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Voter deadlines near
The last day to register to vote in Morgan County for the Tuesday, April 7 municipal election is Wednesday, March 11.
Some Morgan County R-2 buses
on snow routes Monday, March 2
Buses # 1, 14, 15, 17, 24 and 28
Charles Bogard, left joins Shelby Howard and Tiffany Bogard as they show off their favorite gowns at the first annual CinderFella Formal Wear sale sponsored by the Tigerettes dance team Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Morgan County R-II middle school gymnasium in Versailles. (photo by Robin Fish)
Approximately three inches of show fell on Versailles Saturday, and Sunday, Feb. 28 and March 1 bringing cancellations of some church services and family fun. Having finished shoveling the walk, the Zolecki family of 301 W. Washington St. plays in the snow. Pictured are Anna Zolecki, left, Cindy Zolecki, Christine, facing Cindy and Joel Zolecki. (photo by Robin Fish)
The Morgan County R-II middle school in Versailles held a dance Friday, Feb. 27 in the gymnasium. While the music played inside, the snack bar did steady business just outside the gym. Manning the snack bar were Jaida Ecklund, left, Kylie Viebrock, Gracie Hamrick and Josh Denman. (photo by Robin Fish)
Judy Shellhart, left, and Eddie Galbraith participate in the trivia game led by Dawne Cooper Friday, Feb. 27 in the activity room/dining hall of Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. The activity is part of the endeavor to keep the residents’ minds active and strong. (photo by Robin Fish)
Laney Campbell takes the white caps off the grey metal fittings and places them in separate bins Thursday, Feb. 26 at Quality Industries in Versailles. Several others are working on the same task at other tables. This is a project Quality Industries is working on for Gates. (photo by Robin Fish)
Clark Hunter, left, looks on as Versailles police officer James Burkhart collects insurance information from George Colburn after an accident Thursday, Feb. 26 on Monroe Street across from the courthouse in Versailles. Hunter was backing out of a parking spot and hit Colburn’s car, breaking the lens on Hunter’s rear light assembly. (photo by Robin Fish)
County commission makes short work of end of month details
The Morgan County Commission quickly addressed the business before it at the meeting Wednesday, Feb. 25 in the Morgan room at the courthouse in Versailles.
The Bird's Eye View
Our sports writer/photographer has taken a well deserved vacation this week. That means I spend a week looking at something I normally don’t pay a great deal of attention to: sports.
Health center resumes free
Hepatitus C testing, accepts audit bid
The Morgan County Health Center board of trustees learned the MoHepC Alliance has resumed funding free Hepatitus C Virus testing at the center at the meeting Monday, Feb. 23 at the center in Versailles.
The Radiant Rascals 4-H club members made over 100 valentines for the residents at the Good Shepherd nursing home in Versailles for their February community service project. Club Vice President Lindsay Walls, left, visited and distributed the valentines on Saturday, Feb. 14. The residents gave hugs, smiles and thanks for the wonderful surprise. Here she gives Eddie Galbraith his valentine.
Food distribution is March 3
Food 4 Morgan County will distribute food for those in need 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 3 at the Family Worship Center gymnasium, 1000 Jones Ave., in Versailles.
Weather spotters class offered
Morgan County 911 Emergency Management will host the National Weather Service weather spotters class 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 2, at the Morgan County Justice Center, 211 E. Newton St., in Versailles.
Tornado drill March 3
The National Weather Service in conjunction with Morgan County 911 and Emergency Management will be conducting their annual state-wide tornado drills, weather permitting, 1:30 p.m Tuesday, March 3.
Absentee ballots available Tuesday
Ballots for Morgan County voters who will be out of town or homebound on election day will be available beginning Tuesday, Feb. 24.
Quiet Side coming soon
The 2015-2016 edition of The Quiet Side, a magazine spotlighting organizations and community services along the west side of the Lake of the Ozarks, is heading for the press this spring.
Rocky Mount phase 1 sewer plant
construction to begin in early April
After 11 years of working to get a sewer project funded, the Rocky Mount Sewer District will break ground in early April on the Rocky Mount Sewer District Phase 1 project.
Red Cross responds when family loses everything in fire
According to a press release from the American Red Cross, volunteers are helping a family, who recently lost their mobile home to fire, with food, clothing and shelter.
Backstage at the Royal
Our next event will be a country and gospel concert by David Mays at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 7. Mays looks and sings like country’s hit-making vocalist Charley Pride. He will bring his impressive stage presence to the Royal Theatre in Versailles.
Anthony and Cierra Apa of Versailles are the parents of a daughter born Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City.
Clair and Kathryn Stauffer of Spencer, Tenn. are the parents of a son born Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, at home.
Abram and Eleanor Hoover of Fortuna are the parents of a son born Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, attended by Terri Hultman, CNM.
Ernest and Anna Ruth Zimmerman of Barnett are the parents of a daughter born Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015.
Morgan County
Democratic Club
The Morgan County Democratic Club will meet Thursday, March 5 at Pioneer Restaurant in Versailles. Dinner is at 6 p.m., the meeting will start at 6:30 p.m.
Golden Beach Community News
Everything on the homestead is peaceful but awful cold. Last Monday it was so cold outside that our chickens did not even come out of the hen house. By Tuesday they came out into the coop. Later that day they finally ventured out to the snow. Our dogs loved it. Dakota our border collie was out eating the snow. If I had flavored juice I would have made him a snow cone. Does that mean that maybe the weather is getting better? I sure hope so.
Free Hepatitis C Virus testing
The Missouri Hepatitis C Alliance announces that Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) antibody testing is available free of charge at the Morgan County Health Center at 104 West Lafayette in Versailles.
Health Center continues to serve WIC
The Morgan County Health Center has announced it has a signed contract to continue to provide services for the federal year 2015 with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Under the terms of the contract, the Morgan County Health Center will be able to serve 552 persons eligible for WIC every month.
Grow and Glow Garden Club
The Grow and Glow Garden Club FGCM met Tuesday, Feb. 17 in the Community Room at Tipton Co-Mo Rural Electric Cooperative. Each member brought a can of cherry pie filling to donate to Tipton Oak Manor to provide treats of cobblers for the residents.
March clinics at health center
The following clinics are scheduled at the Morgan County Health Center in Versailles.
Radiant Rascals 4-H Club
The Radiant Rascals 4-H Club’s next scheduled meeting is 6 p.m. Monday, March 16, at a new meeting location, the Lackey Building at the Morgan County Fairgrounds in Versailles. The Radiant Rascals did not have a club meeting in February due to inclement weather.
Lake Studio for the Arts owner Debbie Williams displays a watercolor of geraniums painted by local artist Bonnie Armstrong Saturday, Feb. 20 at the studio in Sunrise Beach. The studio will open in March, and will offer art classes and a teacher’s co-op, where the studio is available at no charge for instructors to schedule and manage their own classes.
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