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Our county assessor has reappraised some property values this year, as required by the state. If you have small acreage located around Norfork and Bull Shoals Lakes, you probably got the notice of the increases. However, if you own large-acreage land (about 10 or more acres) around the lakes, you...
I have worked at Dora, Hurley and Springfield Public Schools, so I have a wide variety of experiences in culture, tax dollars and size of schools.The truth of the matter is, Gainesville is operating at a huge disadvantage. I know there are wonderful teachers/staff there because some of them I call...
Due to the response to my sale, we will now be closing on July 31. There is still value in the stock that is left, and I anticipate most of that will be gone in the next two weeks.Bass fishing during these hot days can be frustrating, but some anglers are doing quite well. Several have told me that...
For Kalena Bruce, a fifth-generation cattle farmer in Stockton, finding affordable health coverage under Obamacare hasn’t been easy. She’s a young mom and business owner paying $700 a month in premiums alone, not to mention deductibles and copays.That’s why she’s become an advocate for association...

Jenny and Zack Yarger with their children Ezra, left, and Zeke
Anyone who knows me knows I’m not a fan of summer. I can just look outside and start sweating. And don’t even get me started on the bugs. So, even though submerging in beautiful Bull Shoals Lake or my parents’ swimming pool helps, at times I often search for fun things to do in the air conditioning...

photo by Lindasy Collins
Unfortunately, the drought of 2018 is only getting worse across Missouri, and the effects are starting to hit livestock producers hard. The July 12 weekly drought report by the United States Drought Monitor shows over two-thirds of Missouri in some level of drought condition. With the extreme...
I’m beginning to get worried about my wife’s eyesight—or maybe I should say, her lack of eyesight.My suspicions started about a month ago, when Judy was on her way to the lower barn to feed a bottle to her baby calf (the result of a twin birth) when I heard her yelling for me. After walking down to...
On June 30, it was my great honor and privilege to participate in a flag retirement ceremony sponsored by the Sampson Masonic Lodge in Theodosia. Our nation’s banner is more than just a piece of cloth; Old Glory is a symbol of strength and perseverance. Through the respect we display for our flag,...

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