Proposed Industrial Park Discussed

Nothing on the agenda could be voted during the City of Celina meeting, due to the fact that only one alderman showed up at the meeting. This didn’t stop a lengthy discussion about the proposed Industrial Park and bypass within City limits. Mayor Willie Kerr and Alderman Charlie Goad were in attendance at the meeting…

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School Board Extends Directors Contract

After a positive review for Director of Schools Matt Eldridge, the Board of Education (BOE) unanimously voted to extend his contract an additional two years. BOE Chairman Benji Bailey spoke about Eldridge and his review by the Board. “Last month we (the Board) went through the process to fill out the evaluations. I tabulated the…

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New Rescue Squad Captain Named

Stacy Boles has been named the new temporary captain of the Clay County Rescue Squad (CCRS) after Betty Jo Dailey stepped down as captain. According to PR Sergeant Marlene Rhoton, Dailey wanted to spend more time with her family. Rhoton stated, “We want to thank her (Dailey) for the time, energy and support. Stacy Boles…

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Three Vehicles Added To Fleet

Three vehicles have been added to the fleet of the Clay County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO). They will replace some aging patrol cars. According to Sheriff Brandon Boone, the CCSO has acquired three 2012 Dodge Charger police vehicles from the Missouri Highway Patrol. These vehicles were purchased from money that was in the sheriff’s department budget.…

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Obits 5/2/17

Ruby Kathleen Williams Nurse Ruby Kathleen Williams, 74 of the Pea Ridge Community, passed away on April 24 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral Services were held on April 27 at Upton- Hay Funeral Home with Caleb Burnette officiating. Interment followed in the Williams Cemetery. Travis Webb, Chaston Webb, Jordan Melton, Randle Young, Randy…

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Obits 4/25/17

Mary Emma Scobey Reneau Business Owner Mary Emma Scobey Reneau, 100 of Celina, passed away on April 16 at the Celina Health & Rehabilitation Center. Funeral Services were held on April 19 at Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Doug Plumlee officiating and other family members contributing to the eulogy. Interment followed in the Fitzgerald Cemetery. Tom…

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Obits 4/18/17

Anna Mae Potter Homemaker Anna Mae Potter, 67of Crossville and formerly of Clay County passed away on April 7 at the Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville. Funeral Services were held on April 9 at Upton- Hay Funeral Home with Bro. Sam Pugh officiating. Interment followed in the Fellowship Cemetery. David Potter, Randy Potter, Jason Tinsley,…

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New Rescue Squad Captain Named

Stacy Boles has been named the new temporary captain of the Clay County Rescue Squad (CCRS) after Betty Jo Dailey stepped down as captain. According to PR Sergeant Marlene Rhoton, Dailey wanted to spend more time with her family. Rhoton stated, “We want to thank her (Dailey) for the time, energy and support. Stacy Boles…

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Three Vehicles Added To Fleet

Three vehicles have been added to the fleet of the Clay County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO). They will replace some aging patrol cars. According to Sheriff Brandon Boone, the CCSO has acquired three 2012 Dodge Charger police vehicles from the Missouri Highway Patrol. These vehicles were purchased from money that was in the sheriff’s department budget.…

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Two Men Arrested With 44 Pounds Of Marijuana

On April 28 beginning at 9:30 p.m., a Sobriety Checkpoint was held in Clay County. The site was on State Route 53 at West Old State Route 53. Troop E personnel participating in the checkpoint were: Lt. Billy Pierce, Sgt. Andrew Goolsby, Trooper Joshua Brawner, Trooper Douglas Foster and Trooper Ruben Basaldua. Assistance was provided…

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CCHS Softball Celebrates Senior Night

Kaitlin McClain and Sydney McLerran celebrated together during senior night. For more photos like these, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen-Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe online at citizen-statesman.com.

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A Night To Remember

Seth Ogletree and Brittany Boone pose outside before the 2017 Clay County High School Prom last week. For more photos like these, pick up a copy of this week’s Citizen-Statesman on newsstands now, or subscribe online at citizen-statesman.com.

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V&F Expansion A Result Of Cooperation

V&F Transformer’s recent decision to make a $1.4 million capital investment here and add as many as 50 jobs over the next five years came about as a result of hard work and cooperation, company and local officials say. V&F made that announcement in late January in conjunction with a visit to Clay County by…

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