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School closings for Monday, March 2
Cole Co. R-I in Russellville
Snowy sweep
Jeff Forrester of Eldon tries to stay ahead of Saturday's snowfall as he cleared his driveway and began working on one of his vehicles. As of early evening approximately 3-4 inches had fallen in the area, with more projected overnight. (Photo by Tim Flora)
School board president releases statement on new superintendent
On behalf of the Iberia R-V Board of Education, I would like to announce the hiring of Mr. Lyndel Whittle as the superintendent for the 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 school years. Mr. Thomas Gotsch will continue to work in the role of superintendent until the end of this school year. We would like to thank him for his time of dedicated service to our district.
Whittle hired as new Iberia superintendent
A new superintendent has been hired to head the Iberia School District beginning July 1.
University of Missouri Extension members
The University of Missouri Extension Miller County held its annual banquet Thursday, Feb. 26, at Tuscumbia. Council members are pictured in no particular order: Daniel Berendzen, Ed Hager, Bob Toalson, Jessica Whittle, Theresa Berendzen, Leone Herring, Janet Abbott, Don Abbett, Glen Anderson, Gloria Horn, Wilma Naylor, Jerry Harms, Dwayne Thompson and newly appointed board members Fran Suttmoller, Lucas Schulte and Darrell Bunch. (Photo by Tammy Witherspoon)
FFA holding fish fry and labor auction
The Tuscumbia FFA will hold its annual fish fry and labor auction Friday, March 6, in the school cafeteria.
Two blood drives scheduled in March
During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross reminds eligible blood donors that it doesn’t take a cape or superpowers to be a hero. By donating blood, donors can become a hero for patients in need.
Farm Bureau hosts meeting
on proposed Rock Island trail
Morgan and Benton County Farm Bureaus are sponsoring an informational meeting on the proposed Rock Island trail from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday March 12 at the Stover Community Center.
Steele named to honors list
at Maryville University
Elizabeth Steele of Lake Ozark has been named to the honors list for the fall 2014 semester at Maryville University in St. Louis.
Heather McCreery and Christopher Conway
Heather Lange McCreery, daughter of Roger and Linda McCreery of Eldon, and S. Christopher Conway, son of Judy Conway of Kansas City and the late Stephen Conway, announce their engagement.
Luetkemeyer spokesmen
in Iberia Wednesday, March 18
Representatives from the office of U.S. Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer will be at the Iberia City Hall Wednesday, March 18, as part of a 13-county constituent service days tour.
Well, the frigid temperatures and slick roads put a damper on a lot of activities going on in the area. Larry hugged that wood stove most of the time.
TOPS MO 1002 Crocker meets
TOPS MO 1002 Crocker met Monday, Feb. 23, at the Pulaski County Health Department - 101 12th Street, with Leader Randy presiding. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. The KOPS (Keep Off Pounds Sensibly) Pledge was said by Joy, Paula, Gladys, Juanita and Vernetia followed by the TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Pledge.
St. Elizabeth Memorial Unit 545, the American Legion Auxiliary met Tuesday evening, Feb. 24, in the Community Center here. Rose Buechter, president, called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. There were eight members present. The group said the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Minutes of the January meeting were read by secretary-treasurer Judy Kesel. She also gave a financial report. Both were approved as presented.
With the winter weather coming and going a small group of women enjoyed being together for breakfast Wednesday morning at the Scrivner Coffee Cup Cafe in Russellville. Those present were Shirley Scrivner, Reta Casten, LaVerne Miles, Rosalie Wyss, Betty Ward, Janet Ruse and Joyce Browner.
mike kehoe capitol report
The first significant snow and winter weather of the year shortened the legislative week by a day. Each time it snows I am grateful for the hard work of city and state employees who brave the cold and work long hours to quickly clear roads and bridges so that our lives can return to normal. This is hard work that I, too, often take for granted. To the men and women of MoDOT and communities across the state, I extend my thanks for working quickly and efficiently to clear and treat roads.
There are bills brought before the legislature that may not be earth shattering or life changing but are still very important. I had the opportunity to hear testimony on House Concurrent Resolution 29, introduced by Representative Warren Love. HCR 29 urges the U.S. Congress to make the Historic Butterfield Overland Trail part of the National Trails System. The importance of this resolution to my district is that the trail begins in Tipton and runs through the 58th District on its way to Cole Camp and beyond. Butterfield Overland Mail Company’s first east to west stagecoach completed its transcontinental mail run in 23 days, arriving in San Francisco, Calif. Oct. 9, 1858. Recognition of the trail brings attention to the rich history in central Missouri.
Time got away from me and I missed a week on my Capitol Connection. I think I will claim the snow day threw me off.
The number of workers employed by small businesses in Missouri is 1,109,463.
Tom Hurst’s Capitol Report
As winter continues, so does session. A lot of things are happening, so here are a few updates:
Sunshine Gals meet
Sunshine Gals Club of St. Anthony met Thursday, Feb. 19, in the conference room of Miller County Care and Rehabilitation Center. President, Del Dickneite called the meeting to order at 11:30 a.m. The Gals chose to meet at the center because one of its members, Josephine Green, is a resident there. The group said the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. Bea Otto gave a commentary on things we do and things we can do. Roll call was answered by telling a story about a Valentine’s Day they remembered. Good stories were told.
Beverly Meyer attended the visitation and funeral of a former student, Charlie Elliott of Green Ridge, Friday.
Circle A 4-H learns
history of Iberia Academy
Circle A 4-H met Sunday, Feb. 1, at Circle A Barn. President Chance Olivier called the meeting to order. Haley Humphrey led the Pledge of Allegiance and Ora Ash led the 4-H Pledge.
Mt. Pleasant Club meets
The Mt. Pleasant Club met Thursday, Feb. 11, at the home of Irene Morris. The morning was spent tacking a quilt.
Voting record and bills introduced by your state legislators.