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Posted May 20, 2015 at 9:16 pm

Our Princess Tea Party on May 16th was as much fun for the little princesses as it was for us "older" ones. Fourteen little girls were transformed into "princesses-for-a-day" while having tea and Betty Jo Bandy cookies together in fancy party attire and tiaras. They practiced walking like a princess and holding their tea cups with their "pinky" out before Madison Horner, Miss Texas County Outstanding Teen, visited and showed them the princess wave and read them stories about princesses. This special party is an annual event and sponsored by the Summersville Friends of the Library.

Now it's time to put away the tiaras for another year, for it's almost time for the Cowboy Roundup for the boys with a

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    Summersville Cemetery Seeks Help

    Posted May 20, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    The Summersville City Cemetery is in a position that many of us may have been personally at some time in our life. Our checking account is very low. Someone said the other day, “I thought

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    Posted May 20, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    The Summersville City Council meeting was held on Monday, May 18. The meeting began with a prayer from City Clerk, Kitty Jehle and a Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

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    Mountain View Schools Honors Chowning

    Posted May 20, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    Mr. Lloyd Chowning was honored by Mountain View School District this week on his retirement. Pictured are Superintendent Jerry Nicholson, Chowning, and Loren Smith, Elementary School principal. Mr. Chowning was hired August 22, 1977. He was a bus driver

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    ‘Justice is Served’

    Posted May 20, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    Friday May 29, Nashville based songwriter, singer and guitar slinger will be at the Texas County Fair Grounds from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Dinner will be catered by The Gentry Center and Law Enforcement

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    Farm Fest and Farm Bureau

    Posted May 20, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    Although Farm Fest was rather muddy and part time rainy, we had a very successful visit with lots of folks about the benefits of being a Farm Bureau member and trivia about the All-American

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    Posted May 20, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    Future Beacon Readers…

    Weighing In

    Bryson Cole Krusen……………………………..

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    Relay for Life to Host Dinner

    Posted May 20, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    A Survivor Dinner for all Howell County cancer survivors will be held at 6:00 p.m. on May 28, 2015, at the West Plains Elementary School. The dinner is provided by Colton's of West Plains and is free to each survivor

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    100-Mile Yard Sale Kicks

    Posted May 20, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    Visitors and residents will be out in full force along Route 25 Memorial Day weekend in search of bargains at the 100-Mile Yard Sale, but MoDOT wants you to remember the greatest savings of the event could be a life.

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    Beacon Draws Winners for BackYard BBQ Bash

    Posted May 14, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Pictured are Cathy Tuttle, Summersville Chamber of Commerce President, who drew the winners for the Summersville Beacon, Sears of West Plains and Earth Outdoors Products Backyard BBQ Bash. Also pictured is Beacon salesman, Mike Plank.

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    Flatwoods to Hold

    Posted May 14, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    On Sunday, May 24 at 2 PM, bring a covered dish, songbooks, and any instrument you play without electricity to celebrate community, family, friends and God at the Flatwoods Cemetery located on D Highway!

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    Junior High Wins Against Koshkonong

    Posted May 6, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    The winning softball team members were coach Roger Gastineau, Laurin Shockley, Sarah Newby, Alyssa Dorris, Mackenzie Shoults, Desa Gregorie, (front) Kala Lovett, Sierra Shoults, Kiersten Bradley, Hannah Sykes, and Tabitha Wuertley.

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    Gus Hawkins

    Posted May 1, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    Eighth grade Wildcat Crockett Parham winds up to fire a pitch to an Ellington Whippet batter.






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    Howell County to Hold

    Posted May 1, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    Howell County Relay for Life will be held on June 6 from 2 to 10 PM on the Howell County Square in West Plains as they celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight

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    Schweighausers Celebrate

    Posted May 1, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    A 50th anniversary celebration was held at Praise Assembly in Summersville, Sunday morning, April 12 for Arvel and Brenda Schweighauser. The couple were married April 10, 1965 in Fenton, Missouri. They have pastored churches in the Summersville

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