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Citizens of the Month for March and April

Students selected as Citizens of the Month for March were chosen for exemplifying the word courage, and Mason Cole and Hannah Stafford were selected for the honor.   Mason Cole, a sophomore at Ava High School, is the son of Matthew Cole and Kristen McFarlin. Mason’s clubs and extra-curricular activities include student council, Pep Club…

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Robert Morris Loeber Jr.

Robert Morris Loeber, Jr. 61 years , 9 months, 1 day old, of Ava, Missouri, passed away on April 18 2019 at his home from an illness. Robert was born in Paso Robles, CA to Robert Morris Loeber Sr. and Charlene (Hove) Loeber. Cremation services for Robert are being conducted by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava,…

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Gary S. Williams, Sr. 

Gary Steven Williams, Sr., 60 years, of Chadwick, Missouri, passed away on April 20, 2019 at his home from a long illness with his family by his side. Graveside services for Gary are Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the Boulders Fork Cemetery in Oldfield, MO. Officiating will be Rev. James Orick. Memorials…

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Missouri Weekly Gas Price Update

April 22, 2019 –– Missouri gas prices are unchanged  in the past week, averaging $2.57/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,940 stations. Gas prices in Missouri are 14.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago, yet stand 14.0 cents per gallon higher than a year ago. According to GasBuddy price reports, the…

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Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifers Bring Average of $1,737 at Farmington

FARMINGTON, Mo. – In the first sale of the season, 116 Show-Me-Select replacement bred heifers averaged $1,737 at Farmington Regional Stockyards. Top price was $2,300. “Buyers were cautious about bidding with grass just coming on,” said Kendra Graham, sale coordinator and regional livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension. “However, quality AI-bred heifers are in…

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Don’t Delay Planting to Apply Nitrogen

MU Extension specialist recommends single application this spring. COLUMBIA, Mo. – Most years, University of Missouri Extension nutrient management specialist Peter Scharf thinks that split application of nitrogen for corn is a fine practice. This year is an exception. Rain and flooding kept many farmers from applying nitrogen at their usual time. Scharf says time…

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USDA Census Reveals Missouri Agriculture Trends, Highlights

JEFFERSON CITY –  Last week, the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agriculture Statistics Service published the latest Census of Agriculture. Missouri agriculture remains second in the number of farms in the United States with more than 95,000 farms on 27.8 million acres. The data showcases the state’s unique foothold in agriculture commodity diversity and…

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Douglas County Livestock Report

Jefferson City, MO, Friday, April 19, 2019, MO Dept of Ag/USDA Market News,  Ava – Douglas County Livestock Auction, Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for April 18, 2019. Receipts:  1,020    Last Week:  1,254    Year Ago: 0 Compared to last week, steers under 500 lbs and heifers under 400 lbs 5.00 to 10.00 higher;…

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Regional Grazing School in Mt. Vernon May 7-9

MT. VERNON, Mo. — The annual grazing school held at the University of Missouri Southwest Research Center in Mt. Vernon is set for May 7, 8 and 9. Applications are being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until May 1. Enrollment is limited to 45 persons. Start time each day is 8:00 a.m. and the…

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