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Cool-season grass hay fields may not be producing the usual yields this year, so summer annual forage crops may be a reasonable alternative for some producers. Summer annuals can be effectively used for grazing or conserved as hay or haylage and can be an important forage source if abused pastures or hay fields are going to be re-seeded to cool-season grasses this fall. more
Yes, that one. more
Perhaps you’ve heard of Wordle. If you haven’t, either read no further, or proceed at your own peril. more
If you have never attended an open mic event, you are missing out on something special. more
There’s another woman in my husband’s life, and I’m the one who put her there. more
My wife and I attended the graduation ceremony for Smith-Cotton High School’s Class of 2024 on Saturday, May 11, which included our grandson Aiden Miller. more
The world of cancer treatment is complex and as varied as every person diagnosed with the disease that occurs when abnormal cells divide in an uncontrolled way. As a radiation oncologist, I use radiation therapy to provide carefully targeted and regulated doses of high-energy radiation to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. more
The court news reported in the March 4, 1910, Sedalia Democrat gave a list of cases heard in Judge Louis Hoffman’s circuit courtroom. These involved cases of breaking and entering, manslaughter, and various motions for appeals from prior court terms. more
I attract scammers like my roses attract Japanese beetles. Even though I don’t fall for their scams, they never give up. more
For 64 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri has provided a safe place for kids and teens to learn and grow. Our Clubs offer caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Boys & Girls Clubs programming promotes academic success, good character and leadership, and healthy lifestyles. more
I hate to use trite phrases such as “we sat in stunned silence,” but we sat in stunned silence. I had no idea that thousands of people could sit silently in a stadium. But that’s what happened on Dec. 25, 1971. more
It was past lunchtime, and I was driving east on Broadway Boulevard, hungry but determined to run a few more errands before heading home. I stopped at a store and bought a snack that was new to me. Its taste was fantastic, so I saved its wrapper to read the ingredients list later. more
Sedalia’s first Broadway School building was begun in 1867, following a directive from the state that public schools be built for both Black and white children. The bond election to fund the schools was very contentious, caused by individuals who believed education was a privilege reserved for well-to-do white children at private schools. more
It is such a joyful time each year when the farmers bring their first strawberry harvests to the Sedalia Area Farmers’ Market. more
Sleep is beautiful. But the physical act of sleeping isn’t. That’s why I roll my eyes during rom-com movies when the man wakes up early (yeah, right) to gaze adoringly at the woman he loves while she sleeps. more
Editor's note: This monthly column was inadvertently left out of Friday's edition, the day it is typically published. more
By our vote — or failure to vote — six months from today, we will have selected the next president of the United States. Will we have selected the person who could represent the best of America? more
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