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.
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.
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.
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.
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
By Vicki Wood
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
By Vicki Wood
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.
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.
by 3rd Distilled. of Mo. U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer
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.