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Citizens Advisory Group Formed to Evaluate Improvements at US...
The Missouri Department of Transportation has asked area leaders to help determine the best options to improve the US 61/Route A intersection in New London.  A citizen’s...
Expect University of Missouri Extension Council Ballots Soon by...
The University of Missouri Extension-Ralls County Council is conducting its annual election of new board members. As required by law, the extension council holds an...
Love’s Truck Stop in New London celebrated its grand opening with a donation of $2,000 to The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri. The funding will be used to provide Buddy Packs for children at Ralls County Elementary. The Buddy Pack program provides kid-friendly weekend nutrition to children who rely on subsidized school lunch. Pictured, General Manager Jeff Bisch presents the check to Steve Yager, regional coordinator. For more information, visit sharefoodbringhope.org. Love's Donates to Food Bank

Kirby Leake talks about his new rifle as his brother, Charles Leake, checks out the Henry rifle Kirby received as a retirement gift at a party Tuesday, December 27. Kirby Receives Rifle

Results of the 2016 “FARMometer” Survey
         Missouri farmers and ranchers are, for the most part, optimistic heading into 2017 and would overwhelmingly recommend their children follow in their footsteps,...
Trucks come and go at a steady pace at Love’s Travel Stop in New London. Love's Grand Opening

ADM Cares in Quincy Donates $10,000 to JWCC Serving the Southeast...
Quincy, Illinois - ADM in Quincy is providing the technical resources to educate students and the workforce in the southeastern portion of the John...

Lacey Fertch and Jamie Woodhurst Wedding Announcement
Lacey Fertch and Jamie Woodhurst, both of Perry, Mo., were united in marriage July 30, 2016, at the Salem Baptist Church in Center, Missouri.     ...

OBITS: YEAR IN REVIEW
January 7 Jackie Lee ‘Jack’ Jaspering, 59 Wanda Sue Pash, 93 January 14 Jesse Eugene Poage, 80 Virginia Frances Glascock Yochum, 89 January 21 William H. ‘Bill’...
Two workers remove windows from the upper story of the NECAC building on Main Street in New London. The building was badly damaged from a fire in October 2015 and is being demolished to make room for the new NECAC facility. NECAC to Rebuild
A fire damaged the two-story NECAC building at 411 Main Street in New London and destroyed the vacant building owned by Bob Lee to the immediate...

Antioch Baptist Church Burns
Antioch Baptist Church on Old 79 and Antioch Lane caught fire late Tuesday afternoon, December 20. The church is located in the Saverton township...

Photo courtesy of Matthew J. Krankka. Church a total loss after massive fire
Antioch Baptist Church on Old 79 and Antioch Lane caught fire late Tuesday afternoon, December 20. The church is located in the Saverton township...

Students Meet Food Drive Challenge
What's the best way to encourage students to bring in canned good items to school for the Thanksgiving Food Drive at Ralls County Elementary?  That...

Snowflakes for Westview Nursing Home
Students at Ralls County Elementary earn “Tiger Tickets” for positive behavior. Those tickets are worth points. Each week the students can use...

Music students who performed in the annual Christmas Recital are pictured here at Monroe Manor in Paris. From left in the front are Callista Glascock, Danica Wormington, Miranda Billings, Addie Crain and Gabriel Rowe. In back are Elizabeth Trower and Patti Grimmett. Christmas Recital
Piano and guitar students of Patty Grimmett gave their annual Christmas recital for residents of Miller Residential Care and Monroe Manor in Paris...