Ashcroft announces Missouri Bicentennial Photograph Drive

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, today, announced the launch of the Missouri Bicentennial Photo Drive, celebrating 200 years of statehood. This effort is sponsored by the Missouri State Archives, a division within his office.

Steelville Scarecrow Contest is underway

    “Double, double, toil and trouble: fire burn and cauldron bubble.” The fourth annual Steelville Scarecrow Contest is underway and the theme for 2021 is “Witches!”

Area woman searching for kidney donor

    Holly Jernigan and her parents, Floyd and Barbara Jernigan, of Rolla, are searching for a living kidney donor. Holly was born with only one kidney due to having Williams Syndrome, a genetic condition that brings with it a host of medical issues.

Bourbon coffee shop gets new owners

    A local couple has purchased Jo’s Coffee Shack and Shave & Flave in Bourbon. They hope to be able to expand the business into Cuba.

No matter the storm, rejoice and be glad about the day

By Larry Dablemont
    I awakened early on Saturday morning, two hours before first light, and fixed myself a cup of coffee… before going out on my screened porch in the darkness to sit and listen to the gentle rain.