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Keeping tradition alive

Miranda Yoder works to set up an autumn display of apples and apple cider Thursday, Oct. 1 at the Save-A-Lot store off Highway 52 east of Versailles. The display has been a tradition for several years at the annual apple festival in Versailles. Since this year’s festival was canceled due to concerns about COVID-19, the

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Ozark Prairie Master Gardeners October 2020 Yards of the Month

Small Yard of the Month honors for October from the Ozark Prairie Master Gardeners in cooperation with the Versailles Area Chamber of Commerce went to Buster and Pat Morrison, 306 N. Van Buren in Versailles. According to the Master Gardeners, “This tiny yard has a great variety of plants and colors. Foundation plantings, such as

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Surface recognized for more than 26 years of service

Morgan County Sheriff Norman Dills, left, presents a certificate to Missouri State Highway Patrolman Cpl. Bill Surface during a retirement reception Wednesday, Oct. 14 at the justice center in Versailles. Surface served 26 and a half years out of his 27 years with the Missouri State Highway Patrol. (photo courtesy of the Morgan County Sheriff’s

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Willie Buckingham honored

Willie Buckingham, center, was recognized for her anti-drug efforts and her outreach to those in prison and struggling with addictions during a special ceremony Tuesday, Oct. 20 at the Morgan County Justice Center in Versailles. In 2010, Buckingham founded Love Light Ministry and Coffee Shop in in Versailles. Love Light is a not-for-profit which helps

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Mary Lou Hoover

Mary Lou Hoover Lamar and Rosalie Hoover are the parents of a daughter born Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. The baby, Mary Lou, weighed 7 pounds and 15 ounces and was 21 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Ervin and Lucille Martin of Barnett. Paternal grandparents are John and Esther Hoover of Latham. Maternal great-grandmother is Sarah

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