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New State Fair campus to open in Versailles this fall

State Fair Community College announced June 24 it will open its ninth satellite campus site this fall in Versailles.

High percentage of school buses pass MSHP inspection

The Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop F’s annual inspection of Mid-Missouri school buses scores most Lake Area buses as safe.

Animal rescue in Morgan Co.

The Humane Society of Missouri’s Animal Cruelty Task Force, in cooperation with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, is rescuing more than 150 cats, dogs, horses and goats from a property outside of Barnett in Morgan County.

Morgan Co. man killed when tractor overturns

A Morgan County man died when the farm tractor he was driving slid backward down a hill and overturned.

City of Versailles approves $1.119 million 2014 budget

The Versailles City Council approved their budget for 2014 in early December.

Helping during the holidays

: Local organizations, individuals organize ways to give gifts to children in need for Christmas

Learn about the various programs in Lake Area that provide Christmas gifts for children, how families can sign up and how residents can donate or adopt children’s names in which to give presents.

Stover man found guilty in 2010 murder

A Stover man accused of killing another man in Morgan County in July 2010 will be sentenced later this month after a jury found him guilty of involuntary manslaughter.

Electric co-op members tell EPA: ‘Don’t raise our rates’

Members of electric cooperatives around the nation are flooding the Environmental Protection Agency with messages with a similar theme: “Don’t raise our rates.”

Country Cupboard benefits Buddy Pack program, Versailles area food pantry

The Versailles United Methodist Women are hosting a Country Cupboard at the church on North Monroe Street from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Versailles Methodist Church.

Lake Area Community Orchestra announces 2013 Winter Concert Schedule

The Lake Area Community Orchestra is happy to announce a six concert Winter Schedule for 2013. These concerts take place in various communities and places around the Lake area.

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Eldon pulls away from Versailles with victory

Mustangs move on to face Salem in district semifinals

When Versailles’ wide receiver Kaden Wilson fumbled the opening kickoff and Eldon scored on the next play from scrimmage on a 27-yard run by Dylan Wood, a silence washed over the few Tiger faithful that showed up to support the winless football team.

2013-14 Royal Theatre Season programming announced

The Royal Arts Council recently announced its 2013-14 season schedule, which began with the Apple Festival Musical Oct. 4-6, 10-12 and featured “Thoroughly Modern Millie.”

Gas leak empties Morgan County R-II’s South Elementary Thursday afternoon

The Morgan County R-II School District’s South Elementary School evacuated its students on Thursday, Oct. 31, due to a gas leak from a furnace in the building’s library.

Storm shelter funds on the horizon for Morgan County R-II

Partially FEMA-funded project could include arts center, gymnasium

Construction funding could soon be pouring in for the Morgan County R-II School District, whose grant application for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support an on-campus storm shelter has received state-level approval.

Apple Festival Fiddlers Contest announces winners

Full house watches annual contest

On Oct. 5, the annual Fiddlers Contest took to the Royal Theatre stage in Versailles during the Old Tyme Apple Festival.

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