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Computers -On- Farm Meeting, Jan. 12-13, Says Bring the Kids to...
At the annual Computers on the Farm conference, participants add as much as planned speakers. Users share ideas at the meeting, Jan. 12-13, 2018, at Tan-Tar-A Resort,...
Winter Car Care to Keep Your Vehicle Running Through the Cold
Winter weather is hard on cars and trucks, but a little preparation will keep vehicles running well throughout winter’s coldest days. A simple checklist starts with the...
Elderly Dehydration: Prevention & Treatment
Watching for signs of illness in a loved one can be challenging. Some illnesses show up quite clearly, while others have a more subtle effect on...

A Polar KALI: Bear’s Tale
Chapter One: The first thing Julie did was make the meatballs. With gloved hands, she carefully rolled the raw beef into round blobs, between her palms. Next, she prepped...
EDITOR’S MUSINGS Happy New Year to you, your family, friends -...
Others have said it much better than I can tell you about having a great New Year so here goes: “Hope, Smiles from the threshold of the year to...

MY TURN - THE GIVING SEASON
This Christmas, like many others over the last few decades at least, has been about the idea of gifts and giving in addition to the primary religious holiday meaning....
Consider Making These Year-end Tax Moves by Dec. 31
Holiday shopping is in full swing for consumers around the nation. Shoppers spend money. Money comes from income. And where there’s income, taxes follow. Congress is in...
MONROE COUNTY HISTORY - As Time Goes By
100 Years Ago December 28, 1917 RABBIT HARVEST BEGINS The rabbit harvest in Monroe and adjoining counties began last week when snow made favorable conditions...
Basic Birding Tools
BIRDING TOOLSBASIC TOOL GUIDE You need only two ba-sic tools to enjoy birding: binoculars and a good bird identification field guide.HOW TO CHOOSE...

Missouri Camping in Black Bear Country
CAMPING IN BLACK BEAR COUNTRY Black bears are an excit-ing part of Missouri’s nat-ural history, and they’re making a comeback in the southern...

EDITOR’S MUSINGS - The Christmas letter for my friends
There was a time in my life when I sent Christmas cards. Real ones, signed and addressed by my own hand and stamped with a genuine U.S. postal...

MY TURN - THE SAME OLD STORY XXII
As we celebrate Christmas on Monday and as 2017 comes to a close, we are seeing major fires and serious flooding here in America and in other parts of our troubled world....
As Time Goes By
100 Years Ago December 21, 1917 THE FUEL PROBLEM GROWS Fuel supplies in Paris and vicinity dwindled rapidly during the recent severe cold spell. Local dealers...
Volunteering is important!!
Why are events such as the recent highly successful Christmas Is Caring or other events such the Relay For Life of Monroe County and the Blow...

Frozen Pipes Create Big Problems During Cold Weather
Water has a unique property: It expands as it freezes. This puts tremendous pressure on whatever is containing it, including metal or plastic pipes. No matter the strength...
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