Gary Conway Jr.
City offices - 620 Sixth St.
hospital - 30 mi.
per capita income in 2010 for the county was $16,964. The unemployment
rate of Reynolds County in 2010 was 13.5 percent, with
an available workforce of 2,524. Only 342 people in Reynolds County
are unemployed, while the rest have gainful employment. The average
hourly wage for the county, as of 2010, is $12.97 per hour. The
county's major employers are Baker Enterprises, a lumber mill equipment
manufacturer, with 40 employees; Doe Run Mining Company, a hard
rock mining company, with approximately 500 employees,; Lesterville
School, with 75 employees; Reynolds County Memorial Hospital, with
65 workers; and Advanced Healthcare, with 50 employees.
River Electric Cooperative, headquartered in Ellington, provides
electric power for the City of Bunker. The City itself provides
water for its residents from its own well. The water plant has a
capacity of 50,000 gallons per day, with a storage capacity of 50,000
gallons. Natural gas is provided to residents from Moss Oil and
Propane in Ellington. Sewer services are provided by the city through
its sludge-retained lagoon plant, which has a capacity of 45,000
gallons. Telephone and Internet service is obtained from Century Tel, headquartered
in Marion, LA, which provides digital switching for the area.
of Bunker receive medical services from physicians whose offices
are located in Salem and Ellington. There is a 29-bed hospital in
the county that is 30 miles from the City of Bunker.
are two public educational institutions in Bunker: an elementary
school and a high school. The nearest public community college,
Three Rivers College, is located in Poplar Bluff and boasts
an annual enrollment of 4,500. Rolla Technical School, the
nearest public tech facility, located in Rolla, has a current
enrollment of 1,100 students. Missouri University of Science and Techology, a public
four-year college located in Rolla, MO, is the nearest higher learning
facility. Fall, 2011, enrollment for the university was 7,522 students.
in Reynolds County travel Missouri Highways 72, 21, and A. It is
60 miles to the nearest four-lane thoroughfare and interstate interchange.
Downtown Airport, located 53 miles away in Rolla, is the nearest
public airport. It has a 3,000-foot paved and lighted runway. Private
aircraft storage and aviation fuel are available. The nearest commercial
airport is Rolla/Vichy National Airport, also a distance of 53 miles.
do their banking at the People's Community State Bank. It has combined assets
of $131 million.
television services are available to all. They provide over 19 channels
to local citizens.
is one Catholic church in the city. Eight Protestant churches also
nearest public access lake is Loggers Lake. Activities on or around
the lake include camping, fishing, hiking/fitness/nature trails,
temperatures for Bunker range from 20 degrees Fahrenheit in January
to 91 degrees Fahrenheit in July. The average annual precipitation
is 46 inches.
city is represented by 152nd District State Representative J.C.
Kuessner (D) and 3rd District State Senator Kevin Engler (R).
U.S. Representative Jason Smith (R) represents Bunker in the
Eighth Congressional District.