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KSPR Sports | March 13, 2010
The Miller Lady Cardinals beat Osceola, while the Clever Blue Jays got by Adrian to advance to the Class 2 Show-Me Showdown Thursday in Columbia. Miller will face undefeated Harrisburg, and Clever draws 30-0 Sturgeon. Those games will be played Thursday at the Hearnes Center on the University of Missouri Campus.
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Dave Stewart, Managing Editor and dstewart@kspr.com | December 2, 2011
State Auditor Tom Schweich says City of Sparta Thirty-Eighth Municipal Court needs "significant, lasting changes. " Schweich rated the overall performance as Poor. Schweich said, "The audit identified significant weaknesses with receipting and depositing procedures, making it difficult to ensure all monies are accounted for properly. " The audit found insufficient funds in the municipal division's bank account to pay monthly liabilities because of an overpayment to the police fund by nearly $2,000.
NEWS
Hugh Keeton | January 3, 2012
Sparta, Mo. - The Sparta R-III School District will host a Grand Opening Ceremony for the new high school facility at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday January 3rd. The Sparta School District along with the Sparta Booster Club will be providing a complimentary chili supper at 5:00 p.m. and free admission to the Sparta vs. Forsyth basketball game beginning at 6:00 p.m. Students moved their locker contents to the new facility on December 20th.  ...
NEWS
Greg Leuthen and KSPR News Producer | June 29, 2011
A Sparta, Missouri man was sentenced in federal court today to 5 years in prison for robbing two banks in Nixa, Mo., and Ozark, Mo. Joshua T. Caprarella, 29, of Sparta, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Ortrie D. Smith. Caprarella will not be eligible for parole. On March 1, 2011, Caprarella pleaded guilty to robbing Great Southern Bank, 717 W. Mount Vernon St., in Nixa. Caprarella entered the bank on May 6, 2010, and presented a note to the teller, demanding money.
SPORTS
Matt Warner and mwarner@kspr.com | January 18, 2012
SPARTA, MO - Sparta senior Mikalah Hardcastle was a key contributor off the Lady Spartans bench for their 2009 state championship.  3 years later Hardcastle is the mentor and freshman Cailyn Long is the rising star. Hardcastle is this weeks Arby's High School Athlete of the Week.
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by Gene Hartleyand Melody Pettit and ghartley@schurz.com, mpettit@kspr.com | March 19, 2013
OZARK, Mo. -- A former Sparta Middle School teacher is charged with inappropriately touching a student in January.  Christian County prosecutors charged Darrel Farris, 37, of Galena on Monday with attempted enticement of a child and two counts of third-degree assault. In the probable cause statement against Farris, Sparta Police Chief Rick Crawshaw said, on Jan. 28, he received a report about “an alleged incident of a male teacher inappropriately touching and kissing a 13-year-old female student.”  The student said it happened after school during a tutoring session in Farris' classroom on Jan. 22 and again Jan. 24.   On both dates, the probable cause statement says, school video footage shows Farris, a science teacher, in the classroom alone with a girl with the door closed.
NEWS
Emily Rittman, Ben Knaup and Reporter, Photographer | March 23, 2011
After a string of business burglaries the Sparta police chief says there are not enough officers on duty at night. She says shifts must switch to try and prevent the latest crime trend. Sparta police are investigating eight burglaries in the area. They say the thieves are prying open back doors or forcing their way in through windows. “Whoever climbed through that window had to be kind of small,” Sparta Elementary School Teacher Josh Bennett said. When Bennett entered his classroom at 5:30 in the morning for a field trip, a cold breeze greeted him. “It just didn't look right I know I didn't leave my classroom in a mess,” Bennett said.
NEWS
Joanna Small and Reporter | October 30, 2010
  A Christian County community took a unique approach Saturday morning to solving a growing problem- there just aren't enough employers in Sparta to keep the people who live there working there as well.  Unofficially you could call it a race for jobs.   The dawning of a new day in Sparta had a little more meaning that morning.  A group of about 70 runners had a little more purpose than just a personal best.     "We sure need some more jobs here in Sparta," one race worker tells us.   "We're a bedroom community here in Sparta," explains the school district's superintendent Jeff Hyatt.
NEWS
by Jonah Kaplan, KSPR News and jkaplan@kspr.com | January 17, 2012
Some Ozarks fire departments are sounding the alarm - and it's not because there's a fire. Fire chiefs in Sparta and Chadwick districts say they don't have enough crew members to answer the call when there's an emergency.  Sparta's Station #2 only has three current volunteer firemen, so sometimes trucks from other surrounding stations get called instead - from as far away as Ozark and Logan-Rogersville. With distance comes delays - and Sparta's fire chief says that in an emergency, even 10 minutes can mean the difference between life and death.
SPORTS
Mike Scott and mscott@kspr.com | January 26, 2012
High School Basketball Scores Girls Laquey  60  Hartville  45 Marionville  57  Pleasant Hope  52 Sparta  60  Chadwick  53 East Newton  43  Aurora  57 Willard  51  Catholic  55 Skyline  63  Stockton  45 Mt Vernon  55  Seneca  24 Fair Play  55  Humansville  41 Buffalo  69  Stoutland  36...
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