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Mountain Grove

More than 550 Christmas Dinner meals served

The Annual Community Christmas Dinner is once again in the books as approximately 550 meals were served at this year’s event held inside the Mountain Grove High School Cafeteria. The dinner was …

The American Cup now open in Mountain Grove

Both Ben and Hannah Martin are asking area residents to join them in the “revolution against bad coffee” by visiting their recently opened “The American Cup” in the shopping …

More than $12,000 in project grants awarded by Community Foundation

The Mountain Grove Area Community Foundation presented 10 grants totaling $12,650 to fund projects in the Mountain Grove School System, the City of Mountain Grove and three other organizations during …
Mansfield

Wilder Day set for Sep. 30-Oct. 1

The Wilder Day Committee met on Dec. 20 to determine the date for Wilder Day 2022. A date of Sep. 30, 2022-Oct. 1, 2022 is set for Wilder Day. More information will be coming as details are worked …

Christmas Parade goes through City of Mansfield

Update provided for softball field

An update was provided on the softball field renovation project during the Mansfield R-IV Board meeting held on Nov. 8. According to the Board meeting minutes, it was noted that expenditures were …
Hartville

City of Hartville holds meeting

The City of Hartville addressed several items during their Dec. 13 meeting at City Hall. Bids were opened for the City Hall lobby remodel project. According to drafted City minutes, one bid was …

Campbell Ranch joins membership of American Angus Association

Campbell Ranch, of Hartville, is a new member of the American Angus Association®, reports Mark McCully, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in St. Joseph. The American Angus …

Quilt raffle winner announced in Hartville

On Monday, Dec. 13, the Hartville American Legion Auxiliary held the drawing for the Missouri Bicentennial Commemorative Flag Quilt. The winning ticket number was No. 469 bought by Cindy Lawson. …
Norwood

New local business relocates to downtown City of Norwood

Norwood Mayor Steven Jarrett is proud to announce a new local business. Red’s Slice N’ Scoop is neighboring with Kindred Hearts Thrift Store. Kindred Hearts is a nonprofit that will …

Norwood kicks off Christmas.

Christmas Parade and Bazaar in Norwood this Saturday

The Norwood Betterment Club will hold the annual Christmas Parade, Bazaar and Santas Workshop on Saturday, Nov. 20. This year the theme is “The Magic of Christmas.” The Parade will be …
Education

Vandiver receives scholarship

Breanna J. Vandiver, Mountain Grove, has been awarded the Chancellor’s Scholarship from Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP). Vandiver, a 2021 graduate of Mountain Grove High …

Local students on Harding’s Dean’s List

Two local students are among more than 1,200 Harding University students included on the Dean’s List for grades achieved during the fall 2021 semester. They are Shyla Jordan, a freshman …

Mountain Grove Choir performs at State Capitol

State Rep. Bennie Cook organized the 1st Annual South Central Missouri Christmas Choir Program at the Missouri State Capitol in December 2021. The following schools were able to attend the event this …
Sports

Hartville Eagles take fourth in Blue Division of Blue & Gold

Entering this year’s Blue & Gold Tournament, not many area fans gave the Hartville Eagles a chance of making much of a run in this year’s stacked Blue Division. After all, many …
Lady Eagles win fifth place in Mountain Grove Tournament
When the seedings came out for the 16-team State Farm Insurance Holiday Tournament in Mountain Grove, the Hartville Lady Eagles knew it was possible to have a rematch with No. 1 seed Salem in the …
Norwood falls to Thayer in unbeaten battle at Cabool
When the seedings came out for the annual Cabool Holiday Tournament, there was excitement in the air with a potential championship match-up between undefeated Thayer from Class 3, the No. 1 seed, and …
Hartville knocks off Lady Panthers
It was a low scoring affair early on in the inter-county showdown last Monday between Hartville and Mountain Grove. Both teams combined to score just eight total points in the first …
Hartville crushes Class 6 Lebanon
The Class 3 Hartville Eagles traveled to Lebanon last week to take on a Class 6 Yellow Jackets’ squad and they didn’t back down from the challenge of taking on the much larger …
Obituaries
Ruby Emodine Wyscaver
Ruby Emodine Wyscaver, daughter of the late John and Tanna (Woody) Gilley, was born Aug. 11, 1926, in Douglas County, Missouri, and passed away Jan. 6, 2022, at Cox Medical Center in Springfield. She …
Willetta Mae Neher
Willetta Mae Neher was born Dec. 12, 1929, the fifth of 12 children to the late Guy and Mayme (Blacksher) Halliburton, and passed away Jan. 5, 2022, in Broken Arrow, Okla. She was 92 years and 24 …
Peggy Jo Ann Anderson
Peggy Jo Ann Anderson was born on Jan. 2, 1938, to Frank and Mary Esry in Ames, Iowa, and departed life on this earth on Jan. 3, 2022, at the age of 84. She was united in marriage to Don Anderson on …
Michael Paul McKee
Michael Paul McKee, 58, of Mountain Grove, passed away Jan. 3, 2022, at his home. Born in Annapolis, Md., on July 25, 1963, Mike was the son of the late Edward Eugene McKee Sr. and Istie Marie …
Richard Lee Bledsoe
Richard Lee Bledsoe, the son of John Addison Bledsoe and Pearl Gean (Nichols) Bledsoe, was born May 15, 1936, in rural Hartville and passed away on Jan. 3, 2022, at the Maples Nursing Home in …
Opinion

Cross country trip made for funeral

About one month from the day my father passed away, we were finally able to hold his graveside service at a cemetery in Maryland. My father, per his request, was cremated after his passing in late …