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 …


Wednesday,   April 17 –   Taco, lettuce/tomato/onion, black beans, pineapple, tortilla chips, soup, dessert, milk. Thursday,   April 18 –   Ham & beans, …
Tammy Dianne Chapman 57
On Saturday, April 13, 2024 an extraordinary spirit took flight and left this world and all its troubles behind when Tammy Dianne Chapman 57, of Eldon Missouri, took her final breath. Tammy, known …
Jimmy Burrus, Sr., 51
Jimmy Burrus, Sr., 51 of Eldon, died Saturday, April 13, 2024, near Versailles, due to injuries sustained in a UTV accident.   He was born Nov. 24, 1972, in Salem, a son of the late Willard …
Beverly Elaine (Schlup) Hees, 75
Beverly Elaine (Schlup) Hees, 75 of Eldon, died Sunday, April 14, 2024 at her home.   She was born March 15, 1949 in California, a daughter of the late William Leroy and Genevieve (Davis) …
Dale Duane Dinwiddie, 64
Dale Duane Dinwiddie, 64, of Boonville, died Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at The University of Missouri Hospital. He was born on July 19, 1959, in Jefferson City, a son of Hargis and Ilene (Barbee) …
Jim Pryor, 76
Jim Pryor, 76, of Tuscumbia, died Tuesday March 26 2024. Jim was born July 5, 1943, in Jefferson City, a son of Fred and Lucille Pryor who both proceeded him in death.   He was a lifelong …
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  Wednesday,   April 17 –   Pork chops, potatoes, macaroni and cheese, milk. Thursday,   April 18 –   Bingo - Roast beef wraps, tortilla shells, grilled …

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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 …
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. …
Edwards wins opener
Eldon freshman Mallori Edwards was victorious in her opening round match at the MSHSAA Class 1 Girls Wreslting Championships at the MIzzou Arena. Edwards (36-5) trailed 5-1 midway through her …
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, …
Proud to be from Miller County
You made my day! It is a day that I am proud to have been born and raised in Miller County. I have seldom been more gratified than to learn that this swinging bridge, …
Protecting Life I hope you all had the chance to see the eclipse this past week. What an extraordinary event that Missouri has been blessed with, not just once but twice in the last seven years. …
China’s war on Taiwan and our economy One sunny Friday, you wake up and start your day like you always do. You pour yourself a cup of coffee and begin getting ready for work, take the kids …
One of the bills I filed, HB 1433 was perfected this week. It was combined with HB 2576 and together, these bills will battle drug trafficking, particularly concerning potent opioids such as fentanyl …
Retire Biden’s Inflation   Whether you were helping your parents on the family farm, dreaming of carrying on the family tradition one day or bagging groceries at the local …
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Attending the jam session at the Covered Bridge Market outside of Russellville on Saturday were: Mike Frazier, Frank Procter, Bill and Barbara Jenkins, Larry Rohrbach, Steve Leffert, Lisa Kemna, John …

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