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‘Ask A Missouri Master Gardener’ Facebook page available to the public

Through a statewide collaboration between Missouri Master Gardeners and University of Missouri Horticulture Specialists, Missouri residents now have improved accessibility to a wider range of horticultural expertise. A newly launched “Ask A Missouri Master Gardener” Facebook page makes it possible for residents to tap into the diverse knowledge and backgrounds of degreed specialists and potentially

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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians This past Saturday was the bi-annual Osceola Heritage Tour and Fish Fry.   Richard “Rick” Reed and his wife, Deona, are very generous hosts to this living history tour.  Rick is the tour guide and accepts pre-registration for 44 people who board a school bus early in the morning for stops

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Governor Mike Parson announces Eric Schmitt as Attorney General of Missouri

On Tuesday, Governor Mike Parson announced Eric Schmitt as the next Attorney General of Missouri. Governor Parson said, “As Governor, I take the responsibility to make appointments very seriously. Now that Josh Hawley will soon be serving in the United States Senate, I have the responsibility to ensure we provide stability and instill confidence for

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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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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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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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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians I attended a very informative meeting on Tuesday evening in Bolivar at Smith’s Restaurant.  There was a crowd of more than 125, including mayors from many local cities across southwest Missouri.  The main discussion regarded animal control/animals running at large and the many problems associated with this issue.   Animals running

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BBB tips for choosing a reliable contractor in colder months

When the temperature drops, the last thing anyone wants is for their furnace to stop working. But when it does, you need a reliable contractor – and fast. Good heating contractors are in high demand during the colder months, so you shouldn’t be surprised if you can’t get it fixed immediately. Rather than get overheated,

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BBB Tips: watch out for election day scams

Election day will be here soon, and consumers need to be aware of several scams that play off the nonstop election hype on social media, television and elsewhere. Some scammers simply use the election as a cover for common scams, while others may think that consumers who feel strongly may be willing to part with

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