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MTJH Track Athletes Compete at Monroe City
The Mark Twain Junior High track athletes competed at Monroe City on April 12. In the 100 meter dash Evan Torrence finished 10th with 13.75; Nick Rule finished with a...
St. William Youth is one of many local groups who adopt a section of highway in Ralls County. Groups and individuals pick up trash several times a year. These 4th and 5th graders picked up the section of Hwy 154 that goes through Perry on April 19. From left are Kevin Cruz, Shawn Buckman, Samantha Barns, Sam Northcutt, and Wyatt Evans. Missouri Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Adopt-A-Highway Program
The Missouri Department of Transportation’s popular litter prevention program – the Adopt-A-Highway Program – turns 30 this year. MoDOT officials...


Ralls R-II Board of Education Meets
A re-organization meeting was held just prior to the regular board meeting on April 13 at the Mark Twain High School library. Lori Robinson, Danny Clark, and Ron Evans were...
NECAC to Host Public Hearing on Rent-Assistance Plan
The not-for-profit North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) will host a public hearing on its annual plan that is to be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing...
Bike Blessing
Fr. John Henderson of St. William Catholic Church in Perry held his annual Bike Blessing Sunday, April 23. Though fewer in number than previous...


From the Editor
We were mustard people. While most of my friends used copious amounts of catsup on sandwiches, Mom and Dad used mustard, and so did my sister and I. Catsup was used...
Ralls County Relay for Life carried on Saturday night despite the horrendous weather and flash floods. Those who have survived and the those who honor the fight each and every victim of cancer endures every day gathered at Mark Twain High School gym Saturday, April 29, for the annual Relay for Life event. This year's hero was Hayden Wheatley, a 2 1/2 year-old survivor of brain cancer. Ralls County Relay for Life a Success
The 2017 Ralls County Relay for Life was held Saturday, April 29, at the Mark Twain High School. Though the continuous rain and flooding of some...


MTJH Track Teams Compete in Open Meet
Junior High track athletes traveled once again to Monroe City for an open meet on April 17. In the 100 meter dash Evan Torrence finished with 13.76; Carter Hummel finished...
MTJH Track Athletes Compete at Monroe City
In the 100 meter dash Evan Torrence finished 10th with 13.75; Nick Rule finished with a 13.98; Kiona Austin finished 3rd with 14.25; and Autumn Ardnt finished 10th with a...
MT Baseball Tigers Take Two Wins, Lose One
The Mark Twain baseball Tigers hosted the Silex Owl on April 11 and defeated the Owls 6-4. Corey Kunkel was the winning pitcher throwing 4 1/3 innings with five...
McMillen from Mark Twain FFA Chapter is named Area 5 Star in Placement
The Missouri FFA Association recognized Jacob McMillen of the Mark Twain FFA Chapter as the Area 5 Star in Placement at the 89th Missouri FFA Convention. McMillen is the...
Mark Twain FFA receives Top Chapter Award
Mark Twain FFA placed 24th out of 342 chapters in the state, earning a Top Chapter Award at the 89th Missouri FFA Convention. Only 10 percent of state chapters receive a...
Robinson places second in the fiber and/or oil crop production...
Clayton Robinson of Center, Missouri, received the second place Missouri FFA Fiber and/or Oil Crop Production Proficiency Award at the 89th...


Brice Happy Hustlers 4H
Brice Happy Hustlers 4H Club met on 4/23/17. There were 11 members in attendance and 9 others, including 3 visitors. New Business: We voted on...


From the Editor
I was reading an op-ed piece in an area newspaper and the phrase, “All humans are storytellers” stayed with me. His had a political slant and as readers of this column...