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I was watching the noon news Friday on Ch. 3 when Steve Grant said a man from El Dorado Springs had been killed. I thought I caught the name but I went back to be sure. It was Clinton Stacy, 30. What an unpleasant surprise. I called Kimball on my cell phone in Stockton. Davis

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I have you have read that R-2 Superintendent Heath Oats submitted his resignation effective at the end of the school year to go to Cassville which will be closer to family and friends. The school board appointed Brad Steward, current Middle School Principal, to be the new superintendent next year. The Board has appointed Jay

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I have a lot of failures turkey hunting. I know my turkey stories make it sound like I always outwit the bird. Quite the opposite. And it makes me a better turkey hunter. On the last day of some season I hadn’t killed a gobbler in the second week. Up in the day I went

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Today is the opening day of Missouri shotgun turkey season. I learned that from the morning TV news. In past years I would have scouted, at least by listening, and would have had a pretty good idea where several gobblers roosted and which way they normally went when they flew down. But just when you

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I asked Davis if he had anything for the Rock Wall. He had been reading the first one I wrote that’s in a framed plate of the first page one on the wall. He said I told readers we needed help covering the news so please call, text or email us if they learned something

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I didn’t want to work on Sunday so here I set at the keyboard at 2:65 a.m. Monday. I was waiting for something significant to talk to you about. I got it Sunday morning. For about the last 12 years I have watched “The Old Fashion Gospel Hour,” a 30 minute program put on Channel

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This is a first: a combination Rock Wall and fishing report. Reason: cold weather. I had trouble as always getting my cell phone to work out here in the country so Kimball took over, talked to the fishing reporters and relayed the messages. Bobby Dains said the spoonbills are waiting for warmer water and a

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I woke up in the middle of one night and felt like I should have this conversation with you. Dad was 16 when he and his brother and sister started attending the Missionary Baptist Church at Pace Town. He asked his mom in the kitchen how he would know if he needed to seek the

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Oh, my goodness. Sitting in the Opera House Theater watching the girls basketball game on Saturday afternoon was almost as good as being there in Springfield. We cheered and clapped and crossed our fingers for another State Championship. But with no time left, Fair Grove squeaked into the winner’s circle with two more points than

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Kimball is working so hard at having a green thumb that she may have a red thumb with blisters on it. She’s got about 40 small pots on four trays with seeds or starts in them that she on puts on the picnic table on the deck on “nice” days then brings in to the

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