SWMO preparing for wintry weather

In addition to cold temperatures and snow and ice, winter brings dangerous driving conditions and the potential for damaging and deadly storms. Severe winter storms can be extremely dangerous. Transportation can come to a standstill and electricity can be out for days, often with very cold temperatures. Making preparations in advance of a storm can… Read More »

SHS names homecoming royalty

Seneca High School will celebrate its 2017 Wrestling Homecoming on Thursday, Jan. 19, when the Indians will take on the Monett Cubs at the SHS gym. Coronation of the homecoming queen will be at about 6:30 p.m., give or take a few minutes, in the gym. Homecoming queen candidates are: Marissa Beale • Age: 18.… Read More »

Stella plans eagle viewing

The best place to see eagles in Newton County is Stella, and the tiny community is planning its 8th Annual Stella Eagle Day on Saturday, Jan. 28, with lots of activities and events from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Eagles can be seen throughout the community, from downtown at the post office to the elementary/junior high school… Read More »

Can you visit all 88 Missouri state parks by October?

Missouri State Parks is celebrating 100 years in 2017. The park system offers prairies, battlefields, covered bridges, ancient Indian villages, forested hills and valleys with caves and springs, streams with trout, lakes with bass and the homes of honored artists, pioneers, soldiers and statesmen.   The park system was officially established on April 9, 1917.… Read More »

Hawk’s eyes nearly the size of a human’s

If you’re looking for something new for your family to do during lengthy car trips this winter, try this: Ask each family member to guess the number of hawks that’ll be seen between the point of departure and your destination. Besides keeping young minds occupied as they look for hawks in the trees along the… Read More »

Saluting Sgt. James Monroe Finn

Cemeteries are sometimes called “silent cities.” That’s a little morbid perhaps, but it expresses the idea that every cold stone there represents a life. Every stone represents a story. Although death was the ultimate ending of all of those stories, some are more tragic than others. I could relate a great many such tales here,… Read More »

SHS Cheerleaders are back-to-back state champs

Seneca High School cheerleaders have successfully defended their title as state champions. “Last year the feeling of getting second at regionals was motivation to come back and get first. We knew we had worked hard enough to get first. This year, we had to defend our title,” said Savannah Raney, a junior cheerleader. “It was… Read More »

Seneca SRO staying busy

Seneca School District school resource officer Jeremy Clogston told Board of Education members recently that he made a total of 42 contacts in the month of September. “I contacted 15 students, 19 school staff, three parents, two law enforcement, and three juvenile officers,” said Clogston. Clogston also took a report for the juvenile office involving… Read More »

Getting ready for winter’s hazards

Winter Weather Awareness Day on Nov. 16 reminds Missourians to prepare for winter’s hazards Missouri has been experiencing an unusually mild fall, but that is not an indication of the severity of the winter weather to come. Despite high temperatures in the 70s, it’s already time for Missourians to think about dealing with hazards like… Read More »

Co-op meeting emphasizes ‘doing the right thing’ 

New-Mac Electric Announces $1.5 Million in Capital Credits and Power Cost Refunds New-Mac Electric Cooperative marked the co-op’s 2016 Annual Meeting by distributing nearly $1.25 million in capital credit refunds, and announcing that members would also receive $250,000 in power cost credits. Mitch McCumber, New-Mac chief executive officer, told the meeting Saturday at Crowder College… Read More »

Freeman, Seneca schools team up on health care

Seneca School District and Freeman Clinic of Seneca have joined forces for healthcare services for students and staff in the school district. “We have teamed up our nurses with the Freeman Clinic of Seneca to help our nurses get students and teachers the treatment they need immediately,” said Dr. Jim Cummins, superintendent of schools in… Read More »

‘American Pickers’ coming to Missouri

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team plan to film episodes of the hit series “American Pickers” throughout Missouri with filming scheduled for May. “Pickers” is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on the History Channel. The hit show follows Wolfe and Fritz as they hunt for America’s most valuable… Read More »