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(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Today, Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 19-21 closing state offices of the executive branch under the purview of the Governor at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24, 2019.  “Teresa and I hope this gives our state team members extra time to spend with their loved ones,...
First, there was Halloween and all its candy. Then there was Thanksgiving and turkey and all the sides. Throw in holiday parties, Christmas dinners and New Year’s Eve celebrations, and the last two months of the year becomes a calorie-laden nightmare for many Americans. But, all hope is not lost,...
A multiple car pileup on I-80 westbound near Des Moines, Iowa, on Monday, December 9, 2019, after a burst of snow rapidly caused dangerous driving conditions. (Iowa DOT)
Snow ended across the eastern Dakotas early Monday morning, but the snowstorm was just beginning to ramp up farther to the east. AccuWeather Global Weather Center – December 10, 2019 – A quick-moving snowstorm created treacherous driving conditions near the Des Moines, Iowa, area on Monday morning...
This week on my Missouri Veterans Home Tour, I visited the Mexico Missouri Veterans Home.  I love visiting with our Veterans and listening to their stories.  It is such an honor that I am able to do this. This week I also visited Miss. Null’s communication class at East Buchanan High School.  I...
Schlumbergera truncata, a type of holiday cactus. Photo by Jan Mehlich. Shared under a Creative Commons License (CC BY-SA 2.5).
COLUMBIA, Mo. - While poinsettias are the most popular blooming holiday plant, if you are looking for a plant that can bloom for many years to come, try a holiday cactus, said a University of Missouri horticulturist. “Given proper care, the holiday cacti have been known to outlive their caretakers...
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports nine people died in traffic crashes during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday counting period--from 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 27, 2019, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, December 1, 2019. The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated the following: Patrol’s...
I was recently comparing lights that attach to the handle bar of a bicycle on a bike shop website. Some of the lights listed the number of Lumens and some just said for example, 80 candlepower. Since outdoors folks also shop for headlights and flashlights, this seemed like an appropriate subject to...
According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), Americans, on average spend approximately 90 percent of their day indoors, where concentrations of some pollutants can be 2 to 5 times higher than the air we breathe outdoors.  These conditions are made worse during the holidays as we add...
The Caldwell County News will be a drop off for all those who wish to donate "Toys for Tots" this Christmas. Our hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The newspaper office will close at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 27th for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will be back on Monday, Dec. 2nd at 8 a.m.   Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

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