Burgers, goats, and a cave

Caves are pretty cool to look at and walk through, but have you ever eaten in one? Folks in Lanagan, Mo., get to enjoy that experience all the time. Chris Black and his wife, Teresa Ezell, own and operate The Cave Bar & Grill, originally the home of Truitt’s Cave. Truitt’s Cave was discovered in… Read More »

Lawmakers see minimal progress on 2017 agenda

In January, House Speaker Todd Richardson (R-Poplar Bluff) predicted — with Republicans in control of the Senate, the House and the governorship — “an incredibly productive legislative session.” Things didn’t unfold quite as planned. The Missouri General Assembly passed more than 130 bills each of the past two sessions. This year, they sent 71 to… Read More »

Rudy Farber: family & philanthropy

My introduction to Boy Scouts happened when Mom was a Den Mother to my brother’s Cub Scout troop. Their activity was copper pounding at our kitchen table. Later my brothers would go on campouts and get homesick, or a storm would threaten and Daddy would take a truck out for extra transportation if needed. This… Read More »

Hickory Creek destroys homes, Morse Park on east side of Neosho

The flood that came through on Saturday, April 29, affected more than 350 businesses and houses in the county including Neosho, Seneca, Anderson and Granby. In Neosho, several homes were damaged, families were displaced and several roads were destroyed. “We had 158 water rescues in Newton County, and 82 road closings/blocked roads and we are… Read More »

Local unmarked Civil War graves to get military headstones on May 6

The unmarked graves of two local Civil War veterans will soon be honored with military headstones. Separate consecutive ceremonies to dedicate military gravestones for the pair of men will start at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 6, in Granby Memorial Cemetery in Granby. The event is organized by Campbell’s Company Camp 2252, Sons of Confederate Veterans,… Read More »

Crowder museum finally opens the Longwell vaults

Security cameras have been installed at the Crowder College Longwell Museum and at last we can bring out the artwork from those vaults for display to the student body and the public at large. The museum is open Monday thru Friday from 9 to 6:30. The famous art in this collection were rediscovered when I… Read More »

City wins bid for Boehning property

The property where the Boehning Building in Seneca once stood was put up for bids at a sheriff’s auction last month, and the City of Seneca won with a bid of $5,000. “The City of Seneca won the bid and they are the rightful owners of the property, the sheriff has signed the deed,” said… Read More »

Rural Missouri districts benefitting from 4-day school weeks

From staff reports Nestled between two pastures, the Orearville school lies alongside a winding stretch of County Road P, just outside Slater. The school is vacant on Mondays. Six years ago, the building was nearly empty every day of the week. The school would have been easy to pass by, just another roadside relic. But… Read More »

Schools getting new app, website

The Seneca School District is working to increase its parent communication program by using School Messenger. “School Messenger handles all of our communications right now and we are going to upgrade our services with them,” said Dr. Jim Cummins, Seneca superintendent of schools. The school district will be working with School Messenger in creating an… Read More »

Being prepared by work, prayer, and deed

It is my general understanding that what God wants from the Human race He created is that they are to bring nature under control, people the earth and that these “people” should get along with each other. Now really, how hard can that be? If we are to let history answer that question, the answer… Read More »