The Eldon City Council Tuesday night voted to take advantage of grant funds to develop a bicycle and pedestrian plan, approved a new airport ground lease ordinance, changed fire and building code inspection fees and voted to write off outstanding water and sewer bills from inactive accounts prior to Jan. 1, 2016.
Miller County Sheriff's Department officers provided the escort from Phillips Funeral Home in Eldon Wednesday morning, April 15, to the Church at Osage Hills in Osage Beach for Deputy Casey Shoemate, who died while responding to an emergency Friday evening, April 20. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. at the church and then a procession will come to the Eldon Cemetery for burial.
Area residents can enjoy a meal and contribute to the Casey Shoemate Memorial Trust Fund Friday, May 4 at the Eldon Community Center. The Concerns of Police Survivors will host a spaghetti dinner, bake sale and silent auction from 6 to 9 p.m. that evening, with all proceeds going to assist with funeral costs and needs of immediate family and children.
The Iberia Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Good Fellaz Saturday afternoon, April 21. from left, Iberia Area Chamber of Commerce President Mark Mitchell, Iberia Mayor Wallace Moreland, Good Fellaz shop manager Wally Piwowarczyk, owners Brad and Becca Berg; and Iberia Auto owner Tony Keeth.
Members of the Eldon Future Business Leaders of America chapter who competed at the state leadership conference are, from left, front row: Tyler Thebeau, Autumn Kempker, Katelin Brisbin, Laurel Eckert, Dylan Humphrey, Reece Henderson, Brianna Henderson, Madalyn Robison, Anna Jung, Delaney Dummermuth, Korbin Lodge; back row: Ryan Dodds, Jake Churchman, Matthew Fischer, Ashur Peppers, Broque Echols, Jason Ochs and Austin Kostelnik. (Submitted photo)
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Eldon FBLA earns Gold Level chapter honors
Members of the Eldon Future Business Leaders of America chapter attended the Missouri State Leadership Conference April 8-10 in Springfield and brought home Gold Level Chapter of the Year honors for a third straight year, along with other awards and medals.
Jr. and Emily Hurst of Versailles are parents of a daughter, born Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at the Community Wellness Clinic at Barnett. She weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces, was 20-1/2 inches long at birth and has been named Jennifer Dawn Hurst.
Ambulance district to be on site for Lake Ozark Speedway
The Miller County Ambulance District Board went into closed session to discuss a contract with the Lake Ozark FireProtection District for a mutual aid agreement to cover the Lake Ozark Speedway during the Thursday, April 19 board meeting.
Rev. George O. Flora of Eldon (pictured with his wife Nina) was honored Monday, April 23, at the Southern Missouri District Council for achieving 60 years as an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. He received a plaque and medallion. Through the years he and his wife served as pastors at Golden City, Mo., Tupelo, Miss.; travelled and raised funds for Hillcrest Children’s Home in Hot Springs, Ark.; pastored at Manhattan, Kan.; and Eldon First Assembly of God, was pioneer pastor at Chapel of the Lake Assembly of God in Osage Beach, and pastored at Pleasant Hill, Thayer, Centralia and Tuscumbia. (Submitted photo)
Corticelli Baptist Church had a Sunday school attendance of 74. Birthday offerings were given by Charlie and Janet Allen, Kendal Wright, Natalie Henderson and Alaiynah Ward. Deacon of the week was Don Fahrni, and special music was an acappella vocal solo by Jack Hansen. Those in the praise and worship group were Braden Hickey, Darla Hickey, Penny Knoche and Matthew and Tonya Stockwell.
Sunday school attendance at Enon Baptist Church was 25, with 46 attending the morning worship service. The Sunday school report, welcome and announcements were given by Shirley Goldammer, and birthday offerings were given by Karen Bond-Ott and Nancy Harris.
Keith Glawson led our song service, with Rayma Flaugher on the organ and Susan Glawson playing the piano. Adam Brumley and Garrett Johnson collected our morning offering. We were blessed by special friends of Charlie and JeanAnn in our service. Bro. Bill McCoy sang “Tell Me Once Again.” Frank also blessed us with “Songs We Used To Sing.” What a wonderful way to start our morning worship! We ask for prayer for our additions to our list: Otto family, Shoemate family, our seniors traveling on their senior trips, Reba Graham, Ina Lou Wilson and Jim Pettit.
Sunday afternoon the piano students of Rosalie Wyss presented a recital at Enon Baptist Church. Those participating were Hosanna and Deena Tesfaye, Joyce Linhardt, Gladys Moll, Lucy Wyss, Silas and Miles Ellis, Michael, Joe and Melody Senter, Abigail Gonzalez, Jacob, Mark and Carrie Hilburn and Marshall and Maris Reinkemeyer. The program was followed by a reception with punch and cookies.
TOPS MO 1002 Crocker met Monday, April 23 at the Pulaski County Health Department, 101 12th Street, 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) Pledge said by Joy, Nancy and Vernetia.
Please keep in prayer Reba Graham, Osage Beach community, Lee and Cecil Todd, Donna Moss, Haily Moriarity, Cherish DeGraffenreid, Kylie Ash, Joyce Baron, B.J and Lodi Vernon, Steve Helton, T.L. Taylor, Dr. Kirk (from Eldon), Joyce Rodden, Gary Graham, Gilbert Bryant, Beverly Phiffer, Jimmy Pemberton, Keith Glawson, Elva Steen, Tonya Winters, Gilbert Bryan, Hunter Bushnell, Louie Hawken, Darlene Plemmons (Bud Abbott’s aunt), Joe and Donna Albertson, Lucille Steen, Dave Whittle (back on dialysis and transplant list for new kidney), Kelly Coan, J.R. and Diane LeCrone, Kaileen Wilkerson, Tennison and Sue Jarrett, Benny Kissenger, Danielle Burrows, 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, 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, and always our service men and women, and our countries leaders.
St. Anthony Sunshine Gals met Thursday, April 19, in the home of Katie Reenan. Mrs. Reenan and Bea Otto were hostesses at the meeting. Del Dickneite called the meeting to order at 11 a.m. The group recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag. Mrs. Otto offered a devotional using “Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled,” taken from a collection of verses by Helen Steiner Rice.
The Miller County Soil & Water Conservation District will host the 14th annual Farm and Conservation Expo on Tuesday, May 1, at the Eldon High School Commons. There will be fun and educational activities for the whole family.
The press typically leads with the turmoil within the executive office, but the most important story is the fact that state government moves on uninhibited and important legislation continues to be discussed and passed. Speaker Richardson and President Pro Tem Richard are working with one another, and with their respective chambers, to keep the ship of government sailing straight. These men are in the right positions, at the right time, and I am grateful for their steady and thoughtful leadership.
Recently, after the release of a report made by the House Special Investigative Committee on Oversight, and with new information that Attorney General Josh Hawley has evidence to support another felony charge on an unrelated matter, some members of the House and Senate this week called for the governor to step down.
Break time from the budget is about over since the Senate is about to finish with their changes. Now the battle begins to see if the House or Senate position is selected or a compromise between the two. This is an interesting process as each budget bill will have a conference committee consisting of five members from each chamber and every difference between the two budgets will be discussed and voted. The House conference committees will consist of the budget chair, the appropriations chair, and three at large members of the budget committee and each party will be represented. It will be a similar make up on the Senate committee. A young man that attends the budget hearings and follows the process very closely calls the work in the House and Senate the Playoffs and the Conference committee work is the Superbowl.
The Lake Area Strings Orchestra will perform free concerts at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3 at the First Baptist Church in Camdenton, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 6 at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Lake Ozark.
Lake Regional Health System is accepting applications for the 2018 Junior Volunteer Program, which begins in June. Civic-minded young people, ages 14-18, who are interested in making a difference in their community are encouraged to apply.
Lake Regional’s Eldon clinic will host a free health talk, “Is It Menopause?” at noon Wednesday, May 16. Board-certified OB-GYN Loraine Nolla, M.D., FACOG, will present the health talk on the second floor of the clinic.