Ground Broken on Lewis and Clark Monument

A little over a year after the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial celebration came to a close, a groundbreaking ceremony has been held on the State Capitol grounds for the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Monument. Musicians warmed the crowd for the ceremonial groundbreaking,...

Exotic Animal Paradise Re-Opens As Animal Paradise

One of southwest Missouri’s oldest tourist attractions has re-opened, a little different, a little smaller, with a slightly newer name. The Exotic Animal Paradise near Strafford was sold last year to developers who planned on a 465-acre golf range and an upscale...

Part of Johnson’s Shut-Ins to Re-Open

Part of Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park are open today and will stay open through September 3rd. Camping will not be allowed, but swimming will be allowed in the Shut-Ins area. The picnic grounds and the park store will be open. The rest of the park is still...