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Ag officials search for Missouri century farms

(SPRINGFIELD, Mo., AP) — Agriculture officials want to recognize more Missouri farms that have been in the same family for at least 100 years. More than 8,000 century farms have…

Obama: World would be ‘pretty barren’ without poetry

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE (WASHINGTON, AP) — Poetry helps people understand themselves and each other, and the world would be “pretty barren” without it, President Barack Obama said Friday. Obama and…

Campaign raises $27,360 for Warrensburg Schools

Campaign raises $27,360 for Warrensburg Schools

(Warrensburg, MO) — The 2015 Major Saver card campaign raised $27,360 for the Warrensburg R-VI School District. Dale Krumm, vice-president of sales and development for Major Saver, presented a check…

Southwest Airlines unveils ‘Missouri One’ jet at KCI

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Southwest Airlines has unveiled a Boeing 737 jet that is painted as though it’s wrapped in the Missouri state flag. The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/1FM5LTP)…

As death of Lincoln marked, caretakers of tomb face setbacks

By KERRY LESTER (SPRINGFIELD, Ill., AP) — Caretakers of Abraham Lincoln’s tomb are on the defensive over an unflattering critique in National Geographic magazine and looming budget cuts that could…

St. Louis Zoo awaiting OK for Kali the polar bear’s transfer

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — The St. Louis Zoo is putting the finishing touches on its new Arctic exhibit while it awaits the federal government to greenlight the transfer of an…

Daughter opens guest house to honor father’s legacy

By DONALD BRADLEY (HIGGINSVILLE, Mo., AP) — The car passed fields and pasture, the road changing from blacktop to gravel. Annette Dittmer turned off onto a dirt lane. The new…

Neosho hatchery joins effort to save endangered shiner

By ALLIE HINGA The Joplin Globe (NEOSHO, Mo., AP) –€” As hatchery manager David Hendrix walked across the concrete blocks in the raceways at the Neosho National Fish Hatchery, a…

Godzilla welcomed in Tokyo to lure visitors, not to scare

By YURI KAGEYAMA (TOKYO, AP) — Fire-breathing, building-stomping Godzilla was welcomed in part of Tokyo on Thursday as a sign of prosperity, not destruction. The irradiated monster was appointed special…

Warrensburg school bond passes in city election

With a 13 percent turnout at the polls, Warrensburg voters passed the Warrensburg R-6 School District bond issue with 60.20 percent in favor. The bond issue will fund improvements to Ridge…