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    Lined up and waiting
    Thursday, Aug. 16, was the first day of school for the Eldon R-I District and parents and students were lined up early waiting for the doors to open. (Photo by Tammy Witherspoon)
    Plane makes emergency landing
    A Cessna single engine plane made an emergency landing late Monday morning, Aug. 13 in southern Cole County, according to Russellville-Lohman Fire Protection District Chief Mitchell Ott.
    New direction for Mustang Closet
    To better meet the needs of students in Eldon and surrounding areas, changes are in place for the Mustang Closet, which has provided necessary clothing and personal items for students over the past few years.
    Drought and forage alternatives
    Stephanie Bax with Farm Services Agency speaks to a group of cattle farmers about forage alternatives during a Thursday, Aug. 9 meeting at Miller County Regional Stockyards. The meeting was held to inform cattle farmers of ways to keep their cattle fed in light of a shortage of hay. (Photo by Tim Flora)
    Meeting gives cattle feeding
    options in light of hay shortage
    Although Miller County has not yet been assigned a level three drought status by the state, dry conditions and a lack of hay is cause for real concern.
    Rocky Mount Sweet Corn Festival Saturday, Sept. 1
    Sweet corn, barbecue and more are on the schedule for the Rocky Mount Sweet Corn Festival set for Saturday, Sept. 1.
    Boys as Babes softball tournament Saturday, Aug. 25
    Boys as Babes is back! The boys have again traded in their gloves and uniforms for purses and dresses for the Boys as Babes softball tournament Saturday, Aug. 25 at Mary’s Home.
    Eagle Scout Austin Randolph
    Randolph is Eagle Scout
    Austin Randolph from Russellville, son of Clay and Michelle Randolph, received the rank of Eagle Scout at a court of honor Sunday, Aug. 19 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Russellville.
    Back to school with prayer
    Iberia First Assembly of God pastor Chip Sanders welcomes everyone to the Iberia Ministerial Alliance prayer service Wednesday evening, Aug. 15 in the high school gym. (Photo by Walt Pollard)
    Lake Regional offers Remembrance Day Sept. 16
    Lake Regional Health System invites you to a Remembrance Day. This event, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, will give an opportunity to honor loved ones who have died. It will take place at the Public Beach No. 2 Grand Glaize Shelter in the Lake of the Ozarks State Park in Osage Beach.
    Lake Ozark Daybreak Rotary
    gives nearly $60,000 to area charities
    A number of Eldon area charities are among beneficiaries of nearly $60,000 in grant funds distributed by the Lake Ozark Daybreak Rotary Club at its annual charity reception Thursday, Aug. 9.
    Todds to be recognized
    Lee and Wanda Todd will receive a certificate from Missouri State Representative Steve Lynch which will recognize them as minister and wife for more than 60 years in the ministry.
    Miller County Care and Rehabilitation Center news
    We want to thank the Brumley Christian Church for coming for services Sunday. Dean Waters was also here Wednesday morning for Bible study.
    St. Elizabeth area news
    by Mary Ann Lindenbusch
    Tom Hurst's Capitol Report
    2018 Primary Election Sees Healthy
    Miller County Sheriff's report
    Aug. 6, 2018 -- Deputy Patterson responded to a theft call on Hwy. 42.
    Mt. Herman Baptist Church news
    Mt. Herman area news
    by Rose Bond
    TOPS MO 1002 Crocker news
    TOPS MO 1002 Crocker met Monday, Aug. 13, at the Pulaski County Health Department with Leader Linda presiding.
    Bibleway Church of Eldon news
    Rev. Walter Gilpin, Pastor
    Enon area news
    by Rosalie Wyss
    Enon Baptist Church news
    Twenty-three attended Sunday school and 32 attended morning worship service at Enon Baptist Church. Shirley Goldammer gave the Sunday school report, welcome and announcements, with the children’s message by Kathy Sluyter.
    Corticelli Baptist Church news
    Sunday school attendance at Corticelli Baptist Church was 50, with a birthday offering given by Tonya Stockwell. Those in the praise and worship group were Penny Knoche, Darla Hickey, Ellen Amos, and Angie and Billi Galigher. The deacon of the week was Dean Parker.
    Mt. Olive Baptist Church news
    Mt. Olive Baptist Church had a Sunday school attendance of 74 and a morning worship attendance of 124. Sara Kennedy played the piano and Pat Jobe led the singing. Special music was by Curt Matthews, who sang and played the guitar. Frank Procter also played bass guitar.
    Iberia Congregational Christian Church news
    Rev. Dr. Wayne Cogell,
    Rocky Mount tax levy up by half a penny
    Rocky Mount Fire Protection District patrons will see an incremental increase in their property tax bills this December as the tax rate will go from 38.54 cents to 40 cents per $100 assessed valuation.
    St. Lawrence Catholic Church & St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
    Rev. Joby Parakkacharuvil Thomas, Pastor
    Iberia First christian Church news
    Stan Way, Pastor
    Mt. Zion Church news
    Keith Glawson led our morning song service, with Rayma Flaugher playing the organ and Susan Glawson on the piano. Adam Brumley and Garrett Johnson collected our morning offering.
    Olean Baptist Church news
    by Lois Faulconer
    High Pont Area news
    The Moniteau County Fair was well attended by the High Point community. Members of the community were in the parade, individuals and the High Point 4-H Club (Shamrock) entered items in the fair and worked at the 4-H concession stand. We had the winning Grand Champion ham and had participants in the rabbit show, hog show and the cattle show.
    High Point Baptist Church news
    Sunday school attendance at High Point Baptist Church was 64. Children’s time was given by Mike and Annie Blankenship.
    Brumley Baptist Church news
    Warren (Zeke) Mitchell, Pastor
    Iberia Church of Christ news
    Brenda Thompson, Reporter
    Blaine's Bulletin
    This week, I had the opportunity to attend the Callaway County Teachers’ Appreciation breakfast, a wonderful event hosted by the Callaway County Chamber of Commerce. At the event, teachers from public and private schools across the county were recognized for their hard work and for the strong bonds between their school districts. It was a pleasure to meet many of our esteemed educators from Callaway County and an honor to share the many legislative solutions we’ve been working on in Washington.
    St. Anthony seniors meet
    The St. Anthony Senior Citizens gathered at the church hall in St. Anthony Wednesday, Aug. 8.
    Vienna-South Central Regional Stockyards
    Aug. 8, 2018
    Brays Advent Christian Church news
    Iberia Church of the Nazarene
    Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday evening service, 6 p.m.
    Concord Christian news
    Lee A. Todd, Minister
    Iberia United Methodist Church news
    Rev. Paul Prater, Pastor
    Brumley Christian Church news
    Bro. Ralph Byrd, Pastor
    Ulman Baptist Church news
    Rev. Kevin Blackburn, Pastor
    New nurse, secretary at Tuscumbia School
    Tuscumbia Schools also has two new non-teaching staff members: Christina Stamper, school nurse; and Karen Fields, school secretary.
    The Rev. and Mrs. Dan Duckworth in 1968 and today
    The Rev. and Mrs. Dan Duckworth of Rocky Mount will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, Sept. 14. They were married Sept. 14, 1968 at DeSoto Baptist Church in DeSoto, Kan.
    New Tuscumbia teachers
    Tuscumbia School has six new members of its teaching staff for the 2018-2019 school year. They are, from left: Amber Dunwoody, Kayla Kuse, Terry Dunham, Brett Morris, Kayla Peterson and Megan Brumley. (Photo by Connie Wyrick)
    New faces in Tuscumbia classrooms
    This year, there are six new teaching staff members in the Tuscumbia school district. New teachers are Brett Morris, Amber Dunwoody, Kayla Peterson, Terry Dunham and Kayla Kuse, with Megan Brumley joining the staff as a paraprofessional.
    Grief recovery sessions start Aug. 29
    at Ninth Street Christian Church
    Ninth Street Christian Church in Eldon will host weekly grief recovery support group sessions Wednesdays starting Aug. 29.
    Miller County tax revenues
    up nearly 10% from 2017
    Miller County officials are pleased with the growth of sales tax revenues, up 9.75 percent for the year compared to 2017, but are not yet ready to celebrate.
    Lake Regional offers AARP safe driving course
    Lake Regional Health System will offer the AARP Safe Driving Course from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 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.
    MoDOT streamlines hay movement
    for drought relief to farmers
    Severe drought conditions through much of the state have prompted the Missouri Department of Transportation to offer a special overwidth hauling permit to help farmers and ranchers move hay as needed. Loads must be of legal height, length and weight.
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