Regional News

Area 4-H members participate in clothing competition
COLUMBIA- Livia Dumm and Kelton AuBrey from Jasper were two of 87 Missouri youth that participated in a clothing construction and consumerism contest during State 4-H...
Area unemployment mixed in August, Barton County loses 94 jobs
By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer JEFFERSON CITY-Only Vernon County gained more jobs in August, adding 31. However, its work force increased by 44, which caused a...
Upland Chronicles – Part II
Upland Chronicles – Part II By RICHARD COOPER This is the second installment of Upland Chronicles, 2017, and it is always my favorite. It only includes two states, but...
Clinic to be held for novice and want-to-be beekeepers
The Heartland Beekeeping Association of Southeast Kansas will hold a one day beginners beekeeping clinic on Saturday, Nov. 4, at Yates Hall on the campus of Pittsburg State...
Accident report
A two vehicle accident occurred at 12:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The report stated that the accident occurred six miles...
The Upland Chronicles, 2017, Part I
By RICHARD COOPER As we start this column for 2017, always a labor of love, we look back to see what we wrote for the introduction last year. First of all, we have egg on...
Hessian Fly-Free date begins October 10
Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension, reported for the September 20 crop scouting update. “The Hessian Fly-Free Date is October 10 for...
Economic Security Corporation in need of low-income representatives
Economic Security Corporation (ESC) is currently seeking low-income representatives who live in Barton, Jasper, Newton and McDonald counties, to serve on ESC’s Board of...
Free pesticide collection to be held in Lockwood
JEFFERSON CITY- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources, in conjunction with S&H Farm Supply, will provide a free pesticide collection event from 8 a.m. to noon,...
Rachel Schnelle led the Public Relations leadership session. Lockwood FCCLA attends Fall Leadership Workshop
The Lockwood FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) chapter attended the Fall Leadership Workshop on September 19, at Carthage...


Insects slowing down in soybeans
LAMAR- Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension, scouted fields west of Lockwood and northwest of Golden City for the September 6 crop...
Blue ribbon panel to judge awards at TAMKO’s Red, White & Blue Banquet
JOPLIN- A special Blue Ribbon Panel of local community business and political leaders will serve as judges for the awards to be made at the first-ever Red, White & Blue...
Cattle genetic and reproductive strategies workshop to be held
STOCKTON- University of Missouri Extension, along with Worthington Angus of Dadeville, are working together to present a cattle genetics and reproductive strategies...
Sudden Death Syndrome appearing in soybeans
LAMAR- Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension, scouted fields west of Lamar, near Hwy 160 and Hwy 43 for the August 30 crop scouting...
Auditions to be held for upcoming production
Mark your calendar now! Auditions for Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre’s upcoming production of One Christmas Night, a family comedy by John Trent, will be held at the theatre...