Wednesday fire conditions will be extreme
The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch from Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening, April 16. The watch area covers west central Missouri and southwest Kansas, and includes Miller, Morgan and Camden counties.



Chorale in concert (Click on photo to view video)
The Greater Lake Area Chorale and LakeNotes were in concert Monday evening at the Eldon First Baptist Church. Above is a photo of the LakeNotes during the concert. (Photo and video by Tim Flora)



Measuring meth
Eldon Police officer Michael Atkinson measures suspected methamphetamine found during an arrest Monday, April 14.

42 grams of suspected meth found during arrest
According to Eldon Police Chief Rodney Fair, Monday, April 14, the Eldon Police Department conducted an investigation of a suspect stemming from pending charges from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.



Kindergarten performs Old MacDonald's Farm (click on photo to view "Hunt the Cows" video)
Monday, April 14, the South School kindergarten performed its spring musical "Old MacDonald's" Farm, under the direction of Nicole Lepper. Classes performing included Brittany King, Jennifer Tellman and Sara Wallis' classes. (Photo and video by Tammy Witherspoon)



Ready for some egg-citement! (Click on photo to view video)
Children and adults line up for the first of four egg hunts at Saturday's 12th annual Eldon Easter Egg-stravaganza at the Miller County Youth Fairgrounds. The free event, which featured food, inflatable games, clowns, entertainment and more, was sponsored by Eldon First Assembly of God with support from the business community. An estimated 1,200 to 1,500 people attended the event. (Photo and video by Tim Flora)


Rocky Mount fire district close to getting new truck
The Rocky Mount Fire Protection District's new engine pumper truck should be completed and at the fire station within the next few weeks.




Earth Day protest April 22 at Eldon airport
The Sierra Club will hold a non-violent Earth Day protest from 3 p.m. to sunset next Tuesday, April 22, at the Eldon Airport “wetland” property west of Highway 87 and south of the Saddle Club arena.



Lunar eclipse and "blood" moon (Click on photo to view time lapse video link)
Some area residents stepped outside in the early morning hours of Tuesday, April 15, to get a view of the "blood moon." A total eclipse occurred, but because of the position of the moon at the time, reflected light from sunrises and sunsets on Earth gave the moon a red hue, which was seen as a bad omen during ancient times. If you missed it, a similar eclipse and blood moon will occur in October. Photo by newspaper staffer Walt Pollard in Iberia.



A representative of Sen. Roy Blunt, staff assistant Samuel M. Wilson, was at the Miller County Courthouse in Tuscumbia Tuesday morning, April 15, to visit with constituetents. Paul Ritter, left, of St. Elizabeth took the opportunity to talk with Wilson.


Road work planned on area highways
A large amount of road work is planned on state highways in the area during the coming weeks. Commuters may want to plan alternate routes and motorists should be alert and prepared to slow or stop in the work areas.


Save Blue Spring Creek, tribes to meet Saturday
The Save Blue Spring Creek organization and the Northern Tribes of the Cherokee Nation will hold a commemorative service at 1 p.m., this Saturday, April 19 on the Steve Lee Farm at the intersection of Hittridge Road, Frazier Oaks and Honeysuckle Road in Miller County.



Easter eggs in Rocktown
Hundreds of Iberia-area children enjoyed the annual Easter egg hunt hosted by the Rocktown Bush Pilots motorcycle club Saturday afternoon, April 12, on the grounds of the Iberia Schools. About 4,000 eggs, filled with candy and prizes, were hidden.







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