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Stanberry R-2 urges stop to revenue cuts

Stanberry, MO — With federal education programs facing more than an 8% budget cut next year unless Congress intervenes, the Stanberry R-2 Board of Education has adopted a resolution urging Congress to stop across-the-board cuts that would have a detrimental impact upon the school district. Cuts would impact Stanberry under a process called sequestration (defined as the cancellation of budgetary resources) that was enacted under the Budget Control Act of

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Habitat for Humanity home project on target

CHILLICOTHE, MO — Habitat for Humanity served a record 94,618 families worldwide through new home construction rehabilitation and repairs in fiscal year 2012, breaking the previous fiscal year’s record by more than 13,000 families served. This equates to a family improving their living conditions on average every 5-and-one-half minutes in one of nearly 80 countries around the world where Habitat works. The Chillicothe Area Habitat for Humanity contributed to this

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Solar panels on USDA building

ANDREW COUNTY, MO — The U.S. Department of Agriculture building in Savannah will soon be operating on solar power as a part of a solar rebates program sponsored by KC Power & Light. The USDA building had the solar panels installed by U.S. Solar in late November but has yet to have them activated. All residential and commercial KCP&L accounts in good standing are eligible for the rebates. Customers who

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Swim pool repairs higher than expected

SAVANNAH, MO — Costs to repair the swimming pool may be higher than previously expected. Architects recently revised plans for pool construction after receiving two bids for pressure testing/leak detection. If more cost goes towards pool repair and construction, less money will be available for the pool house, showers and other items. The City of Savannah is currently advertising pool construction, and the sale of bonds is underway. Proceeds from

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Macon Allan earns honors, aspires to NFL

KING CITY, MO — Macon Allan, a member of the Missouri Western State University football team and a 2008 graduate of King City High School, has been tapped for All-American honors from Daktronics. Allan is among 10 MIAA football players to earn the honor. He made 2nd Team Offensive Line and was also named to the Daktronics All-Region 1st Team. The Associated Press named Allen to their All-American 3rd Team,

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StormReady designation issued to Chillicothe

CHILLICOTHE, MO — The National Weather Service in Kansas City has officially recognized the City of Chillicothe with a “Storm Ready” designation. This is a program intended to help arm America’s communities with the communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property before and during major storm events. StormReady helps community leaders and emergency managers strengthen local safety programs. StormReady communities are often considered better prepared to save

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Poosey Digest: One dripping crisis after another

by Freida Marie Crump

Greetings from Poosey.

It is said that a dog once made a New Year’s resolution: “I will not chase that stick unless I actually see it leave his hand.” That was one smart puppy. The whole world seems bent on getting me upset about things of piddling importance and this year I resolve to simply calm down and deal with what I can see. The Millennium

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2013 Great Plains Growers Conference Jan. 10–12

Vegetable, fruit and cut flower growers across the Midwest should make plans to attend the Great Plains Growers Conference on Jan. 10, 11 and 12, at the Fulkerson Center on Missouri Western State University’s campus in St. Joseph.

The conference will cover many topics including: vegetable, tree and small fruit, and cut flower production, beekeeping, soils and irrigation, beginning and advanced organic, high tunnel operations, community supported agriculture, farmers markets,

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Letter to the Editor: Columnist, Freida Marie Crump

Dear Editor:

I just want to write to say “Blessing to Mrs. Crump.” I have enjoyed her humor but I like her serious side more. I thought the Thanksgiving writing was good. The Salvation Army bell ringing piece and the story about Mary’s Kid Kitchen were sentiment of Christmas. But the Yes, Virginia, message was outstanding and shows the wisdom and empathy Mrs. Crump has for the left-out people of

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