Time to kill invasive honeysuckle

Fall is a great time to find and remove invasive bush honeysuckle plants. Prescribed burning, hand pulling of seedlings including roots, and cutting and herbicide treatments are good ways. Learn more at https://bit.ly/2PN6KTP.

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ECS MCSAA STATE XC NO. 2

ECS MCSAA STATE XC NO. 2 – El Dorado Christian School Lady Buffalo, eighth grader, Olivia Bryson competed in the 2018 MCSAA State Cross Country Finals on Saturday, Oct. 27. Olivia is an avid runner; her medals, new personal records and dedication show it. She competed against high school age and placed 2nd in the

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MDC thanks hunters for help with CWD sampling

Thousands of deer hunters have helped MDC collect 20,800+ samples for CWD testing. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) thanks the thousands of deer hunters who participated in its mandatory CWD sampling efforts last weekend in 31 counties. Thanks to hunter participation, MDC collected more than 20,000 tissue samples last weekend from harvested deer for

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Safety belt usage continues to rise

Safety belt usage in Missouri has climbed to its highest rate ever. The latest Missouri Seat Belt Usage Survey, which has been taken annually since 1998, shows 87.1 percent of Missourians use a safety belt. In 1998, that figure was 60 percent. Missouri is nearing the national average which is 89.7 percent. “We’ve seen a

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Members needed for the Cedar County MU Extension Council by Dec. 3

Cedar County MU Extension Council will be accepting nominations for the 2019 public election of county extension council members. Names of nominees are needed during November for review by existing county council members at the December 3rd council meeting.  This invitation is to any Cedar County resident interested in joining the council. Cedar County MU

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Pheasants and Quail Forever encourages farmers to consider pollinator habitat

With a November 16 deadline approaching, Pheasants and Quail Forever is encouraging farmers and ranchers to consider utilizing a federal program that provides financial and technical assistance to establish habitat that benefits Monarch butterflies and other wildlife. Jake Swafford, Coordinating Wildlife Biologist, said the Monarch Initiative administered by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

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Thanksgiving favorites can be a challenge to grow in Missouri

Cranberries, sweet potatoes and pecans are all favorite Thanksgiving foods that can successfully be grown in Missouri according to Kelly McGowan, horticulture field specialist with University of Missouri Extension. Many consider cranberries to be an essential part of Thanksgiving. Cranberries are native to North America and are often found in bogs or other areas where

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SOUND COLLAGE SHOW CHOIR COMPETES

SOUND COLLAGE SHOW CHOIR COMPETES – On Saturday, Nov. 10, the EHS Show choir traveled to Seneca High School for the “Stars Over Seneca” Show Choir festival. Sound Collage competed against four other groups in the 2a/3a group division all of whom were more than double their size in number. The kids put on a

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Gardening Charlotte

Learn How to Help Pollinators Interested in helping pollinators, including honeybees? There is a brand new program in Missouri, indeed it is the first such independent program in the country, designed to help the wide range of Missouri pollinators. Your local bee club can sponsor the program, get programming for half a year and generate

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Three audition for Honor Band

Three Bulldog Band students traveled with band director, Jordan White, on Tuesday, Nov. 6, to Mt. Vernon High School for the annual District Honor Band Auditions. All three students felt comfortable with what they had prepared and gave it their best shot, plus the sharing of many laughter moments. One student, Ethan Roberts, earned a

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