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Thu
16
Aug

Arcadia Valley Lions Club Rodeo set for this weekend

The 27th annual Arcadia Valley Lions Club Rodeo is set for this weekend, August 17 and 18. The event begins at 8 p.m. each night.

“We should have a really good show for people this year,” said Rodeo Chairman Kenny Wooten.

Some 200 participants will compete in rodeo events including bull riding, barrel racing, saddle bronc riding, team roping, calf roping, steer wrestling, bareback bronc riding and cowgirl breakaway roping.

The local event is sanctioned by both the International Professional Association (IPRA) and the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association (MRCA) which means contestants can earn points toward national standings.

Featured performers at this year’s rodeo include the Double Trouble Trick Riders from Lexington,  MO and Rodeo Clown Greek Ellick, Jr. of Claremore, OK.

Thu
16
Aug

Annapolis man charged in Reynolds County shooting

An Annapolis man has been charged in connection with a shooting last week in Reynolds County.

John Carr, Jr. has been charged with Assault in the 1st Degree (Class A Felony), Burglary in the 1st Degree (Class B Felony), Armed Criminal Action (Unclassified Felony), and Unlawful Use of a Weapon (Class E Felony), according to information provided by Reynolds County Sheriff Tom Stout. Carr is being held in the Reynolds County Jail on a $500,000 cash-only bond.

Thu
16
Aug

Iron County says ‘no’ to Prop A, ‘yes’ to full-time Prosecutor

Iron Countians gave a decisive no vote last week to Proposition A, an attempt to establish the so-called “Right to Work” in Missouri. The proposition was on the Tuesday, August 7, Primary Ballot.

The county voted 77.99 percent (506 yes) to 22.01 percent (1,793 votes no) to approve the proposition and stop the legislation. Statewide voters showed a similar preference with 67.461 percent of the voters casting a no vote, or 937,241 votes out of a total of 1,389,316 cast.

Out of 6,821 registered voters in Iron County, 34 percent, or 2,319 cast a ballot in the Primary Election.

The other proposition on the local ballot was on to make the County Prosecutor a full-time position.  It passed narrowly with 1,175 people voting yes (52.86 percent) and 1,048 voting no (47.14 percent).

In the crowded statewide race for Republican nomination for U.S. Senator, Josh Hawley came out ahead of a crowded field with 58.635 percent of the Republican votes cast (389,006).

Thu
16
Aug

Rouse children bake up big dreams

Family tradition - Abbey Rouse applies frosting to some cupcakes with the help of her little brother, Tanner.

By Randi Sargent

Abbey Rouse, age 10, adjusts a gallon-sized bag of blue frosting in her hands as she decorates two trays of cupcakes. Her parents, Darwin and Katherine Rouse, owners of Thee Abbey Kitchen, are not the only entrepreneurs in the bakery business, and Abbey isn’t the only kid in the kitchen. Along with her brothers Porter (11) and Tanner (7), she is preparing baked goods for the small bakery stand they set up outside of Thee Abbey Kitchen. Their goal is to raise money for a pony, a pony cart, and a saddle.

The Rouse kids plan to offer rides and pictures with the pony in order to benefit Thee Abbey. Porter describes the family’s business as a “team effort.”

Sun
29
Jul

Dayspring Bible Camp to celebrate 75th anniversary

Dayspring Bible Camp, located at the outlet of Lake Killarney will be celebrating its 75th anniversary.

There are many alumni in the Arcadia Valley who have attended the Christian camp located at the outlet of Lake Killarney. It has had various names like Arcadia Valley Bible Camp, Camp CB, Masokobi Bible Camp, Fredericktown Day Camp, Arcadia Valley Day Camp, and Dayspring Bible Camp.

The alumni and their families and friends are invited to the 75th Anniversary of the camp on Saturday, Aug. 4, from noon to about 3 pm.

During the anniversary celebration, Dave Isom, Dayspring manager, will present an illustrated history of the camp. Dr. Larry Dixon will give a talk on Continuing the Race. There will be a free BBQ lunch, a tour of the camp, and camp songs will be sung. And the entire event will be free. An offering for the camp will be taken.

Thu
19
Jul

McCaskill report shows Iron County among hardest hit by opioid epidemic

Washington – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, the top-ranking Democrat on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, has released the latest product of her wide-ranging investigation into opioid manufacturers and distributors.

“Fueling an Epidemic: A Flood of 1.6 Billion Doses of Opioids into Missouri and the Need for Stronger DEA Enforcement” describes how the “Big Three” pharmaceutical distribution companies together shipped around 1.6 billion dosage units of opioid products to Missouri alone between 2012 and 2017.

This volume of opioids represents more than 260 dosage units for every Missourian during the six-year period. In 2015 - the peak year for opioid shipments to Missouri during the years investigated - the three major distributors shipped approximately 52 opioid dosage units per person in the state.

Thu
19
Jul

Ameren MO electric rates to decrease on Aug. 1

The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved an agreement which reduces the annual electric revenues of Union Electric Company d/b/a Ameren Missouri by approximately $166.5 million (6 percent), effective Aug. 1, 2018.

The rate decrease reflects a reduction in the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent as a result of passage of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Ameren Missouri customers are the first customers of an investor-owned electric utility in Missouri to see the benefits of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

On June 6, 2018, the Public Service Commission opened a case under a provision of Missouri Senate Bill 564 (SB 564) which was passed by the Missouri General Assembly and signed into law. A section of SB 564 gives the Commission one-time authority to order an adjustment to the electric rates of certain electrical corporations in light of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

Sun
15
Jul

‘Back to School Fair’ seeks support/requests

The annual ‘Back to School Fair,” designed to help families with school supplies and clothes, has been set for Friday, August 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Ironton.

However, there is a problem this year: Support from the community is down.

“We really could use some financial assistance,” said Danny Ray Chappel, a member of the sponsors The Arcadia Valley Ministerial Alliance and DRC Ministries.

Chappel noted the effort could also use volunteer help of every kind.

“We still need volunteers to help on the day of (the event) as well as counting, sorting, buying and stuffing (materials),” he said.

The deadline to register is Tuesday, July 31, for those who need assistance.  To register, call DRC Ministries at  573-262-4686 or 573-626- 4863.

Those willing to donate  items, (clothing, supplies, etc.), should take them to the First Baptist Church of Ironton before July 31.

Sun
15
Jul

‘Meet the Candidates’ set for July 26 at Iron County Courthouse

If you would like to personally meet and talk with candidates for office in the upcoming August Primary election, be on the Iron County Courthouse lawn on Thursday, July 26.

Candidates of both political parties are invited to attend and make a few remarks (five minutes or less) about their candidacy. It will be an informal gathering designed to give constituents a chance to personally meet the candidates.

The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Gazebo on the lawn.  The public is encouraged to bring lawn chairs.  In the event of rain, the proceedings will be moved inside the courthouse.

The event is sponsored by the Iron County Democrat Club and is free of charge to those attending.

The club will be providing hot dogs, chips, desserts and soft drinks, also free of charge.

Sun
15
Jul

Sagging Ceiling

Sagging Ceiling

Members of the Iron County Commission contemplate the conference room ceiling at a recent commission meeting. The large hole was made to find the cause of some sagging ceiling portions. The commissioners were fearful of water damage - a leaking roof has led to some water damage in other areas of the courthouse, such as the legal library on the top floor. However, this problem, on the first floor, appears to be a failed brace, not water damage. A commission study is under way of the courthouse and other county-owned buildings to get an assessment of improvements that need to be made and the project costs. From left are Southern District Associate Commissioner Dwayne Warncke, Presiding Commissioner Jim Scaggs, and Western District Associate Commissioner Josh Campbell.

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