Changes afoot at SGFNews

Since 2009, I have been working with students, fellow journalists, and community members to try to create a community news site that brings together original content, aggregated lists, and submitted features.

We’ve had some successes. Our Twitter account (@sgfnews) has topped 2,000 followers, and we built a small but loyal following with our roundups on this site.

But my biggest hope — having dozens of contributions from the community — hasn’t happened. We did some town-hall meetings in the beginning and met with local groups, but despite a lot of interest, few people found the time to contribute to the project.

So we’re going to take a break from the roundups as we develop a new platform, one that makes it easier for people to tell the stories of our community. Keep an eye here; we hope to be rebooting the site in the next couple of months.

Thank you for your continued support of our efforts. This site doesn’t work without you.

Jonathan Groves

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All Table Rock Lake fishing events canceled through May 8

All regatta/fishing tournament permits for Table Rock Lake have been canceled through May 8, the Missouri Water Patrol announced yesterday.

Among the cancellations: two major national fishing tournaments.

  • The Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open was scheduled to start today but has been postponed. It will likely be rescheduled for October, according to ESPN.
  • The Walmart FLW Tour event, scheduled for May 5-8, has also been canceled, according to FLW Outdoors.

If you know of other cancellations caused by the weather, let us know at grovesprof@gmail.com, and I’ll post them.

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