Press conference on standoff with Scott Peoples
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Miller County Sheriff William "Bill" Abbott and Capt. Louie Gregoire held a press conference Thursday evening to recount the events of Wednesday, March 5, leading up to the arrest of Scott L. Peoples for kidnapping, forcible sodomy, forcible rape, domestic assault, armed criminal action and burglary. People was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon, after a six-hour standoff at a house on Atchinson Road near Eugene. (Photo and video by Tim Flora)
Kidnapping, sodomy suspect
surrenders after six-hour standoff
Scott L. Peoples, 39, of Osage Beach, faces felony charges of kidnapping, forcible sodomy and forcible rape after being taken into custody Wednesday afternoon, March 5 at a house near Etterville.
Four arrested for burglary, drug charges
The Miller County Sheriff's Department has solved two Feb. 25 burglaries on Midway Road near Eldon, with four area residents in custody on burglary and drug charges.
Drug arrest made in Eldon
According to Eldon Police Chief Rodney Fair, Thursday, March 6, the Eldon Police Department and the Mid-Missouri Drug Task Force served a search warrant on a business located on West 7th Street in Eldonn. Officers seized drug paraphernalia, cash, and methamphetamine.
Welcoming chamber members (For a video of the Eldon First Friday Coffee speaker Ron Fitzwater, Missouri Pharmacy Association, click on photo)
Eldon Chamber of Commerce vice-president Tonya Pehle welcomes chamber members to First Friday Coffee Friday, March 7. The event was hosted by Miranda Henley, owner of Eldon Drug. Ron Fitzwater, Missouri Pharmacy Association, was the speaker for the event. (Photo and video by Tammy Witherspoon)
Eldon Farmers' Market holds meeting
The members of the Eldon Farmers held an informational meeting Thursday, March 6, to discuss when the market will open. Members thought starting later this year would be beneficial and are looking at starting late May. Pictured are, from left, around the table: Ashley Enloe, Jennill Evers, Lori Ellis, Cindy Evers, Greg Evers, George Crewell, Chuck Vernon and Jenny Sanning. (Photo by Tammy Witherspoon)
Working to save Sheba
After a truck fire at the Eldon Senior Center Wednesday, March, Miller County Ambulance Unit 7 crew members Jennifer Martin-Huighe and Josh Vance work to save Sheba, who was trapped in the truck fire. Eldon Police Chief Rodney Fair and School Resource Officer Larry Bowling, owner Bob Scott and Dr. N.L. Kirk are also pictured. (Photo by Tammy Witherspoon)
Emergency crews try to save Sheba
The Eldon Fire Department, Eldon Police Department and the Miller County Ambulance District responded to a truck fire at the Eldon Senior Center Wednesday, March 5.
Lincoln Day Sunday, March 9 in Tuscumbia
The 76th annual Miller County Lincoln Day Banquet is at 1 p.m. this Sunday, March 9, in the Tuscumbia school gymnasium. Besides the meal, various county, state and federal candidates will address the group.
AFTER 20 YEARS WITH THE CITY:
Guthrie resigns as Eldon city administrator
For Debbie Guthrie, her 20-year employment with the city of Eldon is coming to an end April 1.
Reaching their goal
Eldon South School first graders who have reached the goal of 30 Reading Counts quizzes are pictured, from left: Lydia Moritz, Haily Archer, Makenna Marrit, Kiara Gunn, and Kyle Hinds.
EHS STUDENTS SHOWCASED:
Tri-County Music Festival Saturday, March 8
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Eldon High School student musicians will showcase their talent this Saturday, March 8, at the Tri-County Music Festival at Osage High School.
Sales tax reveue slips during February cold
Miller County sales tax collections took a big hit in February, perhaps because of snow and frigid weather.
Muffins with mom
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The Eugene Elementary Parent Teacher Organization hosted Muffins with Mom Friday morning, March 7. This is the second of three events designed for parents and relatives of students to get to spend time at school with their children. Donuts with Dad was held earlier, and a Goodies with Grandparents Day is planned for April 4. (Photo and video by Tim Flora)
The Eldon High School Band presented its annual contest concert Tuesday evening, March 4, featuring the jazz band and concert band. Above, from left, Saryna Patel, Zoe Hendricks, Taylor Crawford and Steven Stollings perform during the concert band portion of the event. (Photo and video by Tim Flora)
Eldon High School teacher and coach Tobby Eldridge (left) tries his hand at playing the spoons with help from The Spoon Man Jim Cruise during Tuesday's Eldon Upward Basketball and Cheerleading awards night. (Photo and video by Tim Flora)
Clerk's son files for county clerk
Only one new candidate filed for a county office in the last week.
Egg-stravaganza Saturday, April 12
Mark your calendars for an “egg”citing day Saturday, April 12.
SUNDAY, MARCH 9:
Time to spring forward
If you find yourself tired in the mornings, you won't likely get caught up on that sleep this weekend, as it's time to “spring forward.” Daylight Savings Time starts Sunday, March 9, and runs through Saturday, Nov. 1. The time change actually occurs at 2 a.m. Sunday, and residents are reminded to set their clocks AHEAD one hour before going to sleep Saturday night.