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MU Extension specialty crop surveys due Sept. 1

University of Missouri Extension specialists recently began a survey to learn how many specialty crop growers there are in the state and what their economic impact is. MU Extension commercial agriculture economists Joe Horner and Ryan Milhollin say the survey helps MU and the Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) decide how to best help these

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Livestock symposium sponsors farm photo contest

Missouri Livestock Symposium organizers are holding a Missouri farm life photo contest. University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Zac Erwin says amateur photographers may submit photos through Sept. 8 for the contest. Email photos in JPG format to info@missourilivestock.com. Include your name, address, telephone number, age, title of the photo and a brief description of

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Vickers-Galvin reunion Sunday

The 65th annual Vickers-Galvin reunion will be held this Sunday, Aug. 20, in the First Christian Church fellowship hall in El Dorado Springs. Family and friends will gather at noon for a carry-in dinner to begin at approx. 1 p.m. Parking is available south of the church along Main Street across from the Post Office.

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Get Square Dance lessons

On Aug. 8 Mo-Kan Square Dancers will offer beginning square dance lessons from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Neal Senior Center, 301 North Main, Nevada. Jay Wright will be the instructor. Interested persons are invited to attend. A partner is not required and dress is casual. New students will also be accepted on Aug.

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Revival in progress

Pleasant Springs Missionary Baptist Church at Oyer began revival services nightly at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7. Bro. Ron Pitts is the preacher. Bro. Everett Smith is the pastor. Everyone welcome.

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Shady Grove starts revival

Shady Grove Baptist Church began revival services Monday, Aug. 7, nightly at 7:30 p.m. Bro. Ken Mallard is the helper and Bro. David Loane is the pastor. The church is located nine miles east of Lowry City on Hwy. C. Everyone welcome.

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Come eat hot dogs with CMA

The Christian Motocycle Association will serve hot dogs at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, in Ehlers’ parking lot. Open to the public. The CMA would like to invite any and all to come join in on food and fellowship.

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Red and Black scrimmage info

The Red and Black Scrimmages will be Aug. 16. Softball will start at 5. Volleyball will start at 6. Due to the way the varsity schedule falls, Football will be doing a scrimmage tonight at midnight and will not be able to scrimmage on the 16th.

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4-H Chicken Barbecue tickets available

On Saturday, Oct. 7, Vernon County 4-H will host the 54th Annual 4-H Chicken BBQ. This is the major fundraiser for the 4-H program in Vernon County. 4-H members have tickets for sale at this time and tickets are also available at the Extension Office in the Vernon County Courthouse. Come out and enjoy at

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Square Dance, get lessons

On Friday, Aug. 4, the Mo-Kan Square Dancers will hold a dance with Jay Wright calling 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 area dancers and interested persons are invited. For more information, call

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