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MDC offers incentive payments for CRP enrollment

Landowners in 54 Missouri counties, including Daviess, can receive $300 per acre in incentive bonuses for enrolling new land in the federal Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), and those with existing CRP contracts could receive payments exceeding $200 for management practices that enhance the value of CRP acres for wildlife.

Private Land Programs Supervisor Lisa Potter with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) says the approximate 1.1 million acres of CRP

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Health Department receives WIC contract

The Daviess County Health Department announces that they have received the WIC contract for the fiscal year 2012-2013. The contract is for $32,760 plus $5,000 for Breastfeeding Grant 1 and $1,371 for Breastfeeding grant 2. The Health Department’s case load for the new year is 223 clients.

WIC provides nutritious foods, nutrition education (including breastfeeding promotion and support), and referrals to health and other social services to participants at no

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Coffey woman blinded by sun, runs off road

Linda Skinner, 46, Coffey, received minor injuries in an accident that happened at about 8:55 a.m. on Nov. 29 in Daviess County.

According to a report by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Skinner was eastbound on Route B about a half mile east of Coffey. As she entered a curve she was blinded by the sun. She reached for her sunglasses and went off the south side of the roadway.

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Winter meetings and Master Gardener classes

by Tim Baker, Northwest Region Horticulture Specialist

It’s been a hard year for growers, to say the least. Heat and drought certainly took a toll on our crops. Some livestock producers had problems getting water for their livestock, and increased feed prices are not making life easy.

But at least the 2012 growing season is behind us, and now we can look toward next year… and hope we get some

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Eagle Days to unfold at Squaw Creek Refuge

MOUND CITY, MO — Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge will host the 34th annual Eagle Days events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 30 to Dec. 2. Live captive eagles shows and special wildlife exhibits will be offered. But the feature attractions each year are the migrating waterfowl and bald eagles that can be seen at the refuge’s wetlands. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is a partner in

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U.S. Highway 71 becomes Interstate 49

Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to inform the public of the following:

On Dec. 12, 2012, U.S. Highway 71 will be designated Interstate 49. This change to an interstate designation affects several important aspects of travel upon this route. Motorists, and commercial vehicle drivers in particular, need to be aware of the following:

* The speed limit upon rural interstates is 70 mph

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KCP&L named ‘most reliable’ in region

KCP&L was recognized by PA Consulting Group as the recipient of the prestigious 2012 ReliabilityOne™ Award in the Plains Region. In Daviess County KCP&L serves customers in the eastern portion of the county.

The ReliabilityOne™ Award is given annually to the utilities that have achieved outstanding reliability performance and have excelled in delivering reliable electric service to their customers.

This is the sixth year in a row KCP&L has received

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CDSE Students of the Month awarded at Assembly

Students of the Month for September and October were recognized and awarded at the Character Champs monthly assembly at Gallatin CDSE. Recognized students received a certificate and Paw Medallion sponsored by the Gallatin Rotary Club. One student per grade level was chosen by Character Spies who looked for students who displayed exemplary character traits and positive attitudes.

September Students of the Month, back row left to right: BTC Bank employee

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Pattonsburg 2012 Barnwarming Royalty

The Pattonsburg Barnwarming Royalty are pictured, front row from left, freshman CJ Nalle, freshman Madi Waterbury, sophomore Katie Gremminger; middle row, senior Alex Groom, sophomore Carl Parman, senior Samantha Parman; seated on tractor in rear, sophomore king Jared Teel and junior queen Carly Cornett.

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