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South Iron captures sixth straight Thanksgiving title

      MATT KING South Iron boys basketball coach Dusty Dinkins trusted his team to adjust when two fouls kept dynamic guard Marquis Burse on the bench for the last 8 minutes, 45 seconds of the first half. The Panthers handled the setback like champions with a stingy interior defense that refused to…

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Lady Panthers Stay Busy

On Sept. 5, the JV Lady Panthers fell to West County in 3 25-17, 13-25, and 11-15. They were led by Allee Martin with 5 kills, 2 assists, and 7 digs. Payton German added 4 kills, 4 service points, and led the team with 15 digs. Paige German led the team in assists with 10…

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Old Memories and a New Group of Join

I was on Lake Wappapello this past week with an old-days college roommate, Darrell Hamby, of Patterson MO.  We were fishing for crappie and reliving old times.  That lake is something and though there isn’t room to talk about it much here, I am going to get into it more in a column next week…

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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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