Lions to honor All-Stars

The Lions of District 26-M6 are preparing the thirty-seventh annual Lions All-Star Twin Classic Basketball games to be played this Saturday, June 11, in the Neosho High School Athletic Center.  The games feature outstanding senior athletes from public and private schools, in McDonald, Newton, Jasper, Barton, Cedar, Dade, Lawrence and Barry Counties in southwest Missouri.

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Benefit tournament for Margie Daniels

Get your team and support Margie in her battle with cancer at the ElDo Ball field for a game of softball. Game will start at 8 a.m. June 18. Please enter by June 16. Cost will be $200 per 10 person team; at least three girls per team. Concession will be available. For more information,

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EIGHT ECS TRACK ATHLETES COMPETE AT NATIONALS

Feeling blessed that they are able to compete, the following ECS track athletes advanced to the 2016 National Track Meet held at Plaster Stadium on the Southwest Baptist University Campus on Friday, May 13, 2016.  Each athlete competed in their designated age group.  Results; Sophia Bryson, 1st in 50 yard dash (9 sec. flat), 1st

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Angler catches state-record white crappie in Lake Stockton

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports Colby Conn of Everton became the most recent record-breaking angler in Missouri when he hooked a white crappie on Stockton Lake on a trotline. The new “alternative method” record fish caught by Conn on May 21 weighed 1-pound, 5-ounces with a length of 14 5/16 inches. Conn’s recent

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Black bear travels nearly 400 miles across southern Missouri

A three-year-old black bear sighted in Whitewater Friday morning is a reminder to southeast Missourians to be “Bear Aware” according to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). Whitewater resident Phillip O’Kelly saw the bear with his daughter on their front porch, but when the bear heard humans, it took off, he said. “It was probably

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Honoring Our Fellow Missourians

Most years during the busy session, amidst the debates and committee hearings, a wonderful thing happens — the Missouri General Assembly, in its exclusive way, honors some of our fellow Missourians, past and present. In 2014 Cedar County mourned the loss of Deputy Sheriff Matthew Chism. Deputy Chism was shot and killed following a vehicle

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Vicky Hartzler Column

Honoring Fallen Heroes Last week began with Americans from coast to coast marking Memorial Day by honoring those who gave what President Lincoln called, “the last full measure of devotion” for the good our country embodies. I was honored to join the veterans of Centralia VFW Post 6276 and area residents for their annual Memorial

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ECS FOURTH GRADERS VISIT JEFF CITY

Missouri’s House of Representative in the 125th District, Mr. Warren Love, took time out of extremely hectic schedule to visit with fourth graders from El Dorado Christian School during their annual Jefferson City class trip. Mr. Love welcomed the students and their parents to his personal office at the Capitol and shared interesting facts concerning

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Assistance needed in reference to missing juvenile

The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance in locating 14-year-old Samantha Leonard. On Monday, June 6, St. Clair County deputies took a missing juvenile report from Leonard’s mother, Linda Campbell, who Leonard lives with on B Hwy., Osceola. Campbell said her daughter left the house on June 5 and she assumed she went

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