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Schedule Of Fair Events

Subscriber onlyA number of events are slated for the annual McDonald County Fair, which is July 16-18. Continue reading...

Mr. and Miss Tiny Tot Contest Set For July 18

Subscriber onlyOne of the popular events held at the McDonald County Fair is the Tiny Tot Contest. This is an opportunity for parents, grandparents and any others to show off that special little tike in their life and give them a chance to compete for the title of Mr. or Miss Tiny Tot. Continue reading...

Healthcare in America

Subscriber onlyI had just typed in the headline for my column when, ironically, the news came in that the Supreme Court had ruled in favor of the Obama administration on a question regarding Obamacare. The situation revolved around the way the law was written and whether individual health insurance subsidies were available in all states or just those that had set up marketplace exchanges. Continue reading...

Mathis Celebrates 50th Birthday

Doctors Said She Wouldn’t Live Past Three Years

Subscriber only"My daughter was born July 20, 1965," Jean Mathis said. "The doctor said she wouldn't live past her third birthday since she has cerebral palsy. But she showed everybody, she has survived and on July 20, she will be 50 years old." Continue reading...

Supreme Court's Imposing Same-sex Marriage Upon Americans

Subscriber onlyIn the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's legalizing same-sex marriage in the nation, McDonald County Clerk Kimberly Bell, said she will contact the governor's office regarding a response. Continue reading...

Conklin presents regional transportation goals

Subscriber onlyThe Bella Vista Bypass grabbed the attention of the McDonald County Coalition during the June 17 meeting. Continue reading...

Fantastic Fireworks

TENTS, BUILDINGS PROVIDE OUTLETS FOR CELEBRATORY EXPLOSIVES

Subscriber onlyIn McDonald County and throughout the country, people are flocking to the fireworks tents to buy those things which sparkle, pop, and explode to celebrate our country's independence. It is a time of joy and giving thanks for our free and great country. Continue reading...

Bunker Hill Singing on July 4

Subscriber onlyThe monthly singing at Bunker Hill is set for 4 p.m. Saturday, July 4, at the Bunker Hill Community Building. Bunker Hill is located five miles north of Pineville on Route W or five miles east of Anderson on Highway 76, then just south on Route W. There will be pot-luck food, so you may bring your favorite food to share with everyone. If you sing or play an instrument, come and share your talent. The Ozark Ridgerunners will be the featured entertainers. All are welcome. Continue reading...

July 4 Celebration at Powell

Subscriber onlyDon't Miss the 4th of July Celebration at Powell! Continue reading...

Stella Dinner/Dance July 3

Subscriber onlyThe Stella Senior Center will have a dinner and dance Friday, July 3. Starting at 5:30 p.m., they will serve grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, dessert and drink, for a $5 donation. Dance to music by The McDonald County Playboys at 7 p.m., for $3. Continue reading...

Wild Baby Animals

Subscriber onlyEvery spring, for those of us fortunate enough, we catch glimpses of those small white-spotted animals running behind their mom. These critters, leggier than anything else, are usually seen on roadways or fields -- and are almost always with their mom. Continue reading...

Noel Celebrates Fourth of July With Fireworks

Subscriber onlyThere will be another Independence Day Celebration on July 4 this year in Noel. The fireworks will begin as soon as it gets dark. The location is the Noel Family Fun Park (soccer field) across from the Tyson plant on Highway 59. Continue reading...

SWC Library Offering Food Preservation Program

Subscriber onlyFood preservation is becoming more popular than it has been in many decades. Many families are choosing to live the "old way." Grandma's cures, cooking, and sewing, and Grandpa's hunting, skinning and smoking are becoming commonplace in areas across the country. After decades of store-bought living, families have decided the old- fashioned ways are best and have adapted many of those skills for themselves and/or their families. Continue reading...

Wrestlers Match-Up Well At Iowa Camp

Subscriber onlyMcDonald County High School wrestlers were in Dubuque, Iowa, June 15-20 to attend the Iron Sharpens Iron Team Wrestling Camps that had close to 1,000 wrestlers from all over the country. Continue reading...

GOP fundraiser time changes

Subscriber onlyThe annual Republican Club Scholarship Fundraiser will still be held this Thursday, June 25, at the Pineville Community Building; however, the time has been changed from 6 pm to 7 pm. All other activities scheduled will remain the same. Pleastake this opportunity to support our students! Continue reading...

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