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Mustang's Alley Shares Two Decades Of Dancing With County

Subscriber onlyRon and Peggy Ruckman have shared two decades of two-stepping with the county. The couple owns and operates Mustang's Alley -- a family-friendly dance hall east of Jane. Continue reading...

Booking Report

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Southwest City Commercial Club Hosts Old Timers' Day Parade

Subscriber onlyThe Southwest City Commercial Club began Old Timers' Day in May 1978. The event began following the retirement of John Poynor, a longtime area resident who had owned and operated the Phillips 66 Service Station from 1927 to 1977. In 1978, the Commercial Club voted to hold a parade in honor of John and Bess Poynor for their 50 years of service to Southwest City. The Poynors became the first Mr. and Mrs. "Old Timers." Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyAmerican Legion Benefit Dinner April 20 Continue reading...

Community leaders meet in support of library

Subscriber onlyMcDonald County Library celebrated National Library Week with area business leaders last Wednesday morning at the Anne Croxdale Memorial Library in Southwest City. The Library hosted its first Annual Business Leaders Breakfast to promote partnership between leaders in the community and the Library. Among those in attendance were business owners, school officials and city leaders. Continue reading...

Big 8 Student Art Show To Be Held In McDonald County

Subscriber onlyMcDonald County School District will be hosting this exhibition for the first time since joining the Big 8. Big 8 schools include Monett, Cassville, Lamar, Mount Vernon, Aurora, Seneca and McDonald County. Continue reading...

State Library Club Officers, Award Winners

Subscriber onlyJill Williams, librarian and sponsor of the Library Club at McDonald County High School, and 33 students recently traveled to the state library club (Epsilon Beta) convention in Springfield. Continue reading...

MCHS Presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr.

Subscriber onlyThe McDonald County High School drama department will be presenting Disney's "Beauty and the Beast Jr." throughout this weekend at the performing arts center on the campus of MCHS. There will be a $7 charge for adults, $5 charge for students and children under five are free. Continue reading...

Master Gardner Program Offers Free Class

Subscriber onlyThe Master Gardener Program will be the topic and focus of a class being offered by the McDonald County Library. Patti Reed, a master gardener will be the instructor. The Missouri Master Gardener Program promotes and raises public awareness of the University of Missouri Extension as a source of unbiased, research-based gardening information. This program provides in-depth horticultural training to individuals throughout Missouri who then volunteer their time applying what they have learned to help others in their community learn about gardening and provide environmental education. Continue reading...

Rocky Acres Produce To Open In May

Subscriber onlyJoe Borntreger leads a life founded in his family, his farm and his Amish faith. Borntreger owns and operates Rocky Acres Produce alongside his wife, Mary, and their 12 children. Continue reading...

Pineville 8th-Graders Visit the Capitol

Subscriber onlyOn Thursday, April 5, Pineville Elementary eighth-grade students and their teachers, Jason Frencken, Melissa Sutherland and Jeremy Whittle, traveled to Jefferson City to visit with Representative Bill Lant, and toured several sites in the capital city. Continue reading...

Noel Woman's Club Bake Sale April 21

Subscriber onlyNoel Woman's Club will host a bake sale from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, April 21, in front of Harps. Continue reading...