Calvin Dothage holds a special place in the hearts of people who new him, especially his fellow library employees and volunteers.  A dogwood tree and a memorial stone has been established on the library lawn in Cal’s honor.  Above - Among those who gathered to plant the tree were (from left) Connie Reed, Ozark Regional Library Director Holly Martin Huffman, Shirley Pennington, Linda Bennett, Jon Jones and Carol Bell.  Below - an example of Cal’s artistry.  He would write plays for children and perform them with puppets he had also made.  His cakes were legendary.

Friday, November 24, 2017
If you grew up in The Valley, you might remember Cal Dothage as the owner of the old Plain and Fancy Restaurant, or The Yankee Noodle Restaurant which followed that one. Or you might know him as the pleasant man at the library who helped you with some genealogy questions or performed a puppet... + continue reading

SET Plan - Chris Wigger, president of the First State Community Bank of Ironton (left) and Iron County Presiding Commissioner Jim Scaggs hold a copy of a new study to be used by a four-county coalition to market the area for economic development.  Both have been involved in the group who sought the study.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
The US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) has given the Parkland Regional Economic Development Initiative’s (REDI) plan for stimulating economic growth in the region its highest rating of “High Quality.”  The Parkland REDI is a regional coalition formed by the Presiding... + continue reading

Difference Makers - (from left) Terry Tate, Jim Finley and Toni Erpenbach.

Sunday, October 29, 2017
Three former staff members were honored Saturday night when Arcadia Valley Schools students, staff and alumni named them “Difference Makers,” people who have made a difference in the lives of students and/or programs over the years. Terry Tate, Jim Finley and Toni Erpenbach received... + continue reading

8th Congressional District U.S. Representative candidate Kathy Ellis was the guest speaker at the Thursday night (September 28) meeting of the Iron County Democrat Club.

Friday, October 6, 2017
Kathy Ellis, a Democrat challenger for Republican Jason Smith’s 8th District Congressional seat (in 2018) was the guest speaker at last Thursday’s (September 28) monthly meeting of the Iron County Democrat Club. Ellis is a first-time political candidate from Jefferson County.... + continue reading

Outdoor classroom 

The Iron County Soil and Water Conservation District held its first local Management Intensive Grazing School recently.  Mark Kennedy (in cowboy hat) discussed a cool season grass with some of the attendees.

Thursday, September 21, 2017
It was one day in the classroom then another day out in the field with ‘Pasture Management Sticks” to try their hand at “grading” a pasture and determining the the number of tons in the field. “They” were producers taking part in the Iron County Soil and Water... + continue reading

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11/24/2017
If you grew up in The Valley, you might remember Cal Dothage as the owner of the old Plain and Fancy Restaurant, or The Yankee Noodle Restaurant which followed that one. Or you might know him as the pleasant man at the library who helped you with some genealogy questions or performed a puppet... + continue reading
11/16/2017
The US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) has given the Parkland Regional Economic Development Initiative’s (REDI) plan for stimulating economic growth in the region its highest rating of “High Quality.”  The Parkland REDI is a regional coalition formed by the Presiding... + continue reading

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Calvin Dothage holds a special place in the hearts of people who new him, especially his fellow library employees and volunteers.  A dogwood tree and a memorial stone has been established on the library lawn in Cal’s honor.  Above - Among those who gathered to plant the tree were (from left) Connie Reed, Ozark Regional Library Director Holly Martin Huffman, Shirley Pennington, Linda Bennett, Jon Jones and Carol Bell.  Below - an example of Cal’s artistry.  He would write plays for children and perform them with puppets he had also made.  His cakes were legendary.

11/24/2017
If you grew up in The Valley, you might remember Cal Dothage as the owner of the old Plain and Fancy Restaurant, or The Yankee Noodle Restaurant which followed that one. Or you might know him as the pleasant man at the library who helped you with some genealogy questions or performed a puppet... + continue reading

SET Plan - Chris Wigger, president of the First State Community Bank of Ironton (left) and Iron County Presiding Commissioner Jim Scaggs hold a copy of a new study to be used by a four-county coalition to market the area for economic development.  Both have been involved in the group who sought the study.

11/16/2017
The US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) has given the Parkland Regional Economic Development Initiative’s (REDI) plan for stimulating economic growth in the region its highest rating of “High Quality.”  The Parkland REDI is a regional coalition formed by the Presiding... + continue reading

Sports

The Arcadia Valley Tigers Baseball Team is (kneeling, left to right) Taylon Jones, Eli Vandergriff, Trent Russell, Isaiah Gibbs, Luke Savage, Brandon Robbs, and Kyle Helms; and (standing, l-r) Assistant Coach Steve Thomas, Elliott Womble, Jackson Lamb, Stephen Pursley, Tatum Jones, Carter Brogan, Justin Rowland, Corbin Rea, Andrew Tedford, and Head Coach John Inman. 

09/01/2017
Trent Russell was the winning pitcher in the Arcadia Valley Tigers’ 9-6 win over the Bismarck Indians on August 22 at Bismarck. In 3 and 1/3rd innings, he allowed 3 hits, 2 walks, and no... + continue reading

The Arcadia Valley Lady Tigers Varsity Volleyball Team is coached by Head Coach Tara Lamb and Assistant Coach Kellee Dement. The players are (left to right) Kirsten Day, Gracee Smith, Emma Barker, Macey Browers, Karson Dement, Laney Tucker, Josie Landrum, Maddie DeMent, and Jessie Jarvis.

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The Arcadia Valley Lady Tigers Junior Varsity Volleyball Team is coached by Kellee Dement and Tara Lamb. The players are (l-r) Kirsten Day, Gracee Smith, Katie Whited, Cierra Layton, Shyanne Smith-Hotchkiss, Noley Kitchell, Lilee Jones, Maddie DeMent, and Hannah Helvey.

01/09/17 -

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Friday, 24/11/17
If you don’t see it at your local branch, ask your librarian to order it for you (or you can go to the online catalogue and place a hold on the item yourself).   Fiction •... + continue reading

AVHS FBLA Officers and Advisor attend the Fall Leadership Conference held in St. Louis on November 10-11.  From left are Jesse Wren, Katie Wren, Hanna-Beth Walker, FBLA Advisor Shelly Walker and Haylee Walker.

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Valley Views

10/19/2017
Dear Editor, Last week’s The Mountain Echo featured Congressman Smith’s weekly newsletter. Smith made an appeal to Pro Life voters, clearly hopeful they will be single-issue voters... + continue reading