Caplinger Mills, MO

Two area men die in separate crashes Saturday evening

Two area men died in separate highway crashes Saturday evening. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 57-year-old Wayne E. Sprenkle of Jasper died around 7:40 p.m. Saturday on I-49 about two miles south of Sheldon when he swerved his southbound motorcycle to avoid an object in the roadway. He lost...
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The Skills of a Craftsman

WALKER, MO. – Clint Swopes of Walker, Mo., and a native Vernon Countian has ridden horses all his life. His first paid employments were working on ranches and in feed lots out west. When he decided to return to Missouri in 1990, he sought and won employment near Nevada,...

Quincy Public Schools Superintendent Says Good-bye

After seven years of being the Superintendent for Quincy Public Schools, Roy Webb says his final goodbye to the Blue Devil family and hello to retirement. On the Quincy Public Schools Facebook page, Mr. Webb wrote he has a lot of great memories of being part of the Blue Devil Family and will miss the people the most.

Wells Stars In Wheatland LM Run

WHEATLAND, Mo. — The man who is the answer to one of Lucas Oil Speedway’s great trivia questions celebrated again in victory lane Thursday night. Ozarks-area racing veteran Justin Wells, who won the first late model feature at Lucas Oil Speedway in 2006, made a 13th-to-first charge to take the Hermitage Lumber Late Model win.

Officers celebrated for rescuing woman from burning apartment

BOLIVAR, Mo. — Two Bolivar police officers were commended for saving a woman from a burning apartment early June 5. “I can’t think think of a training that would have prepared me for that,” said Bolivar Police Corporal Mark Morris. He said adrenaline and quick thinking helped him and Officer Timothy Stillings get the woman […]

Lassie Parlee Donaldson

Lassie Parlee Donaldson, of Greenfield, Missouri, passed away on the morning of June 29, 2022 from natural causes at the Dade County Nursing Home at the age of 98. Lassie was born to the Reverend Tom and Daisy Procter in Miller, Missouri, on February 7, 1924. Tom Procter was a Baptist preacher with congregations in Missouri and Kansas but the family spent most of their lives in and around Greenfield.

Ordinances Regulate Discharge of Fireworks in Area Towns

When setting off fireworks as part of Independence Day celebrations, checking into local ordinances regarding when the lighting of such explosive products is allowed might be a good idea. Here are some from the area. In Greenfield, fireworks can be discharged within the city limits through July 4, ending at...

Norma Donellan Obituary

Norma Donnellan, 97, of Greenfield passed away on Monday, June 27, 2022, at the Greenfield Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. Celebration of Life Services: Will be held on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. at the Lamb Funeral Home in Greenfield with burial in the Greenfield Cemetery. A luncheon will immediately follow the burial at the Greenfield United Methodist Church. Pastor Steven Broers will officiate the service. The Lamb Funeral Home in Greenfield is in charge of the professional arrangements. Online condolences may be left to the family at

Eudora’s Barbwire BBQ feeds a local crowd with a steady stream of specials

For a small-town barbecue pit, there are three possible paths. First, you can aim to become a destination, drawing comers from all over. Second, you can convince loyal customers to eat brisket or pulled pork on a semi-weekly basis. Or third, you can be more than a barbecue pit—you can be the local restaurant that happens to serve barbecue, along with some specials that broaden the restaurant’s appeal enough to serve the smoke-free.

New Illinois law seeks to prevent future water contaminations

QUINCY (WGEM) - Water supply disruption can not only be a inconvenience but can be dangerous as deadly diseases like Legionnaire’s can form under certain conditions. But a new Illinois law now requires water utility companies to alert places like healthcare facilities and senior living centers of water disruptions supply that could put people at risk.

Ora Joan Turner

On the tenth day of October in the year of our Lord 1933, Lester McGuire and his wife, Edna (Decker) McGuire welcomed their only daughter to their home. She was welcomed by one older brother, Forest Lee. The new born lady was named Ora Joan McGuire (Ora, after an aunt) but she was soon to be called Joan or just Jo by her friends and relatives. Joan grew up in Dade County, Missouri and her early school years were spent at the Arcola school in Arcola, Missouri. That school was closed in 1950 and Joan finished her high school education in Lockwood, Missouri being a member of the Lockwood graduating class of 1951.
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Martha C. (Hanna) Botts

Martha C. (Hanna) Botts, 79, of Lockwood passed away Thursday, June 23, 2022, in her home. She was born on Feb. 21, 1943 in Los Angeles, Calif. to John Dennis and Frances Inez (Babb) Hanna. Preceding her in death were parents, John and Frances Hanna; two brothers, John Dennis Hanna,...