RMFPD gets new training door

The Rocky Mount Fire Protection District board handled a number of business items at its Wednesday, May 8 meeting. Training door Chief Kevin Hurtubise , Captain Bruce Nichols and Lieutenant …

Tax revenues up for most of county

With the first four months of 2024 in the books, Miller County sales tax revenues have topped the $2.8 million mark and are up 15.4 percent over the start of 2023. Eldon has also started 2024 …
Obituaries
Nina “Jane” Hawk, 93
Nina “Jane” Hawk, 93, of Barnett, died Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at Lake Regional Health Systems in Osage Beach.   She was born Oct. 1, 1930, in Lebanon, a daughter of the late Marion …
John T. “Jay” Potter, 57,
John T. “Jay” Potter, 57, of Iberia, died Saturday, May 12, 2024, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach.   He was born April 12, 1967, in Pensacola, Fla., a son of John and …
Susan Rollins-Campbell, 79
Susan Rollins-Campbell, 79, of Eldon, died Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at SSM St. Mary's in Jefferson City, surrounded by her loved ones.  Born Oct. 12, 1944, at King County Hospital in Seattle, …
Gene J. Kaltenbronn, 95
Gene J. Kaltenbronn, 95, of Four Seasons, formerly of Ballwin, died May 9, 2024. He was born Aug. 8, 1928, in New Baden, Ill., a son of Lawrence and Martha (Karpinski) Kaltenbronn.  On Feb. 11, …
Mark Edward Vernon, 67,
Mark Edward Vernon, 67, of New Braunfels Texas died peacefully at home with family May 8, 2024.   Mark is proceeded in death by his father, John Vernon and mother, Mary Vernon.   …
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Rocky Mount Lions offer free breakfast

The Rocky Mount Lions Club is cooking up its annual free breakfast this Saturday, May 25 featuring pancakes and sausage, scrambled eggs and biscuits and gravy. The breakfast is from 8 to 11 a.m. …

Special Sections
Sports
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. …
History
The Jenkins brothers of Miller County, MO.  All were on duty as radiomen at Pearl Harbor,  Dec. 7, 1941.  They were the sons of Dwight and Lettie (Holloway) Jenkins of near Eugene, MO.
MILLER COUNTY HISTORY
The Jenkins brothers of Miller County, MO. All were on duty as radiomen at Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941. They were the sons of Dwight and Lettie (Holloway) Jenkins of near Eugene, MO. Don Bell …
MILLER COUNTY HISTORY
Waiting in France in May 1919 for their much-anticipated trip home, the soldiers wore carnations and wrote letters to their mothers. In his letter Robert Fendorf described what he had seen on a …
Everett and Viola Loveall Sullens, Anna and Maude Sullens
MILLER COUNTY HISTORY
Reverend Edward Everett Sullens was born near Brazito, Missouri, in 1865.   He began preaching when he was about 19 years of age.   He was a Circuit Rider preacher.   He married Viola …
Photo courtesy of Helen Shelton Cato
MILLER COUNTY HISTORY
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 …
Scientists from Harvard University in 1869 at Shelbyville, Kentucky.
Photo from the Shelbyville Historical Society.
MILLER COUNTY HISTORY
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 …
Opinion
BLAINE’S BULLETIN
Public Service Recognition Week Each year, Public Service Recognition Week honors the contributions of public servants at the local, state, and federal level tracing back to 1985. As we embark …
GINNY’S GLIMPSES
The Missouri Legislature is a mess. It finally managed to pass next year’s budget by the deadline on Friday, established by law in 1988. But, a bunch of legislators complained there was little …
WILLARD HALEY CAPITOL REPORT
Entering into the final weeks of the 2024 legislative session, our Missouri General Assembly has continued to push forward in an effort to pass several vital pieces of legislation. Several such bills …
BERNSKOETTER’S REPORT
Making a Path Forward As we approach the last few weeks of session, it is more important than ever to assess our priorities as a Senate and the priorities of Missourians. This week the …
BLAINE’S BULLETIN
America’s National Churchill Museum Nearly 15 years ago I introduced a House resolution recognizing the Winston Churchill Memorial and Library on the campus of Westminster College in …
Neighborhood News

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Wednesday,   May 8 –   Breakfast casserole, tri-tater, baked apples, biscuit & gravy, oatmeal, pastry. Thursday,   May 9 –   Roast beef, mashed …

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