Health fair at Seneca Elementary

Heather Lankford’s third grade Project Based Learning (PBL) class hosted a health fair at the Seneca Elementary School gym on Thursday, March 23. “Our students researched, created exhibits, and prepared scripts to teach the other students at Seneca Elementary how to make healthy life choices,” said Lankford. “Our classroom is a PBL (project based learning) classroom… Read More »

School district discusses athletic complex

The possibility of an athletic complex coming to the Seneca School District may be something citizens of Seneca see happening in the future. During the school board meeting on March 16, members approved an action item allowing an architect design company called Paragon to move forward on the possibility of work being done at the… Read More »

Relax in your chair & be of good cheer

“What’s in a name?” William Shakespeare asked in 1595. He was referring to roses. He said a rose by any name would smell as sweet. Writers with names are fictional people. With nom de plume and nom de guerre, A columnist without a publisher packs her tools to “Nowhere.” But with well written sentences like… Read More »

Crowder construction program has 2 cabins for sale

The Crowder Construction Technology program is in the process of completing two cabins that will be sold to the highest bidder at a live auction on May 15. Viewing of the cabins will be available April 15-May 12 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., or for an appointment call (417)455-5596. The cabins… Read More »

Aldi might open store in Neosho

Braum’s planning to move in the next year or so Neosho is one step closer to getting a discount grocer at the old Neosho Inn location at the intersection of Highways 59 and 60. According to Mike Franks, who is chief executive officer of the Neosho Area Business and Industrial Foundation, Inc. (NABIFI), Aldi has… Read More »

Trapping is a great way to control wildlife population

Cletis Richards, of Carthage, is the District 5 director of the Missouri Trapper Association and serves 15 counties. “There are nine districts that make up the trapper association and I love working for them,” said Richards.  Richards has been trapping since 1969 and is retired from working in the plumbing business for 25 years. “The… Read More »

Missouri State Parks designates new wild area

The 1,168-acre Elk River Hills Wild Area in Big Sugar Creek State Park in McDonald County is the Missouri State Park system’s 12th wild area and the first wild area designated since 1995. “The Elk River Hills Wild Area possesses primeval character in its wilderness condition and inherent integrity,” said Sara Parker Pauley, director of… Read More »

Students enjoying new 3D printers

Two seniors at the Seneca Learning Center (SLC) passed the HiSET exam in January and February. Josh Hulsey and Bailey Farmer will be graduating under the Missouri Options program for passing this exam. “The HiSET exam consists of five categories including reading, writing, social studies, math, and science,” said John Wyrick, SLC principal. Students who… Read More »

Public invited to get tree planting tips at MDC workshops

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, planning should come before planting. To help people learn about planning and planting processes, MDC will hold three free tree… Read More »

Attendance at Missouri Caves Surge

Beneath Missouri, there are approximately 7,000 known caves. Each year more caves are discovered in the state.  No wonder Missouri is known as “The Cave State.” Of the thousands of caves in Missouri, around 20 are open for visitation. These natural attractions, called show caves, tourist caves or commercial caves, allow visitors an opportunity to… Read More »

SWMO preparing for wintry weather

In addition to cold temperatures and snow and ice, winter brings dangerous driving conditions and the potential for damaging and deadly storms. Severe winter storms can be extremely dangerous. Transportation can come to a standstill and electricity can be out for days, often with very cold temperatures. Making preparations in advance of a storm can… Read More »

SHS names homecoming royalty

Seneca High School will celebrate its 2017 Wrestling Homecoming on Thursday, Jan. 19, when the Indians will take on the Monett Cubs at the SHS gym. Coronation of the homecoming queen will be at about 6:30 p.m., give or take a few minutes, in the gym. Homecoming queen candidates are: Marissa Beale • Age: 18.… Read More »