Regional News

Drive sober or get pulled over
JEFFERSON CITY- Choosing to drive impaired, or ride with someone who is, is not worth the risk – this is real life, and once something goes wrong, it can’t be taken...
Partners in Pasture tour to be held near Stockton
Partners in Pasture is a group of west central Missouri forage producers who meet at different farms and discuss the grazing management and livestock needs. The August...
Galloway announces start of Dade County audit
JEFFERSON CITY- Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway announced on Monday, Aug. 14, the start of a regularly scheduled audit of Dade County, located in southwest...
Ashcroft announces “Rooted in Agriculture” Photo Contest
JEFFERSON CITY- Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft recently announced the 2017-2018 Missouri Official Manual Photo Contest theme - “Rooted in Agriculture.” First...
Scout for sugarcane aphid in milo
Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension, scouted fields north and south of Avilla for the July 26 crop scouting update. Scheidt observed...
Before and after school care available in Lockwood
LOCKWOOD- Immanuel Lutheran School in Lockwood offers before and after school care during the school year for students four years old through elementary age that are...
MDC to host free warm season grazing workshop
EL DORADO SPRINGS- Farm profits and wildlife can both benefit when cattle growers use prairie grasses in grazing systems. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will...
Prairie Days tops discussion by Liberal Area Civic Group
LIBERAL- The Liberal Area Civic Group met for their monthly meeting on Thursday, July 20, in the Barton Mutual Community Room. Eleven members attended the meeting....
Five area counties see job numbers increase
By RICHARD COOPER Democrat staff writer JEFFERSON CITY-Four of the five counties that the Democrat tracks monthly on job numbers gained in May. Only Vernon failed to keep...
Stockton gears up for 57th Annual Black Walnut Festival
Stockton is gearing up for the 57th Annual Black Walnut Festival, coming up Wednesday, Sept. 27 through Saturday, Sept. 30. The festival draws over 10,000 visitors,...
Scout for insects in soybean and milo
LAMAR- Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension, scouted fields north of Irwin and near Verdella for the July 12 crop scouting...
Foliage feeding in soybean fields
LAMAR- Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension, scouted fields along 126 highway, east of 43 highway for the July 7 crop scouting...
Vendors sought for Lockwood September Days
Arts and crafts vendors are being sought for the 2017 September Days celebration to be held Saturday, Sept. 23, in Lockwood. September Days booths are free (a $20 deposit...
Dade County MU Extension raising money with shirt sales
GREENFIELD- University of Missouri Extension Dade County is selling 100 percent cotton, pre-shrunk, unisex, long sleeve t-shirts for $15. "This fundraiser allows Dade...
PSC sets dates for hearings on MGE rate increase request
JEFFERSON CITY- The Missouri Public Service Commission has set the dates for public hearings in a rate increase application for natural gas filed by Missouri Gas Energy...