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Missouri Kicks Off 2013 Season Against Murray State

by Benjamin Herrold

It’s back.

On Saturday, black-and-gold clad fans will fill the old bowl at the southern end of campus, Truman the Tiger will spin his tail, and Marching Mizzou will play those old familiar tunes. The Missouri Tigers will dash out onto the turf and begin the 2013 season, their 88th fall at

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Croys Recognized

The Dennis Croy Family was given special recognition in the Swine Pavilion at the 2013 Missouri State Fair on Aug. 12. Pictured from left on the first row are State Fair Commissioner Barbara Hayden, State Fair Commissioner Ted E. Sheppard, Erin Creason, Sheri Croy, Dennis Croy, State Fair Commissioner Sherry Jones, 2013 Missouri State Fair

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The Kinsman Redeemer

by Pastor Steve Ellison

Titus 2:13-14 tells us that Jesus redeems His children, “…our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.” (NASU) The fact that we have a Kinsman

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A Labor Day Hymn

A hymn we sang often when I was young would be appropriate to sing as America celebrates Labor Day — “Work for the Night Is Coming.” Here are some of its instructions:

“Work thru the morning hours . . . while the dew is sparkling . . . work when the day grows brighter .

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Local Artists’ Work on Display at NCMC

TRENTON, MO — The Rider Art Gallery, located in the Frey Administrative Building of the North Central Missouri College campus, will soon feature a collection of local artists’ work. Local Artists Showcase 6 will open August 28 and continue through October 4, and the gallery is now accepting submissions. Artists can submit up to two

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Good Thinking: September Song

by Dr. Don Kuehle

September is one of those “in-between” months. September stands in between the last days of summer and the first days of fall. September is a one-of-a-kind month; she has her own song to sing. September’s song is a joyful song, a melody for all those “in-between” times in life. As Helen

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South Harrison Prohibits Tobacco on School Grounds

BETHANY, MO — A new sign which declares “Our Campus is Tobacco Free” graces the entrance at South Harrison High School, thanks to a team of students known as the South Harrison Smokebusters. It took a two-year campaign before the school board ultimately voted for approval, and now the students celebrate their success in banning

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New Committee Cares in Caldwell County

Missouri women from Braymer, Hamilton, Kingston, and Polo have banded together to form a new coalition named Caldwell County Cares (CCC). Their goal is to address the area’s issues with alcohol and drug abuse, with hopes of reducing underage usage. While members, who are comprised of parents, teachers, students, community figures and medical professionals, know

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Capitol Report: Developing Missouri’s Future Farm Producers

by State Sen. Brad Lager

Missouri’s economic fortunes have long been tied to agricultural production. With fertile soil, responsible resource management and forward looking farmers, agriculture has been and continues to be a leading source of employment for many Missourians. However, if Missouri is going to remain a worldwide leader in this industry, then we

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Man Deemed Incompetent for Murder Trial

KIRKSVILLE, MO — Paul R. Potter, 49, of Kirksville, has been ruled incompetent to stand trial for first-degree charges of murder and other acts after psychiatric evaluation at Fulton State Hospital. In April Potter plead “not guilty” to the January stabbing and dismemberment of 74-year-old Willis Meredith, after which fire was set for concealment of

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Fairfax Girl in National Pageant, Wins Awards

Charlie Smith, 6, daughter of Dan and Ginny Smith of Fairfax, Mo., participated in this year’s National American Miss Missouri pageant on August 8, 9, and 10 in Columbia, Mo. She was one of 107 girls in her age division, in which she competed and was scored for interview, personal introduction, formal wear, talent, runway

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Rally ‘Round Jessica Event a Rocking Success

ROCK PORT, MO — In honor of Jessica (Graybill) Grimes, who recently made it through a successful lung surgery, the Black Iron Grill hosted a fundraiser event on Saturday, August 10. The day’s activities, which included a bike show, giveaways, poker run, and an evening concert by Cirkle of Fifths, brought 150 attendants and raised

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Living History Day to Feature Wild West Entertainer

KING CITY, MO — Terry DaVolt, world-wide entertainer since 1983 and headliner of the T. Texas Terry’s Wild West Show, will be on-hand at the annual Living History Day, Saturday, September 21. Come by the Tri-County Museum at 11 a.m. to catch DaVolt’s show, which includes humor, audience interaction, and tried-and-true cowboy skills like roping,

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HiSET Classes to be Offered in September

STANBERRY/ALBANY, MO — Come January 2014, GED test-takers will encounter some changes, including a new name for gen ed certification. The High School Equivalency Test (HiSET), which will primarily be given on computers, will be introduced in two phases. Phase one will remain similar to the GED in both difficulty and format, whereas phase two

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Former Albany Man Fights Fire in Idaho

A Sun Valley-area fire caused by lightning strike has been burning for about two weeks, and as of an August 20 report only 8% of the blaze was contained. Helping with the fight is Sun Valley Lodge fireman Mike Porter, originally from Albany, Mo., and son of David and Teresa Smith, who joins the forces

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Register Your Child with Missouri Safety Program

CRAIG, MO — On August 24, 2013, the Craig R-3 School District is hosting an event with the Missouri Child Identification & Protection Program. Bring your children to the school between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., when you can register them in the state’s comprehensive system. They system consists of digital photographs and fingerprints, emergency

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Savannah Family Opens Guatemalan Orphanage

Anthony and Darcy Moon, with their school-age son and daughter, have plans of moving to Quetzaltenango, Guatemala in October 2013. Their mission is to open the Good Shepherd’s Children’s Home, for which the goal is to offer beds, care and comfort to orphans aged birth to five, and ultimately decrease the area’s infant mortality rate.

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Sudden Death Syndrome Reported in Area Soybean Fields

Sudden death syndrome (SDS) attacks soybeans early in spring with the fungi Fusarium virguliforme. However, the symptoms become evident later in the season such as August.

The disease will start with yellow blotches then coalesce and cause yellow and brown areas between the leaf veins. The veins will remain green. The symptoms on the leaves

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Capitol Report: Making Government Leaner

by Congressman Sam Graves

A candidate vying to be president of the United States once said: “For three long years I have been going up and down this country preaching that government – federal, state and local – costs too much… we must abolish useless offices. We must eliminate unnecessary functions of government. We must

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Jumping Catfish! Chautauqua is Just Around the Corner

The 28th Annual Chautauqua will be held on the square in Gallatin on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13-14-15.

Chautauqua is historically held the third Sunday of September and may seem to be happening early this year. Organizer Trudi Burton wants to remind you that it is right on time with a full slate of

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Women’s Clinic at Hamilton

Green Hills Community Action Agency Women Health Services will be having a clinic in Hamilton on Sept. 17, 2013. The clinic is held at Hamilton Methodist Church located at 104 Samuel, Hamilton. Clinic hours are from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Clinic is held in the Fellowship Hall. For

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Prescott Wins First in PeeWee

 

 

Under the category of Mules, Donkeys, Jacks and Jennets, Allee Prescott of Coffey received first place in Pee Wee Showmanship Class 38 at the 2013 Missouri State Fair on Aug. 10. Allee is the daughter of Josh and Mandy Prescott. Randy Eads is owner. The mule’s name is Josie. “Allee had a

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City and School Continue to Negotiate Over Building

North Daviess school board minutes

Carolyn Griffin spoke for the City of Coffey, asking what stipulations there would be if the city did decide to accept the transfer of the school building located in their town. The school board said there would be no stipulations, and what the city did with the building would be

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Master Gardener Training Course Now Online

by Tim Baker, Northwest Region Horticulture Specialist

Every spring, University of Missouri Extension offers Master Gardener training at several locations around the Northwest Missouri Extension Region. These are popular classes, enjoyed by all kinds of students from many backgrounds. Many travel some distance to attend the classes.

But there are always people who find it

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Maxine Whitney 1917-2013

Graveside services for Maxine Whitney will be held Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 at Edinburg I.O.O.F Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Whitaker Eads Funeral Home, Trenton.

Maxine Whitney, 96, Trenton, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013.

She was born on Aug. 10, 1917, at her family home near Jamesport.

Survivors include one son, Roger Whitney;

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