5 years ago
• High water from the recent rains has caused the construction on downtown Seneca’s Lost Creek bridge to be stopped.
• The annual Seneca FFA labor auction will be held Saturday, April 14, at 6 p.m. at the Seneca High School gymnasium.
• A Missouri House of Representatives committee is discussing a bill that would allow advertisements to be placed on school buses.
10 years ago
• If you live in Seneca and you haven’t gotten your broken tree limbs out to the right-of-way, you had better hurry. Since Monday cleanup crews have been moving through the city at a rapid pace, clearing away the last remnants of the January ice storm.
• The Seneca R-7 School District will hold a board of education meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at the board office at 914 Frisco Street.
• “The centerpiece of our exhibit is the traveling wall, which is a replica of the Vietnam Veteran’s wall in Washington, D.C., but this is not just about the Vietnam war!” said retired Special Forces Lt. Colonel Don Allen.
15 years ago
• From University of Missouri Outreach & Extension: “The 2000 Census demographics soon will be available for viewing via the Internet,” said Tom Keohan, a University of Missouri southwest regional business specialist. With the voluminous demographic and economic statistics collected by the Census Bureau data delivery system, results will be released late March.
• Looking for a great way to exercise and have fun while raising money for a great cause? Well, tie up those laces and register for the 2001 MS WALK. The Mid-America Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is now registering walkers for the April 7 MS WALK.
20 years ago
• There are new kindergarten enrollment guidelines for the 1997-1998 school year. Senate Bill 572 eliminated the three-month window for school break. Children must be five years old before Aug. 1 to enter kindergarten.
• Virginia’s Family Restaurant will host a benefit supper on Monday evening, March 24, from 4-8 p.m. Proceeds will go toward medical expenses for Mike Hall, a cancer patient who has been undergoing chemotherapy treatments.
• Daniel Lisk, of Seneca, a junior at Westminster College, was recently elected to fill the office of treasurer for the Westminster chapter of Kappa Alpha order. A graduate of Seneca High School, Lisk is the son of Sherrie Lisk, of Seneca, and Robert Glazner, of Houston.
30 years ago
• The Seneca Public Library, a branch of the Town & Country Regional Library in Neosho, will be moving this month into new quarters one door south of the present location, according to Mary Alice Tourtillott, librarian and Jack Wood, director.
• The fingerprinting packets, which the Future Homemakers of America sponsored recently at Seneca High School, have been prepared and are ready to be picked up.
40 years ago
• The business classes of Seneca High School plan to visit Pittsburg State College on Thursday, March 31, to participate in events held in conjunction with business.
• Seneca Women’s Democrat Dlub will meet at 7:30 p.m. this evening (Thursday) at the home of Thelma Callaway.
• The Lost Creek CB Club will sponsor a chill supper Saturday, March 26. Serving will be from 5-8 p.m. in the elementary school cafeteria.
50 years ago
• Wednesday, April 15, is the final date nominations can be accepted for supervisor of the Soil and Water District of Newton County.
• The Seneca PTA is sponsoring a talent show and hootenanny on Friday night, April 14, in the high school gym.
• David Bryant, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Bryant of router 1, Wyandotte, was listed on the Dean’s Honor Roll at Oklahoma State University at Stillwater.
(compiled by MyraGale Sexton)