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Gravois seeking firefighters

by Janet Dabbs The Gravois Fire Protection District (GFPD) is seeking volunteer firefighters. According to Fire Chief Ed Hancock, the district currently has 10 volunteers, 10 shift firefighters, and two officers. The 10 shift firefighters float, four at a time. “We could use at least 20 trained volunteer firefighters right now,” Hancock said. As an

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Off-duty firefighters recalled to fight wildland, house fire

by Janet Dabbs A fire across a 10-acre valley resulted in the total loss of a home, a family dog, a garage, five vehicles, and shop equipment Monday, Dec. 11 off Lake Road 5-27, in Sunrise Beach and Laurie. Both the Sunrise Beach and Gravois fire protection districts responded to the alarm. Due to the

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State fire marshal investigating Fire destroys home, damages two more

by Janet Dabbs Missouri’s state fire marshal has been called in to investigate a fire that destroyed a residence Monday, Nov. 27 on Pelican Point Road in Gravois Mills. The fire also endangered four other residences and damaged two more. A shed and two boat trailers also caught fire. The incident was the second of

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Jail nurse, two detention officers charged

Bribery, corruption, sex with inmate A jail nurse and two detention officers were recently charged with felonies including, and related to, having sex with an inmate at the Morgan County Justice Center in Versailles. Charges Janet Leigh Phillips, 31, of Versailles, until lately a contracted nurse at the county jail, was charged Monday, Dec. 11

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Versailles City Fire Report

The Versailles City Fire Department recently responded to the following calls: Monday, Dec. 4, 10 personnel and two apparatus responded to a transformer on fire, however, it was a downed power line on North Monroe Street. Versailles Police Department assisted and Ameren Missouri was called in. Monday, Dec. 4, 13 personnel attended training. Monday, Dec.

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