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David Steinmann, CEO of Fordland Clinc, addresses the crowd at the Celebration of Sharing Luncheon at Highland Springs Country Club on Tuesday, Nov. 28. 

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Fordland Clinic recognized for charitable efforts
The Fordland Clinic was one of several organizations recognized by the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame for their philanthropy at the Highland Springs Country Club in Springfield on Tuesday, Nov. 28.
Letter to the Editor: What lies beneath Marshfield?
Just exactly what lies beneath Marshfield? For a century or more residents have told stories of how a giant cavern lies below the sidewalks and streets, connecting businesses, private homes and even …
Santa greets a group of Marshfieldians during last year's event put on by the Marshfield Fire Protection District. 

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Tour De Claus
Make your list and check it twice because Mr. and Mrs. Claus are coming to Marshfield! The pair will make their way around town with the help of the Marshfield Fire Protection District for Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus' 9th Annual Tour of Marshfield.
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Children share their Christmas wishes with Santa Claus at last year's Christmas celebration on the square in Marshfield. This year's parade is set for Saturday, Dec. 2.
Santa Claus is coming to town!
Ho, ho, ho and a Merry Christmas! Santa will make a stop in Marshfield ahead of the All-American Christmas parade on Saturday, Dec. 2. The Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the …
Remi Yates, age seven, killed a “GIANT” button buck during youth season. 
Youth harvest numbers are in
Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows young hunters ages 6-15 harvested 3,574 deer during Missouri’s late youth portion of the 2023 firearms deer hunting season, Nov. 24-26. Of the 3,574 deer harvested, 1,697 were antlered bucks, 361 were button bucks, and 1,516 were does.
Winners of the 13th Annual Gobble Wobble fun run pose with their medals after completing the race. Pictured left to right: Samson Stalker (second place), Zach Mitchell (first place) and Cole Brown (third place), all of Marshfield.

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Thousands raised at Thanksgiving Day 5k
Dozens lined Washington Street Thursday morning for the 13th Annual Gobble Wobble hosted by the Webster County Health Unit. This year’s 5k benefit raised $4,200 for the work of Safe Harbor Victims Assistance Program.
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Back row left to right: Kennedy Raney, Katelin Lawrence, Sofia Harris, and Addison Hoefer 

Front row left to right: Kaylee Meisenheimer, Molly Henry, Keely Devoto, and Elizabeth Jenkins
Marshfield welcomes two Hartville swimmers
Marshfield Swimming has welcomed two students from Hartville to the Lady Bluejays girls swim team this upcoming season in the pool.
Seniors Jackson Snider and Kolbey Ballowe both qualified for State last year. They look to do even more this season on the mat. 

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L-R Wildcat Wrestling Preview
The Logan-Rogersville Wildcats finished last year 10-10. This year, head coach Jason Carter is looking to finish strong despite the loss of state qualifiers Beau Thompson and Davin Agee.
Fordland senior Emma Trotter barely missed any finishes at the rim. A lot of her points came off of transition plays. She ended the night with 17 points. 
Bears, Eagles play at Fordland tournament
Fordland’s Lady Eagles faced off against Bradleyville on Monday, Nov. 27. They came into their own tournament as the number one seed.
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Hi to all my friends and neighbors of the Marshfield Mail. Here it is already week nine and I thought this series would be over in four weeks about Otto and Zelda, our two Jewish Holocaust survivors of World War Two. However, as fate had it Hamas the terrorist organization of the Gaza Strip attacked Israel and history is repeating itself all over again. I have been greatly troubled this week about what is going on in the world with the protest against Israel. Tens of thousands have hit the streets the world over offering support to Hamas. Their chant has been,
The arrival of a Christmas catalog in the mail recently revived memories of when the Sears and Roebuck “Wish Book” saw double duty around our house.
You will never see seagulls in Missouri.
I came into some unexpected treasure a few weeks ago — wire-tied hay bales. After several years of relying on rusty wads hanging in forgotten corners of the barn, we have a fresh supply of baling wire. Wire-tied bales used to be common on Ozarks farms, and thus, an ample supply of wire. But in recent years fewer square bales have been tied with wire than with hemp or plastic twine, and small square bales have largely been
“Harbinger of winter” is a term that has a more somber feel to it than its warm-weather counterpart – “harbinger of spring.” However, one marker of seasonal change – the arrival of dark-eyed juncos – is a well-known sign post of winter that makes everyone smile.
Students at Strafford Elementary sailed the seas and learned some important lessons as Author Isaiah "Izzy B" Basye visited the school on Nov. 8. He and illustrator Ben Askew were there talking about their latest book, "The Mighty McKraken." This fun story introduces kids to concepts such as please and thank you, sharing, and treating others with respect.
Even though Veterans Day fell on a Saturday this year, that did not stop local schools from honoring those alive and passed. Conway schools held an assembly on Nov. 9, with all students k-12 attending. Other schools around Webster County, including Marshfield, Logan-Rogersville, Strafford, Niangua, and Fordland, held assemblies on Nov. 10. Many drew large crowds as guests and vets attended. The assemblies included speeches, music, and meals, with each school honoring those who answered the call to serve.
On Friday, Nov. 10, Niangua school held its Veterans Day Assembly. The assembly included programming to honor veterans and educate the public about the ultimate sacrifice service men and women make. However, students, teachers, and community members in the crowd were in for an extra special surprise.
Is Fido starting to look a bit dirty, but you don’t have time to clean them up? What if there was a way to get your dog clean while also helping a good cause? Consider registering for the Doggy Bath Fundraiser hosted by the Marshfield High School Kim Ecology 2 Class.
Seniors at Marshfield High School received a pleasant surprise during their lunch period on Oct. 24.
The colder it gets outside this winter season, the more people will turn up the heater. We often forget that besides the refrigerator, our heater/AC, aka HVAC is one of the most crucial machines in our homes we need to keep our lives going comfortably. Until the heater stops working… heaven forbid that were to happen, but if so, who should you turn to?
A new weekly segment coming to the Marshfield Mail will feature and Athlete or Scholar of the week from around the County.
Q: What is the most challenging part of your job?
On December 16 the Webster County Sheriff’s Department notified the public of a missing woman, Prem Kuar Prasad, a 65 year old Indian woman.
If you have a senior family member or an adult family member with a disability, it will come as no surprise that there is a house shortage for that population. Wait lists can be up to two years long for some housing centers. For Marshfield, that crisis will soon be less extensive.
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