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The Hitching Post Farm Supplies And Sales To Open Feb. 1

By James B. Bartle A new business venture by two local families will bring a new feed store, and much more, to the local area, as Bink and Raelyn Blankenship and Shane and Debra Huskey open up The Hitching Post, at 86 Landon Rd., visible from westbound I-44. The new business will feature feed, bulk feed, fertilizer and lime products along with a line of Purina feed products. The business will also... 

Prudent and Responsible First Community National Bank, Your 5-Star Bank

BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading bank rating and research firm, is honored to recognize First Community National Bank, Cuba, MO, with its highest 5-Star rating. To earn this Superior 5-Star rating, First Community National Bank excels in areas of capital, asset quality, profitability and much more. What’s more, First Community National Bank has earned a recommended rating (5-Stars or... 

Forward-thinking Employment Opportunities Two Franklin County Workshops Merging and Expanding Capacity

Sheltered  Industries of the Meramec Valley (SIMV) and Sheltered  Workshops, Inc. (SWI), two of the most highly regarded sheltered workshops in the state have decided to affiliate their operations to maximize their potential growth and services. Both share the same vision-delivering exceptional  results to their manufacturing partners, while providing meaningful employment to individuals  impacted... 

Look Good—Feel Better Program Helps Women With Physical Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

Look Good … Feel Better is a free, two-hour workshop that teaches women in active cancer treatment simple beauty techniques for skin care, makeup application and coping with hair loss.  Participants receive a complimentary bag of makeup from leading cosmetic companies to use in the session and at home.  Trained beauty professionals help with dealing with the physical side effects that often... 

25 Arrested in Warrant Round-Up

On Jan. 8, 2013, at about 7:00 a.m., Law Enforcement Officers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Phelps and Crawford County Sheriff’s Departments, and Rolla, Cuba, Bourbon, Sullivan and Steelville Police Departments initiated a warrant arrest operation. The majority of the warrants stemmed from a long term investigation by the Rolla City Police Department’s Street Crime’s Unit. There were... 

Missouri Highway Patrol Weekly Arrest Report

The Missouri Highway Patrol, Troop C, made 13 arrests in Franklin County for the week of Jan. 7-Jan. 12. Jan. 7; Beth A. Park, 32, St. Clair, arrested on Potosi warrant for failure to appear in court on the charge of failure to wear seatbelt properly. Park was held in the Franklin County jail. Jan. 7; Todd G. Abolt, 48, Cuba, was arrested on the patrol charge of driving while intoxicated. Abolt was... 

Foul Play Not Suspected In Death of 25-Year-Old

A 25-year-old Lonedell man’s death is not believed to have been caused by foul play, but by an apparent suicide on Thursday. According to Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke, deputies were contacted at 11 p.m., from the sister of the victim, that he had contacted her and informed her he was going to commit suicide. The subject resided in the Spring Meadow Trailer Court in Lonedell. A deputy responded... 

Barn Fire Destroys ATV’s Sunday

By James B. Bartle A barn, along with contents inside including two ATV’s, was destroyed Sunday evening at 4:24 p.m. after a fire quickly spread through the structure. Sullivan Fire Chief Rich White reported that firefighters were called to 11636 Hamilton Hollow Rd. for a barn fire. “The barn was fully involved with fire when we arrived on the scene and we brought the fire under control at 5:46... 

2012 Parade of Babies

A special Supplement of Babies born in 2012 will be published in the Sullivan Independent News on Feb. 13. Have your baby’s photo published with the other 2012 area babies. Mail or bring this coupon, a photo of your baby and $10 and be a part of this keepsake. Deadline is Sat., Feb. 9 at noon.  Read More »

Influenza B Dominating Local Health Department/Hospital

Influenza is spreading like a wildfire on a hot summer day in Missouri as it covers 47 states in the United States with the dominate level in Influenza B. This week the Independent News spoke with Tony Buel, Franklin County Health Department Epademology Specialist, Jennifer Zimmermann, Missouri Baptist Hospital-Sullivan-Infection Prevention Specialist, and Dr. Tom Allen, Sullivan School Superintendent. According... 
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