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Annapolis Christmas Bazaar set Dec. 7 and 8

The annual Annapolis Christmas Bazaar, hosted by the South Iron Community Betterment organization, will be held on Friday, December 7, from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturday, December 8, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  

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AV Country Church Tour set for Dec. 22

The First Annual Arcadia Valley Country Church Christmas Tour is set from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, December 22.  It is hosted by the Arcadia Valley Ministerial Alliance and open to the public.

Those enjoying the tour may spend as much time as they wish at each stop, according to AVMA President, Pastor Danny Ray Chappell. Churches and ministries listed as participating include: 

•DRC Ministries at The Showroom & The Hub Cafe

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Dec

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

The Iron County Courthouse square is aglow with Christmas lights thanks to the efforts of members of the Arcadia Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas Parade Committee and local volunteers.  

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Dec

Thanksgiving service aids the work of the AVMA

A Community Thanksgiving Service, sponsored by The Arcadia Valley Ministerial Alliance (AVMA) was held Sunday evening, November 18. 

It was hosted by Ste. Marie du Lac Catholic Church in Ironton and The Rev. Father Jim Unterreiner.

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01
Dec

ICMC places third in national contest

ICMC staff wins 3rd place in national “My Hospital, My Community” contest

The award is for $5,000 dollars which will be spent to aid the hospital in some fashion as yet to be determined. On hand to receive the award last Thursday were (front row, from left) Brantley Hickman (Controller), Joshua Gilmore (CEO), Ellie Chase (athenahealth Marketing Manager- Community Health Systems), Angie Nations (HR Director) Kayla Chamberlain (Accountant), Debbie Wade (Pharmacy Tech), Lisa McQueen (Athena Director of Hospital Sales), Francis Slape (Housekeeping./Maintenance. Asst.), and Rick Thompson (Maint. Tech), (back row, from left) Craig Browning (Lab Manager), Mark Natale (IT Manager), Christi Johnson (Exec. Asst.), Jim Broombaugh (Facilities Maintenance Mgr.), Sylvia Beard (Purchasing Specialist), Vicki Branstetter (Community Champion), Marjorie Taylor (Lead Housekeeper), Steve Creek (Infection/Quality RN) and Dr. Bruce Harrison (ER Medical Director).

Iron County Medical Center (ICMC) administrators and staff gathered Thursday afternoon to accept high honors, and money, in a national competition.

“My Hospital, My Community” is a contest sponsored by anthenahealth, one of ICMC’s providers and a nationwide company providing support to hospitals and medical groups in such areas as Revenue Cycle Management and Electronic Health Records.

Tue
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Nov

New business designed to help new businesses

John Hagermann (left), manager of The Hub Cafe, and Nathan McKie in The Hub Cafe on Main Street in Ironton.  The business’ grand opening is tomorrow.

The Hub Cafe in Ironton is a cafe/gathering place on the surface, but its founders have a larger purpose.

“I actually moved here with the intent to try to do something to revitalize the rural economy that needed a shot in the arm,” said Nathan McKie. “In my research I came across a coffee shop kind of thing  where people could gather and it helped draw people together. That is why we have a cafe here. This is more focused on being a training center. We are doing food service because everyone complains about the quality of service you receive in restaurants. It isn’t the employees’ fault, but they aren’t up to the level they need to be.”

McKie has teamed up with The Hub Cafe Manager John Hagermann to train local workers placed by Job Corps in basic work skills and ethics.

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Nov

Iron County voters follow statewide trends; support Hawley, Smith

Iron County voters generally supported Republican candidates for statewide offices, while unopposed Democrats retained county-level positions.

Some 3,641 voters or 52.73 percent of the total registered voters in the county turned out at the polls. Statewide voter turnout was 57.9 percent.

In the mid-term election last week, local votes indicated their general preference for Republican candidates beginning with voting to deny incumbent Democrat Senator Clair McCaskill reelection.

Iron County voters supported Hawley over McCaskill 63 percent to 34 percent respectively. (See complete local election results by precinct on Pages A6 and A7). Three other candidates drew slightly over 3 percent of the vote.

At the state level, Hawley drew 51 percent of the total votes to McCaskill’s 45 percent.

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Nov

MDC seeks info on elk calf poached weeks after birth

MDC agents ask for help in this elk calf poaching case. Anyone with information that could help with the investigation are encouraged to call the Operation Game Thief hotline at 1-800-392-1111.

Shannon County – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) seeks information in the case of an elk calf that was shot. Conservation agents report the calf was born in the Log Yard area of Shannon County July 13 and was fitted with a VFH radio collar July 14 with the identification number 1829. The calf still had its spots when it was found shot next to a road just weeks later. The lengthy investigation has led conservation agents to seek information from the public.

“The complex forensic work of this investigation and the very tedious evidence analysis has made this a lengthy investigation,” Acting Protection Chief Dean Harre said.

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Nov

Bethel new manager at The Battle of Pilot Knob State HS

Artifacts acquired - Bryan Bethel (left), the new Natural Resource Manager at the Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site, and Brick Autry, an interpreter at the site, hold a recently acquired collection of artifacts found at the site before it was protected from collectors. The collection of belt buckles, breast plates, sword belt buckles, bullets and buttons was in a private collection and was put up for sale. Former site manager Walt Busch heard about it and the purchase was made possible by donations from The Friends of Fort Davidson and the St. Louis Civil War Roundtable. The collection will be on display at the site museum.

Bryan Bethel remembers coming to The Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site reenactments when he was a kid, so when he took over the reins of the site from retiring manager Walt Busch, it was a comfortable change.

He has been in the site’s Natural Resource Manager since August 20, a job that also includes the management responsibility for Elephant Rocks State Park and Dillard Mill State Historic Site.

From 2008 to 2011 he was the manager at Sam A. Baker State Park and then went to manage Truman Lake State Park.

“I have family in the Potosi area, so it was nice to get back on this side of the state,” he said.

Bethel originally hails from the St. Clair/Lonedell area. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education from University of Missouri - St. Louis, and a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education and Curriculum Development from William Woods University in Fulton.

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Nov

County Republicans hold meet and greet

County Republicans hold meet and greet

The Iron County Republican Club held a public Meet the Candidates at Thee Abbey Kitchen on Thursday (October 25) evening.

 State Senator Gary Romine led a discussion of amendments and propositions to be on the November 6 ballot.  

Candidates appearing included Megan Seay, candidate for Circuit Court Judge, Circuit 42, Division 1; State Rep. Chris Dinkins; Stephanie Lebron, candidate for County Clerk; and Crystal Price, candidate for County Collector.

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