Reed Spring Students Win Teen Fishing Tournament

Teen Anglers

Sophomores Brittin Dover and Colton Essick of Reeds Spring High School won the Teen Anglers Championship held on June 18-19 at Table Rock Lake. The fish Dover and Essick caught had a combined weight of 28.44 pounds. The teens earned a $2,500 scholarship ($1,250 for each student), and they qualified to compete in the Anglers in Action Tournament of Champions. ...

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I-44 closed in both directions Tuesday morning


JEROME, Mo. – All eastbound and westbound lanes of Interstate 44 near Jerome in Phelps County (mile marker 172-176) are closed due to flooding, Modot reported at 6 a.m. Tuesday. Jerome is located just west of Rolla. Depending on drivers’ locations, there are two detour options around the closure: Route 65 south in Springfield to Route 60 east to Route ...

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Over 400 roads closed in Missouri

Photo by Yuya Sekiguchi

MoDot is reporting a record number of road closures across Missouri today as rains continue to fall in a historic flood event for December. Here are the current closings: State Route 39 –  BARRY COUNTY – CLOSED Flooding reported beginning 1.21 MILES AFTER RT EE W, ending 2.43 MILES AFTER RT EE W. Road closed since 12/27/2015 12:30:00 AM.NOTES: State ...

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Three Steps Helpful in Raising Children with Gratitude


HOUSTON, MO. – Most parents would love for their children to understand gratitude all year long, but especially during the gift-giving holidays. Some basic steps can help develop a child’s spirit of gratitude according to Janice Emery, 4-H youth development specialist with University of Missouri Extension. “Many parents experience the dreaded gift opening moment when grandma is watching your child ...

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Reeds Spring superintendent nominated for state award

Mr. Mason photo

Reeds Spring Schools Superintendent Michael Mason has been nominated for the Missouri Association of School Administrators’ Pearce Award. MASA presents the award each year to an outstanding superintendent. The winner receives a $500 cash award and a $500 scholarship for a student in his or her district. Each of the eight MASA regions in the state nominates a superintendent. He ...

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