CURRENT RESIDENT -Reynolds County resident Linda Ritter snapped this photo of the caged cougar trapped in the Mark Twain National Forest by Wayne Henson in January. The 122-pound mountain lion was released in the Current River Conservation area, a decision Henson and some others did not agree with. For an editorial comment on cougars' protected status see Between the Lines on page three of the printed CW (Photo by Linda Rittner)
Low Turnout Favors Republican Santorum
Less than 10 percent of Shannon County's registered voters went to the polls for the Feb. 7 Presidential Preference Primary. A total of 492 voters cast ballots, or 9.3% of the 5,289 registered voters in Shannon County....
450,000 Missourians Participated in Quake Drill
February 7th was the 200th
anniversary of the largest earthquake ever to hit the central United States.
To mark the event, more than 1.4 million people in nine states, including
more than 450,000 in Missouri participated in the Great Central U.S.
ShakeOut earthquake drill...
No Child Left Behind' May Be Left Behind
Missouri education officials are moving closer to submitting a voluntary waiver application to the U.S. Department of Education which, if approved, would provide state and local education leaders with flexibility in meeting requirements of No Child Left Behind...
Missouri to Receive $196 Million Share in "Landmark" National Mortgage Deal
Attorney General Chris Koster on Feb. 9 announced Missouri's participation in a landmark national mortgage settlement that will bring more than $196 million to Missouri taxpayers and the state...
ONSR Planning Several Prescribed Burns
By Faye Walmsley
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Training in Eminence
A private pesticide applicator training session will be offered at 1 PM Friday, Feb. 24 at the Eminence High School. The training will last approximately 2 hours. Missouri law requires all purchasers and users of restricted-use pesticides to attend a training session to be certified for a private applicators license. Seating is limited and persons interested in attending should call (417) 967-4545 to reserve a space.
Chili & Pie
The Timber Volunteer Fire Department will have their Annual Chili Supper and Homemade Pie Auction Saturday, Mar. 3 from 4 PM-until auction is over at the Timer Lodge. $4 for adults-$1 for children 6-12 yrs old. Proceeds will benefit all residents of the Timber Fire Protection District. Gun raffle tickets available. $5 per ticket-only 200 will be sold. (Tickets available at Running River)
The Shannon County Courthouse will be closed Monday, Feb. 20 in observance of Washington's birthday.
Garden Club Meeting
The Mtn. View Garden Club will meet Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 1 PM at the Mtn. View Public Library. Program: Organic Pest Control. Refreshments served. Visitors always welcome. For more information call (573) 226-1335.
Plant Society Meeting
All are invited to the first meeting in 2012 of the Ozarks Native Plant Society held Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 6:30 PM at the Ozark Regional Office of the Conservation Department at 551 Joe Jones Blvd in West Plains. Pruning native trees will be the subject of the program presented by Julie Norris from the Conservation Department. The meeting is open to everyone interested that lives in Howell County and the surrounding counties, including Arkansas.
For more information call 417-255-9561 or 417-257-7544.
The Van Buren Lions Club will host their 10th annual hunting and fishing sports show Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Van Buren Community Center from 9 AM-3 PM. Free Admission. For more information or to rent a booth call (573) 870-0191 or (573) 996-8890.
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