Area News

A Correction, and Late-Night Thoughts on Lying

By Sue Hagan I’ll begin with a correction to my column on hog hunting published two weeks ago. I received a call from a reader criticizing me for “not getting the facts straight.” I try to be accurate, but this time I was wrong in one detail. I had mentioned a “pay-to-hunt hogs” ranch; even…

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Missouri identifies 111,000 previously uncounted addresses

The U.S. Census is adding more than 111,000 Missouri addresses to its master address file, an increase that could help boost the state’s official population in the once-every-decade federal head count. Missouri identified 111,528 addresses through the Local Update of Census Addresses program, and the U.S. Census Bureau told the Post-Dispatch last week the entries…

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Free quilting & block Construction classes

  Free quilting and block construction classes will be offered at the Des Arc Community Center at 143 Front Street in Des Arc. The classes are for all skill levels from begining to experienced.  People interested the classes can choose between two dates and times, a day class or an evening class. The first class…

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Environmentalists pose a bigger threat to America than climate change

Ray Rehder Sometime in the 1980’s, environmental activists began to tell us the earth’s temperatures were rising.  They named this unverified idea global warming and blamed developed countries, particularly the United States, alleging our use of fossil fuels were the cause.  After years of temperatures remaining fairly consistent and disproving their claims, they changed the…

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Missouri increases feral hog elimination efforts, adapts strategy for 2020

The Missouri Feral Hog Elimination Partnership (the Partnership) eliminated 10,495 feral hogs from Missouri in 2019, and will increase efforts in 2020 as multiple agencies work together to eliminate feral hogs from the state. Partnership members participating in on-the-ground trapping efforts include the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), USDA APHIS Wildlife…

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TRC inducts first members in Athletic Hall of Fame

Gene Bess, J.P. McLane, Paula Corder King, Matt Palmer, and the 1979 National Championship Raiders Basketball Team are the first inductees in Three Rivers College’s new Athletic Hall of Fame. Located in the Libla Family Sports Complex, the Hall of Fame will be open for viewing for the first time during the basketball games at…

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Washington Democrats seem to hate Trump more than terrorists

By Ray Rehder America gained another victory in the war on terror when President Trump gave the green light for our military to launch the drone strike that killed Qassem Soleimani two weeks ago.  Prior to his death very few in America had ever heard of him, although we quickly became educated about this terrorist. …

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Stand Up and Be Counted

2020! A new decade, time for a fresh start and time to be counted in the upcoming census. The census is taken in the United States every 10 years since 1790. The 1790 census was conducted by marshals of the U.S. judicial districts and was taken in the 13 original states, the districts of Kentucky,…

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Hog-Hunting Bans

Hog-Hunting Bans Sue Hagan Our dog came home with a ghastly wound—he had chased too large a wild hog this time. He and his running mate were good at taking down the small hogs, but this time the dog was the victim. I want the hogs gone and I’m not averse to their being shot,…

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Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown at the Library

 Join the Ozark Regional Library in Annapolis on Saturday, January 25, at 12:30 p.m. for a free viewing of an American classic, Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown.  This is a free event and open to the public but you can get your tickets at the Annapolis library to ensure a seat.  Light refreshments will…

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