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Ryan Richardson: Natural remedy can help with season's flea fight
Last year, I penned a column about battling fleas in your yard in hopes that you could keep your pets flea-free while not pumping your yard full of chemicals that could be dangerous to your family and neighbors, as well as your pets.
Frankie Meyer: DNA brings new dimension to family research
This week, I read an article about an exciting project being conducted by the University of Leuwen in Belgium and Pennsylvania State University. The purpose of the study is to recreate an image of what an ancestor looked like through DNA studies of cousins.
Cutting-edge business: Kickstarter helps man launch a knife-making venture
Inside a metal building on his property located east of Sheldon, Missouri, Patrick Roehrman is busy turning a hobby into a professional business. Working up to 14 hours a day, six days a week, Roehrman has spent nearly a year building up the name of his MT Knives business.
Frankie Meyer: Courthouse's new red room a safe bet to be favorite
Again this year, the museum committee and other volunteers at the McDonald County Historical Society did an exceptional job restoring additional areas of the old county courthouse on the square in Pineville.
Patty Crane: Mystery recommendations feature plenty of action
For mystery and suspense fans, here are some titles you may want to add to your summer reading lists.
Ryan Richardson: Be prepared to fight fleas, ticks on pets
I'm already enjoying the summer weather, outside of the massive amounts of rain that we have had to deal with.
Restaurant started as educational mission has become Webb City fixture
There is a strong connection between criminal science study about loss prevention and running a pizza restaurant. It's hard to see, however, so J.J. Spurlin is happy to point it out.
Linda Cannon: Book covers gripping disease studies
I first became aware of epidemiology (the branch of medical science that deals with the incidence, distribution and control of disease) when I stumbled across a book titled "Eleven Blue Men" (published in 1965 and now, sadly, out of print) that contained fascinating stories about medical detection.
Stitched business: Joplin teen starts his own venture repairing sewing machines
The 306K is one of Daniel Covington's favorite models. A solid machine with the motor attached to the side and easy access to belts, it was made for semi-industrial use and was the first to have moveable cams and settings for specialty stitches, such as a zig-zag.
Ryan Richardson: 'Ruff' guide an invaluable asset to travelers
My initial impression was that a book couldn't be as fluid as a user-driven website. I feel that finding some of the United States' hidden gems for pets and humans is something that will be perpetually evolving and that it needs a critical mass of reviewers to keep it current.
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