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District Champs

The Southern Reynolds County R-2 Lady Whippets Softball Team won their first Class 1 District Championship title during action on Wednesday. The Lady Whippets beat Bernie 5-0. Ellington will play Plato at 5 p.m. on May 16 at home. The Whippets have a 15-6 record; the Eagles are sporting a record of 14-11. During the…

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Learn about forest regeneration; visit Mark Twain National Forest

Mark Twain National Forest invites anyone ready for a leisurely drive through a beautiful stretch of forest and open woodlands to learn about the restoration work that goes into caring for these landscapes. Southern Missourians may have seen smoke in the sky in recent weeks from prescribed burns. Some may wonder why these controlled burns…

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Bears Maul Panthers in Homecoming Win

The Greenville Bears had three players score in double figures as they defeated defending Class 1 state champion South Iron 62-50 Friday night. Greenville went up 20-13 after the first quarter and the South Iron Panthers had trouble finding an answer for this penetrating Greenville offense. South Iron battled back in the second quarter though…

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MDC tackles invasives through Scenic Rivers Invasive Species Partnership

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has recently gained significant traction in eradicating invasive plants in southern Missouri through collaboration with the Scenic Rivers Invasive Species Partnership (SRISP). MDC’s involvement with SRISP – alongside several other state agencies and organizations – is laser-focused on eradicating invasives that pose serious threats to Missouri’s natural ecosystems, according…

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Lady Panthers Beat Ellington, Eldon

The South Iron Lady Panthers beat Ellington 67-52 on Tuesday, Dec. 6, and then mounted a ferocious fourth-quarter comeback to take down Eldon 71-68 on Saturday. The Lady Panthers are now 4-1. The Ellington game was on the road, but that didn’t stop the Panthers from starting out on fire. They put up 20 in…

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