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Two deadlines approaching this month for FSA Direct and Counter-Cyclical Programs

USDA Missouri Farm Service Agency Executive Director Mark Cadle reminds producers of two important Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program deadlines this month. Producers who have either not yet enrolled in DCP…

Missouri Crop Progress: Recent hot, dry conditions reportedly stress crops in much of state

Agricultural Summary Another week of little precipitation and above-average temperatures continues to stress crops.  There were 6.8 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supply was 41 percent very short, 40…

Pat’s Pantry: Lunch box cookies

By Pat Mills Now that the children are back in school, it is time to start baking cookies for their sack lunches.  Looking through recipes, I found a lot of…

Postcards: Jesse with a pup in his arms offers fresh look

By Linda Emley Since our 2nd annual Outlaw Days is coming up Sept. 21, I thought it would a good time to rerun this story about Jesse James. I enjoyed…

Letter: Introducing this year’s Wall of Honor honorees, events

To the Editor: The Richmond Education Foundation is pleased to announce that the Wall of Honor committee has selected two individuals for the Richmond R-XVI Wall of Honor. The 2013…

A ‘FENCE STILE’ MAKES GOOD NEIGHBORS, INSPIRES A WINERY

By David Knopf, News Editor There’s a tradition in England where properties separated by walls or fences are connected by a v-shaped, double ladder. They’re called fence stiles, structures that…

Jo’s Jottings: Impression left by a good teacher never seems to fade

By Jo Ellen Dale Dixie Swafford and Suzanne Mansell recently visited with former teacher and counselor  Rebecca Crouch at John Knox Village.  They said that Rebecca was one of their…

Jack Remembers: Story about supplying the Jameses with fresh horses sounded very familiar

By Jack HackleyOne of my favorite family stories is of my great-grandfather selling horses to the James Gang, which I printed a few weeks ago. Lo and behold, I got…

NASS Crop Progress Report: Combination of heat, lack of rain cause crop conditions to decline across the state

Through Sept. 3 Agricultural Summary Above average temperatures and little precipitation across the state resulted in declining conditions for all crops.  There were 6.7 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture…

Postcards: At least the senator acted surprised when Eagleton was named for him

By Linda Emley On Friday, April 18, 1980, the Thomas F. Eagleton Civic Center was dedicated. I was there, but I wasn’t really paying attention because I was a 23-year-old…