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All about the multi-hued hydrangeas

By Tim Baker, Regional Horticulturist

One of the more popular woody ornamental plants is the hydrangea. These plants have large showy clusters of blossoms, and come in both shrub and vine forms. They bloom after spring-flowering plants such as azaleas, and thus give color in the landscape well into summer. Depending on the plant grown, they can range from four feet to 50 feet in height (climbing varieties), and can

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Winston Ag Mechanics competes at state

Pictured left to right are Drew Neth, Logan Caldwell, and Jacob Hullinger.

The Winston FFA Ag Mechanics Team has qualified for state competition at Columbia. The Winston team along with FFA members from across the state will meet in Columbia, April 20-21, at the 89th Missouri FFA Convention to honor fellow members for outstanding achievements, conduct association business, elect new officers, and participate in leadership workshops. “Embrace Change, Respect Tradition”

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4-H and library prepare to plant community garden

Knee-Hi 4-H Club member Lane Dowell and his father Trent Dowell help with the building of the planter boxes for the Daviess County Community Garden.

The Knee-Hi 4-H Club met Wednesday, April 12, in the west parking lot of the Daviess County Library for their regular monthly meeting and to prepare for National 4-H Day of Service activities

on April 29. The Knee-Hi 4-H Club and Daviess County Library patrons

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Young Daviess hunters harvest 48 turkeys

A string of turkeys in southeast Daviess County.

According to preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), young turkey hunters in Daviess County harvested 48 turkeys during the 2017 spring youth season, April 8 and 9. Of those total 48 turkeys, 44 were adult gobblers; four were juvenile gobblers; and none were bearded hens.
Statewide, 4,074 birds were harvested.
Top harvest counties were Franklin with 119 birds harvested,

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John Davis completes management training

Participants in MFA’s Management Series included, back row left to right: Troy Walker, Chad Nold, Blake Erickson, Jayson Fowler, James Fashing, John Berkbuegler, Phillip Willer, Jason Reuterdahl, Trey Neill, Ryan Rhode, Kevin Miller; front row from left: Mike Martin, Josh Miller, Joe Gilvin, Colby Edwards, Cynda West, Petrea Carlson, Erin Teeple, Jennifer Robinson, David Wichern, Lucas Brewen, John Davis of Gallatin, MFA President and CEO Ernie Verslues, Jason Mott.


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Flood warning

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning until 6:15 p.m. on April 5 for Daviess County.

At 9:13 a.m., Doppler radar indicated heavy rain that will cause flooding. Up to two inches of rain have already fallen since last night in some areas, and additional rainfall of up to quarter of an inch is expected through this afternoon. Several roadways have already been closed as a result of

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Feed directive meeting at Hamilton 

Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) is a new set of regulations from the Federal Department of Agriculture (FDA) which became effective Jan. 1, 2017. Caldwell County Extension Council is hosting an opportunity to learn more about these changes at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 10, at the Hamilton United Methodist Church. Jim Humphrey, Extension Livestock Specialist, will lead the discussion.

There is no charge and all interested individuals are encouraged to

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Meeting held to trim current brush law

A meeting to discuss and revise Daviess County’s current brush law took place at the Lions Club building in Gallatin the afternoon of March 22.

The meeting was hosted by Keith Sutton, president of the Daviess County Farm Bureau.

Missouri State Representative J. Eggleston and State Senator Dan Hegeman were in attendance as were Daviess County Commissioners Randy Sims, David Cox and Wayne Uthe. Also present were representatives from Linn,

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4-H talks animals and wood whittling

Knee-Hi 4-H Club discusses small animal projects and wood whittling at recent meetings

Brandy Burton of Trenton is pictured talking to Knee-Hi 4-H Club members about the different classes of chickens and rabbits that can be shown in 4-H.

Recent monthly meetings of the Knee-Hi 4-H Club were on held on Feb. 8 and March 8 at the Gallatin Elementary cafeteria. The guest speaker for February was Brandy Burton of

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