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Father, Son Indicted for $862,000 Fraud Against Farmers

Same men plead guilty in Daviess County case in 2012

A father and son in northern Missouri were indicted by a federal grand jury June 9 for their roles in a conspiracy to defraud farmers in 10 states of nearly $862,000, according to Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri.

Mark Henry, Sr., 50, of Cameron, and his son, Mark Henry, Jr., 28, of Lucerne, were

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Free Concert June 13

Grand River Valley Choir and Orchestra are pleased to present a stirring collection of summer favorites you won’t want to miss. This free concert will be held Saturday, June 13, at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 2421 Oklahoma Ave, Trenton. Doors open at 6:30. Audience members are invited to contribute canned food items to benefit the Grundy County Food Pantry.

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Stripe Rust Reduces Yield in Area Wheat Fields

by Heather Benedict, Regional Agronomists

Stripe rust is being found in wheat fields located along the Missouri River in Northwest Missouri. The disease impacts the top leaf or flag leaf of the wheat plant. Wheat is now in the grain fill stage. When leaves are diseased, the leaf area that is needed for grain fill is damaged and yields will be reduced.

The symptoms of stripe rust are long stripes

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More Extensive Rain Expected

Rain and storms have not been eliminated for Friday afternoon and evening.

Cities where flash flooding could happen yet include Excelsior Springs, Kearney, Lawson, Plattsburg, Richmond, Smithville, St. Joseph, Troy, Dearborn, Denton, Missouri City, Polo and Trimble.

7984295_GHere’s some insight about flash flooding from the Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commisioner:

*Inland flooding is the leading weather-related cause of death in the United States.

*Flash floods are those that

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Free Fishing at Bennett Spring During Fest

The inaugural Trout Fest is being held during Missouri‘s Free Fishing Weekend (June 6 & 7) at Bennett Spring State Park. The purpose of the event is to celebrate trout fishing opportunities at Missouri State Parks, while highlighting the importance of conservation.  The Department of Conservation is tagging 100 trout per day (200 total) and releasing them into the spring creek. Anglers who catch a tagged trout may

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Lions All-Star Games Scheduled

Lions All-Star Basketball Classic is June 6. Eight games will feature nearly 90 high school standouts from the 2014-2015 season with all games to be played at the Ketcham Community Center on the campus of North Central Missouri College in Trenton. The games start at 9 a.m. and will continue until done. There will be eight games and the format will be as it has been in past years.

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FEC Celebrates 77th Anniversary at Annual Meeting

Farmers’ Electric Cooperative will celebrate 77 years of providing electric service to members at its annual meeting June 9, held at the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center at Chillicothe High School, just west of Highway 65 on Route 190. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for member registration. Cookies and punch will be served to help celebrate. The business meeting begins at 7 p.m., with a report on the state of

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Vaughn Walters Will Sell at Hunting and Fishing Show

Among those with decoys and antiques set up at the North Central Missouri Hunting & Fishing Collectible Show in Chillicothe on June 5 and 6 will be Vaughn Walters, a familiar face from this area.

Mr. Walters was assigned in December 1975, as Missouri Department of Conservation Agent in Daviess County. He served in that role for 27 years, retiring in 2002. He and his wife Roxanna then moved to

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Second Annual Hunting, Fishing Collectibles Show

The second annual North Central Missouri Hunting & Fishing Collectibles Show will be held June 5 and 6 at the Litton Ag Campus, Jenkins Expo Center in Chillicothe. The show will take place from 1-8 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Attendees are invited to buy, sell or trade at the show. The show features historic and collectible firearms (pre ’64), duck decoys, fishing

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