Author: Bill

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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MSHP Troopers to conduct seat belt enforcement operations on I-44

ROLLA, Missouri- Captain James W. Remillard, commanding officer of Troop I, Rolla, Missouri, announces that during the month of February, Troop I officers will conduct a seat belt enforcement operation in Troop I, along Interstate 44. Officers assigned to this project will focus enforcement efforts on moving violations that contribute to traffic crashes with an emphasis on secondary seat belt violations. The only 100 percent survivable traffic crash is the one that never happens. Make sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint. Every day as we travel on Missouri’s roadways, we...

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Community mourns passing of veteran fire lieutenant

“There will never be another Norm.” LEBANON, Missouri- Many in the community are remembering longtime Fire Lieutenant Norman Cross, a veteran of the Lebanon Fire Department. Cross passed away on Wednesday. Mayor Jared Carr released the following: “It is with a sad heart that I announce Lebanon lost one of its bravest from natural causes. On Wednesday, January 9th, Lieutenant Norman Cross passed away after serving the community for over 40 years in the Lebanon Fire Department. I’ve spoken with Norman several times and he always had a smile on his face or was poking fun at someone. He...

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