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Conservation meeting draws 125 attenders

Conservation meeting draws 125 attenders

Prior to the evening program, participants at the 71st annual meeting of the Marion County Conservation District enjoy their meal, which was provided by the Marion County Bankers Association and the MCCD. More than 125 producers, award winners and poster contest recipients attended the 71st annual meeting of the Marion County Conservation District on Feb. 18 at Eastmoor United Methodist […]

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Soil Conservation Award Winners for 2017

Soil Conservation Award Winners for 2017

Making improvements, not just maintaining Continuation award Charles D. and Catherine DeForest were honored for the many years of improving their level of conservation on their land. Charles D. and Catherine DeForest are the recipients of this year’s Continuation Award. They previously won the Soil Conserva­tion Award in 2002 for work done across their farm. Since that time, Chuck and […]

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2017 Conservation Poster Winners

2017 Conservation Poster Winners

Kindergarten through First Grade Alexandra Carson, first place Shelby Summerville, second place Brylee Smith, third place 4-6 Grade Winners Luke Isaac Seth Driggers, second place Colton Rempel, third place

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Partnership continues with local WRAPS projects

Partnership continues with local WRAPS projects

The Marion County Conservation District is continuing its partnership with three WRAPS projects that aim to improve water quality in the Cottonwood River, Mud Creek and at Marion Reservoir. The Marion County Conservation District has worked as a partner with three Water Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS) projects to promote the implementation of cropland and livestock conservation practices. The WRAPS […]

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Take heart: Farmers, ranchers are among most admired professions

Nobody likes us. Every­one’s out to get us. We can’t buy a break. Don’t believe it. It isn’t so. Never has been and hopefully never will be. Farmers and ranchers still rank at the top of America’s most admired professions. This A-list is comprised of those who serve others, including firefighters, doctors, nurses, farmers and ranchers (who feed the world), […]

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Protect yourself from identity theft during tax season

It’s hard to believe, but tax season is once again upon us. Many of you have probably already received forms in the mail or electronically and have started working on your tax returns. As the filing season gears up, we mark this week, Jan. 30 through Feb. 3, as “Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week.” Tax identity theft occurs when a […]

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What to do when a senior loved one wanders

Virtually all parents have experienced the terror of looking up from what they were doing only to realize their child has wandered off. Your pulse races, your heart pounds and you can’t relax until your child is back in sight. As children grow up, they learn to stay put—or at least let you know where they’re going—and your fears fade. […]

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Feed the birds, help the world at the same time

When you fill your bird feeders and put fresh water in the birdbath this season, you’ll definitely be giving your feathered friends a helping hand. But you could also be serving the greater good. Take note of the birds that visit your yard, and you’ll be ready to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), a four-day annual event […]

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Four tips to keep your house warm and efficient

With winter comes the holiday season, a time that’s supposed to be associated with “comfort and joy.” But how joyful will it be if pests invade your house, or if your home is cold and drafty? Help stay warm all winter long by addressing factors like air leaks from gaps and cracks that can make your home feel uncomfortable. “Drafts […]

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The rise of the basement: Top tips for better space

With fewer homes for sale and good returns on the remodeling investment, more homeowners are reclaiming their lower levels and remodeling their basements. Basements are coming out of hiding these days. And they’re doing it in style, with before-and-after transformations featured everywhere from HGTV to Pinterest and YouTube. What’s driving this trend? A tight housing market, for one thing. With […]

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