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This page last updated 01/09/14

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Birch Tree Loggers Named Best in State

The Missouri Department of Conservation recently announced Scott "Greg" Stark of Birch Tree and owner of Stark Logging as the 2014 State Logger of the Year. Stark also received the Ozark Region Logger of the Year Award ...

Labor Day =  Summer's End

Summer officially ends with the traditional three-day Labor Day  holiday this weekend. Labor Day, an official holiday in the United States and Canada since 1894, is observed on the first Monday of September...

Local 4-H Club Organizing

By Lindsay Crouse
A 4-H group for the youth of Shannon County and surrounding areas is in the starting stages. Leaders  have scheduled an informational meeting for Thursday, September 11, starting at 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Eminence. Any participants, parent or wiling volunteers are invited to attend...

MO CommuntiyAction Agencies mark 50 Years of Fighting Poverty

By Jessica Long
MO Community Action Network

August 20, 2014, marked the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Economic Opportunity  Act in 1964. One of the key elements of this landmark bill was the creation of the Community Action program-created to fight poverty at the community level based upon local needs. Today, the 19 agencies that make up Missouri's Community Action Network serve low income families in every county in the state and the City of St. Louis......

Driver Injured After Being Ejected in ATV Accident

An Arkansas woman suffered "serious" injuries in an all-terrain vehicle accident at Eminence Canoe Rental Early Sunday Morning, April D. O'Brien, 29, of Ravenden AR was taken by Mercy Ambulance to Ozarks Medical Center...

Possession of Meth Case Filed Aug. 20

A Winona man is charged with possession of a controlled substance in a Shannon County  Associate Circuit Court case filed on Aug. 20 by Prosecuting Attorney Jodie Brumble. ...

Riverways Weekend Events Scheduled
From Ozark National Scenic Riverways

Celebrate the park's 50th Anniversary by attending any of the three free events occurring over the Labor Day holiday weekend. "Even tough the summer season is coming to the close, it doesn't mean you can't get outdoors and encounter the unique Ozark cultural history and night sky this long weekend," states Superintendent Bill Black....

FUNDING FIRE FIGHTERS -  During July and August, matching funds grant checks for rural fire departments were distributed by the Missouri Department of Conservation, Forestry Division staff. One hundred seventy seven fire departments received checks for up to $4,00. to help with the purchase of personal protective gear and firefighting equipment, for wildfire as well as structure fire suppression efforts. The total  funding awarded to Missouri fire departments through the matching funds grant program this year is $378,665. Fire departments are required to match 50 percent of the funds, which are provided by the Missouri Department of Conservation and the US Forestry Service, Volunteer Fire Assistance Program. "Throughout the last 30 years , over $7.5 million has been distributed to rural fire departments to help them increase the safety of their firefighters and provide them with better firefighting equipment," said Ben Webster, Forestry Field Fire Program Supervisor with  the Missouri Department of Conservation. Eminence Area Volunteer Fire Department participated this year. Pictured are Bobby Patrick (top left), Briar Dodson (front right) and Paul O'Donnel (front left  with Chris Mahan representing the Missouri Department of Conservation. (Photo CourtesyMDC)


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Current Happenings

The Shannon County Courthouse will be closed Monday, Sept. 1st in observance of Labor Day.

Adult Classes

Adult Learning Center begins classes Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 8 AM at Pioneer Baptist Church, located on Old Hwy. 60 East. For more information call (573) 226-3462.


Fire Dept. Meeting

The Eminence Area Volunteer Fire Department's annual meeting, to elect board members, will be Monday, Sept. 8 at 6 PM at the Courthouse. All public is welcome.

Free Field Day

The shannon County Farm Bureau will host an agricultural field day at Crystal Creek Ranch Saturday, Sept. 6 from 10AM-2 PM. Lunch provided. Free and open to the public.

Jakes Day 2014

Join the Current River Callers and the Missouri Department of Conservation for the 7th annual Jakes Day at Twin Pines Conservation Education Center on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 11:30 AM-4:30 PM. This event is Free and for kids ages 6 to 12. Reservations for the event can be made in advance by calling 573-325-1381.

Food Pantry Drawing

The Shannon County Food Pantry is selling tickets for a Tikka T3 stainless synthetic 25-06 with 3x9-40 VXI Leupold and soft case. $5 each or 5 tickets for $20. Drawing will be Oct. 27. Call (573) 247-8435 or (573) 201-1597. Proceeds go to the food pantry.

Free Dancing

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


The Bonebrake Center of Nature and History in Salem will present "Skywatch" on Tuesday, Sept. 2, starting about 7:30 PM. Phone reservations are requested and can be made by calling (573) 729-3400 or e-mail bonebrakecenter
@embarqmail.com and leave a message for more information or to register.


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