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Source: Michele Warmund, 573-882-9632 COLUMBIA, Mo. – The lowly dandelion announces spring’s arrival with a spackling of bright yellow blooms. Some consider the dandelion the scourge of lawns. Others savor its greens as a vegetable. Its sunny blooms give dandelion wine its unique flavor. “Either...
Source: David Trinklein, 573-882-9631 COLUMBIA, Mo. – Yard waste makes up a third of municipal solid waste, behind paper products and food. Estimates show that the average lawn produces about 1,500 pounds of grass clippings each year. A mature tree drops about 3,600 pounds of leaves annually. With...
Protecting Land Owners from Eminent Domain Abuse (HB 1062) As hundreds of concerned land owners gathered in the State Capitol this week to rally in support of their property rights, the Missouri House of Representatives took action to prevent the misuse of the state’s eminent domain law. House...
The Wild Outdoor's Jim Martin with his 27-1/2 lb Missouri Spring Gobbler
Week one of Missouri's Spring Turkey Season is in the books. Hunters managed to kill 18,787 birds during the first 7 days of the 21 day season. 15,144 of those were adult Toms, 3,465 were juveniles and 178 unfortunate hens with beards were included in the first weeks harvest. The Juvenile harvest...
(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Today, Governor Mike Parson called for a special election to fill two vacancies in the House of Representatives due to the resignation of Representative Jean Evans, who was recently named Executive Director of the Missouri Republican Party, and the appointment of...
Both Hamilton and Braymer will be holding their city-wide garage sales the weekend of May 3-4. Send your Hamilton garage sale ad to the Caldwell County News and have your sale posted on a city map that will appear in the April 30 issue of the paper. Cost for the ad is $10.  Look in the April 23rd...
I was honored to be recognized by Missouri’s beekeepers this week. Missouri’s First Lady joined the group in thanking me for legislation passed last year that reduced the tax burden on Missouri’s honey producers.
Watching the Numbers The Senate Appropriations Committee has met almost every day this week to pour over the budget recommendations sent over from the House of Representatives. According to the Missouri Constitution, budget legislation originates in the House. The Senate reviews the House’s budget...
Sheriff’s Supplemental Salary Bill Moving to the Senate House Bill 722 allows a $10 service fee to be collected by any individual who serves a summons, writ, subpoena, or other court order. Under current law, the fee can only be collected when a summons or order is served by a sheriff. By allowing...
April showers us with reasons to celebrate the joys of gardening, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. April brings a sense of renewal, Trinklein says. “Gardens and gardening remind us of everything good about life—the beauty of nature, the feeling of pride and...
April 20, also referred to as 420 by cannabis enthusiasts as code for smoking marijuana, has quickly spread as a celebratory day across the country. While cannabis is now legalized for recreational and medicinal use in many states, it is still illegal in all states to drive under the influence of...

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