TV station reports two injured at domestic violence call
From the KMIZ-TV website
Report has not been confirmed by sheriff's department
VERSAILLES, Mo.- Two people, including a sheriff's deputy, were hurt in a shooting in Versailles late Tuesday. Investigators have released few details so far, but have confirmed the situation started as a domestic disturbance call.


Hartzler staff in Versailles Dec. 2
Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, congressional Representative for District 4 in Missouri announced a 4th Congressional District Listening Post has been scheduled for Morgan County in Versailles from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2 at the courthouse in Versailles.


Commission fills vacancies on multiple boards
The Morgan County Commission appointed several people to vacant positions on county boards Wednesday, Nov. 26, at the meeting in the Morgan Room of the courthouse in Versailles.



The Tiger Tunes Choir of Morgan County R-II elementary in Versailles under the direction of music teacher Jennifer Rauscher held their Thanksgiving concert Monday, Nov. 24 in the school gym. To hear a couple of the songs they sang, click the picture above.



Honorary Native American Warrior Tim Schisler stands among the displays Tuesday, Nov. 25 in the Shawnee Lodge Indian Research Center on North Walnut Street in Versailles. He was eager to speak about Native American Heritage Month in November, and Native American Heritage day the Friday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28 this year. (photo by Robin Fish)

Schisler 'adopted' Native American Warrior
Versailles resident Tim Schisler maintains the Shawnee Lodge Indian Research Center on North Walnut Street in Versailles just before the Highway 52 intersection.



Kim Forman, left, Dawn Moritz and Sharri Merriott rehearse “We Three Kings of Orient Are Us,” Tuesday, Nov 25, a song about the three wise men and their gifts in rehearsal for the 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, and Saturday, Dec. 13 performances of “Nutcrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical” at the Royal Theatre in Versailles. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 3 to 18 years old. (photo by Robin Fish)

Nunsense musical at Royal Dec. 12 and 13
The cast is rehearsing for the Friday, Dec. 12 and Saturday, Dec. 13 production of “Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical” at the Royal Theatre in Versailles.



The Tiger Tunes Choir directed by music teacher Jennifer Rauscher presented the Thanksgiving concert program Tuesday, No. 25, for the entire Morgan County R-II elementary in Versailles. They began with a tune not sung the previous night, but known by the student body, "I Feel Good." To hear a portion of the song and see them perform, click on the picture.



It's not loaves and fishes, but.....
Charlotte Pryor, from left, Seth Randall, Sandy Randall, and Megan Randall work in the serving line at the annual Thanksgiving Dinner Saturday, Nov. 22 at the First Baptist Church on East Jasper Street in Versailles. More than 400 people were served. That included 70 meals delivered to emergency service personnel and homebound citizens. There were 20 turkeys roasted and Pastor Todd Forman reported only about a half of one was left.


Cook safely during holidays
With the holiday season here, the Morgan County Health Center reminds citizens to follow safe food preparation guidelines when making holiday dinners.



Ashley Bruce's Tuesday and Thursday pre-kindergarten class held a camp out pajama party Tuesday, Nov. 25 in the classroom at Morgan County R-II elementary in Versailles. They had a tent, made S'mores and had campfire, paper one on the floor and a video fire on the Smart board. Bruce is on the left, and helper Sandy Lew is on the right with the class in a circle. (photo by Robin Fish)



Jeri Miller, left, Twyla Garber, and Brenda Hilty display the quilt sold at auction at the Brotherhood sale in Providence Friday, Nov. 21. The quilt was sold for more than $500. (photo by Robin Fish)

Men's Brotherhood sale draws 60+
More than 60 people attended the annual Brotherhood sale held at the Providence building Friday, Nov. 21 following a dinner of chicken soup, chili, sandwiches, and pie served by the Kitchen Ladies and other women of Bethel Church. The sale featured items from Women in Ministry, Mennonite Youth Fellowship and the Men's Brotherhood.



The Tiger Tunes Choir of the Morgan County R-II elementary school led by music teacher Jennifer Rauscher presented the Thanksgiving Concert Monday evening, Nov. 24 in the elementary gymnasium in Versailles. The choir sang a selection of songs about autumn and being thankful, and between songs, various children came to the microphone and said what they are thankful for. (photo by Robin Fish)





Ivan Rodriquez-Duran

Sheriff arrests wanted fugitive
On Thursday, Nov. 20, the Morgan County Sheriff's Office, acting on information from an outside agency, arrested Ivan Rodriquez-Duran.



Nellie Farris, owner/operator of Total Look Salon, displays her quilting work Thursday, Nov. 20, back in the corner of her shop. The quilt in her hands was made for a new veterans housing project in Columbia, and the quilt behind her was made for a friend who did not live to see it completed. (photo by Robin Fish)

Nellie Farris, serving Versailles for fifty years
An easy laugh and a ready smile are the first things one notices when meeting Nellis Farris, owner and operator of the Total Look Salon in Versailles.


Offices closed for Thanksgiving
The following offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28 in observance of Thanksgiving: Morgan County Courthouse, Morgan County Circuit Court, Morgan County Associate Circuit Court, Morgan County Division of Family Services and Senior Services, Division of Employment Security, Morgan County R-II Schools (closed Wednesday, Nov. 26 through Monday, Dec. 1), Versailles City Hall, Laurie City Hall, Sunrise Beach City Hall, Versailles Post Office (open Friday), Morgan County Soil & Water, Morgan County Library (also closed Saturday, Nov. 29), Morgan County Health Center, Burrell Behavioral Health Services, Morgan County License Bureau (also closed Saturday, Nov. 29), West Central Missouri Community Action Agency, and the newspaper offices of The Versailles Leader-Statesman and the Morgan County Press.


Ivy Bend food bank to provide Christmas presents and food
by Janet Dabbs
Folks in the lake area are once again showing how big their hearts are by making Christmas a little brighter for children in Ivy Bend.


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







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