Current River Challenge

If you’re looking for an outdoor hiking and paddling adventure this fall, Ozark National Scenic Riverways (ONSR) has just the activity for you! ONSR, in partnership with Missouri State Parks and Ozark Trail Association, is inviting visitors to complete the Current River Challenge (CRC) along the upper Current River. This self-guided challenge includes three “legs”…

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CHS XC Team Improving

Clearwater High School had a strong at the Van Buren Invitational Meet. Every high school boy on the team ran a personal best at the Van Buren Invite on Wednesday, Sept. 23. Senior Jacob Cheney brought home a Top 10 medal finishing in eighth place with a time of 18:02.13. The 5000 meter race also…

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Opportunistic Take of Feral Hogs

The US Army Corps of Engineers will allow opportunistic take of feral hogs during deer and turkey hunting seasons. Hunters taking feral swine must possess a valid unfilled deer or turkey hunting permit for the season being hunted and abide by the methods of hunting allowed for those seasons. Opportunistic take is authorized with a…

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South Iron Beats Ellington In Four Sets

The South Iron Volleyball team beat Ellington Sept. 24 in a four-game match. The win improved the Lady Panthers’ record to 8-5-1. South Iron lost the first set 20-25. They rebounded and won the next three sets to claim the win—25-12, 25-16, and 25-15. “We recognized our senior, Hailey Pauley, before our game against Ellington,”…

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Lady Tigers Beat Doniphan

Clearwater beat Doniphan in 5 sets during volleyball action Tuesday evening, Sept. 22. The Lady Tigers won the first set 25-23, but lost the second set 15-25. Clearwater won the fourth set 25-20,  ad Doniphan took the fourth game 19-25. The Lady Tigers won the deciding match 15-13. “As a team we had 8 aces,” said…

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Former Piedmont Mayor Passes Away

Former Piedmont Mayor Jim Sutton passed away Saturday at Northeast Baptist Hospital in Arkansas. He was 86. Sutton served as mayor from 1982 to 1986.  He retired as a Major in the Army National Guard, serving from 1952 to 1976. He was a 50-year member and Past Master of the Masonic Lodge # 526. He…

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Paving Work Occurs in Mill Spring

Residents in Mill Spring will no longer be dodging pot holes or hauling gravel to fill in holes in streets. Streets were repaved last week. Angela Clyburn, chairman of Mill Spring’s Board of Trustees, said that a grant funded the work. Mill Spring has 11 streets in the village. All streets in the village received…

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Gnome Home Vandalize

Less than a month after a gnome home was completed, it has been vandalized. Phil Baker of Piedmont, the man who devoted hours to the project, said Sunday evening that he had been notified that the gnome home had been vandalized. Security cameras were in place on the American Legion building, and will be reviewed.…

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Making Scents of Things

     I think if it stays cool I may go out and bow-hunt on the backside of my place, along the oak-hickory ridge where acorns are dropping.  I am going to be sitting in a tree-stand hunting whitetail deer.  I’ll be sitting there in my tree stand, wondering why I didn’t go fishing instead.  Bass fishing…

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PROTECT OUR ELEVEN POINT RIVER PARK

By former Gov. Jay Nixon and Bill Bryan   Last week, an Oregon County Judge erroneously ruled the State of Missouri must  sell 625 acres next to the pristine Eleven Point River downstream from Greer Spring. The  Judge’s ruling threatens our beloved state park system and sets a dangerous precedent  that cannot stand. Missouri needs…

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