Maries County
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JEFFERSON CITY — Bruce Sassmann officially began his service as state representative for the 62nd District after being sworn in during a Jan. 6 ceremony in the Missouri State … more
A Columbia man has been charged with felony drug and weapon possession following a middle of the night traffic stop by a Maries County Sheriff’s Deputy. Maries County Sheriff Chris Heitman … more
There will be no state-ordered moratorium on utility shut offs this winter, the Missouri Public Service Commission decided Dec. 16 in a unanimous vote. The five-member commission rejected a call … more
VIENNA — The Missouri Bicentennial Quilt was in Maries County last Thursday afternoon. The beautiful quilt was the topic of interest for many local quilters and history buffs who came to the … more
MARIES COUNTY — The Phelps-Maries Health Department on Monday reported both Maries and Phelps Counties are in Phase 2 Critical Risk for COVID-19, as reported by the State of Missouri Public … more
While the Missouri Bicentennial Quilt is at the Vienna Branch of Heartland Regional Library System on Thursday, Dec. 10, everyone who comes to see it will surely want to look at the Maries County … more
As COVID-19 testing expands and cases increase across the state, health departments are struggling to keep up with contact tracing and will modify its approach. Delay in contact tracing has … more
The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City, Rev. Shawn McKnight, has appointed a new priest as administrator of The Holy Foursome. The Holy Foursome includes the parishes of Holy Guardian … more
Maries County Sheriff Chris Heitman said his office began the Sheriff’s Toy Project several years ago after seeing “the tremendous outreach for help” that needed addressing during … more
The Maries County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) held a staff meeting last Thursday evening providing information to deputies, dispatchers and jailers, and five awards and three promotions were … more
The people who are living today have never seen a year such as 2020. There was a deadly pandemic in 1918-1920 but there is no one left alive who remembers it. There have always been hard times, in … more
The Phelps-Maries County Health Department reports both Maries and Phelps Counties are in Category 1 and residents are warned they are at extreme risk of contracting the Covid-19 coronavirus. On … more
MARIES COUNTY — An anonymous survey published Thursday on The Advocate’s Facebook page questioned 19 respondents about how the Maries R-2 community felt about implementing an optional … more
Almost half a million customers of Missouri’s regulated utilities were behind on their bills in September, and 185,000 were working on payment plans to catch up with past-due accounts. That … more
A total of 178 responses came from residents in Maries, Gasconade and Osage counties of which 85 or 47.8 percent said a mask mandate should not go into effect; 81 or 45.5 percent said a mandate … more
Maries County school administrators are waiting for monthly board meetings to discuss how to move forward with an optional change to COVID-19 guidelines that could reduce first and second contact … more
JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Mike Parson, the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) on Thursday announced modifications … more
JEFFERSON CITY — COVID-19 cases among members and staff of the Missouri Senate will force it to postpone consideration of an emergency spending bill and pandemic liability protection, Senate … more
More than 4,000 locations are offering a curbside drop-off option for the Samaritan’s Purse project, Operation Christmas Child. Volunteers are collecting shoebox gifts during National … more
Several health departments in the area are limiting public services due to the rapid surge in the number of COVID-19 cases, which is stressing local resources. Last Friday the Phelps-Maries Health … more
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