McDonald County Fair To Begin July 23 The McDonald County Fair is scheduled to take place, albeit at a new date and with new pandemic precautions in place. by Megan Davis
Wilson a Man of Faith and Law Anderson Mayor Rusty Wilson says he felt drawn to the responsibility of the job for years before pursuing, and securing, the elected position. by Megan Davis
Latest Covid-19 Information For McDonald County McDonald County is currently reflecting a 17.88% positive result rate in relation to covid-19 testing. by Megan Davis
New Playground Close To Completion Goodman residents will soon be able to enjoy the perks of a new playground at no cost to them.
High School To Have Drive-Thru Graduation The McDonald County R-1 School District is hosting "a traditional graduation with a twist of social distancing" on Friday, at 6 p.m. according to Superintendent Mark Stanton. by Rachel Dickerson
Arkansas Welcome Center Back In Business As the state of Arkansas slowly reopened after the covid-19 shutdown, so did the visitor centers located next to major highways. In Northwest Arkansas, the visitor center is on 71B, across from Lake Bella Vista. by Lynn Atkins
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Land Transfers Soua Yang to Ronald L. Lockhart. Ozark Orchard Sub-division. Lot 183. McDonald County, Mo.
MDC invites comments on Wildlife Code regulations JEFFERSON CITY -- The Missouri General Assembly requires each state agency to thoroughly review its rules and regulations every five years. In compliance with the Missouri General Assembly's ongoing review requirements, the Missouri Department of Conservation invites the public to comment on the existing Wildlife Code of Missouri regulations during July and August online at short.mdc.mo.gov/Zia. by Monica Hooper
New Girls Softball Coach Already On Staff Bo Bergen, athletic director at McDonald County High School, didn't have to look too far away to replace Skyler Rawlins as girls' softball coach at MCHS.
18U Baseball Wins Final Game of 8-on-8 League Play McDonald County scored four runs on five hits and an error in the seventh inning to break open a one-run game on the way to a 10-6 win over Carl Junction on July 1 in the final game of the 8-on-8 league at Joe Becker Stadium in Joplin.
MDC Updates Definition Of Handguns Used For Deer Hunting JEFFERSON CITY -- The Missouri Conservation Commission approved an updated definition of a pistol/handgun from the Missouri Department of Conservation for the Wildlife Code of Missouri at its May 28 meeting in Jefferson City. by Monica Hooper
16U Basball Breaks Tie, Scores Win The McDonald County 16U baseball team broke a 2-2 tie in the fifth inning by scoring three runs and then went on to claim a 15-5 win on June 30 over Carl Junction in the final game of the 8-on-8 league at Joe Becker Stadium in Joplin.
Dowd Goes Distance For Final Game Win Cross Dowd allowed three runs on four hits while striking out four in going the distance to lead McDonald County to a 4-3 win over the Northeast Oklahoma Prospects in the final game of the Northeast Oklahoma 18U baseball tournament on June 28 in Grove, Okla.
16U BB Splits A Pair At Huntsville, Loses At Neosho McDonald County split a pair of 16U baseball games on June 27 in Huntsville, Ark.
OPINION: Running the Town in 1922 After some self-scrutinizing, I have decided to expand my horizons -- you know, be more than I ever thought I could be. I surmised that if I gathered more skills, diversified if you will, I might become a more valuable commodity. I considered several options and finally came to a decision. I would try my hand as a newspaper reporter, "exempli gratia" Clark Kent, Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen. by Kathy Lauver
OPINION: Peace in the Storm I had a perfectly good "on my soapbox" column mostly written in my head and my wife just threw a monkey wrench into the whole plan. What did she do you might ask? She commented on the beautiful sunset which caused me to go outside to take it in. by Kathy Lauver
Strawberry memories Strawberries and sulfur water. The commingled fragrance of those two items prompts memories of summer days spent at my grandparent's home. The annual trek from the desert of eastern New Mexico to the little community of May in Missouri was eagerly anticipated during my childhood years. by Graham Thomas
Golf On Oldest Course In Four State Area This week's golf tour visits one of the oldest courses in the four-state area -- Schifferdecker Golf Course in Joplin, Mo.
RELIGION: A Series Of Devotions On Colossians "Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother, to the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints, for the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel; which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth: as ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellowservant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ; who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit." Colossians 1:1-8 by Randy Moll
RELIGION: Is Jesus Your Anchor and Center of Your Life? To open our service, we sang a song with a line saying, "in times like these we need an anchor." That is so true. We are facing situations that we have never even imagined. This country is absolutely, as the Bible says, in perilous times. The virus, rioting and even the government is unstable. Is Jesus our anchor or just someone you go to in times of trouble? He will not settle for that and He must be our all, the center of our life.
RELIGION: The Little Things, Which Way Do I Go? As we gathered to worship Sunday morning at Mill Creek Baptist Church, Jon Parish was celebrating a birthday and, last week, Ruth Briggs celebrated her 99th birthday as we drove by after church with birthday greetings from our vehicles. We also waved and offered greetings to Bobby Bryan on our way by.
RELIGION: A Series of Devotions on Colossians "Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother, to the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints, for the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel; which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth: as ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellowservant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ; who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit." Colossians 1:1-8 by Randy Moll
RELIGION: 'Christ Jesus Came Into The World To Save Sinners' "And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has enabled me, because He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry, although I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an insolent man; but I obtained mercy because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. And the grace of our Lord was exceedingly abundant, with faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. However, for this reason I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show all longsuffering, as a pattern to those who are going to believe on Him for everlasting life. Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen." 1 Timothy 1:12-17 by Randy Moll
RELIGION: 'For Yours Is The Kingdom And The Power And The Glory Forever' "For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen." Matthew 6:13b by Randy Moll
RELIGION: Best Way to Show Love to God is to Show it to Others It was a beautiful Sunday morning to gather in God's house and worship at Mill Creek Baptist Church. Doug Cory greeted the congregation, welcomed visitors and opened with prayer. Special prayers were requested for Mildred Easter, the Harmon Landon family, Melvin Dockins, Raye Deen Boyle, Ronnie, Skip, Gene and the Lewis' grandson. The business meeting will be held at 6 p.m.
RELIGION: Do We Really Remain Faithful to God? Service began a little differently on Sunday morning. Remember when you liked something and called it "cool"? It was cool to have certain hairstyles or clothes that were in style. That was our interpretation of cool. Brother Del presented a song this morning that told us that, what's cool today may be hot tomorrow. This is quite a statement, hope you have figured out how something considered cool can end up in a heap of hot. by Kathy Lauver