Beulah, MO

Vetoes overriden, administrator fired at Houston City Council meeting

Houston Mayor Willy Walker vetoed two measures Monday that were approved last week by the Houston City Council in a special meeting. Both were overridden by a required two-thirds majority of the council, who later fired City Administrator Scott Avery. Walker also charged that wrong-doing has occurred related to a...
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A Beer Made In Missouri Just Claimed A World Beer Cup Bronze Medal

When it comes to beer, we all know that Missouri is the home of Budweiser. I don't think I am going out on a limb by saying that our state loves beer. There are a lot of craft breweries in the state, including Craft Beer Cellar in Sedalia. Craft beer is becoming a lot more popular throughout the country. Now you make like dark beers, stouts, sours, ale's or even your favorite domestic beer. Lots of options. Well, props need to be given to Piney River Brewing in Bucyrus Missouri. They just got recognized for a big award.
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Solo man hurt in accident Tuesday night, state patrol says

A Solo man was injured late Tuesday night in an accident on Highway H five miles north of Cabool, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. Jimmy J. Contizano, 20, was driving an eastbound 2012 Toyota Prius that traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a sign and culvert, the patrol said. The driver, who was wearing a seat belt, was taken by private vehicle to Texas County Memorial Hospital.

Daybreak on the Road: History of Pulaski County

PULASKI COUNTY, Mo. – In 1833, a portion of Crawford County, Missouri helped create Pulaski County. The name honors Casimir Pulaski. For a county named after a Revolutionary War hero, OzarksFirst learned how important the military has been to the region since the very beginning. In 1843, Waynesville became the county seat. What happened years […]

Plato child, 2, hurt in wreck Tuesday

A 2-year-old Plato child was hurt Tuesday afternoon in a wreck just south of Waynesville on Highway 17, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. The patrol said a westbound 2001 Chevrolet 1500 driven by Jason L. Beauchamp, unknown age, failed to yield, traveling into the intersection, causing a 2013 Toyota Sienna operated by Carin N. Jones, 33, of Plato, to strike it.

Daybreak on the Road: Trail of Tears in Waynesville, Missouri

WAYNESVILLE, Mo. — The land that Pulaski County and Waynesville inhabits has a history that goes back long before the city and county were established. Leaders are making efforts to recognize and honor those who traveled along the Trail of Tears. OzarksFirst spoke with former Waynesville Mayor, teacher, and author Luge Hardman about this aspect […]

Lady Tigers’ postseason run ends

The dream season of 2022 ended somewhat nightmarishly for the Houston High School softball team, as the Lady Tigers lost 18-3 to Central (Park Hills) in a Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 2 State Tournament quarterfinals game Tuesday at Carter Field in Houston. Things started out rough for...

Daybreak on the Road: Old Stagecoach Stop in Waynesville, Missouri

WAYNESVILLE, Mo. — Pulaski County, Missouri brings visitors from all over the world to explore the area’s history. The Old Stagecoach Stop House Museum in Waynesville is one of the attractions that bring curious people to the county. The museum has been home to numerous people and businesses over the years, and now its displays […]

HHS Band taking big steps forward

The 2021-2022 school year was a time for the Houston High School Tiger Pride Band. It was also a time of significant growth. “We’ve had so much happen this year,” said Houston Schools band director Sam Van Dielen. “This is a great time for us.”. Van Dielen...

“Shhh! Don’t Say It!!!”

Theatre returned to Licking on Thursday, May 12, when the Licking High School Drama Club presented “the renowned play” “Shhh! Don’t Say It!!!” The play, written especially for the LHS Drama Department by Danette House, was directed by LHS Drama teacher Briana Link, with LHS Drama students performing and providing behind the scenes support.

Daybreak on the Road: Frisco Depot Museum in Crocker, Missouri

CROCKER, Mo. — Crocker, Missouri in Pulaski County was established as a railroad town in the mid-1800s. Much of Crocker’s history can now be found in the Frisco Depot Museum. “It’s basically the connection of people of Crocker to the railroad and the personal memorabilia that ties the two together as the expansion of the […]

Breedlove sworn in as Alderman Ward II

Mayor Keith Cantrell called the May meeting of the Licking Board of Aldermen to order at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10. Also present for the City at the meeting were aldermen Danny Wade, Joe Dillard, and newly elected Linda Breedlove; City Attorney Conway Hawn; City Administrator/Clerk Rhonda Kirkwood; Utilities Clerk Barbara Rodgers; Chief of Police Pat Burton and Sgt. Brian Allgire; Treatment Plant Manager Rodney Sullins and Derek Hammond; and Maintenance Supt. Larry Ogden. Alderman Erin McConnell was absent from the meeting.

MPs induct 13 into Regimental Hall of Fame

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (May 18, 2022) The U.S. Army Military Police Corps Regiment inducted 13 members into the MP Corps Regimental Hall of Fame during a ceremony May 13 at Lincoln Hall Auditorium and the John. B. Mahaffey Museum Complex. The inductees included retired Lt. Gen. David Quantock; retired...