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Orchard Hills Package Store on Route 66 turns 75

Five years ago, when Woodrow and Veronica Carpenter were looking for a business to call their own, it was an easy decision after friends told them that Orchard Hills Package Store was …

Munger Moss celebrates 75 years

The Route 66 Festival will be a time of big anniversaries for the Munger Moss Motel. It’s the 75th anniversary of the motel and Ramona Lehman’s 50th year as the motel’s …

Norma Bledsoe has been named the Route 66 Parade’s grand marshal

Not many can say that Route 66 runs in front of and behind their house. Norma Bledsoe is one of the few. That oddity alone would qualify her to be grand marshal of the 2021 Lebanon Route 66 …

Council approves Downtown expansion

The Lebanon City Council Monday night gave its final approval to the expansion of the Downtown Business District. The Council gave first reading approval to the expansion last month and held the …

County considered COVID hot spot

Laclede County is currently seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases, but the vaccination rate is proceeding at a slow pace, according to Laclede County Health Department Administrator Charla …

Longtime business, civic leader dies

Longtime Lebanon businessman and civic leader Wilbur Hayes Bradley died Monday. He was 90. He was born Jan. 20, 1930, in Pineville, Mo. to Brownie E. and Flossie F. Bradley. Bradley graduated …
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SARAH CAROLYN GILLIHAN
Sarah Carolyn Gillihan, 83, left this world for her Heavenly home on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. She was born to J.W. Hartless and …
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SGM (RET) JAMES ARCHIE “JIM’’ PHILLIPS
SGM (Ret) James Archie “Jim” Phillips, 81, of St. Robert, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 in the Mercy Hospital of Lebanon. He is …
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LEE ALEXANDER RICE
Lee Alexander Rice, 62, of Devil’s Elbow, died Wednesday, June 9, 2021, in his home. He is survived by three children, Schnigua …
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ALICE JOANN WILSEY
Alice Joann Wilsey, 60, of Lebanon, died Thursday, June 10, 2021, at Mercy Hospital Springfield. She was born Dec. 19, 1938, in …
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BETTY ANN BARR
Betty Ann Barr, 89, of Hartville, died Tuesday morning, June 15, 2021, in her son’s home at Hartville. Arrangements for Betty Ann …
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