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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Construction Job Opening In Butler

Herrell construction inc of Butler is looking for labors and concrete finishers self motivated pay depends on experience. If interested in this job please call 660-464-1635.

Obituary - Lois Reine

Mrs. Lois L. Reine, age 78 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., died Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at the Capital Region Medical Center.

Lois was born August 21, 1936 in McGirk, Mo. the daughter of Marvin L. and Edith L. Lotz Allee. She was married on June 1, 1957 in McGirk, Mo. to Willard C. Reine.

Lois was a 1955 graduate of California High School, California, Mo. After graduation, she was employed as a secretary with the Income Tax Division of the Missouri Dept. of Revenue in Jefferson City. In 1960, Willard graduated from the University of Missouri Law School in Columbia and they moved to East Prairie in Southeast Missouri. She was employed part time in his law office.

In 1965, they moved back to Jefferson City where she was employed as a Secretary in the House of Representatives in 1966. She served as the Executive Secretary to House Speaker Kenneth Rothman from 1977 until 1981. He was elected to Lt. Governor in 1980 and she continued as his Executive Secretary until 1985. Lois was employed as the Legislative Assistant to Senator Harold Caskey of Butler from 1985 until her retirement in 1999.

Lois was active in local, district, and state levels of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Missouri since 1960 and was a member and past president of the Dianas Club in Jefferson City. Since 1993, Lois was a member of the Board of Directors of the GFWC which sponsored Girls Town of Missouri located near Kingdom City, Mo.

She had been an active and was an officer in various Democratic Party organizations including a member of the State Democratic Committee for ten years. Since retirement, Lois served as a docent at the Missouri Governor’s Mansion and the Cole County Historical Society.

Governor Bob Holden appointed her as the public member of the Missouri Hearing Instruments Specialists Licensing Board for a five year term.

She was an active member of the First Baptist Church where she was in the choir, and Sunday School Teacher, and a member of various committees and ministry teams.

Lois and Willard enjoyed spending time with their family. Their grandsons in Jefferson City were active in sports and they spent many weekends attending hockey, soccer, basketball, and baseball games. They supported their granddaughter who played the violin in the school orchestra and was also captain of the swim team and a school cheerleader.

They enjoyed traveling and were fortunate to travel to most of the states and Canada. In 1990, 1998, and 2005, they spent two weeks traveling in England.

Survivors include: her husband of fifty-seven years, Willard Reine; two daughters, Cynthia L. Campbell and her husband Brian of Jefferson City, Mo. and Christina L. Seiden of Washington, D.C.; three grandchildren, Zachary Campbell, Andrea Seiden, and Cole Campbell; three sisters, Carol Maples of Richmond, Mo., Marlene Allee of California, Mo., and Edith Hamilton and her husband John of Hannibal, Mo.; two brothers, Norris Allee and his wife Carolyn of Houston, Texas and Paul Allee and his wife Suzy of High Point, Mo.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.

Visitation will be at Freeman Mortuary from 4:00 until 7:00 pm Thursday, October 2, 2014.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am Friday, October 3, 2014 at the First Baptist Church with the Reverend Dr. Doyle Sager officiating. Interment will be at Riverview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Missouri Girl’s Town or the First Baptist Church.

St. Clair County Sheriff's Office: Nixa man arrested

Robbie King

On Oct. 1, Robbie King, 46, Nixa, was arrested in St. Clair County on three outstanding misdemeanor warrants from Christian County. The warrants were for failing to appear in court on charges of driving under the influence-drugs, no insurance and a traffic offense. Total bond was set at $3,500 cash only.

Montrose Citywide Garage Sale

The Montrose Citywide Garage Sales will be Saturday, October 11, 8:00 a.m. - ?. Please contact Janna Wareham at 660-492-0080 by Monday October 7 to have your sale put on the map. 

There will be a $2 charge per map location.

Driver Examination Stations Closed For Holiday

The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed in observance of Columbus Day, on Monday, October 13, 2014. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, October 14, 2014. 

In support of "The Drive To ZERO Highway Deaths," the Patrol encourages motorists to protect themselves and their passengers by making sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint. Watercraft operators should ensure that everyofor approvalne in the vessel is wearing an approved life jacket. Click It 4 Life And Wear It!!

St. Clair County Sheriffs Office: Deepwater man arrested on 2 outstanding warrants

John Chiles Jr

On Oct. 1, John Chiles Jr., 38, Deepwater, was arrested in St. Clair County on two outstanding warrants, a Clinton Police Department warrant for failing to appear in court on a driving while suspended charge and a Garden City Police Department warrant for failure to appear in court on charges of driving under the influence, fleeing and speeding. Total bond was set at $500 cash or surety and $50 cash only. Chiles was arrested following a traffic stop by a St. Clair County deputy.

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From Osage Valley Electric Cooperative

Three and a half inches of rain and counting here at the Osage Valley Electric Cooperative office in Butler and it is still raining. We experienced a few outages throughout the night but we were able to restore those fairly quickly.

We currently have 45 people without power near Garden City and an individual outage in the Peculiar area. With all the lightning, we are happy to see so few outages, knock on soggy wood. If you are experiencing an outage, please call 660-679-3131 to report it or use our SmartHub app to report your outage.

Poplar Heights Farm: Bird house workshop

Weather Update: Strong - Severe Storms Possible Again Today

Several rounds of storms are expected today, and strong to potentially severe storms are possible during the afternoon as a cold front sweeps through the area. Also keep an eye out for any flash flooding -- lots of areas are already starting out with saturated ground and nearly full streams.