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Kenzie (3 years old-2017) with the Down Syndrome baskets the Johnson’s generously hand out. Photo courtesy of Macy Johnson. Love Every Chromosome
By Robin Gregg Former Monroe County residents, Mark and Macy Johnson created their nonprofit, Kenzie’s Chromosome Crusaders, to provide...


MoCHIP—Child Identification & Protection Program: Keeping Missouri...
Paris, Missouri—Saturday, October 6, 2018—With more than 240,000 children processed through the MoCHIP Child ID program in 7 years, MoCHIP is...


Alternative forage options during and after drought
Source: Dhruba Dhakal, 660-288-3239 COLUMBIA, Mo. – Widespread drought conditions during the 2018 growing season in most of Missouri resulted in...


How to Prevent Kidney Stones During the Summer Months
By Abbey Gerveler As summer winds down, one crucial thing to keep in mind is staying hydrated as hot and dry weather persists. That’s because...


MU Extension offers innovative online leadership program New...
COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension has developed an innovative online program with the focus on building better leaders. The 11-week...


Rain Finally Arrived in Monroe County
By Robin Gregg It thundered, it lightening, hard winds, and it poured hard in Monroe County in the evening of September 5. Reports came in...


As meat supplies grow for export demand, trade and tariff doubts...
Source: Scott Brown, 573-882-3861 COLUMBIA, Mo. – Large supplies of meat and dairy, possibly record-setting tons, are coming to U.S....


Mike and Juanita Willingham will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Sunday, September 9 Willingham’s Celebrating 70th Anniversary
Mike and Juanita Willingham will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Sunday, September 9 at Huck Hall (Buzzard’s Roost) with an open house...


2018 drought differs from 2012 in varied impact, says MU economist
Source: Scott Brown, 573-882-3861 COLUMBIA, Mo. – Scattered rains brought slight improvements this past week in a drought affecting most of the...


Monroe City Chamber Business Spot Light: ALLIANT BANK
By Robin Gregg Alliant Bank is located in Monroe City and Madison in Monroe County, as well as in Kirksville, Booneville, and Pilot Grove,...


Volunteer Nominations Needed
The Monroe County Appeal will start taking Volunteer nominations for our NEW monthly “Volunteer of the Month” section. These Monroe County...


Monroe County Appeal Editor, Robin Gregg Editor's Note
By Robin Gregg A lot has changed around the Monroe County Appeal since I started in the beginning of July. Have you noticed? In case I...


MU Extension agronomist Rusty Lee adjusts the amount of anhydrous ammonia released from a tank during a demonstration on ammoniating hay. Photo by Jessi Dodge. Improve low-quality forages with ammonia treatment
Source: Rusty Lee, 573-564-3733 BELLFLOWER, Mo. – Livestock producers can stretch short supplies of hay this year by using a simple ammonia...


Show-Me-Select rules require genetically tested bull EPDs
Source: Jared Decker, 573-882-2504 COLUMBIA, Mo. New sire selection rules for Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifers improve reliable calving-ease...


Brenda Beshears, PhD, RN, President and Chief Executive Officer, Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing & Health Sciences Blessing-Rieman College offers new degree program
Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing & Health Sciences, Quincy, has been approved by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to offer a new two-year...