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New ‘SkillUp’ program helps to improve employment skills

  by Janet Dabbs The West Central Community Action Agency, WCCAA, is offering a new SkillUp program for those wanting to brush up on their employment skills for a new or better job. The SkillUp program will pay for training for qualified individuals. The classes can be worked around a student’s schedule and can be

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Smoke alarm saves home from a space heater fire

  by Janet Dabbs Gravois Fire Protection District Fire Chief Ed Hancock is warning citizens to keep an eye on electric space heaters. Firefighters responded to an emergency call 1:04 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26 on 30891 Otter’s Way Road reporting a smoke detector sounding, smoke filling a room, and electric arcing. According to Hancock, the

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Gravois man faces arson charge

by Janet Dabbs The Gravois Fire Protection District responded to a call 12:17 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29 at 32007 Idle Wild in Gravois Mills to assist law enforcement with a report of a possible altercation and an alleged arsonist purposely setting fire to a residence. On arrival, Morgan County Sheriff’s Office deputies confirmed the fire

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Lake Area Chorale to begin rehearsals, is taking singers

The Greater Lake Area Chorale is beginning rehearsals for the spring concert season 6:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at Christ the King Lutheran Church on Bagnell Dam Boulevard in Lake Ozark. New singers are encouraged to attend. The chorale will be under the direction of Tracy Garrett. For more information, call Garrett, 214-206-5807 or Nancy

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Man injured in house fire

by Janet Dabbs A lake-area man is lucky to be alive after his house was completely destroyed by fire a few days after Christmas. “If he did not wake up and discover the fire, he would not have survived,” Gravois Fire Protection District, GFPD, Fire Chief Ed Hancock said. “It was total destruction, we couldn’t

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