Why not a six-day school week instead of four?

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One of the most disturbing things about the Internet is it has the wonderful capability of letting people think they “know everything.” Students do know a lot. But they do NOT know enough. I have not been in a classroom 

SHS Homecoming court

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The 2016 Seneca High School Basketball Homecoming Court: (L-r) Addie King, freshman attendant; Brooklyn Friend, sophomore attendant; Brooklyn Austin, junior attendant; senior queen candidates Elena Wood, Proctor Lankford, and Carly Reeves.

Seneca High School’s Basketball Homecoming is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 28, against McDonald County. Games will begin at 5 p.m. with the homecoming queen coronation between the JV and varsity games, sometime between 6:30 and 7 p.m. Freshmen attendant Addie 

Missouri weighing Real ID options

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State Rep. Bill Lant (R-Pineville) is on the committee that is hearing a bill on Real IDs for the state of Missouri. “According to Homeland Security, these Real IDs are supposed to make us safer,” said Lant. Real ID is 

Freeman Seneca clinic treating flu, common cold

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With the flu, Endicott said, it is recommended to see a doctor within the first 48 hours of symptoms.

Jill Endicott, nurse practitioner at Freeman Seneca Family Medicine, said she’s been treating patients for the usual illnesses this winter. “We see a lot of the common cold and some flu patients around this time,” said Endicott. The common cold 

Everyone thrilled with museum’s remodel

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Big changes have been made to the Longwell Museum at Crowder College’s Neosho campus in the past month. “With the generous donation from Judy Haas Smith, we were able to give the museum the improvements it needed to provide a 

Missourians don’t want Syrian refugees

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Southwest Missouri State Representatives Bill Reiboldt and Bill Lant are part of the growing list of elected officials in Missouri who have called on Gov. Jay Nixon to make the safety of Missouri residents his top priority in the wake 

‘Park of Lights’ opens November 26

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Twin Bridges Park in Wyandotte will present its annual “Park of Lights” Christmas lights exhibit starting Thanksgiving night and running until Dec. 30.  “We have 31 participants this year and we are completely full. We are very excited,” said Trinda 

‘Bethlehem’ experience is truly amazing

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Begin your Christmas season with an unforgettable new family tradition. Come and see what thousands are talking about. Travel back in time to first century Israel to experience the original Christmas story, the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. Make plans 

‘Tis the season for scams

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Fa la la la la. Scam artists are ready to ring in the holiday season with offers all aglow, said University of Missouri Extension family financial specialist Virgil Woolridge. Many scams will be wrapped with appealing offers that sound too 

On this date… November 19

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Unidentified baseball players during a game at the Neosho High School baseball stadium, date unknown. If you have any information about this phot, or an identify anyone in it, please call  The News-Dispatch at (417) 451-3798 or email us at jimmy@thenewsdispatch.net and we will include that info along with photo in our next issue.

5 years ago  • Seneca Intermediate School Principal Nathan Manley welcomed veterans, parents, teachers, staff members and students to the first assembly held in the new gym on Thursday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day. • Members of the Heritage Club of 

Cowboy racing finals feature Seneca teams

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Two local mother-daughter teams qualified for the world championship in the Extreme Cowboy Association (EXCA) in Hamilton, Texas, on Oct. 29-Nov. 1. “The EXCA is a series of obstacles and maneuvers set up by a judge and each one is 

Pumpkin seeds are too good to waste

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One of the best rewards during pumpkin season are the seeds. They taste great, can be flavored in multiple ways and are great for snacks and salad toppers. When you first remove the seeds from the pumpkin, however, it’s kind 

Students collect canned goods

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On Wednesday, Oct. 20, several leadership organizations from Seneca High School including FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America), FFA, FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), and STUCO (Student Council) joined to help their community. From 5-7:30 p.m. students went out 

Comments sought on new bass fishing regs

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A crew samples smallmouth bass populations on the Elk River in McDonald County.  For MOCON story by Jen Girondo.  Rick Horton drives the boat.

Upcoming open houses will give citizens chances to discuss potential regulation changes. Smallmouth and rock bass are very popular with anglers in Missouri streams. However, research by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that both species grow slowly and 

Residents concerned about intersection

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By Mattie Sexton Officials with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) are planning on being in Seneca Thursday, Oct. 22, at the high school for a public meeting about the Highways 60/43 intersection improvements. The meeting is set for 4-6 

Missouri has a pumpkin shortage

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By MDN Staff  A University of Missouri agriculture expert says the wet weather of early summer followed by a lack of rainfall in the fall has hurt pumpkin production in the state. “It’s worse than having a drought year. At 

KCS Holiday Express Coming to Neosho

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Kansas City Southern Railway’s Holiday Express is coming back to Neosho. The holiday train will stop in Neosho at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 211 E Coler St., close to the former Coler Street railroad crossing, near Twin Rivers 

Library names new director

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By Mattie Sexton The Neosho Newton County Library has hired a new library director. The library’s board of directors has chosen Carrie Cline as the director. Cline is replacing Ginny Ray, who retired as library director at the end of August. Cline 

Public’s help needed to report water thefts

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The City of Neosho asks the public’s help in reporting illegal connections to fire hydrants. It is important that Neosho citizens are provided with safe, clean, and reliable drinking water. Fire hydrants are directly connected to the drinking water supply. 

High School remodel almost complete

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The new Neosho High School FEMA shelter addition will be completed in mid-July. “The inside is 99 percent complete… just doing some finishing touches,” said Dan Decker, Neosho superintendent of schools.

No same-sex marriage licenses given out locally

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(Editor’s note: This is the second in a five-part series about same-sex marriage in Missouri.) As of July 9, the Newton County Recorder’s Office has not had any same-sex couples come in for a marriage license. “Frankly, I’m glad we 

Neosho library given early literacy grant

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The Neosho/Newton County Library has received a grant in the amount of $3,445 to establish or expand existing early literacy programming. The library will use the funds to offer six early literacy programs for parents and educators at partnering locations 

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