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Celebrate an Old Fashioned Christmas, Open House, at Alley Spring Mill and General Store

Posted November 25, 2014 at 2:55 pm

On Saturday, December 6, Ozark National Scenic Riverways is hosting the final event in a yearlong series to honor the 50th Anniversary of the park’s establishment. An old fashioned Christmas celebration will be held 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Alley Mill and General Store.

Bring the whole family and your friends to view Alley Mill and the general store all dressed up in holiday decorations. Feast on cookies, cider and hot chocolate. Try out your creativity by making old-time ornaments that you can take home and hang on your Christmas tree to enjoy. If you’d like, bring a child’s school photo to create a tree ornament. The FREE old-time festivities end at 1:00 p.m.,

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    Johnson Jailed for Muscular Dystrophy in Houston

    Posted November 25, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    On Thursday, November 20, Merlyn Johnson raised $225 for Muscular Dystrophy, with another $100 pledged while in the MDA jail in Houston. MDA is the world’s leading nonprofit health organization sponsoring research seeking the causes of and effective treatments

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    Choir Singers Receive Quad State Honors

    Posted November 25, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Senior SHS choir members Richard Nixon III and Tricia Willis were chosen as members of the Quad State Honors Choir. The two traveled to Kentucky with choir director Doyle Hobson to perform at the event.

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    Nicole Watson

    Posted November 19, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Congratulations to Markita Bryson for being selected District volleyball 1st team and to Nicole Watson for being selected district volleyball 2nd team! Also Markita was selected Big Springs Conference 1st team and Nicole was

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    Sounds of the Season

    Posted November 25, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    The Willow Springs Arts Council is excited to announce a holiday concert entitled “Sounds of the Season” to be held on Sunday, December 7, at 2:00 PM at the historic Star Theater in

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    Lu Adams Named Coordinator for

    Posted November 25, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Lu Adams has been named the new coordinator of Missouri State University-West Plains’ Mountain Grove Extended Campus. Adams, who has worked as the university’s registrar on the West Plains campus since May 20,

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    Summersville AR Winners

    Posted November 25, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Weekly AR winners at Summersville Elementary are, left to right, Cole Odom, Brett Gimpel, Samantha Morgan, Carlie Tuttle, Riley Baker, and Joseph Edwards.


    National FFA Convention Overview

    Posted November 25, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Summersville FFA members pose for a group photo before touring the Louisville Slugger Factoryand Museum during their trip to the National FFA Convention and Expo in Louisville, KY.

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    Winter Wellness

    Posted November 25, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    There will be a Winter Wellness Exercise-a-thon Saturday, December, 6 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. It will be at the Serenity Wellness Studio located at 115 West Main Street, Houston. This is a benefit for the Houston Chamber of

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    TCMH Healthcare

    Posted November 25, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    The Texas County Memorial Hospital Healthcare Foundation plans to award $2,000 in educational scholarships for the spring 2015 academic year. The organization is currently accepting applications for the scholarships.

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    Festival of Trees

    Posted November 25, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    You are invited to the “Festival of Trees” at the Mountain View United Methodist Church, 609 E. 5th Street, Mountain View, on December 6 and 7.


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    Temple Sisters Sign with Drury

    Posted November 19, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Congratulations to Kelsy and Keely Temple for signing with Drury University. The girls are standouts on the West Plains High School Lady golf team and will play for Drury next year.

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    Posted November 4, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    Mountain View-Birch Tree Liberty High School Eagles won first place in the state volleyball tournament this past weekend in Class II action at Cape Girardeau. This is the first trip

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    Mahan to Cross Country State Competition

    Posted November 4, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    Summersville’s cross country varsity teams raced in district competition Saturday, October 31 at the Mtn. View Golf Course. Of all the Summersville runners competing, only one finished in a place high

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    Runners Compete in Cross Country Meet

    Posted November 4, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    Summersville Cross Country Runners compete in the cross country meet held in Summersville on Wednesday, October 8.

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    Gina Umfleet

    Posted November 25, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Gina is the daughter of the late Glen Stanley and Lorene Gobble. She was born on March 1, 1971 in Licking. She has two older sisters, Debbie Brown Wade and Lisa Adey.

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    Lester Colter

    Posted November 25, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Lester was born to George and Mattie Colter on November 26, 1929 in St. Louis. He has three brothers and two sisters. He attended Humboldt School in St. Louis. Lester was an M.P. in

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    Hospice Pictures

    Posted November 19, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Chris Weaver, a member of the TCMH EMS “Road Kill Warriors” team, ladles up a chili sample.

    Landmark Bank “Tailgaters”

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    RABS Raffles String Quilt

    Posted November 18, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    The Revitalization and Action Board of Summersville (RABS) is raffling off the above queen size string quilt, made, quilted, and donated by the Summersville Quilt Guild. The guild meets each Wednesday afternoon at Grace Baptist

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    Bradshaw Wins First in Photography Contest

    Posted November 18, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    Tim Bradshaw, Summersville, recently entered the Professional Photographers of the Ozarks print competition in Springfield. The above photo took first place in the Digital category. Its title is “Independence”, and features Bradshaw’s daughter, Shelby.

    Salvation Army Bell Ringing Begins November 21

    Posted November 13, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    As the holiday season approaches, the Salvation Army is gearing up for the annual bell ringing fund raiser. The funds raised will be used to provide emergency assistance to those in need in our community. The Salvation Army Service Unit

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    “Bah! Humbug!” Coming to Willow Springs

    Posted November 12, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    “Bah! Humbug!”, a musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic tale “A Christmas Carol," will come to the Tinnin Fine Arts Center and local schools as part of the Patrons of the Arts 2014-15 season. The show will be performed at

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