March 2012

Public quizzes officials on airport City Administrator Heard says public has made clear statement about use of electric reserve funds

Those attending a public hearing Tuesday were told that the actual cost of the Floyd W. Jones Memorial Airport runway extension project won’t be known until design work is completed and that City Council will have the final say in each step of the multi-million dollar project.

Herb Childers

Herb Childers, 86, of Lebanon, died Monday, March 19, 2012, in Lebanon.

He was born April 18, 1925, at Eldridge, Mo. to Charles and Della Mae McGuire Childers.

On Nov. 9, 1946, he married Reona Williams, who preceded him in death.

He also was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Buel, Hays, Euin and John, and four sisters, Syble, Florene, Alma and Dorothy.

He was a farmer.

Mother of girl involved in Sunday taser, stealing incident could face charge

From LDR Staff

The mother of a 12-year-old girl allegedly involved in chasing a boy around with a taser and stealing may face a child endangerment charge.

On Sunday, a 12-year-old girl and an 11-year-old girl allegedly broke into a downtown Lebanon business and stole a box of items. Later that day, they allegedly chased a little boy around with tasers and a knife. They were later charged with burglary and assault in the second degree and referred to juvenile authorities, according to a Lebanon Police Department report.

Gary Lynn Reeves

Gary Lynn Reeves, 65, of Lebanon, died Tuesday, March 20, 2012, in his home near Lebanon.

He was born July 6, 1946, in Lebanon, Mo. to Hershel and Donna Rae Dukes Reeves.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Reeves.

He had served in the U.S. Army. He had worked at various jobs throughout the years and had been employed by Liberty Insurance Co. for several years. He had also worked as a bookkeeper for some time. Since moving back to Lebanon, he had driven a school bus for Lebanon R-3 Schools.

Jean Jennings

Jean Jennings, 77, of Lebanon, died Thursday morning, March 22, 2012, at Christian Health Care South in Lebanon.

She is survived by a daughter, Gina Sommer, of Lebanon; two sons, Tommy and Timmy Jennings, both of Lebanon; two stepdaughters, Guylene Franklin and Sharon Null, both of Lebanon; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, also a brother, Joe Winfrey, of Lebanon.

Arrangements for Jean Jennings are incomplete and will be announced by Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Lebanon.

Fern Lee Ballenger

Fern Lee Ballenger, 97, of Richland, died Tuesday, March 20, 2012, in Tuscumbia.

She was born March 17, 1915, in Camden County, Mo. to Porter and Alma Wall George.

On Aug. 21, 1937, she married Jesse D. Ballenger, who preceded her in death on Nov. 18, 2008. She also was preceded in death by five sisters and one grandson.

She was a homemaker and a member of First Christian Church in Richland.

Judges oppose redrawing circuit map Bill would chuck Laclede County into 30th Circuit with one less judge

Affected judges in two circuits are adamantly opposed to a proposal that would shift Laclede County into the 30th Judicial Circuit where it would lose a circuit judge.

Recent census figures showed shifts in population across Missouri, which prompted changes for Laclede County in both its state House and Senate maps, but the changes might not be over.

A bill that is making its way through the House would shift Laclede County from the 26th Judicial Circuit into the 30th.

April Lorrane Newton

April Lorrane Newton, 49, of Grovespring, died Saturday, March 17, 2012, at Mercy Hospital-Springfield.

She was born June 26, 1962, in Flagstaff, Ariz. to Clinton E. Wagner Jr. and Jimana J. Fanning.

She was a homemaker and lived her life to help others.

She was preceded in death by her father and her husband, William Newton.

3/21/12 Flooding


Flooded roadways, more rain County's motorists warned not to cross running water

Spring showers have definitely brought flowers, but they’re also flooding low-water crossings across the county.

Since Monday night, wave after wave of rain has saturated the ground and left some low-water crossings in the county flooded and impassable.

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