Wednesday,   April 24 –   Beef stroganoff/noodles, Brussels sprouts, baked potato, fruit, bread, soup, dessert, milk. Thursday,   April 25 –   Lasagna, California …

Rocky Mount makes final payment on fire engine

The Rocky Mount Fire Protection District authorized the final payment for fire engine 612 and discussed insurance coverage on its trucks during its Wednesday, April 10 meeting. Final payment …
Ruth E. Brown, 79
Ruth E. Brown, 79 of Eldon, died Sunday, April 21, 2024, at her home.   She was born July 2, 1944, in the state of New York.   On June 12, 2005, in Eldon, she was united in marriage to …
Donna J. Hines, 75
Donna J. Hines, 75 of Rocky Mount, died Saturday, April 20, 2024, at Lake Regional Medical Center in Osage Beach.   She was born Jan. 16, 1949, in St. Louis, a daughter of the late Norman and …
Sara E. Olexa, 78
Sara E. Olexa, 78 of Olean, died Thursday, April 18, 2024 at her home.   She was born Nov. 30, 1945, in Flora, Ala., a daughter of the late Dick and Eloise (Locklear) Callahan.   In 1983 …
Tyler Tompkins, 37
Tyler Tompkins, 37, of Eldon, died Tuesday, April 16, 2024, in Eldon. Tyler was born July 24, 1986, in Jefferson City. He was a son of Michael Tompkins and Kim Ruiz-Tompkins.  Tyler had …
Bernard Evers, 89
Bernard Evers, 89 of Eldon, died Thursday, April 18, 2024, at Good Shephard Care Center in Versailles.   He was born Oct. 18, 1934, in Mary’s Home, a son of the late Conrad and Anna …
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Wednesday,   April 17 –   Taco, lettuce/tomato/onion, black beans, pineapple, tortilla chips, soup, dessert, milk. Thursday,   April 18 –   Ham & beans, …

Special Sections
Summer bowling leagues starting
Eldon Lanes is starting up a summer bowling league.   Action will be either Tuesday or Wednesday evenings. This is a chance to beat the summer heat while bowling in an air-conditioned …
Osage Warpath Meet draws Lake-area teams
The School of the Osage varsity track and field team hosted Macks Creek, along with Eldon,   Versailles and six other schools for its annual Osage Warpath meet on Monday, April 8, at the Richard …
Eagles drub Osage
Grady Richard tossed a two-hit shutout and Cole Bradley drove in three runs as the Eugene baseball Eagles improved to 2-2 on the season with a 10-0 win over Osage Thursday, March 21, at Eugene. …
Scientists from Harvard University in 1869 at Shelbyville, Kentucky.
Photo from the Shelbyville Historical Society.
August 7, 1869, was the last time a total solar eclipse was viewed in Missouri.   Lacking photos or written records from Miller County, here are some descriptions of that eclipse: St. Louis …
The Auglaize Bridge
Just west of Brumley, in the Lake of the Ozarks State Park on Lake Road 42-18, are "the swinging bridges." These two historic suspension bridges are located at the Mill Creek-Grand Glaize confluence. …
Millinery in Eldon at 109 S. Maple circa 1900-1910. From left: Annie E. Russell whose husband Tom had a grocery store just south of the millinery shop, Miss Pearl Winnop (became Mrs. W. C. Shepard), Mrs. Pinckney Berry, Mrs. Ina Van Way, and Annie's daughter Dollie. The frame building was razed in 1950. (Photo from scrapbook at the Miller County Museum. Likely published in June 1971 Advertiser.)
Carrie Fendorf made hats and frocks for members of prominent Missouri families after the Civil War, including the wife of Governor McClurg and the family of his rival Governor B. Gratz Brown. Born in …
In 1897, John Simeon Casey and his wife, Martha (Barlow) Casey, bought a lot located on the northeast corner of St. Louis and Main Streets in Iberia. John's ancestors came from Ireland in the 1700's …
Jessie Martin Payne
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Rebecca Schalk Tumbleson
What are the odds of having Back to Back Leap Day Babies? John Wesley Martin and Linnie Wyrick, both native Miller Countians, upon marriage in March 1895, moved to Linn Creek in Camden County, …
Protecting Our Land I hope you enjoyed the warmer temperatures this past weekend and took advantage of this little taste of summer. I love looking over the rolling green hills here in central …
Refusal to lead has emboldened our adversaries It is widely known that Iran is the largest state sponsor of terror on earth. Through its proxies like Hamas and Hezbollah, it funds dozens of …
We’ve just passed the anniversary of Earth Day. I was at the first one on the University of Missouri campus in 1970. It was a pretty small affair, held in front of Ellis Library. The …
The Missouri House passed SB 727 this week. There has been a lot of interest in this Bill as it includes some excellent things for education but it also includes a few items which concern me. The …
I almost forgot
I’m going to show my age for a minute. When I was young we didn’t have phones we carry in our pocket – they were actually attached to the wall, or sitting on a table, or countertop, …
Neighborhood News


On April 12, 1840, ten people met to organize what is now the Hickory Point Baptist Church. However, the church did not organize until December, 1840, because of not having a moderator at the April …


    High Point School News The High Point Dance was last Friday. Our dance royalty was: King, Isaiah …


    Attending the jam session at the Covered Bridge Market outside of Russellville on Saturday were: Mike …


    High Point School News Wednesday, April 17, 6 p.m.: School board meeting.   Thursday, …

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