SoCal Gal on the Farm

 Sarah Tolliver crewsrestfarm@mcmo.net Goats-a-Go-Go Despite the fact that we are both veterans of the Navy, and the mascot for the US Navy is a big, fierce billy, Randy and I never imagined having goats. How strange it is then, that we have more goats than any other animal on the farm. Thanks to the tornado…

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Panthers Dominate  In Opening Round

The South Iron Panthers boys basketball team made a statement Monday night in the first-round of the Class 1, District 2, Tournament in Annapolis. The team can score and will be hard to stop. South Iron, the top seed, beat 105-24.  The Panthers now 20-4. Second-seeded Lesterville beat Bell City 58-31. Leopold downed Viburnum 79-46.…

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Cape Nature Center Announces March Programs

The Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center has a full schedule of programs planned for March. Some programs require registration in advance, so Nature Center Manager Sara Turner said it’s important guests familiarize themselves with MDC’s event website for the center at www.mdc.mo.gov/southeastevents. Turner said the biggest event in March will be the Native Plant Seminar…

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Ain’t February Grand?

By Larry Dablemont   At my corn feeder here on my wooded ridge-top, a pair of deer fed while it snowed, and in the cedars around it, there was a covey of quail, nine birds.  In the cedars, about 20 mourning doves sought shelter and fox and grey squirrels were gorging themselves.  Out on my…

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Watkins Transferred to  Extended Care Facility

Wednesday Watkins, 19, of Piedmont remains hospitalized in St. Louis following a serious car accident Feb. 8. Watkins was flown to Barne-Jewish Medical Center in St. Louis. According to Watkins’ mother, Katie Woods, Wednesday has been transferred to Barnes Extended Care as she awaits her next surgery. To date, Watkins has had three surgeries, two…

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Piedmont Could Become POW/MIA City

Many things are happening in Piedmont. A grant is being sought to extend the walking trail. The recent flooding damaged a water main in the northern section of the city. The city is repairing storm damage to its warning sirens. The American Legion is working to get the city named a POW/MIA city. The Piedmont…

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MDC Seeks Information in Poaching Case of Two Adult Elk

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) seeks information in the case of two adult elk shot Friday, Feb. 8, near the Log Yard area of Shannon County. One of the elk was a 10-year-old bull, brought to Missouri from Kentucky in 2011. The other was an adult cow, born in Missouri. Conservation agents note no…

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What Is Lurking In Your Bathroom

By Diane Elkin Holistic Health Coach and WRASH Member There has been a lot of talks recently about the use of pesticides, specifically the herbicide glyphosate (commonly known as Roundup).  A recent study by the University of Washington revealed the use of glyphosate raises the cancer risk of those exposed to over 40%.  Knowing this…

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