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A New Exciting Production

There is a new show coming soon by the Star Dramatic Company! Cindy Delp gives us every detail…

The production has some very interesting characters…

It’s more than just a show…



New Business That Helps People Opens In Mountain Grove

(Mountain Grove, MO) — A ribbon cutting was held last week for a new venture that exists to serve others, according to No Rhyme, No Reason’s John Kelly…

Kelly says that it started off with his sister-in-law…

So what exactly will you see when you walk into No Rhyme, No Reason?

You can find No Rhyme No Reason at 118 East First Street or call 417-547-7020 for more information.

New Poll: Cigarette Tax Hike May Be Doomed

(St. Louis, MO) — Voters in Missouri don’t look to be in a hurry to raise the tax on a pack of cigarettes. A new poll from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch shows that about 55-percent of voters don’t support the 23-cent-per pack tax increase. Just 43 percent of those polled said they would support a separate cigarette tax increase proposal on the ballot that would phase in a 60-cent-per-pack tax increase to pay for early childhood initiatives. The poll found 49 percent poised to vote “no” on the proposal.

Secretary Of Defense To Visit Fort Leonard Wood

(Fort Leonard Wood, MO) — The U-S Secretary of Defense is scheduled to visit Fort Leonard Wood in central Missouri Wednesday. Secretary Ash Carter will tour the post, making stops at the U-S Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and the Military Police School. Nearly 80-thousand service members are trained at the fort every year. In addition to Fort Leonard Wood, where Carter will make a speech, he is also visiting military posts in Nebraska, New York and Ohio.

Community Safe Room To Be Built In Carthage

(Carthage, MO) — The Missouri Emergency Management Agency will cover the cost of building another community safe room to protect people in Carthage against tornadoes. There have been 13 tornado reports in the southwest Missouri city in the last 20 years and an E-F-5 tornado killed more than 160 people in nearby Joplin in 2011. The new gymnasium at Carthage Middle School is being built with 14-inch thick precast concrete walls and reinforced steel doors. The room will be able to protect more than two-thousand people at one time.

The Star Theater Hosts Number of Community Events

(Willow Springs, MO) — One historic site in downtown Willow Springs stays busy with lots of fun entertaining events for the whole family. The Star Theater, home of The Star Dramatic Company and many other groups hosts a number of events throughout each month. Wendy Parker and Claudia Gramm spoke with The Grove’s Arin Hoekstra last week…

They say it’s possibly the busiest building in town…

To find out more about events at the Star Theater and the Willow Springs Art Council, go to or find them on Facebook.

Missouri State Bans Drones

(Springfield, MO) — There will no longer be any drones flying around Missouri State University’s campus. The university recently announced a ban on unauthorized drones. Anyone who is caught flying a drone on campus without permission will be disciplined by the university and could also be punished under state and federal laws. Those who wish to fly drones on the campus for research purposes will have to get permission from the university. The Springfield News-Leader reports that the policy was approved October 3rd by university president Clif Smart. University attorney Jeff Mitchell says the policy was shaped by Federal Aviation Administration guidance and was designed to ensure the safety and privacy of people on the university’s Springfield, Mountain Grove and West Plains campuses.

Serious Crash Sunday Morning Near Norwood

(Norwood, MO) — A crash Sunday morning south of Norwood on Route-C caused injuries to a Dora woman. At just before 8-AM Sunday, 45-year-old Diana Sanchez of Dora was driving north on Route-C, when she ran off the right side of the roadway, struck a culvert and overturned and was ejected from the vehicle. The Highway Patrol reports that Sanchez was not wearing her seatbelt. She was flown by Cox Air Ambulance to Cox South Hospital in Springfield with serious injuries.

Graff Woman Dies in Wreck

(Summersville, MO) — A Graff woman died Saturday afternoon in a car crash east of Summersville on Route-106. At about 1:45-PM, 68-year-old Helen Murdock of Graff was driving east on Route-106 when she went off the roadway, struck an embankment and overturned, and was ejected from the vehicle. The Highway Patrol reports that Murdock was wearing her seatbelt and was pronounced dead at Mercy Hospital in Mountain View. This is the 30th fatality in Troop-G in 2016, compared to 25 at this time last year.

Football District Semi-Final Round

(Mountain Grove, MO) — This week is the semi-final round of District Play for football teams across the Ozarks.

Class 6 – District 4
#4 Rockhurst vs # 1 Kickapoo  26-3 FINAL
#6 Raymore-Peculiar vs #2 Lees Summit West  13-20 FINAL
Class 5 – District 4
#4 Branson vs #1 Glendale  20-56 FINAL
#3 Lebanon vs #2 Ozark  13-27 FINAL
Class 5 – District 5
#4 Willard vs #1 Carthage  14-28 FINAL
#3 Neosho vs #2 Nixa  24-24 OVERTIME
Class 4 – District 5
#4 Bolivar vs #1 Carl Junction  21-50 FINAL
#3 West Plains vs #2 Webb City  6-42 FINAL
Class 4 – District 4
#6 Rolla vs #2 Union  35-14 FINAL
Class 4 – District 6
#5 Nevada vs #1 Harrisonville  0-40 FINAL
Class 3 – District 4
#4 Mount Vernon vs #1 Reeds Spring  26-20 FINAL
#3 Cassville vs #2 Monett  21-35 FINAL
Class 2 – District 3
#4 Diamond vs #1 MV-BT/Liberty  14-65 FINAL
#3 Ava vs #2 Mountain Grove  0-27 FINAL
Class 2 – District 4
#4 Stockton vs #1 Lamar  19-70 FINAL
#6 El Dorado Springs vs #2 Fair Grove  6-38 FINAL
Class 1 – District 2
#4 Sarcoxie vs #1 Ash Grove  0-38 FINAL
#3 Pierce City vs #2 Thayer  13-40 FINAL
Class 1 – District 3
#3 Adrian vs #2 Lockwood  7-21 FINAL
#4 Drexel vs #1 Cass-Midway  14-27 FINAL
Class 1 – District 4
#4 Appleton City vs #1 Lincoln  0-42 4th Quarter
#3 Crest Ridge vs #2 Skyline  30-57 FINAL