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Voice of Democracy winners

Versailles High School students recently participated in the Voice of Democracy essay contest, sponsored by the George M. Waddell VFW Post 5178 in Morgan County. Top honors went to Senior Eva Manuel, left, and Abbi Burge, right, along with a first-place award to Katharina Baumgartner. The winning essay will now advance to state-level competition. (submitted

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Co-Mo Leadership winners

Joseph Courter, left, and Mia Hunter were recently selected as finalists in a Co-Mo Connect youth essay contest. Top scorers were invited to make a presentation at a dinner honoring the finalists. Courter was chosen as the representative for Morgan County R-II High School and will attend an all-expense-paid, week-long leadership conference in Washington D.C.

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Utility Work

A crew with AmerenMissouri does some utility work Thursday, Nov. 18 along North Monroe Street in Versailles. (photo by Bryan E. Jones)

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City council votes to put use tax on April ballot

The Versailles City Council voted Tuesday, Nov. 9 to place a local “use tax” on the April election ballot. The stated purpose of the proposal is to assess the same tax rate on out-of-state purchases as is currently charged on local purchases. In recent years, municipalities have been increasingly losing sales tax revenues to internet

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No new admissions at Good Shepherd due to staffing shortage

The Good Shepherd Nursing Home District administrator Lance Smith, during a “virtual” Zoom meeting of the district’s board, Thursday, Nov. 4, that district’s facilities currently could not take any new admissions because of staffing shortages. Various factors are contributing to the shortage. The Good Shepherd district operates four facilities including skilled nursing and residential care:

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