Regional News

Unemployment rates slide upward in southwest region in January
By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer The Federal Government has been very stingy in reporting unemployment figures for the month of January. It mainly consists of...
Commemoration service to be held
FORT SCOTT, Kan.- A special commemoration service, recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, will be held at the Fort Scott National...


Nevada Elks Lodge No. 564 raising funds for Veterans Memorial
The B.P.O. Elks Lodge No. 564, Nevada, Mo., are in the process of raising funds to build a Veterans Memorial. Also, helping with this project are...


Time to subscribe to weekly field crop scouting report
LAMAR- This is the seventh year for a field crop scouting program designed to help busy farmers with pest management efforts. An agronomy specialist with MU Extension...
Delayed Price vs. Minimum Price Contracts
By BOONE HARDY The last several years we have seen a big shift in both the kinds of contracts and the various fees associated with those contracts that are available to...
Missouri unemployment by regions
By Richard Cooper Unemployment figures for counties in all of the states are generally released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics one and one months after the beginning...
Collectors show set for February 24
The Barton-Jasper County Collectors Association will be sponsoring the 26th Annual Spring Coin, Stamp, Postcard, Sports Memorabilia and...


Long range weather forecasting, certainly nothing new
By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer How far back in history do attempts at predicting weather go? Likely at least as far as Ancient Greece,...


Boating season is coming... spring aboard!
Colonel Sandra K. Karsten, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the patrol will participate in the National Association of State Boating Law...
Photo courtesy of Kyle Kirby
Missouri Corn Growers Association President Kyle Kirby (second from right) recently visited Peru with the U.S. Grains Council to provide grain buyers insight on the 2017 U.S. corn crop. Coalition works to ensure leaders understand importance of...
JEFFERSON CITY- Giving another boost to trade efforts, a group of over 30 organizations representing growers, refiners, producers, transporters,...


Employment and wages in Barton County in third quarter of 2017
JEFFERSON CITY-One of the busiest places of government in Missouri is located in the Department of Economic Development and is identified by the acronym MERIC. Its full...
Warm season grass cattle grazing workshop
STOCKTON- Cedar County MU Extension Center and Council will present a Warm Season Grass Cattle Grazing Workshop on Thursday, March 8, at the Cedar County Library, 717 East...
Search is on for Century Farms in southwest Missouri
SPRINGFIELD- If your farm has been in your family since Dec. 31, 1918, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm. To qualify, farms must meet the...
Attention senior citizens in Lockwood area
The Lockwood Ministerial Alliance is considering forming a free home delivery of meals service to senior citizens in the Lockwood area who meet...


Missouri corn growers from across the state took time away from the farm Tuesday, Jan. 23 to meet with legislators during the Missouri Corn Growers Association annual business meeting and legislative day in Jefferson City. Missouri Corn Growers discuss priorities
JEFFERSON CITY- Corn farmers, industry representatives and guests from across the state gathered in Jefferson City on Tuesday, Jan. 23, for the...