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True Armyworms Reported in the Region

True armyworms can be identified by the stripes that run the length of the body and the dark spots on the abdominal prolegs. (Photo taken by Stacy Hambelton from a farm near Gainesville, Mo.)

True armyworms (Mythimna unipuncta) have been found in grass pastures, wheat, and corn fields in the area.  The major damage to tall fescue and other grass pastures is destruction of plant foliage along with some cutting of seed heads.  Heavy ...

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Alice June Johnson, 88


Alice June Johnson, 88 years, passed to Heaven on May 18, 2014 at Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare, Ava, Mo. Alice was born Aug. 2, 1925 in Wilson, Kan., to Paul and Georgia (Chaffee) Miller. Alice was employed by Riverways ...

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Larry Holt Haden, 69


Larry Holt Haden, 69, departed this life May 14, 2014 at the Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Mo., with his loving family by his side. He began this life Jan. 29, 1945, at Smallett, Mo., the youngest child of Morley ...

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The Snoop 5.22.2014


Next Monday is Memorial Day, the first holiday of the summer season and a day generally thought of as the beginning of summer. In most cases school is out by Memorial Day and the holiday kicks off the summer vacation ...

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Smith Report 5.22.2014

May marks National Military Appreciation Month when events are organized to honor our brave men and women in uniform and the sacrifices they make defending our freedoms at home and abroad. Across our country, civic groups and average American citizens ...

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Skatepark Opens


The City of Ava and the Chamber of Commerce marked the official opening of the Ava Skatepark Tuesday when Mayor Eddie Maggard cut a ceremonial ribbon. The skatepark is located across the street from the Ava City Park, next to ...

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Rowland Report 5.22.2014

Greetings from your State Capitol.  The last day of session has arrived.  We started at 9 a.m. and ended at 6 p.m. with a flurry of activities.  Some bills made the deadline and some didn’t.  We had lots more filed ...

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