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Newton County Library kicks off 2017 summer reading program

The Neosho-Newton County Library has kicked off its 2017 summer reading program called “Build a Better World.” “We have only had two events since our kick-off but already have over 500 signed up in our reading program,” said Carrie Cline, Neosho-Newton County Library director. Not only does the library have a children’s reading program, but… Read More »

Newcomer’s Club of Neosho donates to several organizations

The caring, giving heart of the Flowerbox City Newcomer’s Club of Neosho culminated in a recent dispersion of money to several organizations. The club is a social-service organization of women from in and around the community and has a catering group. They cater events throughout the year and, after expenses, the group donates all proceeds back to the community. This… Read More »

Three officers welcomed to Flowerbox City Newcomers Club meeting

Three officers from the Neosho Police Department were welcome guests at the June 12 meeting of The Flowerbox City Newcomers Club.  After a lunch of salads and dessert, Police Chief David Kennedy talked about various scams circulated by phone and computer and how to prevent identity theft. Lieutenant Mike Sharp and code enforcement officer Keith Brumfield added comments… Read More »

Missouri prepares for Summer Weather Safety Week, June 18-24

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the State Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service are promoting Missouri Summer Safety Week (June 18-24) to highlight the risks and dangers associated with excessive heat. Missourians can find a public cooling center near them by visiting Users can simply enter a ZIP code,… Read More »

Avid bridge players met at Neosho Senior Center on June 16

The Neosho Senior Center bridge tournament was held June 16. There were eight tables of avid bridge players. Winning first was Donna Ward, second was Judy Smith, third was Nancy Call, fourth was Ken Tyler, fifth was Dan Wood, sixth was Bob Hagood, seventh was John Genisio, eighth was Lavoena Keeling, and the bad card… Read More »

Schade takes home hardware after Womens Club meeting

The Neosho Womens Club met on June 14 at Happy House. There were five tables of bridge players. Hostesses were Noreen Barnes and Barbara Schade. There were two guests, Dawn Dabbs and Betty Wright. Winning first place was Barbaara Schade, second was Peggy Payne, third was Lavoena Keeling, fourth was Linda Clark, fifth was Dorothy… Read More »

Pavement sealing work set for various area routes

Several state routes in Jasper and Newton counties are scheduled to be sealed with a mixture of rock and oil beginning the week of July 1, the Missouri Department of Transportation said. Here’s a look at the locations and the tentative schedule: • Newton County Route NN at Redings Mill south approximately 11 miles to… Read More »

Missouri’s Alley Spring mill to be featured on 2017 quarter

Alley Spring Mill in Eminence, Mo., has been chosen to represent the Ozark National Scenic Riverways (ONSR) on the “America the Beautiful” Quarter series, scheduled for release on Monday, June 5. Missouri will be the 38th coin in the series, which is now in its eighth year. “It all started about two years ago when… Read More »

Deputies recover stolen trailer & various tools

On May 25 detectives with the Newton County Sheriff’s Office received information about the location of a cargo trailer that was possibly stolen out of Cassville. According to Newton County Sheriff Chris Jennings, the detectives located the trailer at 7703 Walleye Road in Newton County. A search warrant was then obtained for that location. The… Read More »

Families could have unclaimed medals waiting

State Treasurer Eric Schmitt is encouraging Missouri military families to search his office’s website for unclaimed medals that may belong to them. This latest initiative is part of an ongoing effort to return the state’s unclaimed property to its rightful owners. Pictures of military medals and insignia that have been turned over to Schmitt’s Unclaimed… Read More »

Senate approves ‘Real ID fix’

The Missouri State Senate gave approval earlier this month to a measure that will allow Missourians the option of choosing a Real ID-complaint license. Without final passage of this bill, starting Jan. 22, 2018, Missouri state driver’s licenses will no longer be accepted as identification to board a plane, whether domestic or international. Senate Leader… Read More »

Turf pathologist gives two easy tips for lawn care

One of the most common problems homeowners have with their lawns is that they do not know what kind of grass is in it. “If it’s still light tan now, more than likely it’s zoysiagrass. If it’s green, it’s probably tall fescue with some Kentucky bluegrass,” said University of Missouri Extension turf pathologist Lee Miller.… Read More »