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Does this bug bug you?

Throughout much of the area last week when it warmed up a bit, the multicolored Asian lady beetle (Harmonia axyridis) became an unwanted houseguest. They tend to do that, especially during the spring and fall months.

Adults are about one-quarter inch long, oval in shape and about two-thirds as wide as they are long. The color of the wing covers (the domelike shell over most of the body) can range

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Births – Eva Mia Elise Stark b. Oct. 22, 2009

David and Tiffany Stark of Hamilton are proud to announce the birth of a daughter, Eva Mia Elise Stark, at 1:54 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22, at Cameron Regional Medical Center.

Eva weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 19 3/4 inches long. Her siblings are Christopher S. Hershberger Jr., Zachary D. Hershberger, Iesha R. Stark, David R. Stark, and Cassie L. Stark.

Maternal grandparents are Grover Clifton Dow Sr.

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An interesting Oregon garden

by Tim Baker, Northwest Region Horticulture Specialist

As a University of Missouri Extension specialist, I get a lot of requests to speak before civic groups, church groups, garden clubs, and Extension’s own Master Gardener groups. The topics that I cover may be anything from a general "What does Extension do?" to technical horticultural topics.

Sometimes I like to just show photos of gardens that I have visited, to give gardeners

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Olen and Virginia Salmon celebrate 70th wedding anniversary

Olen and Virginia (Stratton) Salmon of Bethany, formerly of McFall, will be celebrating a belated 70th wedding anniversary on Nov. 8. A reception in their honor will be held from 2-4 p.m. at the Pattonsburg Senior Center on that date. All friends and relatives are cordially invited to attend.

Olen and Virginia were married on Sept. 2, 1939, at the McFall Methodist Church. They were the first couple to

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Several separate accidents reported in county

A Gallatin woman received moderate injuries in a one-vehicle accident that happened at about 5:55 p.m. on Oct. 26, in Daviess County, according to a report by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Amanda Lujan Parker, 27, was northbound on County Road DD six miles northwest of Gallatin when she went off the east side of the roadway. She over-corrected and then struck a drainage ditch, causing the 2007 Pontiac G-6

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Kids on the Block performs at Disability Awareness Day

An educational performance about disabilities was performed by the Kids on the Block Puppet Troupe during the Access II Independent Living Center’s 3rd Annual "disABILITY Awareness Day" held on Oct. 22.

The event also featured a variety of service providers, exhibitors, free health screenings and numerous indoor and outdoor activities. Staff at Access II reported a good turn out despite the rainy weather.

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Veterans welcome to breakfast

All Daviess County veterans are invited to a breakfast in their honor from 6:30 to 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11. at Southside Tavern in Gallatin.

The Veterans Day breakfast is sponsored by members of the local V.F.W. and American Legion who will be served for free. All other veterans are asked to make a free-will donation toward the breakfast.

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Straight Talk with Sam: Local bridges essential to Missouri

by Congressman Sam Graves

Some of the earliest bridges were built by the Romans. They built simple arch bridges out of cement which held up in conditions that destroyed other bridges. In fact, some of the bridges built by the Romans are still standing and in use today.

Bridges are important here in Missouri. Our state shares its name with the longest river in the country. There are countless tributaries

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Farm Bureau pleased action taken to provide more operating capital to farmers

The Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority (MASBDA) is proposing an emergency rule to make operating funding available to dairy, pork and poultry producers by expanding an existing loan guarantee program.

This action comes after the urging of Missouri Farm Bureau to make similar loan funding available to help struggling livestock farmers.

"We are pleased MASBDA is taking action to provide farmers this additional funding through the Single Purpose

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