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Healthcare experts and engineers gathered Nov. 14 for the Ozark Biomedical Initiative’s Future of Cancer Summit. During the summit, researchers from Phelps Health, the Delbert Day Cancer Institute, Missouri S&T and the Siteman Cancer Center of Washington University in St. Louis discussed…

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As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in Missouri and across the Midwest, Governor Mike Parson last week signed Executive Order 20-19 extending the state of emergency in Missouri through March 31, 2021.

A Nov. 7 dance at Matt’s Steakhouse in Rolla has garnered national attention as a potential COVID-19 super spreader event. The parent-organized, homecoming-themed gathering brought together scores of local high schoolers with chaperons. The Phelps/Maries Health Department reports several COV…

The fifteenth annual Christmas Parade of lights will be held at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 5. It’s free to participate in the parade, but a lineup position is needed, so if you’re interested in participating be sure to turn in an entry form to the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce no later than Dec. 2.

Despite the upheaval of the COVID-19 virus, the Bonebrake Center of Nature and History will host the 29th annual Cookie Walk 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Bonebrake Center.

There's a familiar Christian hymn that's often sung at Thanksgiving: “We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing,” the song begins. The opening stanza evokes the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday. Friends and family come together each year at harvest time to thank God for the bounty we'v…

The fifteenth annual Christmas Parade of lights will be held at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 5. It’s free to participate in the parade, but a lineup position is needed, so if you’re interested in participating be sure to turn in an entry form to the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce no later than Dec. 2.

Despite the upheaval of the COVID-19 virus, the Bonebrake Center of Nature and History will host the 29th annual Cookie Walk 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Bonebrake Center.

There's a familiar Christian hymn that's often sung at Thanksgiving: “We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing,” the song begins. The opening stanza evokes the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday. Friends and family come together each year at harvest time to thank God for the bounty we'v…

Preliminary data from the Department of Conservation shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 80,525 deer during the opening weekend of the November portion of the fall firearms deer season Nov. 14 and 15. Of the 80,525 deer harvested, 48,695 were antlered bucks, 6,867 were button bucks…

America has a rich history of Thanksgiving that dates back to our humble beginnings. William Bradford, first governor of Plymouth, authorized the first Thanksgiving proclamation, encouraging the Pilgrims in 1623 to "render Thanksgiving to ye Almighty God for all His blessings.”

Every holiday season, Americans across the country look forward to celebrating cherished holiday traditions. As we take time out of our busy lives to spend time with loved ones and reflect on our blessings, we are reminded that even during what has been a very difficult year as a result of C…

Many community organizations, such as the Steelville Arts Council and the Meramec Music Theatre, are experiencing the economic impact of this crisis. With your generous support, we will navigate these challenging times and continue our mission of promoting arts in our community and creating …

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Sheriff Bob Wells, Chief Joe Chase, the Dent County Prosecuting Attorney Andrew M. Curley working in coordination with the South Central Task Force and the Highway Patrol concluded a long-term narcotics investigation in Dent County 6 a.m. Monday.

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A Salem woman was killed Friday resulting from an incident which occurred on Dent County Road 3300 eight miles north of Salem, according to online reports of Troop I of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

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Dent County Health Center sent a press release Nov. 19 regarding increasing numbers of COVID-19 in our county and area. Other health departments in the area are moving towards a similar strategy, as cases continue to rapidly increase.

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Due to circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Dailey & Vincent Christmas Show originally scheduled for Dec. 13 has been canceled at Meramec Music Theatre.

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A Salem woman was cited Tuesday after a one-vehicle crash occurred one mile north of Salem at the intersection of County Road 3230 and County Road 3240, according to online reports of Troop I of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

This fall, The Doe Run Company (Doe Run) has pledged nearly $9,000 to support STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curriculum at local school districts. The support is part of the company’s ongoing commitment to strengthen educational opportunities in Southeast Missouri and prepa…

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In spite of the pandemic, Mid-Ozark CASA welcomed five newly-trained volunteers to serve as advocates for abused and neglected children in Missouri’s 42nd Judicial Circuit, which includes Crawford, Dent, Iron, Reynolds and Wayne counties. The new Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) have…