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Pressure canning testing available

Most county extension offices do pressure canning testing. Call your nearest county extension office to ask for details- Cedar County 276-3314, Vernon County 448-2560. It is recommended that the gauges be tested every year to ensure accuracy and safety. “An inaccurate gauge may prevent reaching the correct temperature for safe canning. If this happens, botulinum

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MDC encourages campers to buy firewood where they plan to burn it

For many Missourians, summer means float trips, camping, and spending lots of time outdoors. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages people not to move firewood. Don’t give tree-killing insects and diseases rides to favorite camping locations. Instead, buy firewood at or near the camping destination. Invasive, tree-killing pests can hitchhike in firewood, moving much

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Avoid heat-related illness

Even if you think you’re getting used to the sweltering weather, you need to watch out for signs of heat-related illness. Forms of heat-related illness include heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke, says Tammy Roberts, University of Missouri Extension nutrition and health education specialist. Heat cramps usually occur as a result of heavy sweating,

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Gardening to distraction

Tomato Woes The gentleman was polite on the phone but clearly frustrated. His six-foot high tomatoes in barrels at a seven Ph were flowering but then the flowers were falling off. He said something similar had happened to his potatoes last year. Now tomatoes are very close to my heart. I even wrote a speech

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TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

TOPS CHAPTER 319 El Dorado Springs met in the Church of Christ meeting room Thursday, June 30. Our leader Robbie opened the meeting. Kay led us in singing “I Want To Be At That Meeting.” Marilyn was able to catch up on an award to Anna and Linda H. Anna received a new member charm

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Schell City resident arrested

Vernon County Sheriff’s officials report that a Schell City resident has been charged with a felony crime of unlawful possession of a firearm. According to officials, deputies responded to a disturbance in progress in Schell City early Sunday morning. Multiple deputies responded to the call and EMS units from VCAD also responded after dispatch received

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RETIRED TEACHERS DONATE COMFORT TOYS

The Sac Osage Retired School Employees organization kindly donated huggable stuffed animals to Cedar County Memorial Hospital for the children seen in the Emergency Department. Pictured are Amanda Schiereck, ER Manager,  and Glenda Ware, president of the retired teachers organization.

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Thank you

I want to say a sincere thank you to everyone who made my 80th birthday a special one. From those who did all the behind the scene planning, to those who sent cards or stopped by to bring best wishes and share memories, to those who prepared the delicious evening meal – each thoughtful expression

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“The Band Plays On”

Kids’ Night Program Re-Scheduled for July 1st. The 5th and 6th grade students in Summer School went on a field trip to the Opera House Theater where they were introduced to a few instruments; met the Choir teacher; learned about Band, Choir, and Drama; were treated to pop and popcorn; and watched the movie, “The

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Greenfield man pleads guilty to enticing teens for illicit sex

Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Greenfield man pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday, June 28, to attempting to entice two teenage victims to engage in illicit sexual activity. Christopher L. Johnson, 37, of Greenfield, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to both counts

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