Belle/Bland News
The city of Belle has rescheduled the Neighborhood Watch organization meeting from Thursday, Dec. 5 to Monday, Dec. 9. Belle Mayor Josh Seaver said the reason for the change is because he won’t …
The Maries R-2 Board of Education discussed on Nov. 19 if Mondays were optional bad weather make-up days, because it has been off-limits in the past. Since the district operates on a four-day …
Joey Butler II, president of the Maries County R-2 Board of Education, asked Nov. 19 if the district could consider initiating a bus route for extremely cold days during the winter. “We have …
Vienna/Vichy News
The annual Maries R-1 Elementary Carnival will be held this Friday evening in the school cafeteria from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and will culminate with a staff member getting a pie in the face. At the …
VIENNA — The Maries-Osage Ambulance District (MOAD) Board has decided to delay for at least one year paying off the balance the district owes on the Freeburg Base. At the MOAD Board’s …
VIENNA — The City of Vienna is putting on hold taking water fund money currently drawing interest and using it to pay off some of the indebtedness for the water system in order to save a …
Opinion
New quality heifer sales help improve beef cow-calf herds

Being in the beef business is not a get-rich-quick career. Building a quality cow herd takes time; requiring breeding cows, waiting nine months for a calf and then the calf is raised to be sold. All …

I agree with Bernie Sanders

On Oct. 13, 2015 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said in an interview on CNN that “We should look to countries like Denmark, like Sweden.” I agree with Sanders, we need to be …

An old artilleryman learns how to hear all over again, with aids

As I type my weekly column I hear clicking sounds from the laptop keyboard, I’d never heard before. In the second day of wearing hearing aids, the sounds may drive me crazy. I hear the …

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