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Gereva Pauline Welker, 83


We are here and then we are gone.  Our life upon this earth is but a short vapor. So says the Psalmist David. Pauline Welker demonstrated how much life, faith, and goodness could be contained in that vapor. Because of ...

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Bernice Wade, 96


Bernice  Wade, 96 years, passed to heaven on Dec. 8, 2013 at her home with her family by her side. Bernice was born Feb. 14, 1917 in Lutie, Mo., in Ozark County, to Jess and Martha (Beaver) Miller. Bernice was ...

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Toby Frank Masten, 71

Toby Frank Masten was born Sept. 15, 1942, and died Nov. 30, 2013, at the age of 71. Toby was a great man with a heart of gold. His passions were for his family, the outdoors, his saxophone and cars. ...

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Ival Wayne Lakey, 55

Ival Wayne  Lakey, 55 years, passed away on Dec. 4, 2013 at his home in Lebanon, Mo. Wayne was born June 9, 1958 in Mansfield, Mo., to Ival Lyle and Beverly Karen (Tate) Lakey. Wayne was a resident of Lebanon, ...

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Cheryl Diane Jones, 57

Cheryl  Diane Jones, 57 years, passed away on Dec. 4, 2013 at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, Mo. Cheryl was born May 2, 1956 in Van Buren, Mo., to Charles  and Georgia Lee (Melton) Jones. Cheryl was a resident of ...

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Fay Humbyrd, 92


Fay  Humbyrd, 92 years, passed to heaven on Dec. 8, 2013 at Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare, Ava, Mo. Fay was born Feb. 22, 1921 in  Longrun, Mo., (Ozark County) to Jim  and  Edna (Gray) Robirds. Fay was a homemaker ...

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Floyd Currier, 83

Floyd Weyman Currier, 83 years, passed to heaven on Dec. 4, 2013 at his home. Floyd was born Aug. 26, 1930 in Douglas County, Mo., to Oscar and Edna Dona (Turner) Currier. Floyd was a life long resident of Douglas ...

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Johnie F. Burton, 85

Burton, John obit photo

Johnie F. Burton, 85, of Hanna City, Ill., passed away peacefully at 2:25 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at his home with family by his side. He was born on Aug. 1, 1928 in Squires, Mo., the son of ...

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Winter Comes Early This Year

This car was the only vehicle on the square Friday morning when this picture was taken, and it had obviously been there a while.

A powerful early winter storm moved into Ozarks last week, bringing heavy snow, sleet and ice – and bitterly cold temperatures that have kept the region in its grip all week long. The freezing precipitation began last Thursday morning in ...

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The Snoop 12.12.2013


With the snow, ice and cancellations this week, the Snoop has not been very inspired to write anything new. So, this week I share this borrowed editorial (with the writer’s permission, of course). Alcohol, Patriotism and the NFL: The Best ...

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