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Houston library looks to expand ‘friends’ program

Members of the Houston Friends of the Library group include, front row, from left, Joann Preciado, Sue Colter, Rhonda Goss and Sue Simpson. Back row, Fred Preciado, Keith Ford and Robert Simpson.Submitted photo


Mercy exiting Houston market; doctors to remain

About 20 years after entering the healthcare market in Houston, Mercy is preparing to exit, it said Tuesday afternoon.Mercy said it worked closely with Matthew Brown, MD, and Patricia Benoist, MD, physicians at the clinic, throughout the process as it contemplated the closing.Mercy said the physicia


Community events for the month

The Frog Fitness Group will host their free 5K run, walk or bike. It will be on Saturday, August 18. This event begins at 8 a.m. at Walker Real Estate on Missouri Avenue. They host a race the third Saturday of every month.


Fort Leonard Wood report for the week of Aug. 13

General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital’s Patient Townhall, 1 p.m. Aug. 13 at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital, MEDDAC classroom. This is the public’s chance to speak to hospital leadership and positively affect change. For more information, call the GLWACH Public Affairs Office at


Minor injuries when SUV strikes cow standing in Highway 54

The crash occurred around 9:50 p.m. Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Route BB in Callaway County.


Camdenton Parents Worry About Student Privacy In New Online School Registration

CAMDENTON, Mo. — A new online registration system for Camdenton R-III School District students has some parents concerned about school overreach into private student medical information. Camdenton R-III District Health Coordinator Rhonda Franken has acknowledged the issue and pointed to ways parents


A look at Salem nuisance ordinances on the books

In a three-part series from The Salem News beginning today, the newspaper will 1) go in-depth into City of Salem ordinances regarding nuisances and dangerous properties, 2) what is being done now to correct those in violation and 3) what plans are for the future to combat this problem. Each ordinanc


Court dates for former Texas County sheriff, deputy; attorney requests charges dropped

(Greene County Jail/Shannon County Sheriff's Office)HOUSTON, Mo. — The former sheriff of Texas County and the department’s chief deputy will appear in court later this month to face a bevy of charges.James Sigman and Jennifer Tomaszewski will appear in court on August 21, according to online court r


Truck fire reported at Twin Bridges

The Houston Rural Fire Department responded at about 5:40 p.m. Sunday to a reported truck fire near Twin Bridges.Authorities said the blaze was between the two bridges.


FORECAST: Scattered storms today

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Houston school board makes personnel moves before launch of classes

One week before classes begin on campus, the Houston school board handled several personnel moves during its monthly meeting.The district accepted a resignation/separation agreement from Carol Bryson, an elementary teacher. Resignations were also received from Joni Bobbitt, special education process


School not interested in Forbes property

“I have had a few community members contact me about the Forbes property. I have heard numbers like $60-65,000. I ran this idea by my board, and they are not interested in pursuing this regardless,” wrote Moss.


Licking man injured when vehicle strikes fence, tree

A Licking man was injured Thursday afternoon when the vehicle he was driving ran off the roadway and struck a fence and tree.The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Gabriel H. Koch, 41, was taken by private vehicle to Salem Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. He was wearing a seat belt.The 2003 Fo


Police issue Endangered Person Advisory for man from the Rolla, Mo. area

Police say Ryan W. Berry, 36, was seen at 10232 Natural Bridge Road in St. Louis Monday morning around 3 a.m.


Lake of the Ozarks' Party Cove, soon to have its own reality show, adding branded wine

One Linn Creek, Mo., winemaker hopes to give customers a taste of the show before it hits the airwaves.


Injuries reported in Saturday crash

A 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer, driven by Janelle D. Blair, 34, was southbound at 5:35 p.m. Saturday when control of the vehicle was lost. It then ran off the left side of the roadway, overcorrected, ran off the right side of the roadway, struck a tree and overturned - partially ejecting Blair. She re


MISSING: 36-year old Ryan Berry, last seen at Quality Inn near Lambert

ROLLA, MO. — The Missouri State Highway Patrol has issued an Endangered Person Advisory for a missing person, who was last seen on August 6th around 3:00 after checking out of the the Quality Inn near Lambert Airport and has not been seen or heard from since.Police are looking for Ryan W Berry, age


Search dog shot in Freeburg dies; reward to find culprit grows

The dog Rowdy, 8, was a black lab mix and a cadaver dog for Gateway Search Dogs Inc. He had been on more than 30 missions in the bi-state area since he was certified about five years ago. A cadaver dog is trained to use its sense of smell to find human remains. Some of the searches Rowdy had taken


Structure fire reported west of Licking

Fire departments from Licking and Raymondville were called at about 6:20 p.m. Thursday to a structure blaze west of Licking.Authorities said the home was situated at 17494 Boone Creek Road.


One dozen alleged drug dealers charged in Dent County drug raid

Twelve Dent County residents face at least one felony count of distribution of a controlled substance as part of an operation led by the South Central Drug Task Force.A press release from the Dent County Prosecutor’s Office states that at 7 a.m. Wednesday members of South Central Drug Task Force, in