Gardening after 50 is golden with right tools

The right tools and techniques can make gardening after 50 golden, says University of Missouri Extension horticulture specialist Todd Lorenz. Gardening after 50 should not be “trowel and error,” he says. Lorenz and Missouri AgrAbility Program state director Karen Funkenbusch suggest ways gardeners can use ergonomics to prevent muscle and joint pain. Ergonomics is the

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5 ideas for celebrating grandparents and forging deeper bonds with family

There’s no arguing grandparents have special relationships with their grandchildren. Whether they are a couple hours’ drive away or a flight across the country, distance doesn’t dissolve this bond. National Grandparents Day happens every September, but grandparents and families shouldn’t have to limit the celebration to just one day of the year. Here are five

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SCHELL CITY ROYALTY

SCHELL CITY ROYALTY- Schell City crowned their royalty to reign over the Fall Festival earlier this  month. (From left)  Lil Prince Bladen Haddix, Lil Princess Liya Bailey-Thompson, Queen Ruth Ijams, Princess Haley Elliot and Prince Treyton Pippin.

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Coale-Burrus-Conner-James reunion

On Sunday, Sept 11, 2016, the Coale-Burrus-Conner-James Reunion was held at the Lion’s Club in El Dorado Springs with 57 in attendance. Kenny Hubbard asked the blessing before a basket dinner. Following the meal and visiting, Brent Livengood acted as emcee. The first order of business was the prizes for: • the youngest in attendance:

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CCHS QUILT WINNER

CCHS QUILT WINNER – Jackie Melton, of rural Springfield, won the quilt raffled by the Cedar County Historical Society at the Black Walnut Festival on Sept. 24.  The quilt was sewn by Shirley Hedges-Potts, a member of the Historical Society.  The quilt pattern has no name. Shirley stated that she just started sewing and the

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NEOMA FOREMAN HONORED

NEOMA FOREMAN HONORED – At the  Tuesday, Sept. 20,  Vernon-Cedar County Genealogy Society meeting held in Nevada, Marty Patton (left)  presented Neoma Foreman with an Award Of Merit from the Missouri State Genealogical Association.  Neoma recently completed “The Walker Herald Books.” She has written four other historical books, compiled local veterans’ stories and has been

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Happy 70th birthday Uncle Jim

by Dora Jean McKinley Tex McKinley and Dora Jean had a BBQ Sunday afternoon. Doug Wingate and Scott Fox came to enjoy the food. They both had done lots of things for us while I had been sick. Good friend are hard to find. While in Joplin, Tex and Dora Jean had lunch at Hardee’s.

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IRIS BELLES MEET

IRIS BELLES MEET – The Iris Belles Federated Garden Club met in the First Baptist Church, El Dorado Springs, for the September meeting. Ten members and a visitor were present. President Dorothy Foster called the meeting to order and the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was recited by all. Roll call was answered by,

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BUCKLE BUDDY VISITS ROSCOE SCHOOL

BUCKLE BUDDY VISITS ROSCOE SCHOOL – On Sept. 19 Buckle Buddy made visits to students at Roscoe, Osceola, Appleton City and Lakeland Schools in conjunction with Child Passenger Safety Week. St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Detective Jarrod Sherrer and School Resource Office Brad Saddoris escorted Buckle Buddy to the area schools to teach about seat

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