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Stockton student crowned Mr. Southwest

Parker Hall, an economics and finance and marketing major from Stockton, and Kailee Knudsen, an organizational and strategic communication major from Kearney, won the titles of Mr. and Miss Southwest at the annual pageant Friday, March 1, at Southwest Baptist University.


Stockton Amvets to host CCW classes

Amvets Post 116, will be hosting classes for carrying a concealed weapon several times this coming year. Specific class dates will be determined based on the amount and frequency of responses. When enough reservations are made, class dates will be set accordingly.


Missouri man resentenced to life in prison for killing grandparents

CLAYTON, Mo. — A Missouri man whose initial death sentence for killing his grandparents was overturned has now been sentenced to life in prison without parole. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 43-year-old David Barnett was resentenced by a St. Louis County judge on March 15. Barnett’s attorn


Drivers react to Missouri bill that would increase motor fuel tax

Missouri roads are falling apart. Now lawmakers propose raising the state’s motor fuel tax to provide funding to fix those roads without first getting voter approval. Mark Rubemeyer said filling up at the pump each week can be a struggle sometimes.


American Pickers to film in Missouri

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Missouri. They plan to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout the area from May 27-June 9.


Four Stockton upperclassmen receive FFA State Degrees

From left, Dalton Dodson, Katie Walker and Reagan Stapp have been selected as Stockton FFA chapter recipients of the FFA State Degree. Not pictured, Reagan Kennon, is also receiving the same honor. The four SHS students will receive their awards on Friday, April 26, at the FFA state convention in Co


Local Missouri farmers help Nebraska flood victims

Flooding in Nebraska has left not only thousands homeless, but it’s also hurting farmers. Two local Missouri farmers are working to help those flood victims by donating hay. Jonee Davis and her husband Don, are donating around 19,000 lbs of hay to help farmers in Nebraska.


Spring downpour pounds Stockton, more forecasted

Spring rains pounded Stockton and most of Cedar County over the past week. Stockton’s city park was temporarily flooded and one block of Ward Street in Stockton was barricaded during high waters which made numerous roads impassable, caused countless event cancellations and was cause for concern thro


Governor Parson Declares State of Emergency in Missouri in Response to Flooding

Governor Parson and Congressman Graves To Meet With Local Officials in Atchison and Buchanan Counties. Governor Mike Parson today declared a state of emergency in Missouri in response to worsening conditions along the Missouri and Mississippi River systems as a result of release from upstream reserv


Former CMH employee faces burglary charges

A former employee accused of stealing a master key at Citizens Memorial Hospital Residential Care Facility now faces felony charges in Polk County Circuit Court. According to online court records, Christine Stacherski, 29, of Bolivar is charged with class B felony first-degree burglary.


Trash pandas do have a purpose

Everyone in Missouri is familiar with raccoons — trash pandas as they’re affectionately called at my family’s little Cedar County farm — and their reputation as nothing but a mischievous masked bandit causing nuisance after nuisance has preceded them for centuries.


Pleasant Hope School District hopes voters will help retain teachers

POLK COUNTY, Mo.-- Pleasant Hope School Superintendent, Dr. Kelly Lowe says low pay is making it hard to recruit and retain teachers. He says the base pay for his teachers is $30,250.00. Lowe says that is considerably low compared to surrounding districts.


CBCO needs negative blood types

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will hold a blood drive from 1:30-6 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at the Church of Christ, 302 E. Hospital Rd., El Dorado Springs. CBCO currently reports less than a three-day supply of all negative blood types.


Business Spotlight: A Solid Foundation

Greene County residents are likely familiar with Ozarks Timber Frame LLC’s work even if it’s not apparent. The timber frame production and installation company has been working in the area for over 30 years, building covered bridges, homes and commercial structures, some of which are always in the p


Former Bolivar police officer files suit against city

A former police officer filed a civil petition in Polk County Circuit court last week against the City of Bolivar alleging employment discrimination and retaliation. According to online court documents filed by attorney Jay Kirksey on Thursday, March 14, Chris Covert, a police corporal who resigned


Benefit fashion show for ARC of Hope

Fashion with Compassion’s fifth annual Girl’s Night Out will be at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 29, at Camp Galilee, El Dorado Springs. Tickets are on sale for $25 each or $175 for a table of eight. Tickets may be purchased online at wingsrefuge.com or at Evans Drugs in Stockton and El Dorado Springs and


‘Spring has Sprung’ art show planned

Art Sync Gallery will host its "Spring Has Sprung" art show from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 19, at the gallery in Bolivar. The theme of this show is spring. All two- and three-dimensional artists are invited to enter their art.


Senior tax board to meet Monday

The Polk County Senior Citizens’ Services Fund Tax Board will meet at 9 a.m. Monday, March 25, at the Polk County Health Center, 1317 W. Broadway St. in Bolivar. The tentative agenda includes approving previous minutes, approving the financial statement, approving bills and viewing the 2018 Polk Cou


Costello honored as 4-H volunteer

Terry Costello of Stockton was honored with the 2019 Frank Graham 4-H Volunteer Leadership Award by the 4-H Center for Youth Development in March. Costello was one of 20 volunteers recognized statewide for commitment and leadership to the University of Missouri Extension 4-H Youth Development progra


Pirate baseball finishes 1-2 at home tournament

After two tough losses in the first two games of their home tournament, the Pleasant Hope Pirates bounced back to down Stockton’s JV team Tuesday, March 19. Sophomore Chance Hawk threw five innings for the Pirates.