Area News

Ironton Man Is Greenskeeper for the Kansas City Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl on Sunday night. An area man is associated with the team. Building a team takes a lot of moving parts and for one Ironton native it starts from the ground up. Travis Hogan is the head groundskeeper for the Kansas City Chiefs and he spends all year,…

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Students should take FAFSA verification seriously

The federal government requires many students who submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to verify the information included on the FAFSA. The students requiring verification are chosen by the U.S. Department of Education. Used to apply for most federal and many state student aid programs, the FAFSA asks detailed questions about the…

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Feral Hogs and Disappearing Turkeys

LARRY DABLEMONT Ozark Outdoors The feral hog problem has worked out well for the Missouri Department of Conservation as far as financial benefits.  I don’t know the exact amount, but they are being paid well by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for their efforts in feral hog removal. However, it is not a situation making them any…

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What to expect when trapping feral hogs

Technicians will bring traps, teach set up and walk landowners through the whole process.   When state and federal agencies receive a report of feral hog sightings or sign on private land, a member of the Missouri Feral Hog Elimination Partnership is dispatched to review the evidence and visit with the landowner. Trapping is a…

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DHSS provides update on novel coronavirus (nCoV)

The Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor and inform Missourians regarding the latest information about the novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) which causes symptoms similar to influenza and originated from Wuhan, China. The virus has spread to numerous countries, including the United States. …

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No Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Tri-County Region

The Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) released the names of the 192 licenses for medical marijuana dispensary facilities. Per Article XIV, 24 dispensary facilities will be licensed per congressional district in Missouri. Missouri is divided into eight congressional districts. Twenty-four licenses were awarded in the 8th District. No licenses were awarded in Iron, Reynolds, or…

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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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