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Posted January 28, 2016 at 10:59 am

Honeybees are an integral part of both local and global food systems. In fact the pollination services they provide contribute to one out of every three bites of food that we eat. Recent media coverage of such honeybee related issues such as colony collapse disorder have resulted in increased public interest regarding honeybees. Many individuals and families in Southwest Missouri are interested in keeping a few hives of bees in their back yard but don’t know where to start.

If you would like to learn more about honey bees and possibly start keeping bees yourself, the St. Clair County MU Extension Center will offer an all-day beginning beekeeping workshop on Saturday, Feb. 20. The workshop will be taught by Pomme De Terre Beekeepers. The topics of the class may include:

•Hive components, construction and accessories

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    A Regional Hay School will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Fairgrounds, Centennial Boulevard, Nevada. Registration will be at 8:30 a.m.

    Hay topics such as economics and budgeting, livestock and hay nutrition, fertility management, storage and feeding, and hay and baleage harvest systems will be covered.

    Speakers will include include Patrick Davis, MU Extension Regional Livestock Specialist, Mark Jenner, MU Extension Regional Agriculture Business Specialist, Bob Schultheis, MU Extension Regional Natural Resource Engineer, and Pat Miller, MU Extension Regional Agronomy

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    Urology services offered at Ellett Memorial Hospital

    John A. Boullier, M.D., Ph.D., FACS, board certified urologist with Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar, will begin seeing patients at the Ellett Memorial Hospital Outpatient Clinic on Feb. 18 and every third Thursday thereafter. The clinic is located at 610 N. Ohio Ave., Appleton City.

    Dr. Boullier practices urology at CMH Urological Clinic in Bolivar. He specializes in diagnostic procedures and surgeries dealing with the genitourinary system. He performs endoscopic exams of the kidney and bladder, biopsies, kidney repairs, bladder reconstructions, prostate removals, vasectomies, circumcisions, kidney stone removals and surgeries for genital/urinary

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    Cedar County Democrats to meet

    The Cedar County Democratic Committee will meet in the courthouse, Stockton, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2.

    It will be an open meeting and all are welcome to attend.

    Darrell Martin, secretary, 296-3754.

    High tunnel workshop Feb. 2 in Nevada

    A high tunnel workshop will be held at the Vernon County Fairgrounds on from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2. Participants will learn about high tunnel production and economics and winter markets.

    These classes will be taught by Patrick Byers, University of Missouri Extension Horticulture Specialist; Nahshon Bishop, Lincoln University Cooperative Extension Service, ISFOP Small Farm Specialist, and Pat Miller, University of Missouri Extension Agronomy Specialist. Call 417-448-2560 by Jan. 29 to pre-register. Cost is $20.

    Let us know one week prior if you need any

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    Opportunities to gain and share horticultural knowledge are available through University of Missouri Extension’s Master Gardener program in Cedar County.

    The Master Gardener Program is an intensive horticulture course offered by University of Missouri Extension. The 30 hours of classroom training provided by area horticulture specialists set Master Gardeners apart from other home gardeners and programs.

    The Master Gardener class sessions will be held every Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m., starting Feb. 10 and running through April 20 at the Cedar County Library in Stockton. Graduation activities

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    Judges needed for speech/debate tourney

    The El Dorado Springs Speech/Debate team will host a speech and debate tournament Feb. 5-6 and still needs over 50 judges. Anybody over 18 and out of school is eligible to judge. No experience is necessary and a hospitality room with free meals and refreshments will be provided.

    The speech/theatre department has been able to maintain its activities each year without doing a fundraiser. Instead of selling items to community members from a catalog, the students request that you support their team by judging at their tournament.

    Tri-County Fifth Sunday service

    The Tri-County Baptist Group will hold its regular Fifth Sunday service on Sunday, Jan. 31, at True Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Springfield.

    After Sunday School at 10 a.m., the morning services will begin at 11 a.m. with preaching by Bro. Doyle Mayfield.

    After lunch on the grounds and a business meeting, the afternoon sermon will be preached by Bro. Joe Sprague.

    St. Clair Co. 5th Sunday program

    The St. Clair County Baptist Association will hold its 5th Sunday Services Jan. 30 and 31 with Freedom Missionary Baptist Church (about four miles south of Caplinger Mills).

    Saturday night, 7 p.m. – Bro. Barry McCoy – devotional; Bro. Dallas Stocksdale – sermon.

    Sunday morning, 10 a.m. – Sunday School.

    Preaching, 11 a.m. – Bro. Brock Divine.

    Basket lunch, 12 noon.

    Preaching, 2 p.m. – Bro. Randy McCoy – devotional; Bro. Mike Nance – sermon.

    Fifth Sunday sing at Harwood Baptist Church

    Harwood Baptist Church will host a Fifth Sunday Sing at 6 p.m. Jan. 31. Anyone wishing to sing should contact Judith Caudle at 417/448-9869. Everyone is welcome.

    Harwood Baptist Church is located on the north end of Harwood on Brown St.