Eldon Police make arrest at Eldon Middle School
According to Eldon R-I Superintendent Matt Davis, at 2:34 p.m. Eldon School Resource Officer Larry Bowling, while on patrol at the middle school, saw a man get out of a pick-up truck parked on the north side of the school and in full view of the school buses and students, dropped his pants and urinated in the parking lot.


Tuscumbia raises levy to $3.90
On the recommendation of Superintendent Jason Price, the Tuscumbia School Board raised the district's property tax levy by a nickel Monday night after holding the annual tax rate hearing.



Almost cleaned out
The trailer park across from Eldon South School was almost cleaned out Monday, Aug. 18. The school district will evaluate what to do with the property, whether it will be used for additional parking or another purpose, said Superintendent Matt Davis. (Photo by Tammy Witherspoon)



Delivering support letters
Representatives from the Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation and Missouri Rock Island Trail, Inc. delivered 11,272 trail support letters to Ameren headquarters in St. Louis on Thursday, Aug. 14. Pictured are, from left: Wes Ridgeway, Mo. Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation board member;Michael Hennies, Mo.Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation board member; Richard Peth, MORIT board member;Joe Torrisi, Mo. Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation board member; Bruce Sassmann, MORIT Board member; Jim Sobule, Ameren General Counsel; Jim Farrell, Mo. Bike Fed Governmental Affairs Representative; Warren Woods, Ameren Vice President External Affairs and Communications;Bob Neff, President of Missouri Central Rail Road and Ameren Director of Coal; Brent Hughes, Executive Director of Mo.Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation; and Chrysa Niewald, President of Missouri Rock Island Trail, Inc. (MORIT). Note: Eldon is a member of MORIT.

Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation and Missouri Rock Island Trail, Inc. delivered 11,272 trail support letters to Ameren headquarters in St. Louis on Thursday, August 14.



Waiting to see a legend's daughter
The crowd was waiting at the Eldon Community Center Sunday, Aug. 17 to see Jett Williams, daughter of Hank Williams, perform. (Photo by Tammy Witherspoon)


Rocky Mount fire district receives
more than $146,000 in grants
The Rocky Mount Fire Protection District received an early Christmas present in the form of two grants.



Yards of the month
At top, Zoey's K-9 Kutz at 115 S. Maple St. in Eldon, was chosen as one of two yards of the month for August by the Eldon Garden Club. Pictured amidst the colorful vegetation is business owner Wendy Jones and pet Zoey. Not pictured is Wendy's husband John Jones. Above, the yard of David and Lisa Ruiz at 201 Eldon Avenue was the other August yard of the month as chosen by the Eldon Garden Club.


PB&J meals start Sept. 1
for those with past due bills
Iberia R-5 School officials want to remind parents that students who owe more than $20 on their school lunch bill will be fed a “PB&J meal” at lunch until a payment plan is set up or the bill is paid beginning Sept. 1.





Brand New Day
The Christian music group Chye will perform in concert Wednesday evening, Aug. 27, at the Eugene High School Performing Arts Center. The concert and assembly are free.

BRAND NEW DAY:
Concert, assembly focuses on choices
Eugene High School will be the site of the Brand New Day concert tour and assembly at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27. The event is free.


Eldon FFA alumni truck, tractor pull Aug. 30
The Eldon FFA Alumni Association will host a truck and tractor pull at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Miller County fairgrounds in Eldon.


Newcomers/Longtimers celebrate 50th anniversary
"Tip Your Glass to 50 Years" is the theme of the Newcomers/Longtimers' 50th anniversary celebration Thursday, Sept. 18, at Shawnee Bluff Vineyard outside Eldon. The celebration is from 4 to 6 p.m.


St. Elizabeth village
sets property tax rate
The August special tax hearing meeting of the St. Elizabeth Town Board was called to order at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, by Shannon Wilde. Shawn Kesel, Paul Heckemeyer, and Travis Otto also were present.



Sweet Corn Festival is Saturday, Aug. 30
Sweet corn, barbecue, bingo and more are on the schedule for the Rocky Mount Sweet Corn Festival set for Saturday, Aug. 30.



Bill Tomlinson, right, and Ken Kehoe tie “My Way” up for a tow immediately after breaking the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout record, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 in Sunrise Beach with a 224 mph run. Tomlinson was driving and Kehoe throttling the 50-foot, canopied, Mystic Powerboat Catamaran. The 2014 Shootout takes place Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 23-24 at Captain Ron's Bar and Grill in Sunrise Beach. (photo by Janet Dabbs)

Shootout this weekend at Lake of the Ozarks
by Janet Dabbs
The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout Powerboat Races opening ceremonies begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 at Captain Ron's Bar and Grill in Sunrise Beach.


High Point Homecoming weekend of Aug. 30-31
The High Point community is ready to celebrate as it stages the 22nd annual Homecoming Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 30 and 31.






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