MDC seeks public input for Montrose Conservation Area

Public can comment in July on management plan for area in Henry County Editors and webmasters – this release has a kill date of July 27. The plan will not be available online for input after July 31 so all usage of this release should occur early in the month if possible. The Missouri Department

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Take control of your finances

University of Missouri Extension, Family Financial Education Specialist Doug Scotten will be offering a free workshop, “Take Control of Your Finances.” The workshop will be held from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Wednesday Aug, 17, in the Missouri Career Center, 621 East Highland Avenue, Suite 3, Nevada. You must be enrolled with jobs.mo.gov prior to

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Commission approves hog-hunting ban on MDC lands

Hunting feral hogs will be prohibited on Conservation Department lands effective Sept. 30. At its meeting on June 24, the Missouri Conservation Commission approved changes to the Wildlife Code of Missouri that would prohibit the hunting of feral hogs on conservation areas and other lands owned, leased or managed by the Missouri Department of Conservation

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Pressure canning testing available

Most county extension offices do pressure canning testing. Call your nearest county extension office to ask for details- Cedar County 276-3314, Vernon County 448-2560. It is recommended that the gauges be tested every year to ensure accuracy and safety. “An inaccurate gauge may prevent reaching the correct temperature for safe canning. If this happens, botulinum

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MDC encourages campers to buy firewood where they plan to burn it

For many Missourians, summer means float trips, camping, and spending lots of time outdoors. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages people not to move firewood. Don’t give tree-killing insects and diseases rides to favorite camping locations. Instead, buy firewood at or near the camping destination. Invasive, tree-killing pests can hitchhike in firewood, moving much

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Avoid heat-related illness

Even if you think you’re getting used to the sweltering weather, you need to watch out for signs of heat-related illness. Forms of heat-related illness include heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke, says Tammy Roberts, University of Missouri Extension nutrition and health education specialist. Heat cramps usually occur as a result of heavy sweating,

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Centuries-old database reveals clues on human reproductive habits, trends

by Molly Peterson When predicting future global population growth, sometimes scientists look to the past. Using a database with historical records that began in 871 A.D., an anthropologist at the University of Missouri was able to show reproductive patterns and shed new light on the “quantity-quality” trade-off, a biological concept used to describe a parent’s

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El Dorado High School Alumni to meet

The El Dorado High School Association will hold its yearly meeting this year in the High School library at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 23 (Saturday of the Picnic). All Alumni are invited. Contact phone numbers are 296-4880 or 876-7926.

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McCaskill announces applicationpProcess for U.S. Service Academies

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill has announced that her office has begun the process for nominating young Missourians to the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy for an appointment to the Class of 2021. “It’s an honor to be able to help students

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