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Expect high numbers of Japanese beetles this year

Japanese beetle populations are peaking throughout the state just as corn is silking, says University of Missouri Extension field crops entomologist Kevin Rice.
Japanese beetles cause severe economic losses on farms and disappointment in home gardens.

Staycations boosting the economy

By Bill Cooper
    The outdoor economy is not having the pandemic problems that are plaguing other industries. Airlines, car rentals, hotels and restaurants are hurting, while outdoor businesses such as campgrounds, canoe rentals, marinas, motor homes sales, campers , boats, UTVs, firearms, and even paddle board sales are booming.

Big bullfrogs and bright lights

By Larry Dablemont
    I remember catching frogs from the river when I was only about 13 or 14 years old. We used carbide headlamps like miners used, with polished globes. My goodness, there are lights today that bullfrogs in the past would not believe. And that’s what you have to have to catch a bullfrog by hand.

Crawford County has 18 confirmed COVID-19 cases

    As of Monday, July 6, Crawford County’s new total for positive COVID-19 cases is 18. According to numbers posted on the Crawford County Health Department (CCHD) Facebook page, there are 18 confirmed cases in the county. Of those, there are five active cases, 13 released from isolation, two positive serology (antibody testing), and 1,484 negative results.

Youth livestock auction set for Saturday

    The show must go on for area youth livestock participants who would have taken part in this year’s Crawford County Fair, which would have been held this week but was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That livestock show will get underway Friday, followed by an auction on Saturday at Interstate Regional Stockyards in Cuba.