Crews from Dick Otke Construction work on the courtyard area at the new Rock Island Village assisted living facility. Work is progressing on the extensive renovation of the old Carousel International building on E. Eighth Street in Eldon. (Photo by Tim Flora)
Rock Island Village to open this summer
Work is progressing quickly at Rock Island Village, an assisted living facility in the old Carousel International building on E. Eighth Street in Eldon. Developer Christopher Foster said the facility will feature 48 units, including 12 dedicated to memory care (residents suffering from progressive memory loss).
Eldon South Elementary School first graders staged the musical "Circus, Circus" Monday evening, March 20, at the performing arts center. Above, members of the clown troupe perform during the song "Clowning Around." Other first grade classes presented the musical Tuesday evening. (Photo and video by Tim Flora)
Miller County R-III School in Tuscumbia will hold kindergarten screenings and registration for the 2017-2018 school year on Thursday, March 30. Any child who is or will be 5 years of age on or before July 31, 2017, is eligible to attend kindergarten next year.
In a busy week in the House, members gave approval to legislation meant to provide young people in failing schools with additional educational opportunities. The bill would allow charter schools to expand to areas where at least one school is performing poorly.
Shirley Looten, Hazel Rea, Shirley Scrivner, Rosalie Wyss, Reta Casten, Gloria Proctor, Joyce Browner, Janet Ruse and Carol Seidel gathered for breakfast Wednesday morning at Bea’s Place Cafe in Russellville.
I apologize for last week I had my newsletter written at McDonald’s like I do every week, but from McDonald’s to the newspaper office I lost it. I retraced my steps, but had no luck finding it. So I’ll try to rewrite as much as I can.
Sunday morning, Beverly Meyer attended the visitation of Beverly Harney of Sedalia at the Christian church. Mr. and Mrs. Harney were parents of four daughters that were all involved with band and vocal music activities when Beverly taught at Green Ridge.
I would like to send a special thank you for those who made the Iberia Alumni dinner and event such a success. I know that a lot of hard work and energy went into putting all of the historical data togther. It bought back a lot of memories from 1977.
et Monday, March 20, at the Pulaski County Health Department, 101 12th Street, with Leader Randy presiding. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. The KOPS (Keep Off Pounds Sensibly) Pledge was said by Pauline, Joy, Gladys, Juanita, Nancy and Vernetia followed by the TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) pledge.
St. Elizabeth Knights of Columbus fish fry Friday evening, March 17, was well attended. Just two under 400 (including adults and children) came to eat. The menu with fish as the main entree included baked potatoes, French fries, hush puppies, baked beans, slaw and apple sauce and chocolate cake for dessert.
Newly elected Area VIII FFA officers for 2017-18 are, from left, front row: Historian Kayla Lackman from Nichols Career Center, Secretary Halle Oliver from California, Vice President Hattie Grisham from Eldon, Reporter Ariana Evers from Eugene; back row: Parliamentarian Nathan Bates from Calvary Lutheran, Chaplain Shalynn Meadors from Tipton, Sentinel Lincoln McGuire from Lake Career and Technical Center, Treasurer Trenton Barbour from Jamestown and President Ryan Siegel from Otterville. (Submitted photo)