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Roll Call!
As parents and children prepare for the new school year, so does the Marshfield R-1 school district. Last week, the school had all the new hire teachers gather as they went through orientation. The …
The Graveyard Cleaner: Doris Floyd
When most of us think of graveyards, we think of heartache, mortality, or a setting for a good scary story. We mostly avoid cemeteries like literal plagues, only going in when someone we knew has …
Calling all archers!
Stock up your quivers and draw your strings; August 27 will be the 16th Annual Outdoor Sportsman Event, also known as The Bow Shoot. The Webster County Baptist Association will host the event with …
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Summer in the City

Summer time is full of sunshine, air fryer food, lazy days and family memories. The Marshfield Mail asked people from Webster County how they spent their summer and one thing is for sure: …

Pole raising in Diggins

Tornado warnings are pretty standard weather alerts living in Webster County. When the tornado siren goes off, you know it’s time to take cover. But what happens if you’re town …

Clair's Jewelry-Marshfield's hidden gem

Just down North Clay Street, nestled behind Clair Land and Title is a hidden gem: Clair’s Jewelers. Opened in 2008, Clair’s Jewelers has been creating, selling and winning awards for …

Roundup replaces freezer for Niangua

This summer has been one of the hottest summers in the books. With temperatures reaching over 100 degrees for days on end, many people prayed the power would stay on and their appliances could keep …

ROOT, ROOT, ROOT for the HOME TEAM

The sharp metal sound of a baseball bat meeting a 80mph pitch. A welcomed ‘thwack’ from the catch of a wickedly fast curveball into a leather mitt. The quick crunch of metal cleats and …

So this one time I participated in a German Card Tournament

Today’s entertainment piece is a bit different. Instead of me giving you a review, list, or history lesson, I wanted to talk about a recent experience I had. This experience is something I have …
Local Sports
100 Goals to end the Soccer Season
The Lady Soccer Jays wrapped up a successful season this past week with an exciting accomplishment by Sophmore Calli Watson. At the game against Fair Grove on May 10, Watson scored her 100th goal of …
Jays ruffle feathers at Big 8 
Van Halen’s “Jump” echoed throughout Mt. Vernon stadium during the final moments of the Big 8 Conference Championship on May 3. The ’80’s classic also made for a …
Blue Jays represent at Special Olympics
The clanking of hard earned medals rang throughout the Marshfield High School (MHS) hallways on the morning of April 28. Just the day before, eight MHS athletes traveled to Clever, MO to represent at …
Blue Jays raising the standard 
In one weeks time, the Marshfield High School (MHS) Track and Field team competed in three meets all across the Ozarks, proving their dedication and commitment to the sport.  The teams soared …
Lady Jays Dominate at Marshfield Invitational
Marshfield Lady Soccer Jays brought the competition to its home turf at the Marshfield Invitational. Four teams attended the tournament; Stover, Cassville, Fair Grove and Marshfield. Marshfield took …
Blue Jays finish third at Marshfield Invitational
The Blue Jay golf team got to swing on its home course Tuesday, April 8 at the Marshfield Invitational. With large gusts of wind and soggy conditions, the team trudged through, placing …
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Opinion
When is the last time you took a break from life?  I’m not talking about a two hour pedicure or a trip to the movie theatre.  I’m talking about a, no cell phone service, …
I had a moment of clarity a week or so ago. Or more like a slap in the face of realization.  So often we say to ourselves “the universe has a plan for us” or “God’s …
Ever since announcing my return to The Marshfield Mail as a staff writer, the response from my friends and “fans” in the community has been overwhelming. For those who don’t follow …
I’ve endured some of my most life-quaking moments in the last year and it’s taken a toll on my mental health. While most would never suspect riffs in my personal life, it’s …
Spring is a time for growth… Growth for the fields, for the Marshfield Mail and for me personally. My life’s greatest joy for the past few years have been this paper, so I would like our …
Schools
The Marshfield R-I school board held an open discussion on Jan. 10 and 14 about the possibility of a 4-day school week. The topic has been discussed at previous school board meetings and was …
The Blue Jays speech and debate team added some late acclaim to the past academic year by posting one of the program’s strongest showings to date at the 2021 National Speech & Debate …
Webster County children are back to school this week and social media has been flooded with photos documenting the start of the semester. Kindergartener Laiken Gardner had a special send-off from a …
Local parents share a glimpse into the first day of school for districts across Webster County. From the very first day of Kindergarten to celebrating the final start of the school year for the 2022 Senior Class – enjoy this collection and share if you see a familiar face!
Compared to Missouri itself, Marshfield’s girls basketball program is quite young. Its inaugural season was just 1975. It cannot be omitted, though, when talking about the Show-Me State and …
Business
Deanna Moore has been selected as the new publisher of the Phillips Media weekly group in southwest Missouri. Moore will be in charge of the daily newspaper operations for the Marshfield Mail, …
They have hosted several community outreach events over the years, but every Friday they meet at the Common Grounds Coffee and Cafe in Strafford. It's all part of what Kat Williams calls "Farming …
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