Warning: Poison ivy alert

by Francis Skalicky/Missouri Department of Conservation Here’s a head-scratcher: If you see an abundance of poison ivy growing in various places in summer, does that make it a “good year” or a “bad year” for poison ivy? Regardless of which side of this discussion you lean towards, there’s one thing all people can agree on

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NEVC Class of 2003 tours high school

The Northeast Vernon County Class of 2003 met at the high school in Walker and toured it Saturday afternoon. Those attending were: Wendy (Foreman) and Brandon Conley, and son, Trista (Long) Winter and family, Jill (Vantellman) Barend Jones and family, Brian and Hollie Koehn and family. Later, they went to the home of Melvin Koehn,

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Square dance to national caller

On Friday, June 15, the Mo-Kan Square Dancers will hold a dance with Tom Roper, National Caller. This will be held from 7:30 to 10 p.m. in the Home Ec Building at the Vernon County Fairgrounds, Nevada. Admission is $5 per adult dancer and $3 per youth dancer. All square dancers and interested persons are

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Fire ants: The sting of buying hay south of the state

Missouri livestock producers may be looking south for hay due to concerns over predicted hay shortages. Buyer beware of red imported fire ants hitching a ride on hay from south of Missouri’s border, says University of Missouri Extension field crops entomologist Kevin Rice. This invasive species attacks native insects, birds, reptiles and small animals. When

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Managing Johnsongrass

Johnsongrass is listed as a noxious weed by the Missouri Department of Agriculture, which requires landowners to take steps toward controlling the weed on property they own or have under their control. “Grass weeds are difficult to control in pasture, but there are a few things that can be done to manage this weed,” said

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TOPS MO #9319 El Dorado Springs morning group

Morning group TOPS Chapter 9319 El Dorado Springs met in the Methodist Church on Thursday, June 7,  for their weekly weigh-in and meeting. Leader Sheryl Ann Walker called the meeting to order. Carol led us in singing “To TOPS Club We Will Go.” We said our pledges. Marilyn led us in a series of stretching

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Gardening Charlotte

Fighting Japanese Beetles I was meandering through my garden at sunset when I spotted the beautiful iridescent green spots on a milkweed. Juvenile Japanese beetles, starting to hatch from last year’s buried grubs. For the next six weeks, it will be a battle between these wily bugs and me. The 3/8th of an inch hard

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Havard and Eichelberger to wed

Polly (Ketterman) Eichelberger of Kingsville and Duane Havard of Erie, PA, are pleased to announce their upcoming wedding. Polly, formerly of El Dorado Springs, and Duane, formerly of Moravia, IA, will be married at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 2018, in the First Baptist Church, 400 SE 14th St., Oak Grove. Reception to follow at

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Sympathy to Larry Thomas family

by Marge Zink and Julia Snethen Sunday morning message at the Rockville United Methodist Church was ‘Homily’ by Leland Browning. Mt. Zion Home Bible study met Tuesday 7 p.m. in the Tom and Beverly Pelkey home, with nine in attendance. Mt. Zion Club will met June 20, at 11 am at Landmark café, Lowery City,

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News from Harwood and Shcell City

y Helen Ellerman The Reedy family, who grew up in the Harwood area, held a Reedy family reunion at the Walker Christian Church Saturday, June 9. It was all cousins there except for Jewell (Reedy) Ellerman, who is the only one living out of 18 children of the late Samuel and Letha Reedy. Jewell is

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