Annual Red Hills Festival upcoming May 27

From staff reports

The Winston County Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for a great Red Hills Arts and Crafts Festival this year.

The event is scheduled for May 28 during the annual Memorial Day Weekend. The festival will feature … Read more

Letters to the Editor

To District Five Voters

I want to thank each of you who has voted for and supported me the last 25 years that I have been your election commissioner.

I will not be a candidate in the November 2016 election. … Read more

Obituaries

Ms. Elmar Pearl Darden

May 10, 2016

Funeral services for Ms. Elmar Pearl Darden, 96, were held at Unity Outreach Fellowship Church in Louisville, May 14, 2016 at 2 p.m. Superintendent Fred Idom officiated. Burial at Memorial Gardens in Louisville.… Read more

Park University graduates announced

Park University held its May 2016 Kansas City Area Commencement ceremony on May 7 at the Community of Christ Auditorium in Independence, Mo.

The University had 665 students eligible to participate in the ceremony — 229 students received a master’s … Read more

Juneteenth Day History celebration set for June 4

From press reports

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas. … Read more

Dowd selected for disaster relief program

By Gwen Sisson

Mike Dowd has found that disaster relief can be “a bit addictive.”

“Helping people in need is such a blessing,” Dowd said. “This new position gives me the opportunity to pay forward what I have learned during … Read more