Stamping Tradition Looks Different This Year An 88-year-old Christmas card stamping tradition in Noel looks a little different this year, due to the covid-19 pandemic. by Rachel Dickerson
New Mustang Archery Team Planning For Competitive Season The McDonald County Mustang Archers Team is expecting a successful season.
Gideon Makes Wood Creations Everyone needs a hobby, and Kennith Gideon of Anderson has found one he loves. by Rachel Dickerson
Council Asked About Removal Of Security Cameras Chet Sexson began the regular meeting of Goodman's board of alderman with citizen's business on Tuesday. Sexson said that a previous council voted to install security cameras inside City Hall and asked why they were removed. by Megan Davis
Southwest City Adopts New Water Rates At the regular meeting last week, the Southwest City Board of Alderman conducted the first and second readings of Ordinance No. 630, which sets new water service rates for residential and commercial customers, as well as a separate rate for the Southwest City school system. by Megan Davis
Rocky Comfort Petitioning County For Services Rocky Comfort is an unincorporated, Antebellum village in the northeast farmland of McDonald County. The area boasts few more than 125 residents -- many of which are fiercely independent and self-governed. by Megan Davis
Six More Covid Deaths Reported In County The McDonald County Health Department reported that six McDonald County residents have died of covid-related causes in the last week. This reflects a 35% increase in total deaths since the beginning of the outbreak earlier this year. by Megan Davis
Joplin Holds Lady Mustangs To Win at Classic Joplin held the McDonald County Lady Mustangs to 25 points, including just 10 in the second half, to claim a 34-25 win in the opening round of the Freeman Sports Medicine CJ Classic held on Nov. 30 at Carl Junction High School.
Joplin Has Right Stuff For Win It was abundantly apparent that Joplin always had all the right stuff as the Eagles cruised to an 80-60 win on Nov. 24 at Joplin High School in the season opener for both teams.
Jr. High Girls BB Team Suffers First Loss The McDonald County seventh grade girls' basketball team was knocked from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 39-32 loss to Marshfield on Nov. 24 at Pineville Junior High School.
MCHS Wrestlers 2020-2021 Scrimmage Fans of McDonald County High School wrestling got their first view of the 2020-2021 Mustangs at the 11th Annual Red and Black Dual held on Nov. 24 at McDonald County High School.
Mustangs Compete In Jamboree At Joplin Missing five varsity players due to injuries and quarantine protocols, including three projected starters, the McDonald County High School boys' basketball team faced off against three different schools at a jamboree held on Nov. 19 at Joplin High School.
MCHS Holds Virtural Sports Awards Ceremony Instead of an awards banquet for the fall sports season, McDonald County High School held a virtual awards ceremony on Nov. 20.
MCHS Factor, First Player Named To Volleyball All-State Team. McDonald County High School volleyball player Kaycee Factor has been named to the first team of the Missouri High School Volleyball Coaches Association Class 4 All-State Team, making her the first player from McDonald County High School to be named to the volleyball all-state team.
Seventh-grade Girls Improve To 5-0 The McDonald County seventh-grade girls basketball team improved to 5-0 with wins over Neosho and Joplin last week.
OPINION: A Long And Bumpy Road Going to take a little break from politics. You know when someone like me is fed up with everything, then it has gone pretty far. Right now I'm just focused on the Georgia Senate races which will determine the direction this country moves in the next two years.
OPINION: Forever In My Heart I went shopping just the other day. I really didn't need much, if anything at all, but more than store items I needed a change of scenery; you know something other than a view of the walls, and floors and windows of my house.
OPINION: Accept What Is and Be Thankful I still hear folks thinking that somehow Trump is going to pull a rabbit out of his hat and win the presidency. As much as I would like to see that happen, I think that everyone needs to accept the fact that Joe Biden is going to be inaugurated on January 20 next year as our next president.
RELIGION: Is there room in your schedule for Jesus? As we gathered to worship Sunday morning at Mill Creek Baptist Church, Cleo Crosby and Jeanette Smith were celebrating birthdays. Special prayers were requested for Finley Holly, the Steve Powell family, Paul Dunaway family, David Anthony and family, Jimmy Easter, Miriah, Tammy, Denny, Raydene's daughter, Susan's mother, Alesia and Thu. Doug Cory opened our service with prayer. There will be a benefit for Laney Lemonds on Dec. 5, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at the Decatur Livestock Auction.
RELIGION: 'Walk in wisdom toward them that are without' "Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man." Colossians 4:5-6 by Randy Moll
OPINION: Thanksgiving a day to rejoice in the LORD! "They read from the book, from the Law of God, with interpretation, and they gave the sense, so that the people understood the reading. Then Nehemiah the magistrate, Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who were teaching the people said to all the people, 'This day is holy to the LORD your God. Stop mourning and weeping.' (This was because all the people wept when they heard the words of the Law.) Then he said to them, 'Go your way. Eat the fat, drink the sweet drink, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not be grieved, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.' So the Levites quieted all the people, saying, 'Hush! Because today is holy you should stop being so sorrowful.' Then all the people went to eat, to drink, to send portions, and to enjoy a great celebration because they had understood the words declared to them." Nehemiah 8:8-12 by Randy Moll
RELIGION: Is there room in your schedule for Jesus? As we gathered to worship at Mill Creek Baptist Church Sunday morning, Debra McKenna and Doug Cory were celebrating birthdays and Skip and Debra were celebrating their 34th wedding anniversary. Special prayers were requested for Steve Powell, Philip, Dusty and Finley, Helen, George and Jimmy Easter.