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Emerald ash borer found in St. Louis

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 9:13 am

Officials with the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently confirmed the identification of an emerald ash borer (EAB) found in northern St. Louis, said Hank Stelzer, state forester for University of Missouri Extension. Early this month, a crew pruning trees along power lines on Emerson Avenue in the Walnut Park East neighborhood noticed a number of sickly ash trees, including at least one with D-shaped holes in

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  • Volunteers join Hunt for archeological workshop

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 9:12 am

    The Senior Nutrition Center hosted Karen Hunt and her archeology workshop May 23. Hunt began the class by explaining how she discovered the phenomenon she calls electromagnetic photo-field or EMPF. The only tools required for this style of archeology are bent coat hangers that pick up on the magnetic ‘footprint’ Hunt says buildings leave after as little as six months. She explained she “isn’t sure what causes buildings to leave

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  • May Yard of the Month

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 8:26 am

    nd a new addition this month in their gardens. A sign marking the yards of the month was found in the garden of Richard and Janice Hagan for their yard and flowerbeds on South Main Street. Richard said they have been awarded the yard of the month before when they lived at another house in town. Richard said, “All the flowers and beds are done by Janice, I just keep

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Years Ago

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 8:19 am

100 Years Ago May 28-June 1, 1915 Wallace M. Havener of Kirksville was elected teacher of manual training and director of athletics and Miss Violet M. Webb of Columbia was elected as teacher training and instructor and teacher in German in the Monroe City High School. Miss Mary Hortense Springer of West Plains and Maxwell Newton Beeler were married in Columbia May 22. Miss Springer had been a teacher in

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 7:44 am

    Dear Citizens of Monroe City, The Summer for Lunch for Kids Program in cooperation with the Monroe City Senior Nutrition Center and the Monroe City Food Bank is about to begin their sixth year of the Summer Lunch Program. This program delivers a hot lunch to students on the Monroe City School backpack program. The program provides a backpack of food for students identified by faculty as not having sufficient

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  • What’s New With Nathan

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 7:42 am

    “All energy flows according to the whims of the great magnet.” It was this quote by Hunter S. Thompson that stuck in my head as we were walking around on a hill by Mark Twain Lake last weekend. Part of Karen Hunt’s archeology workshop. I was excited to attend this workshop because I have always had an interest in anthropology and archeology so I thought this would be right up

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