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Gennelle Guzman McMillan

by Pastor Larry Sorrells, Rockville, Trinity UMC We recently marked the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy that so rocked our nation. Genelle Guzman McMillan was one of the last persons to be rescued from the collapse of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. She had been trapped in the rubble for 27

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Turkey Hunters: MDC wants fall feathers

Feathers needed for new MDC research project to help improve wild turkey management. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is asking Missouri turkey hunters to save and share feathers from birds they harvest this fall for part of a new research project to help improve wild turkey management in Missouri. MDC will send participating hunters

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September is Suicide Awareness month

A recent study indicates the number of veteran and military suicides have dropped slightly because more people are seeking and getting the help they need. Several ways you can help continue the declining rate of veteran and military suicide are: Obtain awareness materials from the Veterans Crisis Line website at http://www.veteranscrisisline.net  1-800-273-8255 Check with your

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MDC says don’t dump aquariums to avoid spreading invasive species

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) says with care citizens can help avoid the spread of harmful invasive species. One way, do not dump aquariums in rivers, ponds, and lakes. A non-native fish recently found at Blue Springs Lake in the Kansas City area provides an example. A bass angler caught a tropical, 10-inch oscar

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MoDOT director participates in launch of National Freight Strategic Plan

Patrick McKenna, director of the Missouri Department of Transportation and president of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, joined U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Thursday, Sept. 3, in the virtual launch of the first-ever National Freight Strategic Plan (NFSP). The virtual event may be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfLAYZoaBzA#action=share Intended to strengthen

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Order seedling trees and shrubs

The 2020-2021 Seedling Order Form for the George O. White State Forest Nursery is now available online at mdc.mo.gov/seedlings, or by contacting the State Forest Nursery at 573-674-3229 or StateForestNursery@mdc.mo.gov (link sends e-mail). Place orders now through April 15, 2021.  You may order online, by mail or by fax.  The Vernon County Extension Office has

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A few Did you know facts

Did you know 11% of people are left handed Did you know August has the highest percentage of births Did you know unless food is mixed with saliva you can’t taste it Did you know the average person falls asleep in 7 minutes Did you know a bear has 42 teeth Did you know an

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Applications Open for 2021 Pork Industry Scholarship

The Missouri Pork Association is now accepting applications for the 2021 Youth Pork Ambassador Program. The program allows students to actively interact with leaders in Missouri’s pork industry and receive a $1,000 scholarship, payable to any technical school, community college, or a four-year institution. The Ambassador will not only be awarded a scholarship, but will

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Choose wisely when hiring a home inspector, BBB advises

With home sales through the roof during the COVID-19 pandemic, home inspectors are in high demand, since their work is a critical step in the purchase process. Only a thorough, professional inspection of the home’s physical structure and mechanical condition, from roof to foundation, can uncover the issues you’ll need to watch for as a

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Help our Majestic Monarchs

The monarch is one of the most remarkable insects in Missouri. This majestic butterfly relies on milkweed as its host plant and each female lays 100-300 eggs on the underside of milkweed leaves. Once the caterpillar (larvae) emerges from the egg it will feast on milkweed until it has gone through 5 instars (phases between

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