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    Superintendent, principal hired
    St. Elizabeth Schools will have a new administrative team for the 2018-19 school year. Doug Kempker of Eugene has been hired as the new superintendent and Alicia Burrows of Tuscumbia is the new principal. They will officially begin their jobs on July 1.
    Eldon to hire asst. city administrator,
    finance officer and city clerk
    The Eldon city council Tuesday evening, Dec. 12, voted in closed session to offer employment to three residents for assistant city administrator, finance officer and city clerk.
    State issues supplemental
    sales tax; county’s is up
    In September, the Missouri Department of Revenue began using a new system to process sales and use tax returns and distributions to cities, counties and other political subdivisions with a sales tax. The change over resulted in some delays so a supplemental distribution was made to those entities recently.
    Eldon Chamber holds Christmas luncheon
    The Eldon Chamber of Commerce held its annual Christmas luncheon at the Eldon Community Center Wednesday, Dec. 13, with entertainment provided by the Eldon High School choir. (Photo by Tammy Witherspoon)
    Meet the Gearheads
    Members of the Gearheads FTC Robotics and two of their coaches are pictured, from left: Coach Corey Matthias, Zachery Nemeth, Amya Brisbin, Trevor Lovelace, Grant Bishop, Kyle Conner, Conner Matthias, Jacob Arnold, Matthew Pollet, Addysson Gerber and Coach Cathy Roth. Noah Myers is not pictured.
    The Eldon Middle School Gearheads Robotics team is still going strong after four years and looking forward to completing in a different arena than what they have been used to.
    Eldon officials hear proposals
    for addressing stormwater needs
    Eldon city officials Tuesday night heard presentations from two engineering firms regarding its stormwater drainage issues, with one proposal calling for construction of a stormwater detention basin underneath Allee Field.
    Bid received for water tower fix
    The December meeting of the St. Elizabeth village board was called to order by Shannon Wilde. Paul Heckemeyer, Robb Kemna, Tom Oligschlaeger, Dougg Stultz and Fred Wilde were present.
    Courthouse news
    Leffert helps recharter social sorority at CMU
    Central Methodist University student Rachel Leffert from Eldon played a part in the recharter of a former CMU women’s social sorority - Theta Chi Upsilon.
    Dunham inducted into NSLS
    Central Methodist University student Bailey Dunham from Eldon joined CMU’s National Society of Leadership and Success during an induction ceremony Friday, Dec. 8 in Fayette.
    Cole R-V 2nd Term Honor Rolls (Eugene)
    Lake Ozark residents earn
    academic honors at McPherson
    Lake Ozark residents Dylan Riley and Tyler Perkins have been recognized as academic achievers for the fall 2017 semester at McPherson College in McPherson, Kan.
    City of Eldon releases mid-year fund balances
    The city of Eldon recently released its semi-annual financial report outlining revenues and expenditures through June 30, 2017 for the various departments.
    Mt. Herman Baptist Church
    It was a good day at Mt. Herman Baptist church. The children recited their memory verse. Halie played “We Three Kings” and the children sang along.
    Mt. Herman Area News
    by Rose Bond
    St. Elizabeth Area News
    by Mary Ann Lindenbusch
    Letter to the editor:
    Commissioner should not have been fired
    I don’t know how many people have paid attention to what’s been/still is going on as far as our state’s education future is concerned. I decided to put my thoughts concerning this in a form of a poem.
    TOPS MO 1002 Crocker news
    TOPS MO 1002 Crocker met Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 at the Pulaski County Health Department with our 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 was said by Joy, Gladys, Juanita, Nancy and Vernetia.
    From Capitol Hill
    For most of us, the holiday season is a time to be with our families and celebrate all of our blessings. That’s not the case for the thousands of service members who are deployed overseas and their families. For them, the holiday season is a poignant reminder of the sacrifices they make for the blessings we enjoy. This is an important time to reflect on everything they’ve done, and everything they continue to do, to keep us safe. And, it’s an even more important time to honor that sacrifice with our actions.
    Mt. Zion Church
    Charlie Worstell, Pastor
    Brumley Baptist Church
    Olean Baptist Church
    Bob Hoskins, Pastor
    Bibleway Church of Eldon
    Walter Gilpin, Pastor
    Iberia First Baptist Church
    Roy Bryant, Pastor
    Iberia First Christian Church
    Stan Way, Pastor
    Blaine's Bulletin
    Dec. 8, 2017
    Miller County Regional Stockyard
    Dec. 11, 2017
    Amy Susan Hatten, daughter of Robert and Darlene Hatten, and David Andrew Ruiz, son of Carmell “Candy” Ruiz and the late Uvaldo “Wally” Ruiz, announce their engagement.
    Ulman Baptist Church
    Kevin Blackburn, Pastor
    Enon Area News
    Judy Jones recently returned from a 10-day Caribbean cruise. She travelled with, Carol C., a friend. Among the places visited were St. Kitts, Nevis, Barrados, St. Lucia, Martinique, and St. Johns, Antigua.
    Iberia Church of Christ
    Brenda Thompson, Reporter
    Brumley Christian Church
    Ralph Byrd, Pastor
    Corticelli Baptist Church
    Seventy-two attended Sunday school at Corticelli Baptist Church, and deacon of the week was Tyler Asbury. Special music was by the adult choir. Those participating in the praise and worship group were Erin and Debbie Schroer, Penny Knoche, Rachel Fish and Kelsie and Natalie Henderson. A skit depicting the angels appearing to tell the story of the birth of Jesus was also presented.
    Mt. Olive Baptist Church
    Sunday school attendance at Mt. Olive Baptist Church was 88, with 120 attending the morning worship service. Alex Earls gave the invocation and welcome and Mike Nichols led the intercessory prayer time. Special music was a vocal solo by Leigh Ann Smith, and Mike Nichols led the children’s Bible moment. Brother Alan Earls delivered the morning message.
    Enon Baptist Church
    Sunday school attendance at Enon Baptist Church was 22, with 40 attending the morning worship service. Shirley Goldammer gave the Sunday school report, welcome and announcements, and later led the intercessory prayer time. Kathy Sluyter gave the children’s message, and the morning message was brought by Brother J. Mauricio Vargas.
    St. Lawrence Catholic Church & St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
    Olean Livestock Market Report
    Dec. 8, 2017
    Fairview Christian Church
    Randy Stohs, Pastor
    Tuscumbia Christian Church
    Please keep in prayer Brooklyn Pendelton, Joyce Rodden, Bob Aldermen, Juanita Clement, Gary Graham, Arlene Helton, Nicole Grimwood, Gilbert Bryant, all the folks with the cold/flu bugs, Beverly Phiffer, Jimmy Pemberton Keith Glawson, Elva Steen, Lee Todd, Tonya Winters, Santi Casas (5-month-old has cancer), Gilbert Bryan, Hunter Bushnell, Louie Hawken, Darlene Plemmons (Bud Abbott’s aunt), Joe and Donna Albertson, Lucille Steen, Tony Swanson (friend of Ron Helton, double lung transplant), Scott Patterson, Dave Whittle, Kelly Coan, J.R. and Diane LeCrone, Kaileen Wilkerson, Tennison and Sue Jarrett, Benny Kissenger, Danielle Burrows, Jim Chilcutt, 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, Connie Winters, 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, their families and our country’s leaders.
    Brays Advent Christian Church
    Brian Duncan,
    Crossroads Baptist Church
    Willis Jones, Pastor
    Iberia United Methodist Church
    Linda Skouby, Lay Speaker
    Iberia Church of the Nazarene
    Jon Gerling, Pastor
    Iberia Congregational Christian Church
    Rev. Dr. Wayne Cogell, Pastor
    Iberia Friendship Hall
    Iberia Senior Center
    Eldon Senior Center
    Dec. 18-22
    Eldon Senior Center Menu
    Dec. 11-15
    Lake Regional provides free infant CPR training
    Lake Regional Health System will provide free infant CPR classes beginning in January 2018.
    Free Christmas Day dinner in Eldon
    With the holidays fast approaching, Serve Eldon is reserving a seat at its community Christmas dinner table.
    Lake Regional hosts 'Freedom From Smoking' program
    Most smokers know they need to quit smoking, but many don’t know how to succeed. To empower smokers who want to quit now, Lake Regional Health System will host the American Lung Association’s Freedom From Smoking® program on Saturdays in January and February.
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