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Bethel Community Center Held Fundraiser

The Bethel Community Center held a fundraiser Saturday, October 23. A free will donation was collected for the meal served and a fun-filled evening of live music and skits was performed. Hee Haw Skits and live music took place for approximately 200 spectators to enjoy the show. According to Liz Miles, $2,800 has been raised…

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Imagine A Day Without Water: National Awareness Campaign Brings Northeast Missouri Clean Water Efforts to the Forefront

By Echo Menges Last week, water advocates across the country mobilized to increase awareness about American drinking water systems, infrastructure and the effort to bring clean water to homes and businesses nationwide. Here in Northeast Missouri, water advocates assembled to bring rural water customers into the conversation by asking people to “Imagine a Day Without…

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Board Approves New Quarantine Options, Greenwell Announces Retirement

By Marlana Smith   The North Shelby Board of Education met Tuesday, October 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school library. Vice President Shawn McEwen led the meeting with six members present.   The board attended a 30-minute demonstration from the Conduct of Meetings’ FFA team, who were practicing for the National FFA Convention…

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Future of SRAD is Uncertain

By Martha Jane East The Salt River Ambulance District board met Wednesday, October 20 at the ambulance base in Shelbyville. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Phil Leatherman. Salt River Ambulance District Director Kieth Pantaleo advised the board members he is still waiting for information from CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services)…

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Verizon To Acquire Wireless Network Assets of Chariton Valley

Chariton Valley Wireless and Verizon Communications Inc. have entered into an agreement that will allow Verizon to acquire the wireless network assets of Chariton Valley’s LTE in Rural America (LRA) wireless network serving Northeastern Missouri. The acquisition of assets is subject to FCC approval and is expected to close in early 2022. This transaction does…

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Railroad Work to Temporarily Close U.S. Route 24 in Monroe County

HANNIBAL– Weather permitting, Nov. 1-5, BNSF Railroad will be completing repairs at the crossing on U.S. Route 24 in Monroe County just north of South Border Street. Repairs will take place from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Detour will be on U.S. 36 and Missouri 15. Motorists will need to use alternate routes during these…

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Lady Raiders Season Ends in Battle Against Canton

By Marlana Smith   It’s been six years since North Shelby has made an appearance in a District Championship competition.   The last time the Lady Raiders won a District Title was in 2010.   NS (16-8) battled until the end against Canton on Saturday, October 16 in the Class 1 District 9 championship game.…

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MDC Invites First-Time Youth Deer Hunters to Free Mentored Hunt

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, invites new youth deer hunters to register for a free, mentored deer hunt at Mark Twain Lake Nov. 26–28. Participants will learn from experienced instructors about wildlife identification, habits and habitat, regulations, safety, hunting strategies, equipment and game care, and…

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Chapter P.E.O. Awards Grant

Mallory Allen, Shelbyville, was recently awarded a grant of $2,000 from the P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education to provide funds to help her reach her educational goals. In order to receive a grant from the P.C.E., a woman must be recommended by a P.E.O. chapter, have had at least 24 consecutive months as a non-student…

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DNR Requires Action on City Lagoon

  The Shelbyville Board of Aldermen met Monday, October 4, at the city office.   Present were Mayor Mike Vanskike, Aldermen Brad Willey, Jerry Myers and Rob Southers, City Clerk Gina Mesmer, City Superintendent Randy Shores and city employee Nathan Minear.   The board reviewed the quarterly budget.   The city received an Abatement Order…

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