MDC plans upcoming tree planting workshops

Everyone can improve their property with a little planning and forethought.  Community Forester Jon Skinner is holding a series of Tree Selection and Planting workshops to help you make better decisions and establish your new tree to optimize its’ benefits to you and your neighborhood.  Everyone is welcome to attend one of these free workshops

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MFA Oil Company Acquires Ford Oil Company

MFA Oil Company, a farmer-owned energy supply cooperative, announces it has acquired Ford Oil Company, an independent retailer of propane and refined fuels with offices in Hornersville and Kennett, Mo. “Acquiring Ford Oil Company and its resources expands our footprint in the Missouri Bootheel, an important agricultural market,” says Jon Ihler, MFA Oil vice president

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MDC invites public to learn about turkey hunting basics

Free clinics near Springfield and Lebanon will have tips for youths and adults. Spring turkey hunting involves a variety of skills. Knowing how to locate a gobbler, call him into shotgun range, handling firearms in a safe fashion and knowing the regulations are all parts of a successful and safe hunt. Hunters can learn more

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MDC offers free paddlefish snagging clinic April 15

Registration opened March 1 for clinic at Warsaw on Lake of the Ozarks. If you want to catch a really big fish, try paddlefish snagging. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) can teach you how. You might reel in a fish that weighs 50 to 80 pounds or even far bigger. Paddlefish, known as spoonbill,

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Savvy Senior®

Getting old pays off Dear Savvy Senior, What types of discounts are available to baby boomers, at what age do they kick in, and what’s the best way to go about finding them? Almost 50 Dear Almost, One of the great perks of growing older in America is the many discounts that are available to

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News from Harwood and area

Jewell and Helen Ellerman had dinner at the El Dorado Springs Senior Center on Friday, March 3. It was Fried Chicken Friday. They have it on the first Friday of every month. The Harwood and Schell City area had a very bad storm late Tuesday evening, Feb. 28. They had rain, hail, wind and a

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TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

TOPS Chapter 319 El Dorado Springs (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) met in the Church of Christ meeting room on Thursday, March 2. Linda Hall opened the meeting in the absence of Robbie who is recovering from surgery. Kay led us in singing “Hand In Hand”. We said our TOPS and KOPS pledges. Recap of February’s

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Hope to see visitors back at church

by Dora Jean McKinley Marilyn Entrikin said she sure is glad she is over her bronchitis. There was a big crowd at church Sunday; lots of visitors. I hope they come back. She said there was lots of little children playing at Walton Park this week. The sunshine seems to bring them out. Doug Wingate

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Gardening Charlotte

Soil Testing The secret to successful gardening is soil. Soil is as fundamental to our existence as water and air. Soil makes up the outermost layer of our planet and is formed from rocks and decaying plants and animals. Soil has varying amounts of organic matter, both living and dead organisms, minerals and nutrients, which

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