Finding the Silver Linings on his Colon Cancer Journey: Bob Bone’s Reflections on the Past Year
Robert ‘Bob’ Bone, 80, of Farmington, Mo. is somewhat of a local celebrity. Working as the local barber for more than 60 years, he’s well-known amongst the community. He knew all the latest news, and he’s done his fair share of mentoring and matchmaking over the years. Bone truly relished being the town barber and working full-time at the Farmington Barber Shop. He couldn’t imagine doing anything else, and the town loved the styles he created. “I’m proud of the haircuts I created for my customers over
3 Easy Things to Help You Attract More Customers for Your New Business
Starting a new business is difficult under the best circumstances. But in today's economic climate, it's difficult to make a name for yourself when most people are trying desperately to cut back on expenses. Yet, you shouldn’t get discouraged. There are easy (and free) ideas out there that can help. Here are three tips to bring in more customers as a brand-new business. First, a “new business” is generally a business that has existed for less than a year. However, if you're still struggling to make a
Parkland Health Center’s Melissa Hicks Named Our BJC Values Employee for March
Parkland Health Center is pleased to announce that Melissa Hicks was selected as the Our BJC Values Employee for March 2023. Melissa is a patient care technician (PCT) in the Emergency Department and has delivered extraordinary care at Parkland Health Center for nearly seven years. Her nomination reads in part, “Melissa is a very hard worker. She is so kind and attentive to our patients. She performs her own duties very well and helps other departments whenever she can. She keeps the emergency
Brickhouse Social Cuts the Ribbon!
Congratulations to Brickhouse Social! On Wednesday, March 15, 2023, Owners Lien & Rob Walt, along with staff members, friends & family members, and members of both the Park Hills - Leadington and Farmington Chambers gathered to celebrate the opening of this new entertainment center and restaurant! Located at 102 B, St. Francois Plaza in Leadington, Brickhouse Social is a brand new, premier social hub, offering great food, unique drinks, and top-notch entertainment such as billiards, ping pong, duckpin, axe
Coffee With a Doc - March 28
Join Parkland Health Center at Coljac Café in Farmington on Tuesday, March 24, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. for a Q & A session with Dr. Joan Azoury & Dr. Hannah Vetter.Enjoy a cup of coffee compliments of Parkland Health Center and bring your health questions!
MAC to Host Meet the Candidates
Mineral Area College (MAC) will host a Meet the Candidates Forum on Thursday, March 30, 2023, at 2:00 pm in the MAC Fine Arts Theater. Four candidates are vying for two MAC Board of Trustees seats, both in Subdistrict Two, which includes the North County, West County, Central, and Bismarck school districts. The seats are currently occupied by Harvey Faircloth, who has chosen to retire from the Board, and Camille Nations, who is pursuing re-election. The forum will allow the community to learn more about
Central Rebel Bots are Going to Worlds in Dallas, Texas!
The Central Rebel Bots have made it to Worlds in Dallas, Texas, and need to raise approximately $9000 to help with travel expenses. Several local businesses already donate to the Rebel Bots, but likely, many don't even know they exist. Our Middle School robotics program has had some successes this school year, and we wanted to share! Three of our four teams won awards at the Missouri VEX competition that have qualified them to compete in VEX Worlds in Dallas, Texas, in May! Only three spots were given to
LIFE Center Easter Egg Hunt
Hop, Hunt, and Gather! Spring is springing, and The LIFE Center for Independent Living is proud to announce our annual Easter egg hunt for special needs children and adults. This year’s event is called “Hop, Hunt, and Gather!” and we would love to hop, hunt, and gather with all of you. No fooling here… our special day will be held Saturday, April 1st, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the New Heights Church located at 4982 Flat River Road, Farmington, MO. 63640. This year, The LIFE Center will have some new
Parkland Health Center’s Dustin Wyatt Named Our BJC Values Employee for February
(FARMINGTON, MO – March 2, 2023) – Parkland Health Center is pleased to announce that Dustin Wyatt was selected as the Our BJC Values Employee for February 2023. Dustin is a registered nurse in the Wound Care Center and has worked for Parkland Health Center since 2018. His nomination reads in part, “Dustin is a huge asset to our Wound Care Center team as both a caregiver and a coworker. His patients love him because he is so compassionate and caring. He is always willing to learn more and help with
2023 Adult & Fast-Pitch Softball Registration
2023 Adult & Fast-Pitch Softball Registration Information & Forms Now Available for Download from the City's Website! Visit our Forms Page and click the Parks & Recreation Forms Tab for the list of downloadable forms.Registration for Adult Softball Leages will begin on March 7th and close at 4:00 p.m. on March 24th.Registration for Summer Fast-Pitch Softball Leagues will begin on March 14th and close at 4:00 p.m. on April 14th.For questions, call the Park Hills Parks & Recreation Department at 573-430-9097
It's Spring Cleaning Season
Spring is the season for cleanin’ and sneezin’! Did you know the Mother’s and Patrons Club of Flat River started property maintenance and beautification efforts in 1907? If you want to learn more, you can visit https://ecode360.com/PA3394 or https://www.iccsafe.org/. Wanna celebrate spring with us? We will gladly accept spring flowers at 12 Municipal Drive Park Hills Missouri, sing us a spring bird song at (573) 431-3577 x 42, or e-mail pictures of spring newborn pets to email@example.com. Keep an
The University of Missouri Extension Office Needs 6 Minutes!
The University of Missouri Extension is conducting a short, anonymous internet survey in cooperation with the Missouri Office of Broadband Development (OBD). We invite you to participate in this survey as your feedback will help guide state internet expansion and training efforts. OBD seeks to gather representative information about broadband access, adoption, and barriers faced by unserved, underserved, and underrepresented populations in the state. The survey is part of the planning they must do for the
What Does it Mean to be a Chamber Member?
Traditionally, a chamber of commerce was a membership organization that supports the interests of its business members. It is not affiliated with the government, nor is it a charity. The chamber is separate from the Better Business Bureau. Now that we’ve explained the traditional notion of chamber membership, let’s dive into what it means to be a member of a chamber of commerce today. If you think chambers are outdated, it’s time you take another look. As a chamber member, you are represented by a
Gallaher Says the ''State of the County'' is Good
Much appreciation goes to St. Francois County Presiding Commissioner, Harold Gallaher, for being our key speaker at this year's State of the County Address at Mineral Area College! We very much appreciate you taking the time, each year, to provide us with information on the completed and ongoing improvements as well as the goals for our county! The State of the County Address is held annually on President's Day at Mineral Area College and is hosted by the Park Hills - Leadington Chamber of Commerce,
St. Francois County Mayors Tout Progress
Sending many thanks to each of the Mayors in St. Francois County for participating in last week's State of the County Address at Mineral Area College! We appreciate each of you for updating us on the great things happening in each of your cities! The State of the County Address is held annually on President's Day at Mineral Area College and is hosted by the Park Hills - Leadington Chamber of Commerce, Desloge, MO Chamber of Commerce, Bonne Terre Chamber of Commerce, Farmington Regional Chamber of
2023 T-Ball & Youth Baseball Leagues
Registration Forms for 2023 T-Ball & Youth Baseball Leagues are now available at City Hall and on City's Website under the Forms & Applications Tab. T-Ball is for boys & girls ages 4-5. Youth Baseball is for boys & girls ages 6-8. Registration closes at 5:00 p.m. on April 14th. Forms must be turned in to City Hall. For additional information, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 573-431-0478.