SHS Cheerleaders are back-to-back state champs

Seneca High School cheerleaders have successfully defended their title as state champions. “Last year the feeling of getting second at regionals was motivation to come back and get first. We knew we had worked hard enough to get first. This year, we had to defend our title,” said Savannah Raney, a junior cheerleader. “It was… Read More »

Seneca SRO staying busy

Seneca School District school resource officer Jeremy Clogston told Board of Education members recently that he made a total of 42 contacts in the month of September. “I contacted 15 students, 19 school staff, three parents, two law enforcement, and three juvenile officers,” said Clogston. Clogston also took a report for the juvenile office involving… Read More »

Getting ready for winter’s hazards

Winter Weather Awareness Day on Nov. 16 reminds Missourians to prepare for winter’s hazards Missouri has been experiencing an unusually mild fall, but that is not an indication of the severity of the winter weather to come. Despite high temperatures in the 70s, it’s already time for Missourians to think about dealing with hazards like… Read More »

Co-op meeting emphasizes ‘doing the right thing’ 

New-Mac Electric Announces $1.5 Million in Capital Credits and Power Cost Refunds New-Mac Electric Cooperative marked the co-op’s 2016 Annual Meeting by distributing nearly $1.25 million in capital credit refunds, and announcing that members would also receive $250,000 in power cost credits. Mitch McCumber, New-Mac chief executive officer, told the meeting Saturday at Crowder College… Read More »

Freeman, Seneca schools team up on health care

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 and teachers the treatment they need immediately,” said Dr. Jim Cummins, superintendent of schools in… Read More »

‘American Pickers’ coming to Missouri

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 Channel. The hit show follows Wolfe and Fritz as they hunt for America’s most valuable… Read More »

Presidential primary brings out the voters

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 percent of registered voters. “This turnout was very, very high and there were a lot… Read More »

Planting trees is a family affair

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 come before planting. Before selecting and planting a tree, there are several decisions that need… Read More »

Easter time was wonderful for this little girl in Neosho

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 choir of the Neosho High School Mixed Chorus, under the direction of Doyle McKinney, would… Read More »

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

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 for some 33 years, but I did teach in the Neosho school system 12 years.… Read More »

SHS Homecoming court

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 King is the daughter of Will and Lisa King. Her activities include FCA, golf, and… Read More »

Missouri weighing Real ID options

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 a new driver’s license that Homeland Security has been trying to get all the states… Read More »