Wadlow-Freund to wed in October

Kaylee Wadlow and Ethan Freund

Don and Michelle Wadlow, along with Kelly and Sheri Freund, announce the engagement of their children, Kaylee DeLaine Wadlow and Ethan Garrett Freund.
Kaylee is the granddaughter of Roger and Shirley Liggett and Ron and Marilyn Wadlow.
Ethan is the grandson of Betty Cresswell, Gib and Pam Cresswell, and Jean Freund.
An October 2016 wedding is planned at the Arcadia Academy.


Poet/professor to present poetry reading, workshop

Phillip Howerton

Phillip Howerton, an associate professor of English at Missouri State University-West Plains, will be giving a reading from his recently released poetry collection, The History of Tree Roots, at 6 p.m. on Friday, February 5, at the Ozark Regional Library in Fredericktown.
He will follow this reading with a poetry writing workshop and program at the library on Saturday, February 6 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  The University of Missouri Extension in Madison County, Historic Madison County, Mineral Area Council on the Arts and Ozark Regional Library are are offering these two programs and the even is free of charge thanks to donations from sponsors. Registration is required for the workshop only by calling 573-783-3303.  Light refreshments will be provided.       


Arcadian Academy of Music holds first student recital

Students and teachers Emily Parker (piano) and Felicia Bergmeier (violin) smile following the successful recital. Front row, from left are Kailyn George, Nadia Parker, Elliott Bergmeier, Samuel Buckner, Lauren Crocker and Stephen Cooper Back row, from left are Emily Parker, Allison Moore, Emma Nelson, Skyler Bishop, Audrey McCulley, Jackson Shinkle, Emmaline Waddell, Elizabeth Felker, Megan Cooper, Dylan George and Felicia Bergmeier.

The Arcadian Academy of Music held its first student recital on Sunday, Dec. 13.  Students from Iron, Reynolds, St. Francois and Washington Counties performed on piano, violin and voice.  
Following the student performances, Emily Parker – the owner and director of the school – dedicated the Recital Hall in honor of her grandmother, Jeanette McKinney.
Jeanette McKinney (1927 – 2011) was a lifelong Iron County resident who dedicated her life to music, teaching and performance.  She taught music at the Irondale, Ironton, Bismarck and Potosi schools and especially enjoyed teaching band.  
Following her retirement from the public schools, McKinney taught piano lessons out of her home in Belleview while caring for her young granddaughter, Emily.  
In later years, she taught Music Appreciation for Mineral Area College.  


Students named to Honor Roll at South Iron Elementary School

The following students were recently named to the 1st Quarter Honor Roll at South Iron R-1 School:

3rd Grade - Mrs. Huff
Shannon Ethridge
Heaven Hamilton
Sawyer Huff
Kaeleigh Johnson
Rose Armstead
Michael Chavosky
James Hedrick
Jack Henson
Matthew Jackson
Dakota Littrell
Caden Silvy

4th Grade - Mrs. Francis
Kaleigh Adams
Tanner Baker
Kirsten Blue
Enzley Dinkins
Benji German
Mar’Lon Hickman-Roberson
Jenna Horn
Hunter Huff
Will Malone
Hayden Masters
Maddisyn Mills
Anna Parker
Wayland Ruble
Serenity Warren
Talan Baker
Jermarquis Burse
Dylan Golden
Emmalee Kelley
Brianna Mauer


Williams, LaValle named Elks Students of the Month for November

Megan Williams and Joey LaValle, both seniors at Arcadia Valley High School,  have been named the Elks ‘Students of the Month.”


Local GFWC members attend Fall Convention

Tami White

Six members of the GFWC Mina Sauk Club of Ironton attended the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Missouri, Inc. Ninth District Fall Convention on October 24, 2015, at the United Methodist Church in Fredericktown.
Members were President Dorothy Cox, Ninth District President Elect/Membership Chairman Joan Duncan, Parliamentarian and GFWC of Missouri Convention Dollar Table Chair Alice Goehman, Ninth District Parliamentarian and GFWC of Missouri State Vice-President Pat Mertens, Secretary Lorelei Lee, and International Outreach and Special Projects Chairman Tami White.

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Freedom Fest winners announced

The 28th annual Annapolis “Freedom Fest” was held Oct. 9-10, 2015.

Pope presents rare Bible to Library of Congress

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (MO) joined Speaker John Boehner (OH) in receiving a donation of a Saint John’s Illuminated Bible given to the Library of Congress by Pope Francis last week during his first visit to the United States. The Pope presented the Bible immediately after his remarks to a joint session of Congress, which was the first ever papal speech before Congress.

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Governor appoints new Wash. County Administrator

Gov. Jay Nixon has appointed Judith A. Gillam, of Potosi, as the new Washington County Public Administrator. The position became vacant upon the resignation of former Administrator Kathy O’Neail. Gillam, a Democrat, retired in 2014 after serving as the conference coordinator for the YMCA of the Ozarks for 11 years. Prior to that position, she served as a caseworker/intake management supervisor for the Missouri Division of Family Services. Gillam was with the division from 1975 to 2002. She is a graduate of Mineral Area College and Potosi High School.


The garden season blues

by Donna Aufdenberg
This year’s garden season has been less than productive and less than enjoyable. I have received so many calls in the last few months from disheartened gardeners about their garden disasters and the terrible fruit season. For gardeners everywhere, I have some advice... Don’t base your gardening experience on one single garden season. You can start with a clean slate next spring!


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