Small-farm event offers ideas for growing food, making money

Learn how to farm with little or no equipment at the “Bringing Back the American Small Farm” conference, March 8-9 at the West Plains Civic Center. Small-acreage  and backyard farmers can learn how to grow food and make money, says University of Missouri Extension business specialist Bronwen Madden. Topics include no-till farming, farming with little

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Blunt Honored with National Education Service Award

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, recently received the National Education Service Award from the Association of Community Colleges Trustees and the American Association of Community Colleges. The award recognizes leaders for their efforts to support post-secondary education and training. “As

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Renew Private Pesticide License March 9

The Cedar County MU Extension Center and Council will host a Private Pesticide Applicators Training workshop that will be held on Thursday evening, March 9, beginning at 6:00 p. m.  in the Cedar County Library, Stockton.  The presenter for the workshop will be Pat Miller, Vernon County MU Extension Regional Agronomy Specialist.  This workshop is

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Boy Scout Derby Car awards

Troop 230 held its pine wood derby car race on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the youth center in El Dorado Springs. The boys have put in weeks of work on their cars with the help of parents and their leaders. All the hard work payed off for these cub scouts, Blake Loane 1st place, Blake

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Spring showcase scheduled

Set your calendars for 6:30 this Friday, March 3, for the annual Spring Showcase featuring the El Dorado Springs “Sound Collage,” senior vocal and instrumental musicians and the new EHS Band Uniforms. The event is scheduled for the High School Gym.

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Savvy Senior®

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8 simple steps to help seniors, caregivers better manage medications

Modern medicine can work wonders. However, in order to be effective, medicine needs to be taken safely, according to prescribing guidelines, and patients and health care providers need to be vigilant about the dangers of drug interactions. When it comes to medication use, seniors take more prescription and over-the-counter drugs than any other age group,

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Trying to quit? Tips from former smokers can help you succeed

Since the Surgeon General released the first report on smoking in 1964, the smoking rate among adults has decreased from 42 percent to 15 percent. Though great strides have been made, more than 36 million adults in the United States continue to smoke cigarettes, claiming nearly half a million lives a year and leaving 16

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Twentieth Century Club news

by Lana Sue Jones Our Feb. 13 meeting was hosted by Kay Sewell, with Sandi Eaves serving as co-hostess. The meeting was called to order by President Sandi Eaves. The secretary and treasurer’s reports were given and approved. Committee reports, unfinished business and new business was presented and discussed. Pauline Simone gave the opinion on

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