George Minehardt

George Edward Minehardt, 72, of El Dorado Springs, passed away May 10, 2019. A memorial service with military honors was held Monday, May 20, in the Missouri Veteran’s Cemetery in Springfield, MO.  Local arrangements were under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at: www.blandhackleman.com.

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Marjorie Mae Smith

Marjorie Mae (Jones) Smith, 95, of Bolivar,  formerly of El Dorado Springs, passed away May 14, 2019. Services were held on Saturday, May 18, in Bland-Hackleman Chapel. Burial followed in the El Dorado Springs City Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at: www.blandhackleman.com.

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Robert (Bob) Dean Smith

Robert (Bob) Dean Smith, 89, born Nov. 20, 1929, went to be with his Heavenly Father on May 5, 2019. He is survived by his wife Frances C. Smith, one son, three daughters, five step-children, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Bob was known widely in the Laramie, WY area from various jobs in the automotive

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John V. Cochran

John Virgil Cochran, 79, of Collins, formerly of Belton, passed away May 16, 2019. Memorial services will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, in Bland-Hackleman Chapel.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until service time. Burial of cremains will follow in Freeman/Holsapple Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Memorial donations

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Mt. Zion Cemetery meeting June 2

Mt. Zion Cemetery annual meeting will convene at 3:15 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at the home of Harold Rosbrugh, 430 NW 775 Rd., Rockville. Anyone who may have relatives interred at Mt. Zion Cemetery or have an interest in any way with the cemetery care or upkeep are cordially invited to attend.

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Cards of Thanks

Thank you from the bottom of my heart to Jim Meyers and Tim and Peggy Carter, who cared enough to mow the Lions Park while I was “preoccupied” with the illness and death of a family member, and to Jim and Beth Meyers for picking up sticks and trash and cleaning the pavilion, also to

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Angler finds new invasive fish in St. Francis River floodwaters

Fisheries management biologists with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) confirm an angler caught a Northern snakehead from a borrow ditch within the St. Francis River levees in Dunklin County. The fish was caught on April 25. According to biologists, a Northern snakehead population was discovered in eastern Arkansas waterways in 2008, so they believed

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Stoddard County angler swipes state record for black buffalo

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) congratulates Joshua Lee of Bernie on his record-breaking 76-pound black buffalo shot in Stoddard County. Lee shot the whopper of a fish while bowfishing at Duck Creek Conservation Area Pool 1 April 21. The previous record weighed 74-pounds. MDC staff verified the fish’s weight using a certified scale in

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