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BELLE — Belle Elementary School (BES) Principal Vanessa Feeler told the board of Education on March 30 that she not only wants to extend summer school to five hours a day for 12 days, she also … more
VIENNA — The president of the Vienna FFA Chapter has succeeded in becoming one of 16 students chosen to lead Missouri’s FFA organization. Hannah Shanks, 18, is the first FFA member from … more
Belle Marshal Joe Turnbough returned to the board of aldermen meeting Tuesday night at 10:10 p.m., addressed the board and announced his intention to resign his post via letter on Friday. The … more
The Maries R-2 School District is planning a 12 days summer school for extended transportation opportunities according to Belle Elementary School Principal Vanessa Feeler. “We would like to … more
A second lawsuit has been filed related to serious injuries sustained by a Belle man in a 2014 deputy sheriff’s pursuit of a wanted felon which resulted in a multi-vehicle crash in … more
BELLE — Sunshine Shanks, a Title One teacher for Belle Elementary School, was nominated and won the St. Louis District Dairy Council Award for Homegrown Hero. Chandler Kleffner’s Belle … more
VIENNA — The annual commencement ceremonies for the Vienna High School Class of 2021 is scheduled for Sunday, May 16 at 2 p.m. at the high school gym. There are 38 students in the Class of … more
Maries County Sheriff Chris Heitman has added four new deputies to his office recently. Quinten Moore Sheriff’s Deputy Quinten Moore recently came to the department from the Lincoln … more
The Maries R-2 Board of Education approved with a 7-0 vote three Washington D.C. trips on March 30 during the regular board meeting. The different trips in 2021 have come about partially because … more
VIENNA — The Maries R-1 School Board has approved a special COVID-19 stipend for all certified and non-certified staff at the school.  As Superintendent Mark Parker explained to the … more
The Vienna Chamber of Commerce (VCOC) is asking for the community’s support to save the Maries County Fair. At Thursday’s VCOC meeting at The Market, the one remaining fair board … more
The city of Belle has new aldermen for Wards 1 and 2 following the Tuesday elections. In Ward 1, Josh Seaver will fill the two-year term after receiving 22 votes in the Osage County precinct and … more
Vienna voters said “yes” on Tuesday to the city’s request to pass a half-cent sales tax to support the Vienna Police Department and public safety. more
Candidates for Bland aldermen recently answered the following questions asked by The Advocate. 1. Why are you running for alderman? 2. What is a project you would like to see the city … more
BELLE — The Maries County Sheriff’s Department has an ongoing investigation into the death of Steven Herron. Herron, 66, of Belle, was found dead at the home of his former wife Donna … more
VIENNA — The Maries R-1 Elementary School has joined the Food Bank Buddy Pack program and will receive the first delivery on March 26. R-1 Elementary Principal Shanda Snodgrass gave her … more
Bland aldermen came to a consensus on March 15 that they would not pay to have the police sales tax placed on a ballot in November at the city’s expense, opting to wait until April 2022 to run … more
VIENNA — Voters in the City of Vienna at the Tuesday, April 6 Municipal Election will decide whether or not to increase the city’s sales tax by a half-cent in order to provide more … more
A 27-year-old Vichy man is dead and a St. James man is charged in Phelps County with four felony charges stemming from the death by overdose. Maries County Sheriff Chris Heitman said Austin … more
BELLE — Kevin Guffey of American Realty and Development is working on a combination project for a Dollar Tree and Family Dollar store being constructed at 807 Highway 28 West in … more
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