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As a reader, you go to your mailbox on Wednesday, open it, and anticipate seeing something other than bills. But, lo, the local news is not there. And it is beyond frustrating because this happened last week, the week before, and so on.... more
Last week, the Tigers flexed their muscle, grabbing two victories against Southwest Conference opponents. On Tuesday, the Tigers blasted Diamond on the road, 68-41, before upending Sarcoxie in a blowout at home last Friday. more
The Lady Tigers continue to struggle as injuries have had a major impact on recent games. more
Stockton’s FCCLA Chapter was one of fifty selected by MoDOT to receive a grant related to a national program called FACTS, or Families Acting for Community Traffic Safety. This is the first time FCCLA has run the year-long safe-driving campaign. more
Stockton’s FCCLA Chapter was one of fifty selected by MoDOT to receive a grant related to a national program called FACTS, or Families Acting for Community Traffic Safety. This is the first time FCCLA has run the year-long safe-driving campaign. more
Cedar County opened an overnight warming station from January 12 to January 21 when temperatures dropped below twenty degrees. Approximately 25 people enjoyed a hot meal each night, and about a dozen people would stay until morning. more
The Vernon County Sheriff's Department has charged Bradley Keith with 2nd-degree murder, armed criminal action, and unlawful possession of a firearm stemming from the case in Cedar County where Keith and two others allegedly burned the body of Shaniya S. Haynes, 27, formerly of Joplin. Keith is in Cedar County jail, facing charges of tampering with physical evidence and abandonment of a corpse. A Cedar County arrest report lists Keith as from El Dorado, but some reports have said he was homeless. Jimi C. Cole, 44, of Stockton, and Brandon Choate, 44, face the Cedar County charges of tampering with physical evidence and abandonment of a corpse. more
The Stockton Lady Tigers played host to the weather delayed 14th Annual Stockton Invitational Tournament last week, entering the tournament as a #8 seed as they faced the #1 seed, and #1 ranked Class 3 girls basketball team, the El Dorado Springs Lady Bulldogs. As if facing the Lady Bulldogs wasn’t enough of a challenge, Coach Brett Burchett and his Lady Tigers found themselves without the services of freshman starter Hayleigh Burres, who was injured in a game the previous week. more
BOLIVAR, MISSOURI – Jan. 11, 2024) – This Valentine’s Day, Citizens Memorial Hospice will be showing love for Hospice patients and families through their “Hug in a Mug” charity event. more
The Stockton Lady Tigers played host to the weather delayed 14th Annual Stockton Invitational Tournament last week, entering the tournament as a #8 seed as they faced the #1 seed, and #1 ranked Class 3 girls basketball team, the El Dorado Springs Lady Bulldogs. As if facing the Lady Bulldogs wasn’t enough of a challenge, Coach Brett Burchett and his Lady Tigers found themselves without the services of freshman starter Hayleigh Burres, who was injured in a game the previous week. more
After a two day weather delay, the Stockton Boys Basketball Tournament tipped off last week, utilizing the Stockton Middle School gym for the opening round while the girls tournament opened at the high school gym. more
In support of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day earlier this month, two local law enforcement officers who had been selected by their respective Departments as Officers of the Year were recognized at the American Legion Post 230 regularly scheduled meeting. They received Certificates of Appreciation from American Legion Post 230. more
Cold weather most likely kept some people from a public meeting Monday night held by the Stockton Board of Aldermen. However, a lively discussion of Stockton and Cedar County policing policies occurred both in the Community Center meeting and through call-in questions by citizens watching online. Mayor Brandon Cahill introduced a concept through PowerPoint that could be an alternative to signing a contract with the county for police protection. Alderman Dean Higley summed up the long meeting with this statement: "We need to hear from you…." indicating his personal opinion did not matter, an opinion echoed throughout the night by the mayor and the board. more
Cold weather most likely kept some people from a public meeting Monday night held by the Stockton Board of Aldermen. However, a lively discussion of Stockton and Cedar County policing policies occurred both in the Community Center meeting and through call-in questions by citizens watching online. Mayor Brandon Cahill introduced a concept through PowerPoint that could be an alternative to signing a contract with the county for police protection. Alderman Dean Higley summed up the long meeting with this statement: "We need to hear from you…." indicating his personal opinion did not matter, an opinion echoed throughout the night by the mayor and the board. more
According to owner Christy Fields, Wandering Wok, a new restaurant on Stockton's town square, will open tomorrow at 11 a.m. Plans for the Chinese restaurant were announced last year, and the owners have worked hard to make that dream a reality. more
Me to We is a new social group for women that has quickly gained an online presence. The group founder and local, Rachel Bentall, is a mother of six children who extends an invitation to any woman living in Cedar County or beyond. Currently, the group has more than twenty-five women and continues to grow. more
Me to We is a new social group for women that has quickly gained an online presence. The group founder and local, Rachel Bentall, is a mother of six children who extends an invitation to any woman living in Cedar County or beyond. Currently, the group has more than twenty-five women and continues to grow. more
Missouri’s weather forecast indicates snow and snow showers are expected. For part of the state, this could be the first snow of the season. Whether it’s a dusting or several inches, it can affect travel. Be sure to increase your following distance as you drive; stopping quickly on wet, snowy, or icy roads can be hazardous or impossible. Be aware that elevated roadways such as bridges and ramps may freeze faster, and a roadway that appears wet could be icy. Leaving at least five seconds between your vehicle and the one in front of you is always a smart idea, especially in inclement weather. During 2022 there were 51 people killed and 1,969 people injured in more than 7,500 crashes with weather conditions of snow, sleet/hail, or freezing. more
The presentation of the “Student of the Month” award goes to one girl and one boy of Stockton high school. This award will be given each month during the 2023-2024 school year, and it is to recognize the Stockton high school students who have distinguished themselves through outstanding achievements in extra-curricular activities, academics, leadership, good citizenship, service to their school, and service to the community. more
With inclement weather closing school last Tuesday, the Lady Tigers had to postpone their contest with Marionville by a day, taking on the state ranked Lady Comets on a Wednesday evening at Stockton High School. Marionville entered the game as the 8th ranked Class 2 team in Missouri, adding incentive for a possible upset by the Lady Tigers. more
Last week, the Greenwood Bluejays traveled to Stockton to take on the host Tigers in a non-conference battle. Greenwood, ranked 5th in Class 3 in the most recent state rankings, showed why they are considered one of the best teams in the state. more
JOPLIN, Mo. – Bird-feeding is a popular hobby that can be enjoyed by all ages, but the first key to bird feeding enjoyment is to be able to attract birds to your backyard. more
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