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This page last updated 03/22/17

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Free Tech Classes

The Winona R-III School District along with the 21st CCLC will be offering Free technology classes every Monday and Wednesday, 4-6 PM throughout the 2016-17 school year. Call (573) 325-8101 ext. 324 to pre-register.

Line Dances

Hours have changed for the free line dances @ Summersville Community Youth Center! Line Dance Workout is offered each Thursday from 5:30-6:30 PM. Call (417) 932-4866 for more information.

The Birch Tree Volunteer Fire Department benefit trail ride will be April 15, leaving from the barn at 9 AM. For more information call (417) 247-6994 or (417) 247-2287.

Nutrition Class

The Shannon County Health Center will hold a nutrition education class Monday, Mar. 27, at 9:30 AM or 1 PM. For more information call (573) 663-2313 or email rharwell@mohigh.org.

Kite Flying & Cookout

Annual Kite Flying and cookout at Pioneer Baptist Church in Birch Tree Saturday, Mar. 25, starting at Noon. Everyone welcome.

Egg Hunt & Festival

Whole Kids Outreach, located on Hwy. 21, five miles south of Ellington, is sponsoring the annual Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Festival on Saturday, April 1st from 11 AM-2 PM. Registration starts at 10 AM. For more information, call (573) 663-3257.


HALL OF FAME -  Winona High School Coach Francie McBride is now in the MHSVCA Hall of Fame. Presenting: Top (L to R.) MHSVCA president Dave MacLean, Mizzou Couch Wayne Kreklow, Above with fellow Life Time Achievement winners and HOF'ers (L to r) Susan Dean, Lee Rudzinsksi, Mike Espinosa, Paula Aubuchn and Steve Burkard.


Shannon County native Francie (Spurgin) McBride is now in the Missouri High School Volleyball Coaches Association  Hall of Fame. McBride was inducted into the MHSVCA Hall  of Fame with a ceremony for the Class of 2017 inductees at the Holiday Inn Executive Center Columbia on Feb. 24...


From Soundbite Services
With attendance at record levels in 2016, America's national parks appear to be more popular than ever. However, advocates for the National Park Service say a $12 billion backing in needed maintenance  and repairs could mean  fewer people will be able to enjoy America's vast network of parks and monuments....


Three Tennessee residents "minor" injuries in a two vehicle accident in Birch Tree on Thursday. Willie D. Pruitt 32, Rachel L Pachmayr 32, and Zakaiya J. Haishida, 3 all of Madison Tn. were transported by ambulance to Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains....


Crowley's Ridge College is glad to announce that TJ Rolen from Eminence High School has signed to play baseball as Pioneer next year! In the picture is Amy Rolen (mom) T.J., Tim Rolen (dad), JC Hougland (High school coach), and Casey Yardley (high school coach). TJ Rolen is a pitcher, third basemen, and bats left-handed, Rolen received All - District honors in 2014, 2015, and 2016. TJ was also named All-State in 2015. CRC Head Baseball Coach Brenden Camp says, " I am very excited to have T.J. He is a good ball player that I think can come in and help us as a freshman. He has a good build that helps him at the plate and on the mound. TJ is also a guy that will work hard for me. With the potential he has, we are looking forward to his future here  at CRC, Congratulations, TJ and welcome to our CRC family!




A Mountain View man is charged with rape, burglary and assault, a Springfield man is charged with resisting arrest, stealing and possession of a controlled substance and an Eminence man is charged with possessing a controlled substance in three Shannon County Associate Circuit Court cases, filed last week by Prosecuting Attorney Jodie Brumble...


From Ozark National Scenic Riverways
The National Park Service is soliciting bids  for agricultural Special Use Permits covering seven parcels in Ozark National Scenic Riverways within  Shannon and Dent Counties. Agricultural use is limited to hay cutting in each of these parcels. Through the use of agricultural SUPs the NPS is able to restore and preserve the setting of historic farmsteads, while providing for better habitat for a diversity of wildlife, and maintaining areas for outdoor recreation and scenic enjoyment...



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Current Happenings

AA Meetings

The Mtn. View First Presbyterian Church will have Alcoholics Anonymous meetings every Tuesday at 8 PM. For more information call (573) 292-3724.


The South Central Empowered Women Conference, an inter-denominational event, will be held Friday and Saturday, May 5-6, at First Baptist Church in Mtn. View. For more information go to www.scempoweredwomen.com. Registration deadline is April 15.



The Salem Area Arts Council is sponsoring "Fingerweaving" Friday, Mar. 31, from 6-8 PM in the North Room of the Ozark Natural and Cultural Resource Center. Register by calling 573-247-0279.

Clothing Sale

The Shannondale clothing sale at the Timber Lodge will be Thursday and Friday, Mar. 23 and 24, from 4-7 PM and Saturday, Mar. 25 from 8-11 AM.

Acoustic Jam

The Salem Area Arts Council will host the monthly community acoustic jam at the Ozark Natural and Cultural Resource Center (ONCRC) in Salem on Saturday, Mar. 25, starting at 6:30 PM. Musicians and listeners of all ages and talents and interests are invited. There is no cost but your time. For directions or information, call (573) 247-0279 or e-mail saac@embarqmail.com.

Bazaar & Egg Hunt

The Mercy St. Francis Hospital Auxiliary will host its annual Easter Bazaar Tuesday, Apr. 4, from 7 AM-4 PM, in the front lobby of the hospital. Also, on Saturday, Apr. 8, at 2 PM, thousands of Easter eggs will be hidden on the back lawn of the hospital, with kids activities starting at 1 PM. For more information on the egg hunt, call (417) 934-7000. To learn more about the auxiliary's bazaar, call (417) 934-7079.

River Clean-Up

Ozark National Scenic Riverways is hosting a river cleanup effort on the Current and Jacks Fork Rivers Friday and Saturday, Mar. 31 and Apr. 1 with the Ozark Heritage Project. For more information call (573) 323-4806 or (573) 663-2269.

Bike Event

The Second Annual "Cycling 4 Health" recreational bike event will be Saturday, May 6th, a fund raiser for the West Plains Christian Clinic. For more information call (417) 293-3303.


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