Search for a new superintendent for the St. Elizabeth School Board has begun. In a school board workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 18, the board agreed to post the opening and have applications due by Nov. 13, just prior to the next regular board meeting.
Miller County R-III Principal Randy Gum pulls loose glass out of a window a deer crashed through at the school Thursday morning, Oct. 19. The buck jumped through the front window near the stairs leading to the cafeteria and then dashed down the stairs into the eating area while students were having breakfast. School employee Shelby Rush Franks, who showed cattle when she was in 4-H and FFA, managed to grab the deer by the antlers and as others held the cafeteria's back door open the deer was shoved outside. Although students were in the hallway where the deer entered the building and in the cafeteria, no one was hurt. At least one student found glass in their hair after the excitement was over.
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It’s a wait and see situation for the Tuscumbia R-III School District as contractors look over the district’s well (there is no municipal water in Tuscumbia) and determine how to fix some corrosion at the wellhead.
First Baptist Church in Iberia will serve as a new drop-off location for the Samaritan’s Purse project, Operation Christmas Child, joining nearly 5,000 U.S. locations collecting shoebox gifts for children in need around the world.
EHS chamber choir in concert
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Members of the Eldon High School chamber choir performed in concert Thursday evening, Oct. 19 at the performing arts center. Above, the choir is seen singing "Old Devil Moon." (Photo and video by Tim Flora)
Ladies and men's choirs perform
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Members of the Eldon High School ladies and men's choirs performed in concert Thursday evening, Oct. 19 at the high school performing arts center. Above, the ladies choir sings "The Kerry Dance." (Photo and video by Tim Flora)
Eldon Middle School choir concert
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Eldon seventh and eighth grade choir members performed Thursday evening, Oct. 19 at the high school performing arts center. Above is a photo of the eighth grade choir singing "Be Still Nightingale." (Photo and video by Tim Flora)
Heartland Regional Library System will hold Veterans Day breakout sessions at the Eldon and Iberia branch libraries. The Eldon session is at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, and the Iberia session is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9.
It was a good day at Mt. Herman Baptist church Sunday. The grandkids spent the weekend at their mother, Christina Porter’s, home, so they did not get to attend church. Prayer was asked for John, a friend of Brother Kent who is having surgery this week, for Helen Vernon, a friend of mine who is not dong well, and Stephanie Freeman asked for prayer for her mother, Star Silvers of Illinois who had gall bladder surgery. Of course the Elizabeth Eidson family was remembered, along with the Mike Halderman family.
The true meaning of service to the nation will be on display Nov. 5-11 at the Veterans Patriotic Art Show when local resident and concentration camp survivor Guenther Skaletz will recount his struggles, trials and experiences.
Rayma Flaugher played the organ for our morning worship with Susan Glawson playing the piano. Our prayer list includes Danny Graham, Diane and Brian (Don and Judy Hibner’s family), the families who have lost homes and family members in California fires, and all those on our current prayer list.
Eighty-four attended Sunday school at Corticelli Baptist Church, and deacon of the week was Dean Parker. Special music was a vocal solo by Alana Rex, and those participating in the praise and worship group were Darla Hickey, Penny Knoche, Kalyn Smith, Billi Galliher, Debbie Schroer and Erin Schroer.
Sunday school attendance at Mt. Olive Baptist Church was 65, with 122 attending the morning worship service. The invocation and prayer were by Alex Earls, and Dick Kennedy led the intercessory prayer. Special music was by Marsha Scrivner, Pat Duncan and Stacy Hall, accompanied by Gary Jobe, Curt Wyss, Frank Procter, Lee Smith, Gene Steenbergen and Dale Steenbergen. Mike Nichols led the children’s Bible moment, and Brother Alan Earls delivered the message.
Sunday school attendance at Enon Baptist Church was 26, with 36 attending the morning worship service. Shirley Goldammer gave the Sunday school report, welcome and announcements, and also led the intercessory prayer time.
Please keep in prayer Elva Steen, Nicole Grimwood, Gilbert Bryan, Hunter Bushnell, Gilbert Bryan, Beverly Phiffer, Louie Hawken, Brooklyn Pendleton (cast is off now, brace on and a lot of healing ahead), Bill and Ginger Hensley, 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, Ina Mae Wyrick, 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. We extend our deepest sympathy to the families of Elizabeth Eidson, Martha Bashore, Gene Martin and Mike Halderman in the recent loss of their loved ones. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all in the days ahead.
The High Point tractor drive will take place Saturday, Oct. 21, at 10 a.m. Registration and lineup begins at 9 a.m. For more information, contact Fred Snyder at 660-489-2994 or 660-489-2200, or Larry Hoback at 660-489-2338. Sponsored by the High Point Community Renewal Association, all proceeds will go to the Central Missouri Honor Flight.
Free food and fun are on tap at a Fall Fest Tuesday, Oct. 31, in the gym at New Life Assembly of God at Barnett. The safe Halloween alternative is from 6 to 8 p.m. and will feature hot dogs, chips, lemonade, game booths, bounce houses, candy and a costume contest, with judging at 7:45 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for the funniest, most original and best overall costumes.
We sang “Happy Birthday” to Emily McMullen, 13, Christi Luttrell, Eula Lawrence and JR Piggott. We sang “Happy Anniversary” to Betty and Stacy Witt, 20. Congratulations and may God bless you with many more
If you missed out on the Eldon High School Marching Mustangs’ football game performances or are just longing for an encore, Tuesday, Oct. 24 is your chance to see them perform and support the Hunter Bushnell family.
Starting Nov. 1, the Miller County MU Extension office in Tuscumbia will be open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The University of Missouri Extension Council of Miller County voted to change the hours and days of operation based on analysis of walk in traffic at the Extension office.