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Ryan Richardson: Tackling fleas starts with a good bath
But then I recalled the nightmare of last year. It was hot early and it was dry, which wasn't the only problem. As many owners of outside pets discovered, the heat and dryness meant that there was an unparalleled flea and tick problem.
Lion-hearted lines: MSSU alumnae write lyrics for school's 40-year-old fight song
The women, both teachers in Southwest Missouri and graduates of Missouri Southern State University, are the winners of a recent university-sponsored contest that invited people to compose their own words to the almost 40-year-old MSSU fight song.
Frankie Meyer: McDonald County group prepares gallery
The McDonald County Historical Society is restoring the old courthouse that was completed on the square in Pineville in 1871. During the gala, people will be able to see the updates to the courthouse and view new exhibits that tell the history of the county.
Linda Cannon: Chemistry-loving lass stars in mystery series
I don't normally review fiction, but I'm making an exception this time because there's a new title in one of my favorite series that I would like to let everyone know about, if they haven't already heard about it.
Ryan Richardson: Competitive training connects dogs, owners
I love this kind of thing because I have a small inkling of what people have to go through to get to that level. I like the dedication, the drive and the bond developed in that situation, and it's something that I hope I can reach at some point.
Calm voices: 911 dispatchers multitask myriad missions
It's called "the dungeon." But the dark, windowless room at the Joplin police station holds no prisoners. The darkness is punctuated by the blue-white hue of computer monitors -- three or four at each desk.
Frankie Meyer: Family research leads to history lesson
Before long, you will realize that you are also learning about our nation's history from a personal point of view.
Cari Rerat: Holocaust story a harrowing tale
"Prisoner B-3087" is based on the true story of Jack Gruener. Jack's story is even more remarkable than the fictionalized version, but Alan Gratz does an excellent job of detailing Yanek's survival and the atrocities of the Holocaust.
Ryan Richardson: Vaccines are imperative for new pets
The most overlooked aspect is the financial investment that a new pet will cost. Nothing more reflects the cost than the price of immunizations and health checkups that you should be doing for your family's addition.
Taxing time: Congressional gridlock complicates an already hectic job for tax preparers
Cleta Mills loves the rush of tax season. Ever since the first time she pushed a pencil on paper and worked out refund amounts 27 years ago, she learned how to channel the rush of adrenaline that comes from the mad pace of 12-hour days with barely any breaks.
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