Informational meeting at Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site Sept. 6

Posted September 4, 2014 at 11:31 am

The public is invited to bring their ideas to an informational meeting at Harry S. Truman Birthplace State Historic Site on Saturday, Sept. 6. The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. at the site office.

Site representatives will provide information on future plans for the facility and answer questions. Visitors are invited to share comments and suggestions about services and operations. This informational meeting is part of an ongoing effort by Missouri State Parks to ensure citizens have input regarding the facilities and services offered in state parks and historic sites.

Harry S Truman State Historic Site is located at 1009 Truman in Lamar. Individuals requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting can make arrangements by calling 417-682-2279. For information about state parks and historic sites, visit

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    Missouri Chamber priorities become law

    Each year in Missouri, on Aug. 28, the majority of bills passed by the general assembly become law. This year, several priorities of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry became effective on Aug. 28, helping Missouri employers better compete.

    “Each year, it seems like new challenges emerge that threaten our state’s businesses and their ability to grow and create jobs. If it’s not a national recession or the threat of increased federal regulations, it’s the many state issues we saw emerge recently including fraudulent unemployment claims, massive unemployment insurance debts and

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    Wanted – your vehicle for our Show and Parade

    Got something with wheels you’re proud of? Show it off at the Schell City Fall Festival Parade on Saturday, Sept. 6. Motorcycles, tractors, antique and classic cars or even something you built yourself. If its got wheels we’d like to see it and let you show it off.

    Vehicles will park just north of the Bandstand right on the parade route. The parade begins at 3 p.m. We’ll be accepting vehicles all morning and into the afternoon.

    It’s a low stress and fun event to show off your

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    Food Entrepreneurship

    A new way of thinking about local food and jobs

    A workshop focused on food entrepreneurship will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sept. 19 at the Nevada Community Center, 200 North Ash St., Nevada. There is no charge to attend but registration is required for handouts and a complimentary lunch.

    This workshop explores issues and road blocks around local food production.

    “We will explore the scope of opportunities and challenges around three key aspects: place, product, and promotion,” said Kathy Macomber, a

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    Square dance this Friday

    On Friday, Sept. 5, the Mo-Kan Square Dancers will have a dance with Jay Wright calling from 7:30 to 10 p.m. in the Home Ec Building of the Vernon County Fairgrounds, Nevada.

    Admission will be $5 per adult dancer and $3 per youth dancer, age 18 and younger. All area dancers and interested persons are invited.

    For more information, call the Harolds at 417/465-2241, the Eberts at 417/667-3069 or the Burneys at 417/432-3703.

    Learn to square dance starting Sept 9

    The Mo-Kan Square Dancers will hold beginning square dance lessons starting Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Home Ec Building at the Vernon County Fairgrounds. Square dancing is a great form of exercise, not to mention fun. Jay Wright will be the instructor.

    The first lesson will be free. There will be a cost for continuing with lessons. A partner is not required. New students can be accepted on Sept. 9, 16 and 23.

    For more information, call the Harold’s at 417/465-2241, the Eberts

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    ‘Bah Humbug’ LCT fall registration Sept. 14

    The Lighthouse Children’s Theater (LCT) will reopen its doors for this fall’s classes with registration scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, in the Family Life Center located behind the First Baptist Church, 500 S Main, El Dorado Springs.

    The next LCT musical production will appear on the stage there Dec. 5-6 and is entitled “Bah Humbug!”, a musical adaptation of the familiar and beloved Charles Dickens classic. There are 27 parts in this version of the story of the miser Ebenezer Scrooge and his famous transformation through the help of the

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    LCT to celebrate summer production on Sept. 14

    The cast and crew of “The Enchantment of Beauty and the Beast” will come together to celebrate the theatrical success of last summer’s Lighthouse Children’s Theater (LCT) production. The Lighthouse B&B ensemble under the direction of Visiting Director Ronda Verges appeared on the stage on June 6-7 to sold-out audiences.

    The celebration will be from 2 – 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Sept. 14, in the Family Life Center located behind the First Baptist Church at 500 South Main. Families are invited to join the cast and crew members as we recognize individual

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    ABA 2015 season opener on Lake Stockton

    Twenty to 30 of the area’s best anglers will gather at Old State Park on Stockton Lake on Saturday, Sept. 13, for American Bass Anglers Division 126 2015 season opener.

    “This is going to be our best season yet,” said Director Becky Minor. “We’ve added several new members and the fishing on Stockton Lake just keeps getting better.”

    Anglers are competing for cash, prizes and points which qualify them to fish a 2-day championship on Stockton Lake as well as a national championship. Several local businesses welcome and

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    Sheep and Goat Workshop in Stockton Sept. 16

    University of Missouri Extension and Lincoln University will co-host a sheep and goat workshop starting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 16, in the Stockton High School Agriculture Class Room, 1 Tiger Drive, Stockton.

    Topics for the event will include:

    •“Goat and Sheep Management,” by Jodie Pennington, small ruminant specialist with Lincoln University, Neosho.

    •“Goat and Sheep Meat Processing and Marketing,” by Robert Long, Golden City Meats, Golden City.

    Individuals with questions about the workshop, or those wanting to register, should

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