Month: January 2019

Vehicle strikes Lebanon woman laying in roadway

LEBANON, Missouri- A Lebanon woman was struck and seriously injured early Thursday morning on Gentry Road near the city. Jessica Poole, 36, was transported to Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Troopers say a Chevy Cobalt driven by a 57 year-old woman, also from Lebanon, hit Poole as she was laying in the roadway. Trooper Stauffer responded to the scene at 4:29 am, according to the...

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Fellow cowboy writes tribute to fallen bullrider Mason Lowe

WHEATON, Missouri- Wheaton resident and fellow cowboy, Zachory Prewitt posted the following tribute to PBR professionally ranked bullrider Mason Lowe, who was killed at an event in Colorado Tuesday night: “As the lights began to dim and the fire began to rise, the crowd began to cheer, and fireworks filled the sky. A man walked out into the middle of the stand, them bright red chaps and a straw hat in his right hand. PBR fans, get ready for a show, it’s the young gun from Missouri and his name is Mason Lowe. As the time began to dwindle, the...

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Mayor issues proclamation honoring deceased Lebanon fire lieutenant

LEBANON, Missouri- Lebanon Mayor Jared Carr signed the following proclamation honor veteran Lebanon Fire Department Lt. Norman Cross, who passed way unexpectedly on January 9th, 2019:   PROCLAMATION WHEREAS, Lt. Norman Cross served the City of Lebanon faithfully since 1977; and WHEREAS, Lt. Cross demonstrated service and dedication to his firemen brothers and sisters and community throughout his life and career; and WHEREAS, his virtues served as an example to his co-workers and community; and WHEREAS, his institutional knowledge of more than 40 years was of utmost value to the City of Lebanon and the Lebanon Fire Department; and...

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Joshua Arthur “Josh” Duncan (Lebanon) December 30, 1981-January 12, 2019

Joshua Arthur (Josh) Duncan, age 37, of Lebanon, Missouri, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2019 in Lebanon. Josh was born December 30, 1981 in Columbia, Missouri. He was the son of Jim and MaryBeth (Koenig) Duncan. Josh grew up at the lake and was a familiar face at his family’s business, Duncan Jewelry in Osage Beach, Missouri. He worked there as a jeweler and had a natural love for the business. He enjoyed spending time outdoors fishing and traveling as often as he could. Josh had a heart of gold and was always willing to help others out. He loved passing out donations of food with the Lake Ozark Fire Department each year. Josh was a graduate of the Teen Challenge program. Above all, his family was most important to him and he loved them dearly. He especially enjoyed taking the kids to McDonalds for ice cream. Josh is survived by his parents, Jim and MaryBeth Duncan of Lake Ozark, Missouri; his son, Carter Lee Roche of Moberly, Missouri; his step-son, Caleb Magnusson, of St. Paul, Missouri; his fiancé, Lorna Ihada of Lebanon, Missouri; his brothers, James Duncan III and wife, Suzanne of Lake Ozark, Missouri and Michael Duncan and wife, Jenna, of Lake Ozark, Missouri; and his sister, Julie Ribaudo and husband, Jon, of Lake Ozark, Missouri. He is also survived by his grandfather, Lloyd Solomon, of Brumley,...

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Statement on Protecting National Parks while Providing the American People Continued Access during the Lapse of Appropriations, attributable to P. Daniel Smith, Deputy Director, National Park Service:

“During the lapse of appropriations, the men and women of the National Park Service who have remained on duty have gone to incredible lengths to keep America’s iconic national parks as accessible as possible to the American public. Thanks to the strong relationships that many national parks have built with partners across the country, a number of states, private concession companies, and park nonprofit groups have stepped up to provide over two million dollars’ worth of donations and in-kind services to help over forty parks  continue to provide key services for visitors. “As the lapse in appropriations continues, it...

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