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July Rains on Toxic Tall-Fescue Pastures Add Heat Stress to Cows

From the University of Missouri Extension COLUMBIA – “In this heat, remove cattle from toxic tall-fescue pastures,” says Craig Roberts, University of Missouri Extension forage specialist. “Get them onto nontoxic grass with shade and plenty of water.” While rain in July benefits corn and soybeans, it spurs growth of toxic tall fescue. Livestock farmers must…

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The Snoop 7.28.2016

For those who are just waking up from a six-months sleep, I remind you that next Tuesday is election day across Missouri. After listening to all the presidential debates and going through two national conventions – well almost through the second (thank goodness) – you are either pumped up into a political frenzy or you…

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Sheriff Report 7.28.2016

During the week of July 13 – 26, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office answered 293 Calls for Service, arrested and booked 28 into the Douglas County Jail.  There are 29 housed in the Douglas County Jail and one currently held out of county. On July 18 the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest of…

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Billy Earl Williams

Billy Earl Williams, Sr. 65 years, 6 months, 19 days old, passed away on July 24, 2016 at his home. Billy was born Jan. 5, 1951 in Davenport, Iowa, to Bert Earley and Frances Jean (Dunkin) Williams. Billy was retired from working for the Local #309 Laborers Union out of Rock Island, Ill. He worked…

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Paul Michael Porter

Paul Michael Porter, 18 years, passed on to be with our Heavenly Father July 25, 2016 in Ava, Mo. Paul was born April 2, 1998 in Elgin, Ill., to Paul and Cathleen Porter. Paul was an exceptional athlete and had a scholarship to play football at Lindenwood University-Belleville in St. Louis. He was an avid…

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Janet N. Nute

Janet N. Nute, 70 years, 8 months, 2 days old, passed to Heaven on July 21, 2016 at Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare. Janet was born Nov. 19, 1945, in Youngstown, Ohio, to John and Agnes (Cross) Niven. Janet  and  Ray Nute were united in marriage on Nov. 25, 1967, in Painesville, Ohio, and to…

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Thornfield Woman Accepts Internship With Doe Run Co.

ST. LOUIS – The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that over the next ten years, the mining industry will need more than 80,000 workers to offset retiring miners and meet projected growth demand. Doe Run provides annual internships to help train future mine professionals to be leaders in the industry. Carol Williams, from Thornfield, has…

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Primary Election Next Tuesday

Voters across the state will go to the polls next Tuesday for the 2016 primary election in which parties will nominate candidates for key positions in state government. Polls will open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. A complete list of all polling places, as well as sample ballots showing the…

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Former Bank Executive Sentenced For $4.1 Million SBA Fraud, $18.2 Million FHA Fraud

JEFFERSON CITY – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that the former vice president of a Pulaski County, Mo., bank was sentenced in federal court Tuesday for leading a $4.1 million conspiracy to defraud the Small Business Administration, as well as participating in a separate and unrelated $18.2 million…

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Pre-Enrollment of New Students Scheduled at Schools In County

In preparation for the start of the 2016-17 school year, Ava R-1, Skyline R-2 and Plainview R-8 schools of Douglas County have announced dates for pre-enrollment of new students in the district. This pre-enrollment is for new and transfer students in the respective school districts. Ava R-1 Pre-enrollment for new and transfer students in Ava…

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