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The Dent County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s help with any information on a male individual found deceased on the side of the road on Highway DD. Anyone who may have seen a male individual walking or receiving a ride on any of the county roads in the area of Anutt to Highway D…

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James Carl Elgin Jr., 51, of Salem, was found dead Thursday morning at 4:30 a.m. at the intersection of Warfel St. and Center St. by Salem Police Department. According to police, at present, there is no foul play suspected. A toxicology report is pending.

Much of the Jan. 11 regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen centered on a strategic plan that the city plans to implement. Don Harkey of People Centric reported via Zoom on the ongoing development of such a plan. People Centric is a company hired by the city to help them improve operations,…

The Oak Hill R-I Board of Education met Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Members present were Amanda Dooley, Nathan Ragsdale, Nikki Eaton, and Sarah Hoffman. Natalie Stevens was absent. Superintendent Aibeen Holland and assistant superintendent Luann Jadwin were present. Nikki Eaton took minutes. Visit…

The North Wood R-IV Board of Education met Thursday night. The meeting was called to order at 5:57 p.m. The following people were in attendance: David Massengale, Wes Mobray, Ron Hedrick, Jarred Brown, Jenna Dunn, and Dave Tiefenthaler. Aaron Brooks was absent. Jeff Dodson, Lois Stacy, and M…

Much of the Jan. 11 regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen centered on a strategic plan that the city plans to implement. Don Harkey of People Centric reported via Zoom on the ongoing development of such a plan. People Centric is a company hired by the city to help them improve operations,…

The Oak Hill R-I Board of Education met Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Members present were Amanda Dooley, Nathan Ragsdale, Nikki Eaton, and Sarah Hoffman. Natalie Stevens was absent. Superintendent Aibeen Holland and assistant superintendent Luann Jadwin were present. Nikki Eaton took minutes. Visit…

The North Wood R-IV Board of Education met Thursday night. The meeting was called to order at 5:57 p.m. The following people were in attendance: David Massengale, Wes Mobray, Ron Hedrick, Jarred Brown, Jenna Dunn, and Dave Tiefenthaler. Aaron Brooks was absent. Jeff Dodson, Lois Stacy, and M…

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Legislation that will establish new boundaries for Missouri’s eight congressional districts is one step closer to consideration on the floor. The House Special Committee on Redistricting gave its stamp of approval to HB 2117 last week during a public hearing in the Capitol.

Producers selling local foods at the farmers market can learn about best practices, marketing tips, state regulations, and available resources to enhance farmers market sales in this five-part online series in February presented by University of Missouri Extension.

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The 2022 legislative session is underway. Lawmakers returned to the Capitol on Jan. 5, and we’ve begun taking testimony on proposed legislation in committee hearings. So far, I have filed 17 bills for consideration during the upcoming term. I’ll discuss three of these measures in this report…

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Shad Burner with the Missouri Department of Economic Development (MoDED) spoke with the MRPC board about MoDED’s plan to distribute the money coming to Missouri from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) at its Dec. 9 meeting. The state of Missouri is set to receive $12.6 billion in ARPA fundi…

Since our nation’s founding, American elections have all featured some basic, commonsense rules. Americans – not foreigners, non-citizens, or illegal immigrants – are granted the right to choose our leaders. That’s why folks are asked to show identification when they go to the polls. We elec…

Green Forest held its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 10 at Indian Trail Archery. Brady Schafer, Vice-President, called the meeting to order. The American pledge was led by Cooper Case, and the 4-H pledge by Makena Faulkner.

Accumulating snow is forecast for much of the state Friday evening beginning in the northwestern part of the state and moving southeast overnight continuing through Saturday. The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) urges people to avoid travel if possible. If you must travel Friday…

The City of Salem conducted cutoffs Thursday morning on past due utility accounts. In compliance with the city's current ordinance regarding cold weather rules, the forecast was looked at and it was determined that it was not expected to get below freezing in the 24 hours following cut offs.