Spring - City
offices contact at PO Box 26
City offices -
PO Box 26
hospitals - 45 mi. in Poplar Bluff
R-1, K-12, in Piedmont, 8 mi.
Private-Victory Baptist Academy in
Piedmont, 8 mi.
of a 3,610-person workforce in Wayne County, 3,200 are employed.
The unemployment rate is 11.4 percent, with 410 out of work. The
average hourly wage for the county is $8.02 per hour in the manufacturing
sector, and $7.46 in non-manufacturing. The county's major employers
include Specialty Brands, a frozen foods processor, with 205 employees,
Clearwater Schools, which employs 171; Wal-Mart in Piedmont, 73
associates; Greenville Healthcare, 58 employees; Ralph's Supermarket,
with 54 workers; McAllister Software, with 50 employees; and NuDell
Plastics, with 37 employees.
River Electric Cooperative in Fredericktown provides electric power
for Mill Spring. Propane is provided by Empiregas in Piedmont. Telephone
service is provided by Alltel. Residents and businesses obtain internet
service from a local internet service provider in Poplar Bluff.
of Mill Spring travel 45 miles for health care. The nearest healthcare
facilities are in Poplar Bluff at Kneibert Clinic, Pershing Veterans
Administration Medical Center, and Three Rivers Health Care.
Spring residents utilize Missouri Highways 49, 34, and 143. It is
18 miles to the nearest four-lane highway and Interstate 55 is 75
miles east. The nearest airport is in Piedmont.
nearest public community college, Three Rivers Community College,
is located in Poplar Bluff and boasts an enrollment of 2,824 (fall,
2001). Poplar Bluff Area Technical Career Center is available for
students seeking training in vocational skills. Southeast Missouri
State University, a public four-year college located in Cape Girardeau,
MO, is the nearest higher learning facility. Fall, 2001, enrollment
for the university was 9,352 students.
Spring residents keep up with local news through a weekly newspaper.
There is a country club and two public tennis courts within a 20-mile
radius for the enjoyment of young and old alike.
Lake and Wappapello Lake are popular attractions for locals as well
as visitors from all over the state. Everyone can enjoy camping,
fishing, hiking/fitness/nature trails, motor boating, swimming and
water skiing. Annual rainfall for the area averages 46 inches a
community is represented by 153rd District State Representative
Mike Dethrow (R) and 25th District State Senator Robert (Rob) Mayer
(R). U.S. Representative Jo Ann Emerson (R) represents Mill
Spring in the Eighth Congressional District.