lake Ozark to answer questions and garner input on a proposed diamond interchange at Highway 54 and W in Lake Ozark. Project Manager Troy Hughes said he hopes to come back to the public next spring with more specifics on the project, but added that construction would likely not begin until the fall of 2019. Construction timeline is approximately two years with an estimated cost of $10 to $12 million. Above, from left, Lake Ozark resident Steve Riegert and business owner Bruce Barrieau visit with Brandon Simpson from MoDOT about the proposed design. (Photo by Tim Flora)
The new Casey's General Store in Iberia was a popular place to visit Thursday morning, Nov. 16, as it reopened for business after the old store was closed on July 6, torn down and replaced by a new building. The Iberia Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at 9 .m. to celebrate the grand reopening of the business.
Check out this story about Eldon in the Washington Post, with photos by Trevor Frost, one of the participants in the Missouri Photo Workshop held in Eldon the last week of September. Click the "Click Here For More" button, and then click on the link.
First Baptist Church in Iberia will serve as a new drop-off location for the Samaritan’s Purse project, Operation Christmas Child, joining nearly 5,000 U.S. locations collecting shoebox gifts for children in need around the world.
Brent and Danielle Scrivner of Eldon are parents of a daughter, born Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. She weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces, was 19 inches long at birth, and has been named Kirsten Danielle Scrivner.
In a brief Eldon City Council meeting Tuesday, Nov. 14, aldermen amended the ordinance regarding the appointment of a finance director to affirm that he or she is to be appointed by the mayor, with approval of the council, and that they can only be terminated by a vote of the city council.
Joan Martin, member of the Lake Bloomers Garden Club in Laurie, spoke about “contrived flowers” at the Nov. 10 Eldon Garden Club meeting. She uses bits and pieces from fresh and/or dried plant materials painted in interesting colors to create fantasy plants and arrangements. Hostesses were Joan Eads and Virginia Rice, with lunch at the Mustang Grill. The December meeting will be a Christmas potluck meal and gift exchange hosted by Lynn Robinson and Patti LaDuke. (Submitted photo)
TOPS MO 1002 Crocker met Monday, Nov. 13, at the Pulaski County Health Department, 101 12th St., Crocker, with Leader Linda presiding. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. The TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Pledge was said followed by the KOPS (Keep Off Pounds Sensibly) said by Joy, Gladys, Juanita, Nancy and Vernetia.
Please keep in prayer those affected by the recent tragedy at a Texas church last Sunday, the tragedy at Lake of the Ozarks Riverview RV Park, Arlene Helton, Nicole Grimwood, Donald Abbott, Beverly Phiffer, Jimmy Pemberton Keith Glawson, Elva Steen, Lee Todd, Tonya Winters, Santi Casas (5-month-old has cancer), Gilbert Bryan, Hunter Bushnell, Beverly Phiffer, Louie Hawken, Brooklyn Pendleton (cast is off now, brace on and a lot of healing ahead), Bill and Ginger Hensley, Darlene Plemmons (Bud Abbott’s aunt), Joe and Donna Albertson, Lucille Steen, Tony Swanson (friend of Ron Helton, double lung transplant), Scott Patterson, Dave Whittle, Kelly Coan, J.R. and Diane LeCrone, Kaileen Wilkerson, Ina Mae Wyrick, Tennison and Sue Jarrett, Benny Kissenger, Danielle Burrows, Jim Chilcutt, Larry Huddleston, Dennis and Cyndi York, Lucy Wilkes, Tonya Farley, George Kuhn, Diane Pendelton, Rose Secrest, Paula Hedrick, Vickie Brown, Heather Davis, Bill Call, Shirly Hensley, Freda Patterson, Derrick Helton and family, Megan Vansell, Arzenie Nixdorf, Brently Bell, Joyce Connell, Naomi Darnell, Carol Vernon, Terry Branstetter, Sherry Holtmeyer, Bob McDonald, Connie Winters, Wanda Fields, Wayne Blue, Audrey Lee, Helen Edwards, Denny Hodges, Roy Houston, Gary Putnam, Jan Marie Bender, June Hancock, Bill Williams, Jack Puckett, Mike Patterson, Charles Smith, Shirley Burnett, Billie Sue Pittrich, Sherre Smith, Susie Pryor, Larry Matthews, Chase Borque, our service men and women and their families and our country’s leaders. Our hearts and prayers go out in sympathy to the family of “Bink” McDowell in the loss of their loved one.
Sunday school attendance at Mt. Olive Baptist Church was 81, with 129 attending the morning worship service. The invocation and welcome were by Alex Earls, and Aaron Steenbergen led the intercessory prayer. Veterans were recognized and special music, by Curt Matthews, was dedicated to them. Mike Nichols led the children’s Bible moment, and the sermon was delivered by Toby Anderson. The Lord’s Supper was also observed following the church service.
Enon Baptist Church had 24 in Sunday school, with 39 attending the morning worship service. Shirley Goldammer gave the Sunday school report, welcome and announcements, and birthday offerings were given by Jim McDonald and Zane Sluyter.
Sunday school attendance at Corticelli Baptist Church was 69, and deacon of the week was Don Fahrni. Special music was by the young ladies group of Mandy Asbury, Amy Wright, Penny Knoche, Darla Hickey and Debbie Schroer. Those singing in the praise and worship group were Dave Percival, Mandy Asbury, Darla Hickey, Debbie Schroer, Penny Knoche, Matthew Stockwell and Erin Schroer.
Over the last 10 days, I’ve had the pleasure of attending several events honoring veterans. Words cannot describe the privilege it is to meet these men and women, and more importantly, to hear their stories. I am always amazed and humbled by their selfless commitment to our country.
The Eldon Garden Club is again sponsoring the Eldon Aglow holiday lighting contest, with a Friday, Dec. 8 deadline announced. Contestants must fill out an entry form, but there are no specific categories. In addition to yard signs, cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place, with honorable mention also recognized.
In an effort to provide needy children with winter coats, the Eldon Lions Club is partnering with PAVE Americorps, area churches and businesses to host a “Coats for Kids” drive from now through Wednesday, Dec. 6.
The Save Blue Springs Creek Stream Team is hosting another informational public meeting Monday, Nov. 27, at 7 p.m. at the Central Bank meeting room in Eldon. The meeting room is in the rear of the building.