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Beware of estate offers from investment firms

An area real estate agent and auctioneer is warning the public not to be taken in by property investment “opportunities” they may be presented with through unsolicited emails, faxes, or phone calls. Many of these unexpected offers promise a guaranteed purchase price (usually at significantly less than the market value of the property), oftentimes including

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Conservation department urges Missourians to ‘keep wildlife wild’

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is urging Missourians to “keep wildlife wild” and reminds people newborn animals, such as birds, rabbits and fawns, are best left alone. As the weather warms up and more people head outside, they may encounter a variety of newborn animals. Though young wildlife oftentimes appears to be abandoned, that’s

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Dateline From the files of The Versailles Leader-Statesman

May 1, 1930 A stray hog is at my place, black with red spots, weighs 80 pounds, a female, has had a hole in left ear, owner pays feed and advertising bill. Harry Mefford, Versailles. April 28, 1950 Made beautiful and brilliant by lighting effects designed by General Electric Company, Jacob’s Cave, the northernmost of

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Gov. Parson announces first phase of COVID-19 recovery plan

Governor Mike Parson, accompanied by state hospital and safety officials, announced Monday, April 27 the first phase of the “Show Me Strong Recovery” plan outlining how Missouri will gradually begin to reopen economic and social activity beginning Monday, May 4 and extending through Sunday, May 31. “With favorable data and approval from state health officials,

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Gravois Fire Report

Sunday, April 19, one unit and three personnel responded to a service call with a lift assist, on Highway O. Sunday, April 19, four units and six personnel responded to a natural cover fire on Ed’s Turn. It was a controlled burn that escaped control; it was extinguished by fire personnel. There was less than

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