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74th Annual Meeting of Crawford Electric Cooperative
 Wed., Sept. 10, 2014

Details of today annual meeting. Full news release will follow in next weeks edition of the Sullivan Independent News.   Total # of Registered Members: 684 Total # of Mail-In Ballots Counted in Vote Totals: 353 Estimate of total # of people at the event: 1,200 Directors Elected by Motion (uncontested): District 1, Janice Dorson, three-year term District 3, Ervin Stubblefield, three-year term Director... 
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St. Clair Man Dies Unexpectedly

At approximately 4:00 AM, on this date deputies responded to a residence in the 400 block of Walls Ford Road outside of St. Clair in reference to a death investigation. The wife of the victim stated that they were outside talking at which time she went inside for a short period of time.  When she returned she found that her husband was not breathing.  She and other family members at the residence... 
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Sullivan Family Dentistry Hosting 4th Annual Helping Hands Dental Day This Friday

The team at Sullivan Family Dentistry in Sullivan will be hosting their 4th annual Helping Hands Dental Day this Friday, September 12th. People in the community will have the opportunity to receive a free cleaning or extraction from 8 am to 2 pm, with registration beginning at 7 am at the First Presbyterian Church in Sullivan. Would you like to include this in your publication this week? If so, please... 
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O’Fallon, Mo., Woman Charged With Assaulting Officer

An O’Fallon, Mo., woman who allegedly resisted arrested while in the back of a Crawford County sheriff’s deputy vehicle is charged with third degree assault of a law enforcement official. According to the probable cause statement, Theresa M. Sisak, O’Fallon, was being combative as she was being transferred into the Crawford County Jail. A conservation officer that originally placed... 

Vehicle accident on Glaser Rd.

 A single-vehicle accident on Glaser Rd. at third curve occurred at 3 p.m. Two people were injured and are being transported to Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital.  Read More »

Update on Franklin County Detention Employee Suspended After Inmates Complained of Suspected Food Tampering

On August 21, the Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the Washington Missourian inquiring about a complaint that they had received from a family member of an inmate in the Franklin County Detention Center.  The family member stated that the inmate had been given a piece of pizza that contained pepper spray, a substance used by law enforcement to control combative individuals. An investigation was... 
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Local Homeowner Catches Burglary Suspects Leaving Her Driveway

On August 22, at approximately 1:15 PM, Franklin County Communications received a call of a burglary in progress in the 1000 block of Roller Road.  The resident had arrived home and observed a vehicle leaving her driveway.  She confronted the subjects who gave a false story.  As they drove past the home owner, she noticed her jewelry chest in the back seat.  She immediately called the Sheriff’s... 
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Huge Home Burglary In St. Clair

During the morning of August 11, deputies responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Virginia Mines road outside of St. Clair in reference to a burglary.   A substantial amount of property had been taken estimated to be around $20,000 to include vehicles. Deputies followed tracks left by one of the vehicles stolen that led to property nearby.  Deputies were familiar with an individual associated... 
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KKK Fundraiser Planned This Weekend ‘Somewhere In Sullivan’

By James B. Bartle At this point, a location has not been released, however according to the New Empire Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, led by Charles Murray, the Imperial Wizard with headquarters in Abbeville, SC, a fundraiser is being planned for this Saturday and Sunday in Sullivan, MO with an undisclosed location. The Independent News was alerted Sun., Aug. 17, via social media, that the group was... 

Relay For Life In Sullivan On Friday Aug. 15

Schedule Events for the Relay For Life In Sullivan from chairperson of the Relay For Life – Sullivan, Cassie Johnston. 5 p.m. Survivor’s Dinner/ The Rock Worship Team 6:30 p.m. Opening Ceremony/ Survivor Lap 7 p.m. Cake auction 7:30 p.m. Tindall Family 8 p.m. Poker Stroll 10 p.m. Luminaria Ceremony 11 p.m. Music by Torando Tunes/ Frozen T-shirts 11:30 p.m. Poker stroll 12 a.m. Balloon Pop 12:30... 
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