The Rock Wall

The wind Thursday took its toll. Mary said that a gentleman in Woody’s Trailer Court was sitting at his desk when a tree blew down on his trailer pinning him. His cell phone was nearby so he was able to call for help. He went to a Joplin hospital with a cracked, not broken, back.

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Solemn remembrance

CIRCUIT RIDERS COME TO VIRGIL CITY CEMETERY – As they have for many years, officers of Stockton VFW Post 5525 arrived at Virgil City Cemetery at 10 a.m. on Memorial Day to lead the services. It was the seventh stop on their nine cemetery circuit: 7 a.m. – Cedar Gap Cemetery, 7:30 a.m. – Lindley

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Second Division seeks soldiers

The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division at any time. For information about the association and our 95th annual reunion in Springfield, from Sept. 20 -24, 2016, contact Secretary-Treasurer Bob Haynes, at 2idahq@comcast.net or 224/225-1202 or visit www.2ida.org.

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Lance wins 100

BRIEFLY A STATE RECORD – Bulldog speedster Lance Molz won the 100 meter dash at the MSHAA State track meet Saturday, May 28, in Jefferson City in what was at first called a state record Class 3 time of 10.63 seconds. According to Bulldog Athletic Director Mike Durnell, officials looked at the wind speed records

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Opera House Arts Council plans Scholarship Concerts for June

The Opera House Arts Council will continue their scholarship concerts during the month of June. On Thursday, June 9, the Circle S Boys and Friends will be in concert.  Local members of the band include Ron Swopes, owner of Circle S Feed on bass and vocals, along with the multitalented Larry and Brent Smith of

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Vicky Hartzler column

View from the Capitol Honoring our Fallen Heroes As you read this, Americans from coast to coast have enjoyed the Memorial Day weekend, the traditional start of the summer vacation season. As we enjoyed time with family and friends, let us not forget to take the time to honor the brave men and women in

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Love note from Jeff City

My Fellow Missourians: Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Major General John A. Logan

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Missouri’s legislative session has not ended quite yet

by Mark Hughes Lawmakers have headed back to their districts, but the 2016 session of the Missouri General Assembly is not yet over. Not quite. There are still several days and a bit of work to be done before most of the bills passed this year can become law. Since at least the Missouri Constitution

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Capitol Perspectives: Was I ever wrong about the legislative session

by Phill Brooks Earlier this year, I wrote how it seemed that the legislature was taking a less chaotic approach for 2016. In my defense, there were indications of a more orderly process. But golly, did the final weeks prove me wrong. The biggest indication was the degree to which the lawmakers approved legislative behemoths

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Marriages

Marriage Applications: Recorder of Deeds Office Cedar County Donald T S Staton, 28, Bolivar, and Renee Gabrielle Smith, 27, Humansville Meghan Brittany Shill, 20, Stockton, and Melody Elaine Patten, 19, Stockton Izaak Andrew Davis, 24, Holdenville, OK, and Chelsea Leann Johnston, 22, El Dorado Springs Daniel Lee Dovenspike, 30, El Dorado Springs, and Tiffany Ann

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