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The family of Sylvia Lawrence is sincerely grateful to everyone for the cards, phone calls, messages, food and prayers during this time of loss. It was deeply appreciated.

So sorry to hear that Bing Bennett passed away Feb. 9. He lived in Diamond City and moved to Conway to be close to family. Bing would occasionally join our Coffee Click at Katie’s Cafe. We all enjoyed listening when he would share his interesting life. His obituary is listed in Harrison Times on Feb.13.

Happy birthday to my friend Joy Peterson, Feb. 15. Happy Anniversary Joy and Jon, Feb. 24.

Well, the weather is all anyone is talking about. My neighbors across the street lost power for about eight hours Tuesday around 1a.m. until mid morning. The virus isn't hard enough on this country, now this terrible cold shutting us all down.

Citizens of the surrounding area Diamond City, Lead Hill, South Lead Hill or anyone that needs it, our Community Center in Diamond City is offering shelter for this brutal cold weather we are experiencing If you are in need of heat and water you are welcome here. We will have sleeping arrangements if you do not have a warm place to stay overnight. We will be glad to come get you if you do not have transportation, just reach out to the below phone numbers. If you know anyone that needs this assistance, please call. Keep your neighbors in mind and we will also do a wellness/safety check on them if we are contacted to do so. We won’t open until we get the first person or family that needs this service, so please call first so we can be prepared. Call Chief of PoliceTroy Burleson at 417-239-4451 or Mayor Jaime Nuessner at 870-688-6243.

To our parents at Lead Hill, virtual learning is obviously not our preferred mode of instruction. However, if we do not proceed with these as virtual days, they do not count toward our 178 days of instruction and we must make these days up during Spring Break, Saturdays, or at the end of the school year. The administration and teachers know some of you have had some difficulties with technology and your electricity comes and goes. All we ask is that you do the best you can. Let your children’s teachers know what is going on when you are having difficulties. If your kids just need a brain break to go play in the snow, take that break. Just know that we do understand and we do care. Much appreciation for being super parents and for your overall support.

Due to the weather and cold temperatures the Chamber will be cancelling their February meeting. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m.

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