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    Scrivner Road to be closed temporarily
    According to the Miller County Commission, the blacktop portion of Scrivner Road outside Eldon will be temporarily closed starting Tuesday, Aug. 27 for crack repair and sealing. County Commissioner Darrell Bunch said the road should be closed no longer than two days.
    Rocky Mount Fire District tax rate
    to remain at 38.72 cents, hearing Aug. 29
    The Rocky Mount Fire Protection District looks to gain approximately $10,700 in tax revenues from new construction in 2020 with the property tax rate to remain at 38.72 cents per $100 assessed valuation.
    Long-term recovery committee meets Aug. 27
    A long-term recovery committee has been formed to serve survivors of the May 22 tornado, with a volunteer recruitment meeting next Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the community center.
    Road closed for slab repair
    Starting Monday, Aug. 19, Riley Road, one mile south of the junction with Swinging Bridge Road and Meadow Crest Road will be closed for slab repair. The work will take place, weather permitting, between Aug. 19 and 26.
    Letter to the editor
    It is Boy Scouts of America popcorn and Burger’s sausage sale time for local Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.
    Miller County Farm Family
    The Matt and Melissa Koetting family was named the Miller County farm family at this year’s Missouri State Fair. Pictured are, from left, front row: Mathew, Esdon, Melissa and Grayson Koetting, Missouri State Fair Queen Chloe Momphard; back row: Kevin Roberts, chairman of the Missouri State Fair Commission; Rob Kallenbach, interim associate dean of Agriculture and Environmental Extension and director of Commercial Agriculture; Todd Hays, vice president of Missouri Farm Bureau; Blake Naughton, associate vice chancellor for MU Extension and Engagement; Mark Wolfe, Missouri State Fair director; and Chris Klenklen, deputy director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture. (Submitted photo)
    Koettings are State Fair Miller County Farm Family
    The Matt and Melissa Koetting family of rural Mary’s Home were among the families honored during Farm Family Day, Aug. 12 at the Missouri State Fair.
    Tuscumbia school board sets tax levy
    Following a tax rate hearing Monday evening, Aug. 19, the Tuscumbia R-III School Board set the 2019 tax levy at $4.1996 per $100 of assessed valuation. A dime of the levy is assigned to debt service and the rest to general revenue. Last year’s levy was $4.09.
    Blood drive in St. Elizabeth
    SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) of St. Elizabeth School is hosting a Red Cross blood drive from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29 in the St. Elizabeth Community Center.
    St. Elizabeth area news
    by Mary Ann Lindenbusch
    Mt. Herman Baptist Church news
    Mt. Herman area news
    by Rose Bond
    Crossroads Baptist Church news
    99 Highway C about 5 miles outside Tuscumbia; Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; morning worship 10:30 a.m.; evening worship 6 p.m.; Wednesday night Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
    High Point Baptist Church news
    Sunday school attendance at High Point Baptist Church Sunday was 67 with children’s time give by Barbara Whittle. Brother Calvin Brown gave the message from 1 Thessalonians. Special music was sung by the choir.
    High Point area news
    Services for J.H. Tising were held at 11 a.m. at the High Point Cemetery where he was buried by his father’s grave. J.H. was born in California, Mo. June 17, 1938 to Carl Tising and Louise Kuhn Tising. He attended grade school at the California elementary school and attended high school and college at Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington. He married Carole Fenske Aug. 22, 1959. Most of their life was spent in Wisconsin until his last two years where he lived at his daughter’s home, Julie Kowalewski and family, in Lexington, Ky. He died June 28, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Carole, daughter, Julie, and son, Jay Tising.
    TOPS MO 1002 Crocker news
    TOPS MO 1002 Crocker met Monday, Aug. 19, at the Pulaski County Health Department with Leader Randy presiding.
    Sunshine Gals meet
    St. Anthony Sunshine Gals met Thursday, Aug. 15, in the St. Anthony parish hall. Del Dickneite called the meeting to order. The group opened the meeting by reciting the pledge of allegiance to the flag. Mrs. Dickneite offered a devotional using “God’s Creations” by Mary S. Chavalier. Roll call was answered by telling one’s favorite color. Others present were Rozie Vincent, Dolores McDowell, Rose Gudeman, Pat Daniel, Carol Hagenhoff, Bea Otto and Mary Ann Lindenbusch.
    Fairview Christian Church news
    Iberia First Christian Church news
    Stan Way, Pastor
    Bibleway Church of Eldon news
    Rev. Walter Gilpin, Pastor
    Tuscumbia Christian Church news
    Please keep in prayer our students, teachers and administration as they start 2019/2020 school year, Sue McDonald (eye surgery), Kenny Lee (hip replacement), Ottolene rush, Jesse Hines, David Ponder, John Sparrow, Dale Jarrett, Reggie Rush, Dean Edwards, Jimmy Wyrick, Sherry Holmes, Loriane Stickley, Arlene Helton, Bob Wyrick, Andrea VanHooser, Lisa Blaine, Kenny Abbott, Edgar Lee, Linda Wood, Arlene Helton, Ellen Horton, Helen Bacon, Billie Sue Pittrich, Susan Snodgrass, keep all our caretakers in your prayers, Easton Rustemeyer, Bud and Carolyn DeVore, Shirley Goldammer, Quentin Spencer, Chad Scrivner, Quentin King, Reid Davis, Olivia Zumdome, Danielle Burrows, Judy Rose, Wanda Todd, Michele Kempker,Logan Moriarity, Brennan Schulte, Mary Carol Schmidt, Mike Haines, Scott Garner, Dan Bax, Gladys Miekley, LuAnne Whittle, Sherry Plemmons, Chet Jenkins, James Spark, Janice Beard, Marlene Sharaga, DeWayne Wood, Jason Howard, Sheldon McGowin, William Rush, Greg Whittle, Diane Knotson, Sonny Irwin, Vickie Mace, Donna Moss, Cherish DeGraffenreid, Joyce Baron, Steve Helton, T.L. Taylor, Joyce Rodden, Gilbert Bryant, Beverly Phiffer, Keith Glawson, Hunter Buschnell, Darlene Plemmons (Bud Abbott’s aunt), Joe and Donna Albertson, J.R. and Diane LeCrone, Kaileen Wilkerson, Larry Huddleston, Lucy Wilkes, Tonya Farley, Paula Hedrick, Vickie Brown, Heather Davis, Bill Call, Freda Patterson, Megan Vansell, Sherry Holtmeyer, Wanda Fields, Wayne Blue, Denny Hodges, Roy Houston, Gary Putnam, Jan Marie Bender, June Hancock, Bill Williams, Jack Puckett, Mike Patterson, Charles Smith, Shirley Burnett, Sherre Smith, Susie Pryor, Chase Borque, and always our service men and women, and our countries leaders.
    Iberia Full Gospel Tabernacle news
    Ernie and Trina Miller,
    Mt. Zion Christian Church news
    Charlie Worstell,
    Corticelli Baptist Church news
    Sunday school attendance at Corticelli Baptist Church was 67. Those in the Praise and Worship group were Kaylin Smith, Tanya Stockwell, Darla Hickey, Debbie Schroer, Penny Knoche, Natalie Henderson and Kelse Henderson. Teachers were honored. There were eight teachers present.
    Mt. Olive Baptist Church news
    Mt. Olive Baptist Church had a Sunday school attendance of 74 Sunday morning with 130 attending the morning worship service. Pat Jobe led the singing and Sarah Kennedy played the piano. Intercessory prayer was by Toby Anderson. Special music was a vocal duet by Addyson Henderson and Hannah Sapp.
    Enon Baptist Church news
    Sunday school attendance at Enon Baptist Church was 20, with 22 attending the morning worship service.
    Enon area news
    Sunday, Aug. 11, Marshall and Melissa Rea, Steffen, Marigold and Hanna and Nelida Piquit-Piquit attended the state fair in Sedalia.
    St. Lawrence Catholic Church & St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church news
    Rev. Joby Parakkacharuvil Thomas, Pastor
    Iberia Congregational Christian Church news
    Rev. Dr. Wayne Cogell,
    Eldon citywide garage sales Sept. 21,
    cleanup starts Monday, Sept. 30
    With summer winding down, it’s nearing time for the citywide garage sales and cleanup. The citywide garage sales, sponsored by The Advertiser, is Saturday, Sept. 21. It is being held a week before cleanup due to Turkey Festival falling on Sept. 28.
    ‘Pig-N-Pickle Fest’ to honor veterans
    Veterans will be honored at this year’s Tuscumbia Pig-N-Pickle Fest, set for Saturday, Sept. 21 at Riverside Park in Tuscumbia.
    Rocky Mount Sweet Corn Festival Saturday, Aug. 31
    Sweet corn, entertainment and more are on the schedule for the Rocky Mount Sweet Corn Festival Saturday, Aug. 31.
    Mary’s Home Picnic Sept. 1
    Fried chicken, roast beef and fun are on the menu at this year’s Our Lady of the Snows Parish Picnic Sunday, Sept. 1 at Mary’s Home.
    Iberia United Methodist Church news
    Tricia Quist, Pastor
    Concord Christian Church news
    by Lee A. Todd, Minister
    Iberia Church of Christ news
    Brenda Thompson, Reporter
    Iberia Church of the Nazarene news
    Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday evening service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible study and prayer, 7 p.m. in church annex.
    Brays Advent Christian Church news
    Brian Duncan,
    Brumley Christian Church news
    Bro. Ralph Byrd, Pastor
    Ulman Baptist Church news
    Rev. Kevin Blackburn, Pastor
    Olean Livestock Market news
    Aug. 16, 2019
    Blaine's Bulletin
    For far too many months, historic flooding has been the talk of the town in communities across the great state of Missouri. As Missourians continue to showcase their resilience in the aftermath of these disasters, I am doing everything in my power to ensure my constituents have the resources they need to continue rebuilding.
    High Point Homecoming Aug. 31 & Sept. 1
    The High Point community has a lot to celebrate this fall as it stages its 27th annual Homecoming Aug. 31 and Sept. 1.
    Bernskoetter's Report
    The summer is quickly coming to an end, and many Missouri students are already returning to school. I want to wish all the students, teachers and faculty heading back to the classroom the best of luck during the upcoming school year. I know there are many great things in store for our students over the course of the current year, but next year marks the beginning of a new program that is close to my heart.
    Lake Regional offers AARP safe driving course
    Lake Regional Health System will offer the AARP Safe Driving Course from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 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.
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