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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Guess who is coming to town?

The Rich Hill 4th of July Committee is proud to announce the headliner for the 2015 4th of July Celebration. County Music Artist Joe Diffie will be in concert on Friday, July 3rd.

Diffie charted 35 cuts on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, including five number one singles: his debut release If the Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets) ,Third Rock from the Sun, Pickup Man (his longest-lasting number one, at four weeks) Bigger Than the Beatles.

In addition to these cuts, he has 12 other top ten singles and ten other top 40 hits on the same chart. He also co-wrote singles for Holly Dunn, Tim McGraw and Jo Dee Messina, and has recorded with Mary Chapin Carpenter, George Jones and Marty Stuart.

Mark your calendar for the Joe Diffie concert in Rich Hill on July 3rd.

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Update from Dale Miller's Family

November 1, 2014 - After Lady’s surprising homecoming yesterday afternoon, the Sheriff’s Department returned this morning with five dogs, handlers and several deputies. A more thorough search was performed behind the shop and neighboring property. After several hours, nothing was found pertaining to Dad’s disappearance. The Sheriff’s Department will continue to follow leads/tips.

Lady didn’t react well to the other dogs so she was put in the garage. After they left, she was fitted with a GPS tracking collar and it will be activated when she’s outside. She will be monitored for the next couple of days in hopes she will lead us to where she’s been this past week and Dad.

Continued PRAYERS are appreciated. ~ Sue Anne & family

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Update: Missing Man From Appleton City Still Not Found but Dog Has been Found

Searchers are on the ground in the area around Appleton City, still looking for an elderly man who hasn't been seen in a week.

The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office issued an Endangered Silver Alert last Sunday after 78-year-old Dale Miller wandered into the woods with his dog last Saturday. Searchers spent several days combing the area east of Rockville and south of Appleton City.

Miller is white, about 5-foot-10, 158 pounds, with gray hair, and blue eyes. He was wearing glasses and a hunter orange baseball cap, blue shirt, blue jeans, and boots. Friends and relatives say Miller walks hunched forward, shuffles his feet, and mumbles in a whisper.

Miller has Parkinson's disease and a fractured vertebra. Because he hasn't taken his medicine, he may act confused and not have good motor skills. The dog "Lady" returned to the residence on Friday night and was unharmed.

Anyone with information about Miller can call the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department in Osceola at (417) 646-2565.

Combine Fire North Of Spruce

The Butler Fire Department battling a rather warm Combine Fire North of Spruce Saturday afternoon

The Combine was a total loss

Around 2:15 p.m. This afternoon the Butler Fire Department along with The Bates County Sheriffs Office responded to a combine that was fully engulfed in flames. The location of this fire was 2 miles North of Spruce on County Road 5004 in rural Eastern Bates County.

The combine was a total loss and no one was injured in this accident. The cause of the fire is unknown to us at this time.

Don't Forget to set your clocks back

Don't forget to set your clocks back 1 hour tonight. Daylight savings time ends at 2 AM.

Osage Valley Electric Cooperative Warns of Scam

Please beware of scam collection calls. We have had reports of member receiving a call stating that their electricity is about to be shut off and they need to make a payment immediately. Osage Valley does not ever take credit card numbers over the phone. Do not ever give your credit card information to a person claiming to be from Osage Valley. Osage Valley only accepts credit card information through a secure automated phone system.