Pea Ridge: The Battle for Missouri


This statue of Maj. Gen. Samuel R. Curtis, a West Point grad, stands in Keokuk, Iowa, where Curtis served as mayor before being elected to Congress before the Civil War. He resigned to rejoin the Union Army when the Civil war started and commanded the Union forces at the Battle of Pea Ridge. Many historians today consider him the most successful Union general west of the Mississippi.

Following the Battle of Wilson Creek on Aug.

Recreational camp in Hardenville provides retreat for ‘warriors’


The Warriors2US project will host most of its veteran and first responder guests in this structure, which founder Donna Nasr has funded and named “the barracks.” The 2,800-square-foot building will feature barracks-like sleeping arrangements for up to 20 people, including handicap-accessible living quarters, a full upstairs kitchen, an area where trainings and meetings can be held and a garage for building and construction projects.

Tucked away down County Road 519A in Hardenville, a quiet project is coming to life that is sure to make a big impact on veteran and first responder communi

Reed says he’s running for Missouri House seat, Dobbs will run for sheriff


Ozark County Sheriff Darrin Reed, left, has announced he’s running for Missouri’s 155th House District representative in the 2020 election. Cpl. Curt Dobbs, a deputy with the sheriff’s department, plans to run for the sheriff’s job Reed is vacating. Times photo/Jessi Dreckman

Ozark County Sheriff Darrin Reed announced last week that he intends to run for Missouri’s 155th District House of Representative seat during the 2020 elect

Karla Eslinger announces run for Senate seat in 2020 election


Times photo/Jessi Dreckman Current 155th Missouri House District Rep. Karla Eslinger visited with Rocky Sullivan in Gainesville auto parts store Bumper-to-Bumper Friday morning after officially announcing her plan to run for the Missouri Senate in the 2020 election. Eslinger, who has lived in Wasola with her husband, David, for 35 years, is the sister of Sullivan’s wife, Kim. “Whatever Karla does, she does a great job at,” Sullivan told the Times. “This won’t be any different. She’s a hard worker, and she’s not afraid to work for the people of the district.”

During a visit to the Times office Friday morning, Wasola resident and current Missouri 155th House District Rep.

Christmas craft house marks its last season here


Jerry Ann Lash offers handmade crafts, collectibles, handmade jewelry, antiques and other seasonal items at the Rainbow’s End Christmas house she and her husband, Jerry, have operated seasonally near Tecumseh for 20 years. The shop will close after its last day, Sunday, Dec. 1, before the Lashes’ Dec. 7 auction, when they will sell their property ahead of a move to Arizona. 2017 photo courtesy Zach Smith, Rural Missouri

Rainbow’s End, the seasonal Christmas-house craft shop tucked back in a holler east of Tecumseh, is coming to the end of the road after 20 years in annual b

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