2016 Cedar County Youth Fair

Auction results from Cedar County Youth Fair GRAND CHAMPION MARKET GOAT – at the 2016 Cedar County Youth Fair, shown by Cheyenne Lame, was purchased by Cedar County Farm Bureau represented by Clay Doedon, Don Boulthinghouse and Peggy Kenney. Cheyenne also received Intermediate Market Goat Showmanship. RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION GOAT – shown by Macy Stauffer 

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Justice for a Thief

I had vowed revenge back in the spring, when she stole a treasured lure from me. It was a gold Rapala about four inches long. I told her then that she would pay for that sneakiness, that thievery. I was upstream a ways in early April, using it to catch white bass, and hoping for

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Bass tournament Saturday on Lake Stockton

American Bass Anglers Division 126 will hold a regular qualifying tournament June 25 on Stockton Lake launching out of Old State Park. Registration can be done at the ramp starting at 4:30 a.m. Saturday morning. There will be a mandatory briefing at 5:30 a.m. followed by the partner draw. Tournament hours will be 6:30-2:30. Weigh-in

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Savvy Senior®

Deciding what to do in retirement Dear Savvy Senior I just turned 62 and am financially prepared for retirement, but I’m less certain about how to spend my time after leaving work. Can you recommend some resources or tools that can help me with this? Feeling Lost Dear Lost, This is a great question! Many

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Medicare 101

Are you 65 years of age or getting ready to turn 65?  Have you enrolled for Medicare? Are you confused about the coverage or enrollment periods? If so, plan on attending one of the Medicare 101 programs offered by Missouri CLAIM State Health Insurance Assistance Program and University of Missouri Extension. Medicare 101 is being

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Osteoporosis causes bone thinning in 1 of 4 women

by Becky Schreiber All women should know about osteoporosis. This bone-thinning condition develops silently over a period of many years and will affect one in four women over age 60. It is a major cause of fractures of the spine, hip, wrist and other parts of the skeleton. “The good news is that osteoporosis can

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Effort to save historic Route 66 bridge

by Tom Uhlenbrock Missouri State Parks A highway landmark that once carried motorists on Historic Route 66 across the Meramec River in southwest St. Louis County may be reborn as a pedestrian walkway for hikers and bikers in Route 66 State Park. Bill Bryan, director of Missouri State Parks, is supportive of the effort to

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Missouri frogging season begins June 30 at sunset

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages Missourians to discover nature this summer — and one fun and exciting way is through frogging. Frogging season begins June 30 at sunset and ends Oct. 31. Missouri has two frog species that are legal game — bullfrog and green frog. Bullfrogs are larger and therefore more sought-after.

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SBU releases spring graduate, honor roll lists

Southwest Baptist University has released its Spring 2016 graduate and honor roll lists. Graduate: Katelynn Stewart, El Dorado Springs – Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude. Honor roll: Brooke Bland, Trustees’ List; Cameron Collins, Trustees’ List and Emily Jones, El Dorado Springs, Trustees’ List.

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Hummingbirds gone from feeders?

The ruby-throated hummingbird with blurred wingbeats and the ability to hover in the air is a fascinating visitor to flower gardens and home bird feeders. But each summer they seem to mysteriously vanish from some yards. They will return, says Larry Rizzo, Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) natural history biologist. “Many people see ruby-throated hummingbirds

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