County commission closes
a portion of Florence Road
The Morgan County Commissioners in regular session Wednesday, April 16, voted to close a portion of Florence Road in northern Morgan County north of the creek to Red Fox Road.



Seven contractors gathered with Versailles Mayor Terry Silvey to open the bid for the city's $5 million wastewater infrastructure improvement project. Around the table from the left, Kathy Iman, McClanahan Construction; Jake Garrison, Irvinbilt Constructors; Chase Foster, Branco; Kevin Flippin, Lehman Construction; Susan Southard, CSE Enterprises; Mia Perez, McClanahan Construction; Kevin Harvey, JC Industries, Inc.; Scott Fleming, HDR Engineering; Ralph Gaw, Versailles City Attorney; Ann Black, Versailles grant writer; and Terry Silvey, mayor. The lowest bids were from McClanahan Construction, $2,985,913, and JC Industries, $2,997,786. The lowest two bids will be thoroughly examined by the council and the engineers. Mayor Terry Silvey said he was “tickled we had seven bidders. This bodes well for the city.” He said they hope to announce the decision at the next council meeting, scheduled Tuesday, May 13. (photo by Robin Fish)


Easter and Holy Week Services



James Vaughan, Morgan County presiding commissioner, from left, Wayne Kroeschen, Jr., western district comissioner, and Samuel Wilson, staff assistant for Senator Roy Blunt, meet Tuesday, April 15, in the county comissioners' office at the courthouse in Versailles. Wilson was in Versailles hosting a mobile office event on behalf of Sen. Blunt. (photo by Robin Fish)



Lili Waller's home, and all of her possessions, smolder following a fire Sunday morning, April 13. By the time the fire department arrived, the house and the garage were fully involved and collapsing. No one was home at the time the fire began, and there were no injuries reported. Waller is a part-time employee of Vernon Publishing, Inc. (photo by Gracie Waller)

Fire destroys home on Inlet Drive
Versailles Volunteer Fire Department responded 5:23 a.m. Sunday, April 13, to a fire at residence of Lili Waller at 19460 Inlet Road. The house and the garage were fully involved in the blaze when the fire crews arrived.



Larry Lackey, from the left, Beverly Ricker, Earlene Britton, and Joann Billington steak tomato plants and trim unwanted branches Wednesday, April 9 in preparation for the Ozark Prairie Master Gardeners fourth annual plant sale Saturday, April 26. The sale will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Larry Lackey Pavillion on the Morgan County Fairgrounds in Versailles. (photo by Robin Fish)

Annual plant sale Saturday, April 26
The fourth annual Ozark Prairie Master Gardeners Plant Sale will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 26 at the Larry Lackey Pavillion at the Morgan County Fairgrounds in Versailles.


Citywide cleanup April 21-25
The Versailles citywide cleanup will be Monday, April 21 through Friday, April 25.



Quality Industries volunteers place individually wrapped candy in 2,000 plastic Easter eggs in preparation for the Versailles Area Chamber of Commerce Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 19 at Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. The event will start at 11 a.m., and includes three age groups: 1-3 years old, 4-7 years old and 8-12 years old. the 1-3 year old children will have their Easter egg hunt in the atrium court at Good Shepherd. (submitted photo)


Meetings scheduled April 17-24
The Versailles Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 21 at the chamber office.



"Wait Until Dark" castmembers, seated from left, Valerie Lubberts and Brittney Davenport, and standing from left, Aiden Rottman, Nathaniel Jones, Shannon Holsten, Zach Laas, Bradley Jones and Brian Knox go through dress rehearsals Monday, April 7 in preparation for the April 18 opening at the Royal Theatre in Versailles.

"Wait Until Dark" opens April 18 at Royal
The Royal Theatre will present “Wait Until Dark,” a suspense thriller by Frederick Knott Friday and Saturday, April 18 and 19, and Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26.


Laurie sells property for business expansion
by Janet Dabbs
The Laurie Board of Aldermen approved selling .56 acres of property to Monty King, owner of AOK Sales and Service, in a closed session meeting Tuesday, April 8.


Frankie and Louie's applies for annexation
by Janet Dabbs
Dan Laubach, Laubach Properties LLC., signed a petition for voluntary annexation into the city of Sunrise Beach for the purpose of expanding Deer Valley Park Camping and Storage and for the addition of a proposed biker bar and grill with occasional outdoor, under roof entertainment.



Morgan County Library Assistant Librarian Stacey Embry arranges books in preparation of the annual library book sale, Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26. This year's sale will be in the main part of the library and will begin at 9 a.m. both days. In addition to paperback and hardback books, the sale will include music, audio books and other library materials.


Nutrition Site Menus
Thursday, April 17 to Friday, April 25




R-II School Menus
Thursday, April 17 to Friday, April 25


Offices closed on Good Friday
The following offices will be closed Friday, April 18 in observance of Good Friday: Morgan County Courthouse, Morgan County R-II Schools, Morgan County Health Center, and the newspaper offices of The Versailles Leader-Statesman and The Morgan County Press.


Pet license, vaccination day is May 3
The City of Versailles and the Versailles Veterinary Clinic will hold a vaccination and license clinic for dogs and cats 10 to 11 a.m., Saturday, May 3 at the Versailles Veterinary Clinic, 1311 W. Newton, Versailles.


April clinics at health center
The following clinics are scheduled at the Morgan County Health Center in Versailles.






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