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MU Extension offers free tax preparation service

University of Missouri Extension will provide free tax-preparation and e-filing assistance to eligible residents of northwest Missouri.

“If you are an individual or family of any age with low-income to moderate income, in need of help with filing your taxes, we will help at no cost to you,” said Dr. Meridith Berry, MU Extension family financial education specialist. “Tax returns can also be prepared for high school and college students.”

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Sew a little spring at library’s Seed Swap Day

Local seed savers are invited to join the Master Gardeners Club for the first annual Seed Sharing Event at the Daviess County Library from 9:30-11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28.

The last Saturday of January every year is celebrated as National Seed Swap Day. Local seed savers with good quality seed to share are invited to share seeds with other seed savers and local gardeners. Bring extra seed you have

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Cost-share sign up starts Feb. 1

State cost-share sign up starts Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, at the Soil & Water Conservation District Office located in the USDA Service Center Office, Gallatin. These funds are available July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

Applications will only be accepted during the month of February. All landowners or operators will need a current Landowner Authorization form, which establishes land ownership, filled out before, or at the time of applying.

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LIHEAP still has funding

The Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri’s Low-Income Housing Energy Assistance Program (or LIHEAP for short) still has funds for heating assistance. People do not need to schedule appointments or physically visit the office in Trenton to apply for or receive help. The agency offers several different options for submitting applications, paperwork, and/or disconnect notices, including postal mail, fax, email, phone, online assistance, and of course, in-person. If you

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Time to call the coyotes!

The Northern Missouri Coyote Calling Contest was held January 13 and 14 at Northwest Missouri State Fairgrounds in Bethany with 338 coyotes checked in. The event went from 366 teams last year to 465 teams entered this year. There were 172 teams checked in with 338 coyotes; six bobcats; and one fox.

Results are as follows: first place team of Trent Kennedy and Colten Chambers killed seven coyotes and paid

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Shelters provide safe haven from violence

The Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Program, known as Green Hills Women’s Shelters, includes two shelter facilities, one located in Trenton (Grundy County) opened in November of 1996; and one located in Cameron, Missouri (Clinton-DeKalb County) opened in December of 2009.

The two shelter facilities operate 24 hours per day, year-round, with the objective to provide safe shelter, crisis intervention, court-related advocacy, case management, counseling and other comprehensive services to domestic violence/sexual

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Scrappy Quilters discusses program

The Scrappy Quilters Quilt Guild met on Jan. 3 at the KCP&L building in Trenton with President Carolyn Urton presiding.

Committee chairman sign-up and member lists were distributed and program suggestions were discussed. The group made a donation to KCP&L for use of the community room. The president’s challenge material was distributed with members to make a 12.5-inch quilt block.

Bylaws and guidelines were discussed with an amendment made to

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Community Foundation hosts annual event

The Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri, inc. will host their sixth annual event on Friday, Feb. 10,  at the J.W. Jones Student Union Ballroom (Campus of Northwest Missouri State University) 800 University Drive, Maryville.

The guest speaker is Ron Drake, author of Flip this Town. He is also the CEO and founder of Ron Drake Consulting, LLC. The Siloam, Ark., based firm provides consulting services on improving the quality of

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Knee-Hi carols, adopts family over holidays

The Knee-Hi 4-H Club met Dec. 14, 2016, for a short meeting and then enjoyed a carry-in meal together at the Covel D. Searcy Elementary cafeteria. Members were encouraged to attend the Feb. 4, 2017, Northwest Regional Energizer in Cameron and reminded of caroling at the Daviess County Nursing and Rehab Center on Dec. 17. A family in the community was adopted to help four children have a good Christmas

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