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Poinsettia is the nation’s most popular potted flowering plant. What makes this remarkable is that most poinsettias are sold between the week of Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, according to a release from the University of Missouri Extension.

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Poinsettia is the nation’s most popular potted flowering plant. What makes this remarkable is that most poinsettias are sold between the week of Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, according to a release from the University of Missouri Extension.

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LIBERTY — Unfortunately, COVID-19 played havoc with schedules for contractors and installers but last week, the installation team from Cloverleaf Inc. for AB Creative brought in some of the first playground pieces to City Park, 970 Missouri Highway 291.

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Col. Eric Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, reminds everyone there may be an increase in traffic over the Thanksgiving holiday. If so, drivers should remain alert to changes along their normal route. Regardless of traffic patterns, safety should remain a priority.

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The Missouri Department of Conservation is asking Missouri turkey hunters to save and share feathers from the wild turkeys they harvest this fall as part of a new research project to help improve wild turkey management in Missouri, according to a release.

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Homeowners are making their backyards purposeful for recreation, work and homeschooling while sheltering at home during the pandemic. The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute reminds outdoor power equipment users to be courteous when cleaning up the family yard with leaf blowers, chainsaws, mow…

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SMITHVILLE — Smithville Kiwanis has been saving and planning for over a year to build a shelter at Helvey Park. Now, with sponsorship through family and veteran-owned LJ’s Handyman Service, Ron Major at Major Lumber, Byler Steel and the Swearingins with Quality Truss, in addition, to support…

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Families found some fun on Halloween despite coronavirus as the Kearney community came out for a trunk or treat at Old Church Plaza. Then across the road, the Firehouse Community Center offered fun for younger kids and a haunted house for the older ones.

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LIBERTY — Feeling stressed in these unpredictable times? Through a partnership with Serenity on the Square, Liberty Parks and Recreation, Human Kind, Villalobos Vitality, and the Wild Gypsy, a chance to learn how recharge will be at Stocksdale Park, 901 S. LaFrenz Road, from 2 to 4 p.m. Satu…

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Col. Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, reminds drivers that deer are more active and create hazards for Missouri motorists this time of year.

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According to the University of Missouri Extension, Missouri’s transition into a kaleidoscope of color of fall foliage usually peaks around the third weekend of October.

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LIBERTY — With restrictions on how many people can be at large gatherings, Liberty Public Schools have come up with alternative ways to celebrate Homecoming.

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SMITHVILLE — Arguably one of the biggest community events of the year, Smithville School District has come up with a creative way to keep their Hollywood Homecoming parade without violating health ordinances.

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SMITHVILLE — Tee Up for a Cure Golf Tournament returns to Smithville Lake beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10. Players and lunch guests will convene at Paradise Pointe Golf Complex, 18212 Golf Course Road in Smithville.

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CLAY COUNTY — A deer was rescued by Missouri Department of Conservation agents from Clay and Platte counties after its antlers got stuck in a backyard soccer goal.

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SMITHVILLE — The process began four years and seven months ago, according to Smithville resident Danielle Wilson. Having spearheaded the dog park effort in Smithville, Wison said it all began with efforts to exercise her and a friend’s German shepherds.

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LIBERTY — Low oxygen in Capitol Federal Sports Complex’s back pond, known as the kids fishing pond, has resulted in the death of a couple hundred fish in the Liberty complex, located at 2200 Old Missouri Highway 210. The situation is currently being monitored by both the Missouri Department …

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SMITHVILLE — Nehemiah Festival at Smithville Lake's Smith's Fork Park is pushing forward, inviting all those interested in Christian music and fellowship to join for a weekend of performances beginning Friday to Sunday, Sept. 18  to 20.