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Cards and domino games are every Friday evening with light refreshments at 6 p.m. and games starting by 6:45. Winner of the door prize Friday evening was Leah (Hillyard) Johnson.

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Monday: ribiq, broccoli, corn, pudding; Tuesday: smothered chicken, potatoes, green beans, cook’s choice dessert; Wednesday: goulash, lettuce salad, hot bread, juice, cake; Thursday: ham and beans, tomatoes, coleslaw, cornbread, fruit; Friday: roast beef, potatoes

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by Lavena Lowrey

Deloris Kane, Waverly, Kan., came last Tuesday to visit Paul and Doris Cameron, Dom Finazzo from Blue Springs drove her there. Dom was married to the late Joann Cameron, niece of Paul and Deloris.

Virgil and Fran Albert and Darlis Wallace went to Lawson a weekend or so ago and met with Danny and Marsha Albert for a cook-out at the park.

Saturday visitors of Letha Shipers

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MoDOT to sell properties during 4-day blitz

The Missouri Department of Transportation will quickly sell 23 highly marketable properties. MoDOT’s Northwest District will be taking part in the event by offering two of those properties.

The Realty to Roads Blitz is an all-out attempt to sell multiple properties across the state in a short period of time. The properties will sell either at auction or by sealed bid from Nov. 16-20. Details about the program can be

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Jamesport blood drive at Mennonite school

Community Blood Center, the provider of blood services to local hospitals, will be conducting a blood drive from 2-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3, in Jamesport at the Mennonite School gym, 704 S. Myrtle, to help the local hospital patients in our area that depend on life saving blood donations.

To make an appointment online go to www.esavealifenow.org and use sponsor code jamesportarea. You may also contact Ivan Ray Miller

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Jail dips into CD, hoping for inmate numbers to come back up

The Daviess/DeKalb Regional Jail Board withdrew $200,000 in August from a CD at BTC Bank, which was deposited into the operating account to pay bills.

The jail’s numbers have been down since the loss of Polk County inmates, said Daviess County Presiding Commissioner Lance Critten. While income is down, expenses also ought to be down, he added. Some expenses have not changed, however, such as payroll, since the jail has

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Green Hills Martial Arts celebrates grand opening

On Sept. 26, a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the new location of Green Hills Martial Arts. Mayor Ballew, center, was in attendance to assist school owners Tim and Linda Dunaway with the ribbon cutting, and to extend an official welcome into the community.

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Head Start goal to improve oral health

The Green Hills Head Start Program, sponsored by North Central Missouri College of Trenton, provides service to families and children in the nine-county Green Hills Area. Vicky Hiley is the Gallatin Head Start Teacher. She may be contacted at 660-663-8976.

One of the goals of Head Start is to improve the oral health of children and their families. The major oral disease of preschool children is dental cavities. Dental cavities

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Corn hybrid dry-down

by Wayne Flanary, regional agronomist

The dry-down rate for corn varies with hybrids. Most hybrids have an assigned maturity rating which is the basis of moisture differences among hybrids at harvest. If hybrids differ by one day on relative maturity, this generally translates to about one half a percentage point of moisture. Keep in mind that companies differ on how they rate maturities.

Individual hybrids have differing characteristics that contribute

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Tobacco in Northwest Missouri

by Wilbur Bush

In the Depression years, during the 1920s and 1930s, tobacco was on the verge of becoming a stable crop in northwest Missouri. Local farmers were planting the crop in hopes it would be a permanent thing. By 1941, buyers from almost every state in the union were bidding on tobacco and it was netting the farmers from $240 to $300 per acre.

Tobacco was imported to northwest

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