Freeman, Seneca schools team up on health care

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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 

‘American Pickers’ coming to Missouri

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Mike Wolfe and Frank Frit are looking for leads and would love to explore your buried treasure.

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 

Presidential primary brings out the voters

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The Missouri Primary Election was held Tuesday, March 14, and the local voter turnout rate was higher than it’s been in a while. Out of the 38,477 voters in Newton County, 15,103 votes were cast in the primary, representing 38.25 

Planting trees is a family affair

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Volunteers come to help planting trees in Joplin after the tornado.

Trees are planted for many reasons, including aesthetics, wildlife habitat, shade, energy conservation, erosion reduction, and in remembrance of an event or person. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds landowners that when adding trees to your property, planning should 

Easter time was wonderful for this little girl in Neosho

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Often I read and I write about how Easter in Neosho enjoyed a wonderful confluence of cooperation in the community in the late 1950’s. We would have an Easter morning sunrise service in Big Spring Park.  The one hundred voice 

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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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 

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