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RURAL TV, which bills itself as the world’s first television network devoted to rural interests, is now available for DISH subscribers on channel 232. Daily programming will feature shows focused on the business and lifestyle of rural America. Start off each weekday morning with “Market Day Report” — five hours of live coverage of commodity reports, agribusiness news and weather. End your day with “The Rural Evening News” to catch up on top national and international stories. Show archives and the latest news and market reports are available online at www.myruraltv.com. If interested in receiving RURAL TV, contact your local cable or satellite provider or visit the channel’s website to sign a request form.
For information on weather patterns and historical data, visit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration at www.noaa.gov.
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release of the 1940 U.S. Census. Access to the records is free and open to the public online at www.1940census.archives.gov. Although not searchable by name yet, to begin searching through the archives, select an area of the country. From there, sift through the images of census records to find the person for which you are looking. Images can be bookmarked, shared or downloaded for future reference.
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submit their application to MOSAICS by calling 314-482-5476. More information is available at www.stcharlesmosaics.org.
If you are one of the many across the state of Missouri who own land or farm, you always are looking for new information to make your investment the best possible. A new source is available with a wealth of information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s YouTube channel. Videos are added periodically, with topics ranging from the latest news in agriculture to current trends in the industry. Visit www.youtube.com/usda to view these videos. If you are a YouTube user, subscribe to the channel to receive the latest updates.
An unorthodox start
So far in 2012, you might know what day it is, but might be hard-pressed to figure out the season. Abnormally high temperatures and the near absence of winter is having an effect on the environment. With mild temperatures, some plants didn’t die off and others are blooming weeks ahead of schedule. The National Weather Service reported that March was a warm month, with the average daily high temperature 10 to 14 degrees above normal across most of the state. Peach tree farmers reported growth two to three weeks ahead of schedule. Beekeepers already are looking at a bumper crop thanks to more flowers in bloom, which translates to more honey.
Calling all artists
This fall, more than 100 of the state’s premier artists and craftspeople will be part of the Missouri Festival for the Arts in St. Charles. The festival will take place Sept. 14-16 on the main street of Missouri’s first capital city, but now is the time to enter to be part of this event. Through May 15, painters, sculptors, photographers, print makers, glass artists and others are invited to
The Greatest Generation
It was a time when millions of people in the United States experienced mass unemployment and social upheaval as the nation clawed its way out of the Great Depression and rumblings of global war were heard from abroad. Now, intimate details of the 132 million people who lived through the 1930s is available thanks to the
The royal treatment
Now in its 112th year, the American Royal is already gearing up for another season of rodeos, livestock judging and barbecue contests. Most events do not begin until later in the year, but the service organization that sponsors them is looking for college students to apply for scholarships and internships. For more information and to apply, visit www.americanroyal.com.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Missouri - May 2012
Rural Missouri - May 2012
Table of Contents
Missouri snapshots contest
Curbing copper theft
Out of the Way Eats
The mandolin man
Knight for hire
Hearth and Home
The kid with the electric car
Rural Missouri - May 2012