EAS Test Planned For Wednesday

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System tomorrow [Wednesday] at 1:20 in the afternoon. The test will assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of national messages and determine whether improvements are needed. The intent of this year’s […]

Highway Patrol Gives Safety Tips

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is encouraging Missourians to swim safe this summer. The Patrol has been called to investigate 28 drowning incidents so far this year. Troopers say Missouri’s lakes and rivers can include currents, drop-offs and floating debris that can make swimming more challenging. They continue by saying to never overestimate your swimming […]

Local Author Dies Saturday

George Hodgman, the author of “Bettyville” was found dead in his New York apartment on Saturday at the age of 60. Hodgman’s book focused on his experience caring for his mother in Paris, Missouri where he grew up. Bettyville was published in 2015 detailing the loving, yet challenging relationship with his mother and the struggles […]

Two Mark Twain Lake Beaches Open

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced  the John F. Spalding Beach and Indian Creek Beach have reopened, however, the beach at 107 remains closed, Both beaches have been cleared of debris and safety checks have been performed. Four lane boat ramps are in use with courtesy docks in palace at all except Ray Behrens. […]

Senator Blunt In Paris,Missouri Today To Talk Agriculture

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt will be making stops in Boonville, Brunswick, and Paris today (Saturday). Senator Blunt will be holding a round-table discussion on Cancer Research at the Cooper County Public Health Center in Boonville at 11:15 this (Saturday) morning. The next stop at the Brunswick Courtyard in Brunswick at 1:45 this (Saturday) afternoon to […]

Large Amount Of Debris At Mark Twain Lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake are warning boaters of a large amount of debris on the lake due to high water levels. The debris is creating hazards that are making some areas difficult to maneuver. The debris can also move and fluctuate throughout the day with wind patterns. Currently, Clarence […]

Free Fishing Days This Weekend

The Missouri Department of Conservation will be holding Free Fishing Days this Saturday and Sunday. One these two days, any person may fish in state waters without a permit, trout permit and prescribed area daily tags. Audrain County Conservation Agent Norman Steelman says user fees and permits may still be required at county, city or […]

MSHP Says To Expect Some Delays In Travel

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is advising drivers to check the MoDOT Travel Information Map before hitting the road for Memorial Day. The patrol is advising motorists to plan for delays in travel due to additional traffic on the roadway and flooding events throughout the state. More rain is expected in some areas and could […]

Another Round Of Storms Predicted For Wednesday

The National Weather Service is predicting a second round of severe weather for tonight. [Wednesday] A tornado watch was issued this afternoon for Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Cole, Montgomery, Pike, Monroe, Ralls, Shelby, Cooper, Saline, Howard, Pettis, Chariton and Randolph Counties until 11:00. The National Weather Service reports severe thunderstorms are expected this evening and tonight. […]

More Awards Announced At Missouri FFA Convention

More awards are being announced from the Missouri State FFA Convention being held in Columbia. Community R-VI’s Emily Hoyt received a Missouri Agribusiness Academy certificate. Allison Troesser of Community R-6 named an Area 5 Star in Agribusiness. Marlena Lily Long of the Paris FFA Chapter was named an Area 4 Star in Agribusiness. Allie Sprock […]