Month: October 2018

Mary “Esther” Jordan, (Lebanon) August 5, 1923 – October 27, 2018

Mary “Esther” Jordan, (Lebanon) August 5, 1923 – October 27, 2018 Survivors include: One son, Chuck Jordan and his wife Ellen; one daughter, Pam Olin and her husband Steve, all of Lebanon, MO; one sister, Edie Hardin of Tucson, AZ; six grandchildren, Kitty Cornils and her husband Clint, Andy Jordan and his wife Pam, Amy Smith and her husband Jeremy, Chris Olin and his wife Danielle, Angela Fey and her husband Bucky, and Stacie Smith and her husband David; twenty-five great-grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; other relatives; church family and many friends. Preceded in death by:Her parents; her...

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MDC foresters say southeast Missouri fall color is crawling in

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Autumn color is still at a crawl this week, despite the cooler temperatures, according to Jennifer Behnken, a Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) community forester. Autumn color in southeast Missouri is highly affected by the variable weather, which has changed swiftly from hot to cold, she said. Sometimes trees turn their fall leaves into yellow, red, and purple foliage in a steady progression from late September through October. Peak colors often appear in the third or fourth week of October. But this year, color change has been erratic. Not unlike recent weeks where October started...

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Governor Parson Signs Drug Treatment Court Legislation in Greene County and Clay County

On Wednesday, October 24, Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed into law House Bill 2 in Springfield at the Greene County Historic Courthouse and in Clay County at James S. Rooney Justice Center in Liberty. Passed during a special legislative session called by the Governor in September, HB 2 is legislation related to drug treatment courts. It will place all treatment courts under one regulatory umbrella and allow jurisdictions that do not have a treatment court to transfer a defendant to a jurisdiction that does. The state commission that oversees treatment courts will also be expanded by two members. The...

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Community Improvement District for Elm/Route 66 corridor clears first hurdle

LEBANON, Missouri- A group of property owners along Lebanon’s Elm Street/Route 66 corridor took baby steps Tuesday night toward forming a Community Improvement District (CID) that could lead to drawing more customers to their businesses. “We’re trying to create an environment that will foster growth along Elm,” City Administrator Mike Schumacher told the more than 30 property owners, business operators and Route 66 supporters who attended an informational meeting at the Lebanon-Laclede County Library. Schumacher explained that a CID is a not-for-profit corporation with its own board that determines how to spend a small additional sales tax. The tax...

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73 year-old Lebanon woman escapes serious injury in rollover crash

LACLEDE COUNTY, Missouri- Authorities say a 73 year-old woman from Lebanon suffered only minor injuries in a rollover crash on Highway B this morning. Linda Kelly was taken by private vehicle for medical treatment to Mercy Hospital following the incident. The Missouri State Highway Patrol report says the crash happened as Kelly went off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected, struck an embankment and overturned. The involved Dodge Ram was a total loss. Kelly was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the wreck. Trooper Stauffer was called to investigate the scene at 8:50...

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