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JOPLIN, Mo. – Bird-feeding is a popular hobby that can be enjoyed by all ages, but the first key to bird feeding enjoyment is to be able to attract birds to your backyard. more
GriefShare Seminar classes sponsored by the Community Church of El Dorado Springs. more
Last week, the Greenwood Bluejays traveled to Stockton to take on the host Tigers in a non-conference battle. Greenwood, ranked 5th in Class 3 in the most recent state rankings, showed why they are considered one of the best teams in the state. more
JEFFERSON CITY – The Division of Fire Safety is urging caution as temperatures across Missouri plunge well below freezing for an extended period and more residents turn to space heaters and supplemental heating sources to provide additional heat in their homes. Most years, space heaters account for about one-third of home heating fires and 80 percent of heating fire deaths. Overloaded extension cords, power strips and generators also pose danger. more
JEFFERSON CITY – The Division of Fire Safety is urging caution as temperatures across Missouri plunge well below freezing for an extended period and more residents turn to space heaters and supplemental heating sources to provide additional heat in their homes. Most years, space heaters account for about one-third of home heating fires and 80 percent of heating fire deaths. Overloaded extension cords, power strips and generators also pose danger. more
With temperatures running below zero this week, it may be time to focus on the fact that after winter comes spring. Always. Forever. And Ben and Janae Graham's entire family is expecting this spring. They are expecting their first new calves of their registered herd of Black Angus. They are expecting their ducklings to hatch. They are expecting their herbs and produce to pop out of the ground. And Janae Graham will go foraging for all sorts of herbs to add to her handmade herbal remedies. Their businesses are thriving on their holistic, all-natural farm just outside of Fair Play. It is a dream come to fruition for the Graham family. The dream started in 2020, and according to Janae, it has "...turned into a fun reality." more
With temperatures running below zero this week, it may be time to focus on the fact that after winter comes spring. Always. Forever. And Ben and Janae Graham's entire family is expecting this spring. They are expecting their first new calves of their registered herd of Black Angus. They are expecting their ducklings to hatch. They are expecting their herbs and produce to pop out of the ground. And Janae Graham will go foraging for all sorts of herbs to add to her handmade herbal remedies. Their businesses are thriving on their holistic, all-natural farm just outside of Fair Play. It is a dream come to fruition for the Graham family. The dream started in 2020, and according to Janae, it has "...turned into a fun reality." more
The presentation of the “Student of the Month” award goes to one girl and one boy of Stockton high school. This award will be given each month during the 2023-2024 school year, and it is to recognize the Stockton high school students who have distinguished themselves through outstanding achievements in extra-curricular activities, academics, leadership, good citizenship, service to their school, and service to the community. more
With inclement weather closing school last Tuesday, the Lady Tigers had to postpone their contest with Marionville by a day, taking on the state ranked Lady Comets on a Wednesday evening at Stockton High School. Marionville entered the game as the 8th ranked Class 2 team in Missouri, adding incentive for a possible upset by the Lady Tigers. more
According to owner Christy Fields, Wandering Wok, a new restaurant on Stockton’s town square, will open tomorrow at 11 a.m. Plans for the Chinese restaurant were announced last year, and the owners have been hard at work to make that dream a reality. more
This week, Cedar County is coming out from a deep freeze. Temperatures began to bottom as the weekend approached. On Friday, temperatures started in the thirties. Then, they started dropping, and light snow and mist covered the roads, leading to slight travel problems. Temperatures quickly plunged, and the county saw windchills of -3 that night. The trend continued throughout the weekend, with wind chills hitting as low as -25. By Monday morning, a morning high of 7 degrees made residents feel like the weather was balmy. And today, the most hearty of fishermen might hit the lake again with temps expected to reach almost 40. Welcome to winter in Missouri. more
This week, Cedar County is coming out from a deep freeze. Temperatures began to bottom as the weekend approached. On Friday, temperatures started in the thirties. Then, they started dropping, and light snow and mist covered the roads, leading to slight travel problems. Temperatures quickly plunged, and the county saw windchills of -3 that night. The trend continued throughout the weekend, with wind chills hitting as low as -25. By Monday morning, a morning high of 7 degrees made residents feel like the weather was balmy. And today, the most hearty of fishermen might hit the lake again with temps expected to reach almost 40. Welcome to winter in Missouri. more
Hello, everybody. Name is Cyrus. Cool name, right? I didn’t pick it out myself, but I’m grateful for the people who did. They definitely knew what they were doing. It’s a perfect name for a doberman pinscher and labrador retriever mix like me. more
Hello, everybody. Name is Cyrus. Cool name, right? I didn’t pick it out myself, but I’m grateful for the people who did. They definitely knew what they were doing. It’s a perfect name for a doberman pinscher and labrador retriever mix like me. more
What happens to the town of Stockton when items left on the porch of the Stockton Area Ministerial Alliance (SAMA) are taken? The community loses. SAMA is staffed with volunteers who work hours and hours sorting and pricing items. They lift heavy furniture; they sort clothing; they organize and separate. All work is volunteer; each year, thousands of dollars go back into the Stockton community in several ways. Yet, some people who could get a tremendous bargain from walking inside the store and paying a pittance of what it is worth never get that opportunity. And an incalculable amount of money does not go back into the community. Why? Because others have stolen it. more
The city of ElDo recently lost its long-time Chief of Police, Jarrod Schiereck, and two officers will be retiring soon, leaving some citizens concerned about how the department will be staffed. According to Bruce Rogers, city manager, one officer who is retiring will go to work for Cedar County after his retirement. Schiereck took a position out of the area. "Those two are not leaving because of salary," Rogers pointed out. more
The city of ElDo recently lost its long-time Chief of Police, Jarrod Schiereck, and two officers will be retiring soon, leaving some citizens concerned about how the department will be staffed. According to Bruce Rogers, city manager, one officer who is retiring will go to work for Cedar County after his retirement. Schiereck took a position out of the area. "Those two are not leaving because of salary," Rogers pointed out. more
Did you know that your child can walk or drive to several places in Cedar County and pick up a chemical compound derived from hemp that, as one online store advertises, is capable of "getting you stoned out of your mind?" And the product is available online in Missouri if someone doesn't want to travel. The THC product is referred to as Delta 8 (marijuana has a Delta 9 compound.) It is derived from hemp, the same plant species as marijuana, but not regulated in Missouri. Many teenagers are familiar with it. Although some brick-and-mortar stores, such as gas stations and vape stores, have self-imposed an age limit to selling Delta 8, a child of any age can legally purchase it in Missouri. Yet, it is banned in 17 states and severely restricted in seven others. Delta 8 contains THC, the same chemical that creates the marijuana high, and is sold as gummies, cookies, and candy, and is used in vapes or can be smoked. more
Did you know that your child can walk or drive to several places in Cedar County and pick up a chemical compound derived from hemp that, as one online store advertises, is capable of "getting you stoned out of your mind?" And the product is available online in Missouri if someone doesn't want to travel. The THC product is referred to as Delta 8 (marijuana has a Delta 9 compound.) It is derived from hemp, the same plant species as marijuana, but not regulated in Missouri. Many teenagers are familiar with it. Although some brick-and-mortar stores, such as gas stations and vape stores, have self-imposed an age limit to selling Delta 8, a child of any age can legally purchase it in Missouri. Yet, it is banned in 17 states and severely restricted in seven others. Delta 8 contains THC, the same chemical that creates the marijuana high, and is sold as gummies, cookies, and candy, and is used in vapes or can be smoked. more
(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Last Tuesday during a press conference at the State Capitol, Governor Mike Parson announced he has issued Executive Order 24-01, which bans individuals and businesses from nations designated as foreign adversaries from purchasing agricultural land within a 10-mile radius of critical military facilities in the State of Missouri. more
(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Last Tuesday during a press conference at the State Capitol, Governor Mike Parson announced he has issued Executive Order 24-01, which bans individuals and businesses from nations designated as foreign adversaries from purchasing agricultural land within a 10-mile radius of critical military facilities in the State of Missouri. more
(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – For the month of December 2023, Governor Mike Parson granted 29 pardons pursuant to Article IV, Section 7 of the Constitution of the State of Missouri. Official documents have been filed with the appropriate government agencies and have been sent to the individuals. Families have been or are in the process of being notified. more
(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – For the month of December 2023, Governor Mike Parson granted 29 pardons pursuant to Article IV, Section 7 of the Constitution of the State of Missouri. Official documents have been filed with the appropriate government agencies and have been sent to the individuals. Families have been or are in the process of being notified. more
Last Tuesday, the Stockton Tigers opened the 2024 portion of their basketball schedule, hosting the Marionville Comets. Due to ongoing upgrades at Stockton High School, the game was moved to Stockton Middle School, the home of the Tigers from 1966 to 2008. With a touch of nostalgia in the air, the game was the Southwest Conference opener for both teams. The Comets and Tigers were coming off of losses, hoping to start the new year on the right foot. more
Last Tuesday, the Stockton Tigers opened the 2024 portion of their basketball schedule, hosting the Marionville Comets. Due to ongoing upgrades at Stockton High School, the game was moved to Stockton Middle School, the home of the Tigers from 1966 to 2008. With a touch of nostalgia in the air, the game was the Southwest Conference opener for both teams. The Comets and Tigers were coming off of losses, hoping to start the new year on the right foot. more
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