and a whole lot more
Welcome to The South Missourian News.
The newspaper in your hands is being mailed to every household in Oregon County and Mammoth Spring. The South Missourian News is the best source of news and information for residents living along the Missouri/Arkansas border.
The SMN offers a unique lineup of news, special features and columnists. Reporter Jan Sisk Lawrence has been keeping readers informed on school events, area festivals and breaking news in Oregon County since 1991.
Sports editor Terry Mullins keeps high school sports fans up to date on the Bobcats, Comets, Bears Bluejays and Indians with game coverage, scores and highlights. Mullins' reporting on area sports for Areawide Media's newspapers has earned him acclaim in Missouri and Arkansas, including taking first place for sports action story and second place for sports feature story this year in the Missouri Press Association's annual Better Newspaper Contest. The awards will be presented at the MPA's annual convention Sept. 11 in Springfield.
Down-home humorist Martha Cash Bennett takes a nostalgic look at eastern Ozarks living in an earlier generation each week in her column "Walking With Jackie the Ripper."
Correspondents from senior centers report on all kinds of activities for seasoned citizens. History lovers enjoy the page "50 Years Ago." Included in each issue, the page is a reprint of the front page of The Thayer News, predecessor of The South Missourian News, from five decades ago.
"Come Into Our Kitchen" is more than a cooking column; Celia Marks and Barbara Massey, the two regional writers/cooks who compile it, offer humorous anecdotes and folk wisdom along with favorite recipes.
Professional green thumb and former teacher Shirley Evans provide tips for gardening and landscaping in "Garden Spots."
There's a whole lot more -- "Savvy Senior," TV listings, local weather forecasts .... If you're not already a regular reader, discover what you're missing as you page through this issue. Maybe it's time you took out a subscription.
Areawide Media is offering a special rate to new subscribers. You can get six months (26 issues) of The South Missourian News for just $12 (plus tax). That's complete news coverage of Oregon County and Mammoth Spring, along with all the extra features, each week for about the price of a cup of coffee.