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CIRCUS SMILES -  The Culpepper & Merriweather traveling Circus made for lots of smiles in Winona on April9, Four year old Savannah Johnson (top right) smiled at her freshly painted  cat face. Preston martin above) helped Leo the Clown make the big crowd smile. Trey Key smiled in the face of his tiger Delila's fangs and Miss Simone smiled throughout her trapeze performance in the highest parts of the big top tent. (Current Wave Photos by Roger Dillon)

Local Schools, Municipal Vote Draws 20% to Election Polls

Almost 20 percent of Shannon County's 4,583 registered voters went to the polls on April 8 for school board and municipal elections. According to County Clerk Shelly McAfee, 916 ballots were  cast in Shannon County's eight precincts , representing 19.99 percent of the registered voters....

Riverways Management Issue "Great Debate" Set for May 3

(Editors Note: On May 3, Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder and State Rep. Chris Kelly, of Columbia are scheduled to debate the issue of returning management of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways to the State of Missouri as part of this year's Ozark Mountain Festival in Eminence. The article in this week's Current Wave written by Rudi Keller Appeared in the April 12 edition of the Columbia Daily Tribune with the headline "Date, place set for Kelly-Kinder debate: May 3 Showdown in Shannon County...

TEAM TURKEY - Winona's Nick McBride bagged this bird Saturday, hunting with Vic Elliott on the first day of Youth Season (Wave/Dillon)

Three Face Felony Meth Charges

Felony charges involving controlled substances were filed against three people in Shannon County Associate Circuit Court by Prosecuting Attorney Jodie Brumble on April 7....

Court Rejects Lawsuit Against Joint Tax Filing

On April 4, the Cole County Circuit Court rejected a plaintiffs attempt to stop the Department of Revenue from accepting jointly filed state tax returns from all legally married couples who file joint federal tax returns, as required under Missouri law . The ruling provided certainty to Missourians who are preparing to file their taxes before the April 15 deadline.....

Former Winona School Superintendent Michael Greene

Mike Greene -  Winona's Super Superintendent

Mike Greene was born March  16 1946, at Humboldt , Tennessee, the eldest of four boys born to Charles Bennett Greene and Martha (Peer ) Greene. He graduated from West Side High A suburb of Memphis, in 1964. Working at International Harvester during the day and going to school at night. Mike earned a bachelor's degree of psychology in 1972 from Memphis State University  (graduating with honors) . In 1975, he earned a master's degree in early childhood elementary education and school administration from the University of South Alabama...




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Alumni Banquet

The Birch Tree Alumni Banquet will be Saturday, May 10, at the Birch Tree Elementary. Call (573) 292-3228 or (573) 292-3434 for reservations.

Arthritis Class

The "Walk with Ease," arthritis program starts Monday, May 5, and runs through June 13. Classes will be held at the Mtn. View Community Center on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10-11 AM. Call (417) 934-7097 to register.

Cemetery Meeting

The annual meeting of the New Eminence Cemetery Association will be at the office of the County Commission in the Shannon County Courthouse Saturday, Apr. 26 at 1 PM.

Egg Hunt/Spring Festival

Whole Kids Outreach, located on Hwy. 21 five miles south of Ellington, is sponsoring an annual Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Festival Saturday, Apr. 12, from 11 AM-2 PM. For more information call (573) 663-3257.

Easter Egg Hunt

Mercy St Francis and the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the annual Easter egg hunt on the lawn of the hospital beginning at 11 AM Saturday, April 5. For more information call (417) 934-7000.

Cemetery Meeting

The Bethany Chapel Cemetery meeting will be Thursday, Aprol 17, starting at 6 PM at the chapel.

Chamber Meeting

The Eminence Chamber of Commerce will meet Wednesday, Apr. 16, at 12 Noon at the Shannon County Commissioner's Office.

City-Wide Yard Sale

The Van Buren city-wide yard sale will be Saturday, May 3. For more information call (573) 300-1747.

Holiday Closing

The Shannon County Courthouse will be closed Friday, Apr. 18 in observance of Good Friday.

Dance Workout

A free beginners/advanced line dance workout is offered each Friday from 1-2:30 PM at the Summersville Senior Center. This is not a class but rather exercise for those who need the motivation of music and friends. Beginners' workout is @ 1 PM and advanced begins @ 1:30 PM. All are welcome to stay for both workouts. A $1 donation to the senior center is suggested to cover use of the facility. Call (417) 932-4866 for more information.

Cattlemen's Field Day

The South Central Cattlemen's Association will hold its Spring Field Day Saturday, Apr. 26, starting at 12 PM at Spreutels Farms of Koshkonong, MO. A hamburger lunch will be provided. To get directions or for more information call (417) 252-7071.

Golf Course Dues

Annual membership dues for Roy L. Beck Municipal Golf Course were due April 1. Payable at course or City Hall. Call (573) 226-3717 for info.

Winona Residents

Spring clean-up will be Monday-Saturday, April 21-26 from 7:30 AM-5 PM. Bring items to the City Shop. We will NOT accept tires or hazardous materials.


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