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    Work to close lanes along Highway 54 in Lake Ozark
    Missouri Department of Transportation crews will take asphalt core samples on the eastbound and westbound lanes of Highway 54 in Lake Ozark Monday through Thursday, Dec. 10-13. One eastbound lane and one westbound lane will be closed between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.
    Holiday Happenin's
    ~ Christmas events calendar ~
    Thursday, Dec. 6 -
    Advertiser introduces new interactive experience
    The Advertiser is bringing a new interactive experience to its readers. Starting this week the newspaper is offering a phone application called “VPI Interactive,” through which readers will be able to scan various photographs and watch the action take place before their eyes.
    Improving the playground
    St. Elizabeth R-IV Superintendent Doug Kempker sits on the handicapped accessible cycle the district was able to purchase with a grant from the Miller County Health Center. Concrete was also poured around the area with community help. Kempker says a handicapped swing will soon be put in the playground.
    St. Elizabeth R-IV completes renovations
    It has been a season of renovation and upgrades for the St. Elizabeth R-IV School District. With tremendous help from the community and under the stewardship of new Superintendent Doug Kempker, the district has a brighter look, a building has been saved for future use and the courtyard is a place of peace and beauty the community can be proud of.
    Her favorites
    Carleen Wood (right) loves sunflowers and her husband of 47 years, Mike Wood, with his wood sculpting skill is able to provide her with some beautiful sunflowers. (Photo by Tammy Witherspoon)
    He gets satisfaction from working with his hands
    Mike Wood is not much of a television watcher. His time is better spent working with his hands making something beautiful.
    Iberia city council refinances water bonds
    The city of Iberia will save more than $10,000 on its 2010 water system revenue bonds thanks to council action Monday, Dec. 3 to refinance the bonds.
    City lawsuit continues as plaintiffs file appeal
    The lawsuit against the city of Eldon over a water and sewer billing mechanism implemented in 2010 continues as Audrey Smollen, attorney for the plaintiffs, filed an appeal Tuesday, Dec. 4 with the Western District Court of Appeals.
    Larry Matthews
    Matthews charged in shooting death of Barnett man
    Larry Micah Matthews, 41, of Tuscumbia, has been arrested and charged with second degree murder and armed criminal action in the shooting death of Dalton Cain Bishop, 18, of Barnett.
    Advertiser introduces new interactive experience
    The Advertiser is bringing a new interactive experience to its readers.
    Eldon High School ready for Courtwarming
    Eldon High School Courtwarming spirit week kicks off next Monday, Dec. 10, and is sure to be colorful. With no set theme, each class is decorating their hallways based on their assigned class color.
    Three arrested for burglaries
    Three Miller County men were arrested Monday, Dec. 3 for a string of burglaries in the Iberia and Brumley areas.
    Russellville High School cheerleaders Hailee Smith and Hannah Amend at the Varsity Spirit Spectacular at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla. (Submitted photo)
    Russellville cheerleaders represent at
    Varsity Spirit Spectacular at Disney World
    Two Russellville High School cheerleaders were among 800 cheerleaders and dancers from across the nation representing Varsity Spirit in the fourth annual Varsity Spirit Spectacular Nov. 29-Dec. 2 at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla.
    Christmas recital
    Wilson Music students performed a variety of Christmas melodies Tuesday, Dec. 4 at the Lee House and Rock Island Village in Eldon. Pictured are, from left, front row: Alicia Albin, Eden Luttrell, Corin Davis, Eric Reber, Kristen Reber, Kate Hackman, Gideon Claxton; back row: Karsten Eckhoff, Elizabeth Carlson, Katie Eckhoff, Francis Ray, Morgan Greenwalt, Katie Forrester, Mary Carlson and Heather Mote. (Submitted photo)
    Wilson Music students deliver Christmas
    melodies to Lee House, Rock Island Village
    Wilson Music of Eldon played Christmas carols at the Lee House and Rock Island Village Tuesday evening, Dec. 4. Students have shared Christmas melodies with Lee House residents for approximately 20 years.
    First Friday Coffee
    Eldon Area Chamber of Commerce President Willard Haley speaks to those gathered at the First Friday Coffee Dec. 7 at Woods Supermarket in Eldon. Each month a different chamber member hosts the networking event. (Photo by Tim Flora)
    St. Elizabeth area news
    by Mary Ann Lindenbusch
    Mt. Herman Baptist Church news
    Kent Hutcherson, Pastor
    Candy cane wreath
    Brody Buechter and other Tuscumbia 4-H members came by Miller County Care and Rehabilitation Center to help make candy cane wreaths made for residents. Here he is pictured with resident Mary Davis. (Submitted photo)
    Miller County Care and Rehabilitation Center news
    We want to thank the First Baptist Church of Eldon for coming in to hold services Sunday afternoon. We also appreciate and want to welcome the Curry Church of Iberia to the monthly calendar. James and Pam of Curry also brought blankets for the residents in the dining room. They have really enjoyed them this week.
    James and Miriam Shirk of Latham are parents of a son, born Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 a home with Terri Hultman, CNM. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces at birth and has been named Charles Aaron Shirk. He joins a sister, Emmeline Grace, 2.
    Mt. Herman area news
    by Rose Bond
    Miller county Regional Stockyard news
    Dec. 3, 2018
    Mt. Zion Church news
    Charlie Worstell,
    Olean Baptist Church news
    by Lois Faulconer
    TOPS MO 1002 Crocker news
    TOPS MO 1002 Crocker met Monday, Dec. 3, at the Pulaski County Health Department with Leader Linda presiding.
    Dr. Vetter-Bisges inducted into Missouri
    Veterinary Medical Foundation Honor Roll
    Dr. Kathleen Vetter-Bisges, owner/practitioner at Lake Pet Hospital in Eldon, was recently inducted into the Missouri Veterinary Medical Foundation’s Veterinary Honor Roll.
    Mt. Olive Baptist Church news
    Eighty-two attended Sunday school at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, with 125 in attendance for the morning worship service. Aaron Steenbergen gave the intercessory prayer, with the children’s Bible moment by Toby Anderson.
    Corticelli Baptist Church news
    Sunday school attendance Sunday morning at Corticelli Baptist Church was 74. Those in the praise and worship group were Debbie Schroer,
    Enon Baptist Church news
    Enon Baptist Church had Sunday school attendance of 23, with Shirley Goldammer giving the Sunday school report, welcome and announcements.
    Enon area news
    Thursday evening the California Instrumental Ensemble, directed by Jacob Hampton, presented a Christmas concert at the California Care Center. They also plan to present a concert at the Moniteau Care Center in California Thursday evening, Dec. 13.
    Iberia First Christian Church news
    Stan Way, Pastor
    Tuscumbia Christian Church news
    Please keep in prayer Michele Kempker, Logan Moriaty, Lana Andersen, Tristan Patterson (traveling), Dean Edwards, Brennan Schulte, Mary Carol Schmid, Jan Glaze, Mike Haines, Margaret Flaugher, Alvin Pendleton, Gene Crane (at Miller County Care Center), Audrey Lee, Reggie and Christy Rush’s grandson, Lane Hendley (some autoimmune problems that are being looked at), Rosalie Hendry, Scott Garner, Dan Bax, Gladys Miekley, Ellen Horton (in Miller County Care Center), Quentin Lupardus, Shirley Mason, Morris Mace, Brenda Haley, Bill Hensley, Mary Rogers, Debbie Hulsey, Easton Rustemeyer (He is home for the first time in months and still has a long way to go though), LuAnne Whittle, Sherry Plemmons, Chet Jenkins, James Spark, Janice Beard, Paul and Marlene Sharaga, DeWayne Wood, Diane Kruger, Jason Howard, Bob Wyrick, Sheldon McGowin, William Rush, Greg Whittle, Diane Knotson, Sonny Irwin, Ed and Gerri Teal, Vickie Mace, Donna Moss, Cherish DeGraffenreid, Joyce Baron, Steve Helton, T.L. Taylor, Dr. Kirk (from Eldon), Joyce Rodden, Gilbert Bryant, Beverly Phiffer, Keith Glawson, Hunter Buschnell, Louie Hawken, Darlene Plemmons (Bud Abbott’s aunt), Joe and Donna Albertson, Lucille Steen, Dave Whittle, J.R. and Diane LeCrone, Kaileen Wilkerson, Benny Kissenger, Larry Huddleston, Dennis and Cyndi York, Lucy Wilkes, Tonya Farley, Rose Secrest, Paula Hedrick, Vickie Brown, Heather Davis, Bill Call, Shirley Hensley, Freda Patterson, Megan Vansell, Arzenie Nixdorf, Joyce Connell, Carol Vernon, Terry Branstetter, Sherry Holtmeyer, Bob McDonald, Wanda Fields, Wayne Blue, 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, Chase Borque, and always our service men and women and our country’s leaders.
    Patriotic project
    Russellville eighth grader Luke Oligschlaeger shows off one of his custom wooden flags he designed and created as part of an entrepreneurship study. (Photo by Vicki Wood)
    Eighth grade entrepreneurs at Russellville
    Nearly 15 million Americans are self employed according to Statista Global Survey. That equals about 10 percent of American workers. One third of those are business owners, the rest are freelance workers.
    Dr. Bisges inducted into Missouri Veterinary
    Medical Foundation Veterinary Honor Roll
    Dr. Kathleen Bisges, owner/practitioner at Lake Pet Hospital in Eldon, was recently inducted into the Missouri Veterinary Medical Foundation’s Veterinary Honor Roll.
    Tom Hurst's Capitol Report
    Bill Pre-Filing Begins for the Missouri House on December 3
    Brays Advent Christian Church news
    Brian Duncan,
    Iberia Church of Christ news
    Brenda Thompson, Reporter
    St. Lawrence Catholic Church & St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church news
    Rev. Joby Parakkacharuvil Thomas, Pastor
    Iberia United Methodist Church news
    Lay Speaker: Linda Skouby
    Iberia Congregational Christian Church news
    Rev. Dr. Wayne Cogell,
    Brumley Christian Church news
    Bro. Ralph Byrd, Pastor
    Ulman Baptist Church news
    Rev. Kevin Blackburn, Pastor
    Concord Christian Church news
    by Lee A. Todd, Minister
    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 parsonage.
    Clean Livestock market report
    Nov. 30, 2018
    Blunt's Notes
    Just two months before his 30th birthday, St. Louis native and Navy veteran Derek lost his life to a twelve year battle with addiction. Derek graduated from college, earned an MBA, and proudly served our nation, but struggled with an addiction that began after he was prescribed powerful opioids for a football-related injury in high school. His mother, Kelly, is now a powerful voice in the fight against the opioid epidemic, sharing Derek’s story to warn others of the dangers of opioid painkillers.
    Blaine's Bulletin
    In 1927, the most lavish and expensive river steamboats of their time, the Delta King and Delta Queen entered service. After many years on the rivers in California, the Delta Queen was utilized to ferry troops in the waters around San Francisco during World War II. The Delta Queen even transported some of the wounded from the attack on Pearl Harbor to onshore hospitals in San Francisco. Following the war, the Delta Queen was a mainstay of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers for more than 60 years, enjoying immense popularity as it carried tourists throughout the Midwest.
    The Eldon Garden Club is again sponsoring the Eldon Aglow holiday lighting contest, with a Friday, Dec. 14 deadline.
    Belt Automotive hosts toy drive
    Lloyd Belt Automotive of Eldon is again hosting a toy drive to provide Christmas gifts for area children.
    Eldon Tour of Churches Wednesday, Dec. 19
    “The Miracle of Christmas” Eldon Ministerial Tour of Churches has been set for Wednesday, Dec. 19. The event is from 6 to 9:30 p.m., with eight local churches participating.
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