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SWC Aldermen Talk About Bond To Fix Streets

Subscriber onlySouthwest City's Board of Aldermen discussed the proposition of a general obligation bond to fund improvements to the streets in town. For the bond to be approved, 60 percent of voters must be in favor of the issue. The expense would then be added to the annual real estate tax until the bond is paid off. Continue reading...

The Mysteries Of Life

Subscriber onlyDavid Collingsworth was celebrating a birthday as we gathered to worship Sunday at Mill Creek Baptist Church. Wayne Johnson opened our morning service with prayer and special prayers were requested for Rachel, Stella and Roy Abercrombie. Continue reading...

Booking Report

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Community

Community Calendar

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House And Senate Committed To Passing Good Legislation

Subscriber onlyMost of the activity at the Capitol is still centered around Committee Hearings. The first step in the process is sometimes the most frustrating. The hearing rooms can be a rewarding experience or a frustrating one depending on the views of the witnesses. Most of the time the bill sponsor has a pretty good idea of what the opposing views are going to be. Occasionally, there's a real surprise in store. I watched two hearings this week where the sponsor was surprised and was blindsided myself. That is, of course, the way the system is designed to work. Continue reading...

Farm Bureau Marks Thank A Farmer Week

Subscriber onlyMCDONALD COUNTY -- It's time to celebrate agriculture and all the things it provides. Missouri Farm Bureau Thank a Farmer Week, Feb. 7-13, will be the focus of Farm Bureau members across the state to share messages about agriculture and the farmers and ranchers who produce food. Continue reading...

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Religion

The Mysteries Of Life

Subscriber onlyDavid Collingsworth was celebrating a birthday as we gathered to worship Sunday at Mill Creek Baptist Church. Wayne Johnson opened our morning service with prayer, and special prayers were requested for Rachel, Stella and Roy Abercrombie. Linda Abercrombie read "Not Everything Happens for a Reason," a devotional about the questions we have about illness and death in our lives. We are not exempt from human experience, pain, heartache and loss. God's will is not the path we walk, but how we walk it. God's will is to walk with us through the heartache and draw closer to Him to use it for hope, grace, forgiveness and mercy. God is not responsible for our pain. He doesn't want us to hurt; He hurts with us. Continue reading...

Fat Tuesday And Ash Wednesday

Subscriber onlyAsh Wednesday was yesterday, Feb. 10. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent. "Lent" comes from the Anglo-Saxon word "lencten" and the German word "lenz" and refers to the springtime of the year when the days begin to "lengthen." Continue reading...

Focus On The Glory Of God

Subscriber onlyOur associate pastor Brother Ryan Crawford brought us our Sunday morning message: "Focus." Continue reading...

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Sports

Mustangs' Clean Sweep Over Patriots

Subscriber onlyDrew Harmon's pull-up jumper with less than three seconds left in the game gave the McDonald County Mustangs a 47-45 win Friday night over the scrappy East Newton Patriots at East Newton High School. Continue reading...

MCHS Wrestling Team Wins Two On Matwarming Night

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Matwarming Court

Subscriber onlyPhoto by Rick Peck Brittney Stone was crowned queen of the 2016 McDonald County High School matwarming court during ceremonies held Feb.4 at MCHS. Continue reading...

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