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This page last updated 04/15/15

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Home Visiting Programs

Whole Kids Outreach is offering 2 free home visiting programs for families to help prepare and care for families that are expecting or have new editions to the famly. For more information or to sign up for the programs call 663-3257 or 800-760-3259.

Talent Show

A talent show and dessert auction will be Friday, Apr. 24, at the Eminence high school new gym from 7-9 PM. Elementary, Jr/Sr High and adult categories. For adults and out of town participants call (573) 351-8966.

Donations Needed

The Bethany Chapel Cemetery needs donations for mowing and upkeep. Send to Albert Bowie, Rt. 2, Box 1570, Winona MO 65588.

Free Bingo Night

A free bingo fun night will be at the Eminence Methodist Church Friday, Apr. 24, from 6-8 PM. Fun, Prizes, Snacks. Everyone welcome.

Mobile Office

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt's staff will host a Mobile Office Wednesday, Apr. 29, from 11 AM-12 PM at the Shannon County Courthouse. An opportunity to discuss questions or concerns with the federal government one-on-one with. To reach the Senator's Office of Constituent Services, call (573) 442-8151 or send a letter to 1001 Cherry Street, Suite 104, Columbia, Missouri 65201.

Homemade Breakfast

The Timber Community Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor an all you can eat homemade breakfast Saturday, May 2nd, from 7-10 AM at the Timber south fire station. Everyone welcome. All proceeds will benefit the fire department.


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GARDEN PARTY -  Missouri Highlands's Shannon County Family Clinic in Eminence hosted a groundbreaking party for their community garden on April 15. Dale Counts tilled with a tractor and teh Clinic staff, (l. to r.) Susan Norris, Samantha Hill, Zelda Pruitt, Chasity March, Paula Burrus and Jennifer Naeger, provided a picnic lunch, refreshments and door prizes. The public is invited to adopt a plot to plant and grow vegetables of their own choice. (Wave Photos by Roger Dillon)



An April 14th one-vehicle accident on Hwy 17, south of Summersville, took the lives of Birch Tree couple injured a passenger and caused another motorist from Birch Tree to run off the road....


A Birch Tree man is charged with arson; an Eminence man is charged with receiving stolen property; and a Mountain View man is charged with resisting arrest and assaulting an officer in felony cases filed by Shannon County Prosecuting Attorney Jodie Brumble in Associate Circuit Court....


Ozark National Scenic Riverways joins parks, programs and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com.  Launched this month by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, Find Your Park is a public awareness and education campaign  celebrating the milestone centennial anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016 and setting the stage for its second century of service....


The Missouri Department of Conservation reports that young turkey hunters harvested 4,441 birds during the 2015 spring youth season, April 11 and 12 . Top harvest counties were Franklin with 117 birds, Greene with 88 birds, and Cedar with 87. Young hunters in Shannon County harvested 26 turkeys with 21 adult gobblers and 5 juvenile gobblers checked...


The Missouri Department of Conservation wants to know what Missourians think about its nearly 1,000 conservation areas around the state. MDC is in the multi-year process of updating management plans for conservation areas and invites public comments....

"Missourians are suffering with out Medicaid expansion," was the message delivered by panel of health care professionals and concerned community leaders who urged legislators to act at an April 15 press conference in front of Missouri Highlands Health Care's office in Ellington. Panelists included Missouri Rural Crisis Center's Brian Smith, Missouri Highlands Board of directors member Lance Mayfield, Whole Health Outreach administrator Sister Rita Schonhoff and Missouri Highlands Care CEO Karen White (Wave Photo by R. Dillon)


On April 15, at Missouri Highlands Health Care in Ellington, community leaders held a sidwalk press conference to highlight the local need for Medicaid expansion.....




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Free Dancing

A free beginner's line dance workout is offered each Friday from 1-2 PM at " Summersville Senior Center. This is not a class but an hour of BASIC line dance exercise for those who need " motivation of music and friends. A $1 donation to " senior center is suggested to cover use of " facility. Call (417) 932-4866 for more information.

Crochet Classes Learn Tunisian Crochet at the Knit One Crochet Too classes, Thursdays, 2-3 PM. Tunisian hooks are provided. Bring some yarn. All classes are free. Everyone welcome. Mountain View Public Library.

Adult Education Classes

Adults wanting a high school equivalency certificate may sign up for classes to study for the HiSET at the Pioneer Baptist Church in Birch Tree. The Adult Learning Center there welcomes new students every Tuesday at 8 AM. Call (573) 996-6269 or e-mail birchtreeaelclass@gmail.com for details.

Tire Drop Off

Anyone can now start dropping off their used tires at a designated area of the northern road shop across from the Eminence Elementary School. Call (417) 331-4015 for more information.

Community Acoustic Jam

The Salem Area Arts Council will be hosting their monthly community acoustic jam in the North Room (around the side) at the Ozark Natural and Cultural Resource Center (ONCRC) in Salem on Saturday, Apr. 25, starting at 6:30 PM. For directions or information, contact 247-0279 or e-mail public@embarqmail.com.

Elementary Screening

Birch Tree Elementary Preschool screening will be held April 27th & 28th. Kindergarten screening will be held April 29th & 30th. Call 573-292-3106 to make an appointment. Bring child's birth certificate, social security card, and shot records.


The New Eminence Cemetery meeting will be Saturday, Apr. 25, at 1 PM in the County Commissioner's office in the courthouse.

Junior Ranger Day

The National Park Service's annual Junior Ranger Day will be held at Alley Spring on Friday, May 1, starting at 9 AM. This event is Free. Schools and large groups should RSVP by calling Dena Matteson at 573-323-8028 or e-mailing bill_o'donnell@partner.nps.gov. For more information call 573-323-4236, or visit us online at: www.nps.gov/ozar

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