Board Hears Update On Enrollment, Virtual Instruction In a short Sept. 10 meeting of the McDonald County R-1 School District Board of Education, staff members reported on the district's enrollment and virtual instruction. by Rachel Dickerson
Car Show Revs Up Support The Goodman Betterment Club raised $2,000 from their Fun Day Car Show and Cruise event on Saturday, Sept. 12, to help fund future projects to benefit the community.
Anderson takes up water-centric issues Anderson's board of alderman discussed three water-centric topics at the regular meeting on Tuesday -- asphalt repairs at Town Hole Park as a result of heavy flooding last year, an easement agreement allowing for the relocation of a water storage tank and the proposition of electronically mapping the city's water system. by Megan Davis
Search Leads To Fugitive Arrest, Stolen Vehicles A fugitive was arrested and multiple stolen vehicles were recovered following the search of a Pineville home last week. by Megan Davis
Department Reports 23 New Covid Cases The McDonald County Health Department reported 23 new covid-19 infections in the past week. by Megan Davis
Board Hears From Animal Rescue At Tuesday night's meeting of the Pineville Board of Aldermen, Bev Bartley, of I'm Your Huckleberry Rescue, spoke concerning a possible location for office space for the nonprofit. by Rachel Dickerson
Council Approves Water Tower Painting Bid Several items were addressed during Goodman's City Council meeting on Tuesday, resulting in a night of approvals.
MCHS Scores Biggest Win In School History, Beats Lamar In a game that featured nearly 1,000 yards of offense, the McDonald County Mustangs' 42-41 win over Lamar on Sept. 11 at MCHS came down to one defensive play and the kicking game.
Lady Mustangs' Softball Wins Eight Straight The McDonald County Lady Mustang softball team scored four runs in the first inning on the way to a 7-0 win over Neosho on Sept. 14 at MCHS.
Allman Cruises to Individual Win at Joplin Lily Allman fired a 78 to win the individual championship of the Joplin Girls High School Golf Tournament held on Sept. 9 at Schifferdecker Golf Course in Joplin.
Soccer Team Remains Undefeated at 5-0 The McDonald County High School soccer team remained undefeated with two wins last week.
MCHS Volleyball Falls to Joplin The McDonald County High School volleyball team fell to 2-2 for the season with a straight-set loss to Joplin on Sept. 8 at Joplin High School.
Car shuttles part of river adventure Sometimes an old-fashioned paper highway map is best for navigating uncharted territory, even these days when a push of a button can generate a usually dependable guiding light. by Flip Putthoff
Jr. High Football Season Opener, Split Wins The McDonald County seventh- and eighth-grade football teams opened the 2020 season by splitting games against Nevada on Sept. 10 at McDonald County High School.
Young Cross Country Team Shows Promise The McDonald County High School cross country team opened its 2020 season at the Seneca Invitational held on Sept. 10 in Seneca.
OPINION: Skeletons In Missouri Tabbi Ireland and Sheri Wade were looking for a space, a building, that the local cheerleading squad they coached could use as a practice facility. The building needn't be fancy or, for that matter, even uncluttered. They were willing to give the space a hard cleaning when the right place in Houston was found. by Stan Fine
OPINION: Our Suffering Is Nothing Compared For those of you who read my column, you most likely noticed that I didn't have one last week. If you don't read it, then you missed a great one (haha). For one of the very few times in the last nearly 20 years, I did not write a weekly column.
RELIGION: Put On Bowels Of Mercy "Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye." Colossians 3:12-13 by Randy Moll
RELIGION: Do You Have The Courage To Resist? Pastor gave us a lot to think about this week. Pastor began with the 5th chapter of Isaiah, verses 11-12. This speaks of the bad things that a person might get involved in. God said, "Woe to them that rise up in the morning and drink strong drink until night comes and wine inflames them." It tells of the music of harps and other instruments that are pleasing to the ear. How they listen to them but they regard not the work of the Lord.
RELIGION: If Faith Is Worth Anything, It Should Be Worth Everything We were greeted by Shelley Hall, who opened our worship service with prayer Sunday morning at Mill Creek Baptist Church. Special prayers were requested for Laney, Rachel and husband, Becky, Jimmy Easter, Skip's brother and Mariah. Frankie Garvin thanked the congregation for the prayers.
RELIGION: Put on bowels of mercy "Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye." Colossians 3:12-13 by Randy Moll
RELIGION: Christian Life Is A Life Of Struggle "Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: for which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: in the which ye also walked sometime, when ye lived in them. But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; and have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of Him that created him: where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all." Colossians 3:5-11 by Randy Moll
RELIGION: Praying For Healing We began our Sunday morning service at Mill Creek Baptist Church Sunday by singing happy birthday to Jerry Abercrombie. Sunflowers and the colors of fall adorned our sanctuary as summer winds down and fall approaches. Doug Cory greeted the congregation and opened our service with prayer. Special prayers were requested for Dot Harner, Jimmy Easter, Skip, Alesia, Barbara, David Anthony, Bently, McKayla, the Jim Boston family, Tony Herrin family, Barbara, Joe and travel prayers. Linda shared a couple of praises and announced the Memorial Poker Run in memory of Jeremy Abercrombie this weekend.