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09/30/2016
“If there was ever a year we all should be (involved) in politics, it is now,” said Russ Carnahan, Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor.  He was speaking to a crowd gathered for a local candidate meet and greet Sunday evening at The Catfish Bowl Restaurant in Pilot Knob.  The... + continue reading
09/30/2016
If you are not yet registered to vote and you would like to cast a ballot in the upcoming Presidential election, you need to act quickly. According to Iron County Clerk Virginia Queen, the deadline to register is Wednesday, Oct. 12. Registration forms are available at the clerk’s office or... + continue reading

Russ Carnahan, Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor, has a word with Ron Vance during a Democratic "meet and greet" at the Catfish Bowl in Pilot Knob.

 
Friday, September 30, 2016
“If there was ever a year we all should be (involved) in politics, it is now,” said Russ Carnahan, Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor.  He was speaking to a crowd gathered for a local candidate meet and greet Sunday evening at The Catfish Bowl Restaurant in Pilot Knob.  The... + continue reading

2016 AV Fall Festival Queen Candidates

Friday, September 30, 2016
The 2016 Arcadia Valley Fall Festival Queen Candidates have been announced.  They include (from left)Senior candidate - Madison Williams, daughter of Todd and Sarah Williams of Middlebrook; Junior candidate - Cali Jones, daughter of Heather Theros and Larry and Jamie Jones of Ironton;... + continue reading

State Senator Gary Romine (standing, foreground) and State Rep. Paul Fitzwater (also standing) join the conversation during a meeting on the future of Crane Lake held last Thursday, September 15, at the Iron County Courthouse in Ironton.  The meeting, called by the Iron County Board of Commissioners drew a crowd of 60-70 people.  Iron County Presiding Commissioner Jim Scaggs presented a Power-Point presentation on the history of the situation at the lake and showed photos and video (shot from a plane) showing the dam’s current condition. 

 
Friday, September 23, 2016
A group of state and local officials met with Iron County citizens in a meeting Thursday evening to discuss the future of Crane Lake. The 100-acre public lake has been drawn down to half that size, a response to serious deterioration of the dam. The Iron County Board of Commissioners called the... + continue reading

Kelsey Fitzgerald

Friday, September 23, 2016
Kelsey Fitzgerald has joined the staff of the Ironton Branch of the Ozark Regional Library. Fitzgerald, 25, is a youth librarian and will handle youth programs for the entire library system. She began her new job on Sept. 1.  She began her career as a part-time assistant youth librarian at... + continue reading

Certified Work Ready Community - MO Dept. of Economic Development Director Mike Downing (center, right) presents a Governor’s Proclamation to Iron County Commissioner Jim Scaggs.  The presentation was part of a ceremony on Thursday, August 25, recognizing the county’s efforts in becoming a Certified Work Ready Community.  Also in the photograph are members of the county’s CWRC team, including (not in order) Nathan McKie, Jim Scaggs, Steve Pursley, Nicole Thomas, Amanda Shipman, Chris Wigger, June O’Dell, Tina Miller, Linda Fitzgerald, Sherry Finke and Bev Hickam. Not present for photo - Rebecca Murphy.  Mountain Echo photo by Dory Hackett

 
Sunday, September 11, 2016
County government officials, local business owners, school officials and representatives from the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) gathered Thursday, Sept. 1, in the conference room at the Arcadia Valley Career/Technology Center to celebrate. Mike Downing, director of Missouri... + continue reading

Russ Carnahan, Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor, has a word with Ron Vance during a Democratic "meet and greet" at the Catfish Bowl in Pilot Knob.

 

2016 AV Fall Festival Queen Candidates

State Senator Gary Romine (standing, foreground) and State Rep. Paul Fitzwater (also standing) join the conversation during a meeting on the future of Crane Lake held last Thursday, September 15, at the Iron County Courthouse in Ironton.  The meeting, called by the Iron County Board of Commissioners drew a crowd of 60-70 people.  Iron County Presiding Commissioner Jim Scaggs presented a Power-Point presentation on the history of the situation at the lake and showed photos and video (shot from a plane) showing the dam’s current condition. 

 

Kelsey Fitzgerald

Certified Work Ready Community - MO Dept. of Economic Development Director Mike Downing (center, right) presents a Governor’s Proclamation to Iron County Commissioner Jim Scaggs.  The presentation was part of a ceremony on Thursday, August 25, recognizing the county’s efforts in becoming a Certified Work Ready Community.  Also in the photograph are members of the county’s CWRC team, including (not in order) Nathan McKie, Jim Scaggs, Steve Pursley, Nicole Thomas, Amanda Shipman, Chris Wigger, June O’Dell, Tina Miller, Linda Fitzgerald, Sherry Finke and Bev Hickam. Not present for photo - Rebecca Murphy.  Mountain Echo photo by Dory Hackett

 

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Russ Carnahan, Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor, has a word with Ron Vance during a Democratic "meet and greet" at the Catfish Bowl in Pilot Knob.

 
09/30/2016
“If there was ever a year we all should be (involved) in politics, it is now,” said Russ Carnahan, Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor.  He was speaking to a crowd gathered for a local candidate meet and greet Sunday evening at The Catfish Bowl Restaurant in Pilot Knob.  The... + continue reading
09/30/2016
If you are not yet registered to vote and you would like to cast a ballot in the upcoming Presidential election, you need to act quickly. According to Iron County Clerk Virginia Queen, the deadline to register is Wednesday, Oct. 12. Registration forms are available at the clerk’s office or... + continue reading

Sports

The Arcadia Valley Lady Tigers 8th Grade Volleyball Team members are (from left) manager Shelbie Morris, Lilee Savage, Grace Young, Hannah Helvey, Maddie DeMent, Gracee Smith, Halle Savage, and Coach Kim DeMent. 

 
09/30/2016
The Arcadia Valley Lady Tigers Varsity Volleyball Team beat South Iron 25-16 and 25-13 on September 15 at South Iron.  Bri Landrum led in kills with 6 and had 7 digs. Josie Landrum led in digs... + continue reading

Arcadia Valley Varsity runner Colton Day had a time of 19:07 in the Varsity Boys’ Run at the Arcadia Valley Cross Country Meet on September 10 at the Arcadia Valley Sports Complex. 

 
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Patti Walker and DMM Secret Sinsation

 
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Valley Views

09/30/2016
Dear Editor,  My response to a 09/14/16 letter to the editor was prompted by the old saying, “You are entitled to you own opinions, but you are not entitled to your own facts.” My... + continue reading

Community

Mick Sutton (left, of rural Annapolis) and Scott House (right) receive Lew Bicking Award, presented by Bill Steele (center).

 
Friday, 30/09/16
Two long-time volunteers at Ozark National Scenic Riverways have been recognized with a national award for their efforts in cave research and preservation in Missouri. Scott House and Mick Sutton of... + continue reading

Jared Branstetter

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Mineral Area College graduates of the community college’s 56th class of the Practical Nursing Program participated in ceremonies on July 22. Graduating students included: (front row) Randall Rowe, Anthony Downs, Lynzi Chilton, Lindsey Bivens; (second row) Tina Downard, Jacob Emanuel, Garrett Sellars, Nicole Populis, Alissa Welch; (third row) Linda Wilkins, Amy Crawford, Jessica Hampton, Crystal Crocker, Jennifer Wibbenmeyer, Maddison Ayers, Ashley Lappe. (photo by Scott Hastings)

 
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