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MDC welcomes comments on Schell-Osage area plan

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants to know your suggestions for the Schell-Osage Conservation Area in Vernon and St. Clair counties. MDC is in the multi-year process of updating management plans for almost 1,000 conservation areas throughout the state and invites public comments. MDC invites public comment about the Schell-Osage Conservation Area to aid

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Cedar County Historical Society meets

by Connie Maupin The Cedar County Historical Society meeting on Thursday, Jan.19, was called to order by President Judy Nichols. Other members present Vice President Bob Phillips, Assistant Treasurer Shirley Potts, Interim Secretary Connie Maupin, Luella Phipps, Kenneth Potts, Chris Barber and new member, Arlin Cargill. Connie Maupin will take charge of redeeming Best Choice

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Gardening Charlotte

Lenten Roses For many years, Hellebore niger were expensive plants. So expensive that I promised myself only to splurge when I saw them on sale. Several years later, I found my first Hellebore, also called Lenten Roses, for $3. Having no experience about how they grew, I planted them in a shady area where I

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IRIS BELLES START NEW YEAR

IRIS BELLES START NEW YEAR – The Iris Belles Garden Club met in the home of member Susie Janes on Friday, Jan. 20. This group of ladies enjoys getting together to share their love of gardening, plants and life. The first garden clubs started in the late 1800’s and the clubs across the nation have

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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 Sanctuary on Thursday, Jan. 19. Kay led us in singing “Help Me Slender.” We said our TOPS and KOPS pledges. Robbie had a couple of reminders: January dues are due. Please keep in mind you need to get here

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Ice storm a reminder to have emergency kit

Now is a great time to check on and update your family emergency supply kit accoridng to David Burton, civic communication specialist with University of Missouri Extension and a member of MU Extension’s emergency response team. “Once you have an emergency kit together, re-check it at least once a year and update the food, water

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Drue Hoagland named to Dean’s List

Drue Cawood Hoagland of Schell City made the fall 2016 Dean’s List at the University of North Georgia (UNG) for achieving a 3.5 grade point average, carrying 12 or more credit hours in one semester and having no grade lower than B. The deans of each of UNG’s five colleges – the College of Arts

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Providing information

SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER Q: Why do I get depressed in the winter? A: Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that comes and goes depending on the time of the year. The most common type of SAD starts in the late fall and goes away in the spring and summer. Some people call

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MU Extension offers updates on Missouri fencing laws

A new state law offers protection to responsible livestock owners. Under the law, which went into effect in October 2016, livestock owners would not be liable for damage caused by livestock unless found negligent in fencing practices, according to MU Extension agricultural business specialist Joe Koenen. Koenen teaches a class on fencing law from 6:30

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ST. CLAIR COUNTY INSTALLATION

ST. CLAIR COUNTY INSTALLATION – St. Clair County installed its officials who were elected in the November election. St. Clair County Clerk Debbie Peden administered the oath of office to (from left) Northside Commissioner – Leroy Strope, Public Administrator – David Knight, Sheriff – Scott Keeler, Assessor – Gladys Smith and Coroner – Randy Sheldon.

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