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2016 Tax Sale Notice

Daviess County publishes the 2016 Tax Sale Notice, describing lots and lands for delinquent taxes to be sold Aug. 22 at the county courthouse in Gallatin. Click here to see the 2016 listings: Tax Sale Notice

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Focus on Forages at Hundley Whaley

University of Missouri Extension will present Focus on Forages VIII on Thursday, Aug. 4, at 6 p.m. at Hundley-Whaley Learning Discovery Center in Albany.

Topics to be Covered:

  • Tour of “Forage System” Plots
  • Tour of Cool-Season Grass Plots
  • Comparison of novel-endophyte varieties
  • Comparison of Kentucky-31, Orchardgrass and Smooth Bromegrass
  • Economics of Different Forage Systems
  • Reading and Interpreting Mineral Tags
  • Balancing Forage Yield and Forage Quality
  • Spray/Smother/Spray Technique for Renovating Forages
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MDC awards $338,490 in grants to 156 fire departments

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announces grant awards totaling $338,490 to 156 rural fire departments in Missouri as part of the Department’s annual Volunteer Fire Assistance Matching Grant Program. The grants help these small-town, mostly volunteer fire departments buy personal protective gear and firefighting equipment.

“Rural fire departments that apply for the grants can receive up to $4,000 in grant funds from the Conservation Department and U.S. Forest Service

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2016 Daviess County Junior Livestock Show Results

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If you need it you can find it at the Amish school auction

The Annual Two-Day Spring Hill Amish School Consignment Auction was held June 6 and 7 on a farm located one mile west of Jamesport on Hwy. NN. Pictures were taken at the auction on Thursday, July 7, which sold horses, buggies, wagons, saddles, harness, machinery and much more. Household, stove, washing machines, antiques and collectibles were sold on Wednesday. Ray Pettit and Mose Graber were auctioneers with help from as

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Harrisonville angler catches state-record white crappie

mdc record crappieCongratulations to Austin Campbell on breaking the state record by catching a 2-pound, 1-ounce white crappie with a trotline on an irrigation pond in Cass County.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports Austin Campbell of Harrisonville became the most recent record-breaking angler in Missouri when he hooked a white crappie in a Cass County irrigation pond on a trotline. The new “alternative method” record fish caught

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MU Extension offers food preservation classes

by Janet Hackert, Regional Nutrition and Health Education Specialist

Spring has turned to summer and, just as in our grandparents’ day, the harvest has begun. But home food preservation has changed since our grandmothers put food up so many years ago. With transportation opening up the world to travel for humans, it has also opened up the spread of germs. How we destroy those microorganisms has changed as well. Food

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Storms roll through Northwest Missouri

By Regional Agronomist Wayne Flanary

Strong winds have hit several counties in Northwest Missouri. The corn crop is especially vulnerable to injury during the rapid growth phase prior to pollination or during pollination. Plant symptoms may be leaning, root lodging, and green snap of corn.

Corn is rapidly increasing its stalk growth and elongation in some fields, whereas other fields have already pollinated across the region. Those corn fields where

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Physiological disorders of tomatoes

Growing tomatoes in the home garden is easy, but occasionally they do have problems. I will cover diseases and insects in future columns, but this time I would like to discuss disorders that can occur in tomatoes from other causes.

One of the most common questions that I hear from homeowners is “Why are my tomato leaves rolling?” In this case, they see leaves rolled up from side to side.

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Recent rains create potential for lawn problems

Don’t mow when it doesn’t grow. Don’t mow when it’s extremely wet.

Those are two rules of thumb of lawn care during years of feast-or-famine rainfall, says University of Missouri Extension turf specialist Brad Fresenburg.

Well-maintained lawns recover quickly when rain renews them after long dry periods. Check your lawn to make sure it isn’t too saturated before firing up the mower. Mowing too soon after a heavy rain leaves

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