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Sponsors of Lawson, MO

Businesses and organizations from small towns of the Midwest have long stepped forward to build and serve their community. Here you will find those who have stepped forward to make this website possible. With their support we can now feature all there is to know about each community!

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About Lawson, MO

Lawson is a city in Clay and Ray counties in Missouri. The history of Lawson begins with the arrival of the first settlers from Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina. The migration began in 1822 and continued for more than a third of a century. Numbers came from the four states east of Missouri, and from New York. There were even a few from across the Atlantic. As in every frontier community, churches were the first organized bodies, and schools and towns came next. Lisbonville formerly stood near the center of the very earliest settlement made in the northwest part of today's Ray County. It operated south and east of today's Elmira. John Fields of Kentucky, Samuel MeGee of Tennessee, and John Taylor of Virginia took out that wooded territory. It lay north of the middle fork of Crooked River. Early businesses which still remain today in Lawson include The Lawson Bank, the oldest institution of the kind in Ray county, established in the spring of 1883. The local lumberyard is the next oldest business firm in Lawson, coming into the present family name in 1888, when J.M. Morrow bought out Grizzel and Maggery's business and opened under the name, J.M. Morrow Lumber Company. The first issue of the Lawson Gazette was published on April 8, 1881. This paper was operated by the Lawson Publishing Company, but the editor's name wasn't given. In 1899, W.L. Bales bought the paper and changed its name to The Lawson Journal. Sometime around 1896 or '97, a second paper, The Lawson Leader, was started in town. C.D. Weakley and a Mr. Thomas bought both papers and combined the two papers under the name, The Ray County Review. On March 16, 1916, Sam Halstead bought the Ray County Review and immediately changed its name to The Lawson Review, which is still published today.

Photo Library of Lawson, MO

Below you can find the photo albums sharing the memories of Lawson, MO and also what's happening today.

  • Photo Album 1
  • Photo Album 2

Clay County, MO

Visit our county page and you will learn about the contributions made by the citizens from our town and county (founders, business people, volunteers, entrepreneurs and military veterans). Here you will find information about our town and county's points of interest, festivals/events and faith community. You also will find stories about the contributions made by farmers/ranchers located throughout our county and of course you will learn about the community organizations that have built and continue to build strong communities (chambers, community groups, and departments, etc) and much more when you visit the Clay County, MO page.

  • Towns of Clay County, MO

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    If your town (population of 25,000 or less) is not on your county page and you would like it added, email us a paragraph sharing the history and a photograph. A page will be developed for your town at no cost. After this page is developed sponsorship opportunities will be made available to your community. These sponsorships enable us to add contributions made by citizens, founders, business people, volunteers, entrepreneurs, and military veterans. You will find information about points of interest, festivals/events, and the faith community in each county. They also will find stories about the contributions made by farmers/ranchers and of course they will learn about the community organizations that have and continue to build a strong community (chambers, community groups and departments, etc.) To learn more about sponsorship opportunities please visit your county page, or just send us an email.

  • Citizens of Clay County, MO

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    If you would like to nominate a community founder, business person, community leader, volunteer, or entrepreneur to be included as a Featured Citizen on your town/county page, email us a story/paragraph about your nominee. When a citizen's story is approved, there is an one-time-cost of $60, if your town has established sponsors (the number of sponsors is determined by each towns population)  all citizen stories will be eligible for a 20% discount! If you would like have a VIDEO story done about a citizen contact us.  To submit your nominee or to ask additional questions, please use the button below to email us.

  • Businesses of Clay County, MO

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    If you would like to submit your business to be added to your town/county page, send us a paragraph/story highlighting your business or just send us a link to your business website/Facebook page. When your business is approved, there is an one-time cost of $60. If your town has established sponsors (the number of sponsors is determined by each towns population) your business will be eligible for a 20% discount! If you would like have a VIDEO story done about your business, contact us. To submit your story or to ask additional questions, please email us.

  • Events and Festivals of Clay County, MO

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    If you would like to have (DST) include a annual festival or event on your town/county page, email us a photo and a story/paragraph about the festival or event or if you have a story on your website/Facebook page simply send us a link! When a story is approved, there is an one-time-cost of $60, if your town has established sponsors (the number of sponsors is determined by each towns population) all stories will be added to your town/county page, with a link to your website at NO COST! If you would like have a VIDEO story done about a festival or event contact us!. To submit your nominee or to ask additional questions, please email us.

  • Points of Interest of Clay County, MO

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    If you would like to nominate a landmark, historic location, museum, etc., to be included as a point of interest on your town/county page, you can email us a photo and story/paragraph about the Point of Interest or if you have a story on your website/Facebook page simply send us a link! When a story is approved, there is an one-time-cost of $60, if your town has established sponsors (the number of sponsors is determined by each towns population) all approved points of interest stories will be added to your town/county page, with a link to your website at NO COST! If you would like have a VIDEO story done about a point of interest contact us! To submit your point of interest or to ask additional questions, please email us.

  • Faith Communities of Clay County, MO

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    If you would like to submit a church to be added to your town/county page, send us a photo and paragraph/story highlighting your church's history and information about your church today or send us a link to your church's website/Facebook page. When a story is approved, there is an one-time-cost of $60, if your town has established sponsors (the number of sponsors is determined by each towns population) all approved your story will be added to your town/county page, with a link to your website at NO COST! If you would like have a VIDEO story done about your church contact us! To submit your church or to ask additional questions, please email us.

  • Community Organizations of Clay County, MO

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    If you would like to submit your organization (chamber or community group, non-profit) to be included as a community organization on your town/county page, you can submit a photo and story/paragraph or just send us a link to your website/Facebook page. When a story is approved, there is an one-time-cost of $60, if your town has established sponsors (the number of sponsors is determined by each towns population) all approved non-profit organizations will be added to your town/county page, with a link to your website at NO COST! If you would like a VIDEO story done about a community organization, please contact us. To submit your organization or or to ask additional questions, please use the button below to email us.

  • Farms and Ranches of Clay County, MO

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    If you would like to submit your Farm or Ranch to be added to your town/county page, send us a photo and paragraph highlighting your history and what's happening today. When a story is approved, there is an one-time-cost of $60, if your town has established sponsors (the number of sponsors is determined by each towns population) all stories will be eligible for a 20% discount! If you would like to have a VIDEO story done contact us. To submit your story or to ask additional questions, please email us.

  • Veterans of Clay County, MO

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    If you would like to nominate a veteran to be included on your town/county page, email us a photo and story/paragraph about your nominee. When a story is approved, there is an one-time-cost of $60, if your town has established sponsors (the number of sponsors is determined by each towns population) all veteran stories will be eligible for a 20% discount! If you would like have a VIDEO story done about a veteran contact us! To submit your nominee or to ask additional questions, please email us.