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Mountain Grove

Frazee bench to be dedicated

There will be a brief ceremony to dedicate the granite bench on the Mountain Grove Square in memory of Mary Ann Barker Frazee this Saturday, July 3 at 9 a.m. Ms. Frazee, a Mountain Grove native …

Two accidents near same time on Route C, one person with serious injuries

A 37-year-old Mountain Grove woman suffered serious injuries in a two vehicle accident that took place on Wednesday, June 23 at 9:40 p.m. on U.S. 60 at Route C in Norwood. According to the …

The Farmer’s Wife dispensary opens in Mountain Grove

In 2018, Missouri voters legalized cannabis for medicinal consumption. The amendment’s passage began a two year process of investors wanting to open up medical marijuana dispensaries in …
Mansfield

City of Mansfield officially gets $957,409 grant through CDBG

The City of Mansfield was recently awarded a $957,409 grant from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. Funds from the grant were applied for and approved to help mitigate storm …

Mansfield Accident

A Cape Girardeau man suffered moderate injuries after a one vehicle accident on Highway 60 at 1:20 a.m. on April 30. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crash Report, Jeremy Williams, …

Mansfield R-IV’s Proposition 2 focuses on students, safety and no new taxes

Through the years, the Mansfield R-IV School Board and administration has focused on being good stewards of the dollars in their budget. When the current debt service of $1.07 was put in place in …
Hartville

Hartville Garden Club meets and hears from speaker, Dr. Don Hotalling

The Hartville Garden Club resumed regular monthly meetings beginning on April 27 at the old Methodist Church on W. Rolla St. in Hartville.  Eleven members attended, with the secretary …

Community, local ministry blessed as former Subway building is donated

Mike and Connie Roberts have permitted the organization and their community partners to run their offices and programs, including Ozark Action and Adult Education classes, out of the building for the …

Special Memorial Day event held in Hartville

In a Memorial Day ceremony that is probably unique in all of America, over 100 Wright County citizens read aloud the 195 names of Wright County Patriots who died in service to their country. The …
Norwood

Captain Lincoln Connell, Ashley Sherrywedding held April 24 in Columbus, Ga.

Captain Lincoln Connell, son of Brian and Stephanie Connell, of Norwood, married Ashley Sherry, daughter of Robert and Jackie Sherry, of Tucson, Ariz., on April 24, 2021 at The Bibb Mill Event Center …

Retired Air Force officer wins $4 million prize

Denise Bazan, of Norwood, didn’t know she had won a $4 million Mega Millions prize until days after the drawing. When talking about her win, she said buying the winning ticket was actually a …

Norwood Gleanings for the Feb. 24 issue

Howdy, We are about out of the real bad weather, thank goodness. Now to deal with mud. It’s always something here in the Ozarks, but I can’ think of better place to …
Education

Intercounty Electric Cooperative names scholarship winners

In January, Intercounty Electric Cooperative began contacting local high schools to share information about an opportunity for juniors to participate in the co-op’s annual Youth Tour Essay …

Mountain Grove honors recent district retirees

The Mountain Grove R-III School District recently said farewell to their retirees. Onita Top  Ms. Top has taught in the Mountain Grove School District for 25 years. She taught for three …

Mansfield’s CTA receives Mansfield/Norwood funds

The Mansfield Community Teachers Association (CTA) recently received a $1,600 award from the Mansfield/Norwood Fund. The local chapter has been active for many years in supporting students and …
Sports

Annual TCMH golf tournmanent raises nearly $23,000 for charity

The Texas County Memorial Hospital Healthcare Foundation held the 15th Annual Charitable Golf Tournament at Houston Municipal Golf Course on Saturday, June 12. Thirty-seven teams participated in …
Anderson is a Top-10 archer in the world
Mountain Grove’s Brady Anderson is officially a Top-10 archer in the world. Anderson, a Mountain Grove Middle School student, recently finished ninth out of 67 other seventh grade students at …
Three Norwood archers in world event
Three Norwood archers represented the Pirates’ archery team in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) World Tournament held in Myrtle Beach, S.C. At the high school level, …
Lake Freebird Triathlon/Duathlon event set for 22nd straight year
The public is invited to bring their lawn chairs to cheer on the athletes at this Sunday’s 22nd consecutive year for the Lake Freebird Triathlon and Duathlon. The event begins at 8 a.m. on …
Mountain Grove Chamber enjoys 24th annual golf event
The Mountain Grove Chamber of Commerce wishes to thank all of our sponsors, golfers, members, volunteers and staff of the Randel-Hinkle Golf Course who contributed to our successful 24th Annual …
Obituaries
Wanda Lee Pasley
Wanda Lee Pasley, daughter of Charley Otis Pasley and Bessie Pauline Owens Pasley, was born Jan. 15, 1949 at Norwood and departed this life Monday, June 21, 2021 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield at …
Betty Jo (Miller) Nowak
Betty Jo (Miller) Nowak, daughter of Virgil Miller and Lillie Brooks Miller, was born Oct. 7, 1932 in Macomb. She departed this life, Sunday, June 20, 2021 in Indianapolis, Ind., where she was under …
Donald Eugene Hawkins
Donald Eugene Hawkins, son of the late Henry William and Pearl Celia (Acker) Hawkins, was born March 6, 1936, in Willow Springs, and passed away June 19, 2021, at his home in Pleasant Hope. He was 85 …
Joyce Lynne Gorsek
Joyce Lynne Gorsek, daughter of the late Fred Gorsek Sr. and Harriet (Blue) Gorsek, was born Jan. 15, 1948, in Springfield, Ill., and departed this life June 13, 2021, near Rogersville. She was 73 …
Eugene Walker Young
Eugene Walker Young, son of Bonnie Walker Young and Miles Thomas Young, was born on April 24, 1924, and went to his heavenly home on June 16, 2021. He was 97 years, 1 month and 20 days old. He was …
Opinion

Thankful to still have my dad around for this Father’s Day

This past weekend offered all of us a time to express our gratitude for fathers on Father’s Day. Both Mother’s Day and Father’s Day force all of us to stop our busy schedules to …