Area teams prepare for hardwood tournaments
(High School Sports ~ 12/18/12)
For high school basketball and wresting fanatics, next week's holiday tournaments offer a small piece of sporting bliss. Monett, Verona, Pierce City and Purdy High Schools will compete in three different tournaments playing a combined 28 games in a short 96-hour period...
My Christmas story
(Column ~ 12/18/12)
It's February, 1962. As a 14-year-old girl, I sat on the floor in front of the cast iron wood stove, inside our unpainted, mostly unheated cabin in the woods near Noel, Missouri. As I put the kindling in the stove, I stirred the coals and watched the flame ignite. Looking deep within the fire, I vowed then and there that "I will rise up from whence I came."...
- Springfield - Springfield Livestock Marketing Center: Cow and Bull Auction 12/17/2012 (Agriculture Report ~ 12/18/12)
- Carthage- Joplin Regional Stockyards: Feeder Cattle Auction Close for 12/17/12 (Agriculture Report ~ 12/18/12)
Stories from Tuesday, December 18, 2012
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