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    Man injured in crash with police vehicle
    Douglas W. Kitchen, 32, of Eldon, was injured Sunday, Oct. 21 when the vehicle he was riding in struck an Eldon police vehicle.
    Tavern Creek Road to be closed
    Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 31, Tavern Creek Road South, at Little Tavern Creek in the Iberia area, will be closed for bridge replacement.
    Celebrating surviving
    Ruth Charlson (left) gets an arm from son-in-law David Wood, walking the Survivors Lap at Relay For Life of Miller County Saturday, Oct. 20. (Photo by Tammy Witherspoon)
    A bittersweet conclusion
    Eldon Police Chief Brian Kidwell and former Eldon Detective Jimmy Mays react to the conviction of Martin Priest for the murder of Tammy Rothganger, who disappeared in 1984. Though they are gratified that he was convicted of first degree murder they still want to find the remains of Rothganger. “We need to find that child,,” says Kidwell.
    An Eldon gothic comes to a conclusion...if not an end
    In fiction a gothic novel is a combination of mystery and horror where the deeds of the past haunt the present.
    Informational meeting Oct. 30 on Rock Island Trail
    The potential development of the Rock Island corridor into a state park will be the topic of an informational public meeting Tuesday, Oct. 30 at the Morgan County Library at 600 N. Hunter Street in Versailles. The open house style meeting, hosted by Missouri State Parks, is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    The 69th Missouri Photo Workshop was in Eldon one year ago. Check out this link to see the results of the week-long event that brought 39 professional photographers from around the world to Eldon.
    Crashes result in minor injuries
    Area residents suffered minor injuries in vehicle crashes Saturday through Monday.
    Farm tax workshops set for Nov. 12 and 19
    Area farmers can learn about the impact of the 2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act at farm tax workshops Monday, Nov. 12 and 19. The program is the same both evenings, so farmers can attend the one most convenient.
    Miller County Sheriff's incident report
    Oct. 14, 2018 - Deputy Shelton responded to a domestic call on Lakeland Estates Dr.
    Sunshine Gals meet
    Elizabeth Barrett, an Eastern medicine practitioner, was guest speaker at the Thursday, Oct. 18, meeting of the Sunshine Gals.
    Tuscumbia Christian Church news
    Please keep in prayer Mike Haines, Margaret Flaugher, Carl McDonald, Alvin and Doreen Pendleton (at Miller County Care Center), Gene Crain (at Miller County Care Center), Lynn Pendleton, 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, Daniel Wry, Easton Rustemeyer, 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 (back on dialysis and transplant list for new kidney), Kelly Coan, J.R. and Diane LeCrone, Kaileen Wilkerson, Benny Kissenger, Danielle Burrows, Larry Huddleston, Dennis and Cyndi York, Lucy Wilkes, Tonya Farley, Diane Pendelton, 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.
    Mt. Olive Baptist Church news
    Sunday school attendance at Mt. Olive Baptist Church was 66, with 88 attending the morning worship service. Megan Kennedy led the singing, with Sara Kennedy playing the piano. Intercessory prayer was by Aaron Steenbergen, and special music was by Amanda, Ava and Georgia Phillips. Mike Nichols gave the children’s Bible moment and brought the morning message.
    Corticelli Baptist Church news
    Eighty attended Sunday school at Corticelli Baptist Church. It was High Attendance Sunday and doughnuts were served before Sunday school. Birthday offerings were given by Ava Knoche, Camdyn Wright and Daxon Porter, and deacon of the week was Gary Porter.
    Enon Baptist Church news
    Sunday school attendance at Enon Baptist Church was 20, with 23 attending the morning worship service. Shirley Goldammer gave the Sunday school report, welcome and announcements. Kathy Sluyter gave the children’s message and Larry Farris led the intercessory prayer time.
    Enon area news
    Reta Casten, Sarah Breckon, Linda Amick, Joyce Browner, Rosalie Wyss, Shirley Looten, Carol Seidel, Hazel Rea, Loretta Raithel, Gloria Proctor, Erma Stark, Charlotte Sapp and Shirley Scrivner gathered for breakfast Wednesday morning at Bea’s Place Cafe in Russellville.
    High Point Area news
    Marlene Snyder and Beverly Meyer attended the ordination of Marlene’s pastor, the Rev. Brenda Holder Sunday afternoon at the Presbyterian Church in Versailles. Refreshments were held afterwards.
    High Point Baptist Church news
    Sunday school attendance at High Point Baptist Church was 54, with children’s time given by Gary and Paula Koerner.
    Eldon Nursing and Rehab news
    I hope everyone had a wonderful week. We did here at Eldon Nursing and Rehab.
    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.
    St. Lawrence Catholic Church & St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church news
    Rev. Joby Parakkacharuvil Thomas, Pastor
    Brumley Christian Church news
    Bro. Ralph Byrd, Pastor
    Ulman Baptist Church news
    Rev. Kevin Blackburn, Pastor
    Iberia Congregational Christian Church news
    Rev. Dr. Wayne Cogell,
    Iberia United Methodist Church news
    Rev. Paul Prater, Pastor
    Brays Advent Christian Church news
    Brian Duncan,
    Concord Christian Church news
    by Lee A. Todd, Minister
    Iberia Church of Christ news
    Brenda Thompson, Reporter
    Tom Hurst's Capitol Report
    Missouri Unemployment Rate Continues to Drop
    Olean Livestock market report
    Oct. 19, 2018
    Vienna-South Central Regional Stockyards report
    Oct. 17, 2018
    Blaine's Bulletin
    As a former community banker, I had the amazing opportunity to work with many members of our community on their journey to the American dream. Whether it’s the first loan to open a small business or credit to hire more workers, financial institutions are critical partners for individuals and businesses as they strive to achieve success through hard work and dedication.
    Ham, beans and hilarity
    From left, Wes Surface, Sandy Rogers and Sue Surface have fun as they eat lunch at the Eldon First Christian Church ham and bean dinner Thursday, Oct. 18. (Photo by Tim Flora)
    Trunk or Treat Oct. 31 at Tuscumbia Riverside Park
    It’s time for Halloween fun at Tuscumbia. The Tuscumbia Trunk or Treat is from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 at Riverside Park.
    Minimum wage proposal on Nov. 6 ballot
    Voters will determine the future of the minimum wage in Missouri when they head to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 6.
    Free Fall Fest Oct. 31 at New Life Assembly
    Food and fun are on tap at a Fall Fest next Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the gym at New Life Assembly of God at Barnett. The free event is being co-sponsored by Eldon First Assembly of God.
    Blood drives at Iberia and St. Elizabeth
    Iberia High School Student Council and the St. Elizabeth High School National Honor Society will hold American Red Cross blood drives Oct. 30 and Nov. 8.
    Motor fuel tax increase proposal on Nov. 6 ballot
    Voters will face several constitutional amendments and propositions on the Nov. 6 ballot, including Proposition D that would raise the state motor fuel tax by 2.5 cents per year for four years starting July 1, 2019. This would increase the state motor fuel tax by 10 cents by July 2023, with cities and counties receiving a portion of the revenue.
    Five injured in motor vehicle crashes
    Five area residents suffered minor injuries in two recent motor vehicle crashes.
    Rocky Mount fire board covers several subjects
    The Rocky Mount Fire Protection District Board covered several subjects at its Oct. 10 meeting, including updates on the training grounds and storm siren at Camp Sabra.
    Eldon 'electric' Christmas parade returns Dec. 8
    Eldon’s “electric” Christmas parade is back. The second annual event is at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, with a number of festivities to follow the parade at Rock Island Park.
    Winder named DHSS employee of month
    Diana Winder of Eldon has been named the October Employee of the Month for the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
    Fall Festival Oct. 31 at Ninth Street Christian Church
    It’s Fall Festival time! Ninth Street Christian Church in Eldon will host a free fall festival from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31.
    Grief Share session on 'Surviving the Holidays'
    Ninth Street Christian Church of Eldon will host a Grief Share session on “Surviving the Holidays” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 10.
    St. Elizabeth area news
    by Mary Ann Lindenbusch
    Mt. Herman area news
    by Rose Bond
    TV star presents 'Sermon on the Mount' Oct. 25-27
    Television star Frank Runyeon will present “Sermon on the Mount” programs next week at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Eldon and Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in Mary’s Home.
    TOPS MO 1002 Crocker news
    TOPS MO 1002 Crocker met Monday, Oct. 15, at the Pulaski County Health Department with Leader Linda presiding.
    Enon area news
    Judy Jones and Barbara Osborne attended the production of “Cabaret” at a dinner theater in Jefferson City Saturday. Saturday evening Chris, Shannon, Ryan and Drew Jones from Boonville visited Judy and they went out to eat.
    High Point area news
    The High Point Tractor Drive sponsored by the High Point Community Renewal Association will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. There is a $20 entry fee and proceeds will benefit community projects. Participants will travel country roads in the High Point area. There will be a rest stop half way and a meal at the end at High Point School. For information call 660-489-2338, 660-489-2394 or 660-489-2200.
    St. Anthony senior citizens meet
    St. Anthony senior citizens and their guests met Oct. 10 at the church hall.
    Mary's Home area news
    by Josephine Schwaller
    Vienna-South Central Regional Stockyards
    Oct. 10, 2018
    Olean Livestock market report
    Oct. 12, 2018
    Blaine's Bulletin
    Too many Americans know firsthand how devastating breast cancer can be. Whether it is your mother, sister, wife, aunt, cousin, daughter or friend, everyone can name someone who has courageously fought against this horrifying disease. Since 1985, October has been recognized as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This month provides an opportunity to increase awareness of the disease while educating women across the nation on the importance of early detection.
    Tom Hurst's Capitol Report
    Missouri Receives
    ‘Camp Read-A-Lot’ Nov. 13 at The King’s Academy
    “Camp Read-A-Lot” is coming Tuesday, Nov. 13 to The King’s Academy at Christ the King Lutheran Church on Bagnell Dam Boulevard in Lake Ozark.
    Fall Fun Festival Oct. 31 at Eldon Nazarene Church
    It’s Fall Fun Festival time again at Eldon Church of the Nazarene.
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