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Portland tree farmers receive statewide recognition for conservation efforts

Bill and Margie Haag honored as Tree Farmers of the Year from Missouri Department of Conservation

When Bill and Margie Haag purchased 185 acres in Portland, they wanted an open space to hunt and enjoy the outdoors. But one question let the Haags to a dedication to conservation.

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New hunter/jumper professor saddles up for William Woods University

Susie Ouderkirk’s path to William Woods University started on her Aunt Janet’s Kansas farm. Ouderkirk, William Woods’ new hunter/jumper professor, spent summers as a “little horse-crazy girl” at the age of five with her Aunt Janet whose farm came with an older male horse. Aunt Janet would hop Ouderkirk on the horse and told her to “go for it.”

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William Woods University students help hungry children in Callaway County

William Woods University Greek Life students made pact to feed the hungry through joint philanthropic efforts of sororities and fraternities.

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Event takes local foster, adopted children to the great outdoors

Adopted and foster children made long-lasting memories as they experienced the great outdoors Saturday.

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Fulton Middle School, Garden Club celebrate Arbor Day with tree planting

Fulton Garden Club passed its gift of green thumbs onto Fulton Middle School students Thursday by planting a willow tree.

New Bloomfield Superintendent David Tramel’s proposed budget could give teachers pay increase

New Bloomfield educators could see an increase on their paychecks if Superintendent David Tramel’s proposed budget is finalized and approved by the district’s board of education.

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South Callaway searches for bids, projects totaling to $5.5 million

The South Callaway Board of Education gave clearance to Superintendent Kevin Hillman to search for bids for facility upgrades totaling an estimated $5.5 million.

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CARDV supporters commemorate 20 years in Callaway County

Supporters of the Coalition Against Rape and Domestic Violence gathered Tuesday night to celebrate 20 years of the organization’s existence.

Local suicide survivors support group to begin in May

Three local women will begin a support group in May for those who’ve lost loved ones to suicide.

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Millersburg preschool community unites, celebrates milestone

As kind words and praise continued for Sherri Griffin, founder of Millersburg Preschool, on Saturday during the preschool’s 30th anniversary celebration, she couldn’t hold back the tears.

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