Regional News

Monitor corn for nitrogen loss and Japanese beetles
LAMAR- Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension, scouted fields north and west of Liberal for the June 7 crop scouting update. WHEAT...
Barrett to serve as chairman of Missouri Bankers Association
JEFFERSON CITY- Rob Barrett, president and CEO of Heritage State Bank in Nevada, was elected and installed as chairman of the Missouri Bankers Association at the...
Glume blotch on wheat, armyworms in fescue and foliar on corn
LAMAR- Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension, scouted fields near O and 126 highway, south of Lamar for the May 31 crop scouting...
Hug a Herp Day and hike planned at Prairie State Park
JEFFERSON CITY- The public is invited to two free events that showcase interesting aspects of the tallgrass prairie Saturday, June 17, at Prairie State Park near...
Area employment figures flourish in April
By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer JEFFERSON CITY-Area Missouri counties experienced a dramatic increase in the number of people seeking a job in April, and lots of...
Cattlemen’s bus tour set for August
HERMITAGE- Hickory County University of Missouri Extension Center is working to put on the Hickory County Cattlemen’s Bus Tour. The tour is designed to educate cattle...
LPD to participate in nationwide campaign
The Lamar Police Department will be out in full force as part of the annual nationwide Fourth of July Holiday “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” substance-impaired driving...
Armyworms in Dade County, N loss likely in corn
LAMAR- Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension, scouted fields east of I-49, near 126 Hwy. and east of Lamar for the May 24 crop scouting...
Change requires treating ephemeral gully erosion on highly erodible...
COLUMBIA, Mo.- Missouri famers who participate in USDA programs will be required to provide additional control of ephemeral gully erosion on their highly erodible fields,...
March unemployment was mixed in southwest Missouri
By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer JEFFERSON CITY-March unemployment figures were definitely mixed in the five counties that the Democrat tracks. Barton and Jasper...
Mid-Missouri Collectors Show changes ownership
MINDENMINES- Dave Sorrick of In God We Trust LLC has announced that the ownership of the Mid-Missouri Collectors Show held for the past four years in Osage Beach has...
The Dade County Health Department recently hosted a hunter education course through the Missouri Department of Conservation. The class was held on March 25, at the Live Well Health & Fitness board room and was conducted by Dade County Conservation Agent Jeremy Edwards. Thirteen students attended in the morning, with 31 attending in the afternoon. This has been the best turnout they have had for the hunter safety course. The Dade County Health Department looks forward to hosting another course next year and their hope is to get a large number to attend again. Thank you to all who participated in the March safety course. Good luck and safe hunting! Dade County Health Dept. hosts hunter education course


Accident reports
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a train/vehicle accident occurred at 10:22 a.m. on Sunday, April 16, four miles west of Lockwood on South Dade Co. Rd. 21,...
Watch for flag leaf and consider fungicide treatment
LAMAR- Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension, scouted fields on March 29 north of Lamar. Wheat is in the second joint stage. "One field...
Wet conditions, consider a fungicide to protect flag leaves
LAMAR- Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension, scouted fields east of Mindenmines, near highway M, between 160 and 126 highways for the...