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12/01/2016
An Arcadia woman received minor injuries in a one-car accident on Saturday, November 26, in St. Francois County. The accident occurred on MO Highway 221 at Route NN at 5:30 a.m., according to a report by the MO Highway Patrol. Victoria A. Bowling, 25, of Arcadia was driving a 2013 Ford Focus... + continue reading
12/01/2016
Approximately 100 acres of land adjacent to the Shepherd Mountain Lake is getting some new attention. The lake and property are owned by the City of Ironton - the lake is the source of the city’s drinking water - and the municipality allows fishermen access to the lake. However, if you look... + continue reading

Some still-usable concrete firepits and picnic tables, now half hidden in underbrush, are remnants of a day-use park that used to be adjacent to the Shepherd Mountain Lake, an impoundment owned by the City of Ironton.  The city’s Board of Aldermen have started a process to clean up the area and decide how to better use it.

 
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Approximately 100 acres of land adjacent to the Shepherd Mountain Lake is getting some new attention. The lake and property are owned by the City of Ironton - the lake is the source of the city’s drinking water - and the municipality allows fishermen access to the lake. However, if you look... + continue reading

As the train pulled into the Arcadia Valley Station Thursday night, the crowd cheered and the sound of thundering fireworks mixed with the steady pulls on the train’s horn. Most of the crowd stayed to wave to departing passengers.

 
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Fifteen or 20 minutes before arrival at the Arcadia Valley Amtrak Station, an employee on the Texas Eagle walked down the aisle of the lounge car and announced to the group of 29 dignitaries assembled there: “I just received a call...and they said when we are pulling into Arcadia to get on... + continue reading

A library patron tries out “Mango” at the Ironton branch of Ozark Regional Library.  The program has been made available free of charge to anyone with an Ozark Regional Library card.  And that card is free for the asking. It can be accessed through any computer.

 
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Would you like to pick up where you left off on that high school conversational Spanish course?  How about ordering from the menu in French? Planning a trip to anywhere a different language is spoken?  Perhaps you first stop should be your neigborhood library. The program is easy to use... + continue reading

Honor Flight brothers -  Jasper Dettmer (left) and his brother, Dr. Robert Dettmer, are among some 75 veterans making an “Honor Flight” to Washington D.C. this week.  They were honored at the annual Veteran’s Breakfast held at Ste. Marie Du Lac Catholic Church in Ironton. 

 
Friday, November 11, 2016
Two local veterans are among those from around the country who are on the latest  “Honor Flight” headed to Washington D.C. this week. Jasper Dettmer and his brother, Dr. Robert Dettmer flew out of Lambert International Airport Monday. The Honor Flight Network is a non-profit... + continue reading

A family’s playground has turned into a community playground.

Imagination Park, the brainstorm of little Nadia Parker, is open on Main Street in Ironton after six months of work. On hand for the Grand Opening were (from left) Brendan Collins, Mary Spencer, Roy Derecsky (the trio who did the construction work), and Emily, Nadia, Ben, and Brian Parker.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
As Emily and Brian Parker of Ironton were winding down their renovation work and getting ready to open the Arcadian Academy of Music, their daughter, Nadia, 7, kept asking, ‘Where am I going to play?’” The three-story historical structure has a small yard, but a playground... + continue reading

Some still-usable concrete firepits and picnic tables, now half hidden in underbrush, are remnants of a day-use park that used to be adjacent to the Shepherd Mountain Lake, an impoundment owned by the City of Ironton.  The city’s Board of Aldermen have started a process to clean up the area and decide how to better use it.

 

As the train pulled into the Arcadia Valley Station Thursday night, the crowd cheered and the sound of thundering fireworks mixed with the steady pulls on the train’s horn. Most of the crowd stayed to wave to departing passengers.

 

A library patron tries out “Mango” at the Ironton branch of Ozark Regional Library.  The program has been made available free of charge to anyone with an Ozark Regional Library card.  And that card is free for the asking. It can be accessed through any computer.

 

Honor Flight brothers -  Jasper Dettmer (left) and his brother, Dr. Robert Dettmer, are among some 75 veterans making an “Honor Flight” to Washington D.C. this week.  They were honored at the annual Veteran’s Breakfast held at Ste. Marie Du Lac Catholic Church in Ironton. 

 

A family’s playground has turned into a community playground.

Imagination Park, the brainstorm of little Nadia Parker, is open on Main Street in Ironton after six months of work. On hand for the Grand Opening were (from left) Brendan Collins, Mary Spencer, Roy Derecsky (the trio who did the construction work), and Emily, Nadia, Ben, and Brian Parker.

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12/01/2016
An Arcadia woman received minor injuries in a one-car accident on Saturday, November 26, in St. Francois County. The accident occurred on MO Highway 221 at Route NN at 5:30 a.m., according to a report by the MO Highway Patrol. Victoria A. Bowling, 25, of Arcadia was driving a 2013 Ford Focus... + continue reading

Some still-usable concrete firepits and picnic tables, now half hidden in underbrush, are remnants of a day-use park that used to be adjacent to the Shepherd Mountain Lake, an impoundment owned by the City of Ironton.  The city’s Board of Aldermen have started a process to clean up the area and decide how to better use it.

 
12/01/2016
Approximately 100 acres of land adjacent to the Shepherd Mountain Lake is getting some new attention. The lake and property are owned by the City of Ironton - the lake is the source of the city’s drinking water - and the municipality allows fishermen access to the lake. However, if you look... + continue reading

Sports

Arcadia Valley Fall Festival Queen Emma Wadlow presents the Thanksgiving Tournament’s 1st Place Trophy to the West County Bulldogs. Pictured (not in order) are Jared Barnett, Matthew Clifton, Jacob Harris, Nathan Hollock, Jared Jones, Nate Kinnard, Broderick McEntire, Jacob Meinershagen, Matthew Momot, Brandon Osborn, Brenden Pingel, Reid Pratt, Noah Vinson, and Tucker Watson. Not pictured is Coach Chris LaBryere.

 
12/01/2016
The West County Bulldogs beat the Ellington Whippets 41-38 on a last-second 3-pointer by Jacob Meinershagan to win the 90th Annual Arcadia Valley Thanksgiving Tournament on November 24th at J. D.... + continue reading

Arcadia Valley Tiger Senior Jake Pryor signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Mineral Area College. He plans to pursue a career in conservation. In the spring season of his junior year, he played in 21 games and batted .439. He had 29 hits that included 5 doubles, 1 triple, and 3 home runs. He had 10 walks. He had an 8-3 pitching record with a 1.44 ERA in 48.2 innings. He had 62 strikeouts. He was on the MAAA Small-School All-Conference 1st Team and the Class 3, District 3 All-District 1st Team. His parents are Jason Pryor and Mandy Watson. His grandfathers are James Pryor and Rick Turnbough. His coaches at Arcadia Valley are John Inman and Steve Thomas. 

 
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Arcadia Valley Lady Tiger Senior Briar Johnson signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Mineral Area College. Pictured (seated, l-r) are Christi Johnson, her mother, Briar Johnson, and Briley Riley, MAC Assistant Coach; and (standing, l-r) Jason Johnson, her father, Lady Tigers Head Coach Adam Waddell, Assistant Coach Wade Buckman, and MAC Head Coach Gary Koch. Between high school seasons, Briar played with the Mineral Area Magic.

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Valley Views

12/01/2016
Dear Editor,  I just read a startling statistic: 82 percent of evangelical Christians voted for Donald Trump for President of the United States.   It seems as if they have supported and... + continue reading

Community

Wednesday, 30/11/16
If you don’t see it at your local branch, ask your librarian to order it for you (or you can go to the online catalogue and place a hold on the item yourself).   Fiction •Blair,... + continue reading

Class of ‘66 gathers for reunion - The Arcadia Valley High School Class of 1966 held it’s 50th Class Reunion on October 15 at The Abbey. Front row, from left are Darlene Mitchell Jaycox, Beverly Spitzmiller McKenna, Karen Cloin Kitchen, Judy Woods Schumacher, Nancy Whited Peek, Carolyn Price Miller, Jane Rice Barthel, Linda Thomas Freeman, and Joanne Turner Propst, (second row, from left) Susan Epperson Childers, Gary Henley, Vallery Tripp Muncie, Edna Browers Wagoner, Cherie Hicks Adcock, Karen Wilkerson Harter, Gary Gardner, Larry Propst, and Steve Young, and (third row, from left) Jerry Hughes, Mike Johnson, Bud Newhouse, Bill Heller, Rick Carver, Jim Smith, Rob Reichert, Pat McDowell, Tom Rinehart, Leroy Liggett, Garry Moreland and Dan Hall.

 
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Cade Aaron Middleton

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Head Start students “Trick or Treat” at the The Mountain Echo office on Friday, Oct. 28.  The kids traditionally visit participating businesses within walking distance on a day close to the holiday. 

 

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