Palmer amaranth invades about 5 more Missouri counties each year

Its cousin, waterhemp, remains top weed in state, but likely not for long Waterhemp and Palmer amaranth are easily confused. They are like ugly distant cousins at a family reunion. They look alike until you see them side by side. Their differences become apparent upon closer examination. Palmer amaranth is the bigger bully of the

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Plant rhubarb, the pie plant, in March

Fans of the popular public radio show “A Prairie Home Companion” know that rhubarb cures life’s ailments. When life cannot get any worse, “one little thing can revive a guy, and that is a piece of rhubarb pie,” according to the show’s creator, Garrison Keillor. Whether that is truth or fiction, rhubarb is known as

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MU Extension to host free chronic disease self-management class in Lamar

University of Missouri Extension, in partnership with the Barton County Health Department, is offering a free class for individuals with chronic conditions such as obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, arthritis, depression, anxiety and more. The six-week class will help participants learn ways to self-manage their condition and take back control over their

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Savvy Senior®

Forgetfulness: What’s normal, what’s not? Dear Savvy Senior Savvy Senior Forgetfulness: What’s Normal, What’s Not? Dear Savvy Senior, At age 76, my husband has become forgetful lately and is worried he may have Alzheimer’s. What resources can you recommend to help us get a grip on this? Concerned Wife Dear Concerned, Many seniors worry about

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7 steps to secure your home while you’re on vacation

Warmer temperatures, budding trees and blooming flowers are all lovely parts of spring, but what you really look forward to is the start of vacation planning season! Deciding where to go and what to see, making arrangements and planning your wardrobe are all exciting aspects of summer vacation planning. But before you pack up to

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Tips to get the most out of your HSA dollars

Millions of Americans with high-deductible health insurance plans rely on health savings accounts to help them manage the costs of health care. If you’re among them, you know how important it is to maximize the value you get out of every HSA dollar. If you don’t yet have an HSA, you may qualify for one

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News from Harwood and area

by Helen Ellerman Madalyn’s Kitchen, south of Schell City, will have a corned beef dinner on March 17. It will be her daily special. She will be closed on March 28 at 2 p.m. as it is her birthday. Grace (Reedy) Smith, who lived east of Harwood for several years before her late husband, Tommy,

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Sympathy to Robert Graver, Ruth Cary families

by Marge Zink and Julia Snethen Morning message at the Rockville United Methodist Church was by Pastor Nick Van Dam. Mt. Zion Home Bible study was cancelled due to illness; several in the neighborhood are ill. Mt. Zion Club is cancelled due to illness. Sympathy to the Robert Graver and Ruth Cary families, funeral services

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TOPS baked taters are here

TOPS Chapter 319 El Dorado Springs (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) met in the Church of Christ meeting room on Thursday, March 9. We are glad to have our leader, Robbie back.  Kay led us in singing “Losing”. We said our TOPS & KOPS Pledges. Marilyn caught up on some awards; Tammy received a Back in

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Gardening Charlotte

Rose Pruning Ok, it’s that time. If you are one of those people who have wondered through the year when you should be pruning your roses, the time is now. I look for green stems by St. Patrick’s Day, a good way to remember what time of year roses should be pruned. To prune roses,

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