The National Arbor Day Foundation has announced a special new campaign to assist in tree recovery efforts for areas that were devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Through the KATRINA TREE RECOVERY CAMPAIGN, the Arbor Day Foundation, in cooperation with the National Audubon Society, is offering people across America the opportunity to support replanting trees in coastal Mississippi and Louisiana, and begin the reforestation of neighborhoods and cities across the region.
Missouri citizens are taking lead roles around the state as planning for the state’s future transportation system gets underway. The Missouri Department of Transportation is hosting the first in a series of locally held regional work group meetings to discuss statewide needs, transportation trends and conditions, and opportunities for improvements to Missouri’s transportation policies and strategies. The meeting for the Northwest Regional Work Group is scheduled for 9 a.m. to
Robert L. Heldenbrand, 22, Gallatin, was among twenty new Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers who graduated from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy on Dec. 3, in Jefferson City. They will report for duty on Dec. 19. The 84th Recruit Class reported to the Academy on May 31, 2005.
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Buying presents, attending parties, planning the holiday meal… it seems as if there is not enough time to get things done during the holidays.
Continue reading Tips to help you and your children survive the holidays
During the holidays, you don’t just have one family Christmas dinner to go to… you have three.
Continue reading Nutrition tips for you and your kids this holiday season
Micah Briscoe of Jamesport was among 16 Agriculture students from North Central Missouri College who recently attended the Missouri Post-Secondary Agriculture Students Organization State Conference in Jefferson City. Six NCMC students placed first in individual or team events at the conference while eight earned a second place finish and seven claimed third place recognition. NCMC student Brook Carder of Gallatin served as conference chair.
Micah was among students who qualified
Seventeen local gardeners recently completed over 30 hours of Master Gardener training here in northwest Missouri. The University of Missouri Extension sponsored event consisted of 11 classes which were held at the Daviess County Library. Specialists from MU, Missouri State University, Department of Conservation, and private business were brought in from all over the state to present.
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It’s unmistakable. The hustle and the bustle, the chill in the air and families coming together can only mean one thing – the holiday season is upon us.
Continue reading Those plants may be pretty, but can be dangerous
The Green Hills Head Start Program, sponsored by North Central Missouri College, Trenton, has shown a significant impact on child development in Daviess County.
Continue reading Green Hills plays major role in early childhood
Missouri is the first state in the U.S. to offer its producers the opportunity to market cattle for export to Japan. In early October 2005, the Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) launched its Quality Systems Assessment (QSA) umbrella age and source verification program and has qualified over 15,000 head of cattle.
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Voting delegates representing Farm Bureau members from Daviess County were among delegates attending Missouri Farm Bureau’s 91st annual meeting December 4-6 at Osage Beach. More than 1,400 members and guests attended the meeting this year.
Continue reading County Farm Bureau leaders take part in policy-making process
Daviess County Farm Bureau was recognized at Missouri Farm Bureau’s 91st annual meeting for outstanding program achievements, during an awards program Dec. 5 at Osage Beach.
Continue reading Daviess County Farm Bureau receives Gold Star Award
Mrs. Kim Brammer’s enrichment class students presented a medieval night for their families on Nov. 29 at Covel D. Searcy elementary school. The event was well attended with approximately 70 people in attendance
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A hundred years ago, traveling medicine shows passed through town after town peddling magic elixirs to cure what ails you. Today’s sellers of snake oil travel the Internet promoting their “miracle cures” for everything from arthritis to weight loss.
Continue reading MU expert offers cautions on Internet health information
Eddy Meador informed the Pattonsburg Board of Alderman that the water plant is in need of a new dust collector during their regular meeting held Dec. 14 at city hall. Mr. Meador showed the board the quote he had gotten from Hartsaw Equipment Company and also showed them pictures of the item needing replaced. The unit will cost $1,676. The board voted to purchase the item.
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The North Daviess R-3 Board of Education held their regular meeting on Monday, Dec. 12, in the high school conference room at Jameson. Board members present were David Iddings, Jason Lewis, Beverly Hunter, Debbie Ray, Gene Morris, P.J. Burnett (arrived 7:30 p.m.) Chris Nelson was absent. Also present were Superintendent Todd Wilhite; board secretary Beverly Hunter, Julie Kirby, Kristi Critten, Jeff Rush, Bobbie Pyles and Charlotte Claussen.
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Beth Ann Morris, a student at North Daviess High School, has been selected as a semifinalist for the 2005-2006 Coca-Cola Scholars Program. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, a joint effort of Coca-Cola Bottlers across America and The Coca-Cola Company, is one of the largest corporate- sponsored, achievement-based scholarship programs of its kind in the United States.
Beth Ann ranks with 2,000 high school seniors who are in the running for $1.8
As we are approaching the upcoming Christmas season and the New Year that follows, I find myself reflecting back my past year with MU Extension. It has definitely been an eventful one that included much variety and enjoyment.
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Several new books have been placed in the Daviess County Library by patrons in the months of November and December. Stop by the library and check out these new books.
Continue reading Book memorials placed in county library
Hedrick Medical Center has a limited supply of flu vaccine that is being made available to the community. There are approximately 20 vaccines available. People wishing to receive the flu vaccine must call (660) 646-4611 for an appointment.
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Cattle producers who can document the age of their animals and deliver them to market under new rules announced this week are well-positioned to benefit from resumed beef exports to Japan, a University of Missouri economist said.
Continue reading Resuming beef exports to Japan good news for Missouri producers
Jayce Tingler, a 1999 Smithville High School graduate, was picked up by the Texas Rangers in the Triple A Rule 5 draft held on Dec. 8.
Continue reading Tingler catches on with Rangers
by Freida Marie Crump
Greetin’s from the Ridge.
I’ve just read another ‘Practical Guide to Christmas Shopping,’ which, like all other practical guides to Christmas shopping, included everything but practicality.
Continue reading Coonridge Digest: Holiday or hullabaloo
presented by U.S. Rep. Sam Graves
Judging by the responses I have gotten there are a lot of people interested in tax reform. A few weeks ago, I discussed in this column that Americans deserve a tax code that is simple, fair and promotes economic growth. Many of you asked me to share with you a little about the different ideas. I’ve always said that your priorities are my priorities,
by Joe Snyder
One day a poor boy selling things door to door to pay his way through school, found himself with only one dime left and he was hungry. He decided he would ask for a meal at the next house but he lost his nerve when a pretty, young lady, opened the door. Being somewhat embarrassed, instead of a meal he asked only for a glass of milk.