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Marlene Terry Making Face masks

Marlene Terry has been sewing for years. What she loves doing is sewing with scraps of material, like they use to do a long time ago, "in the older days." Quilts were made out of leftover material,...

Matthew Gullickson makes 3-D Masks and flour

Matthew Gullickson is a farmer, an engineer, and now a manufacturer of 3-D masks. This new COVID-19 pandemic has made him do something different. He has to try to do something to make things better....

Big Sandy Schools Closure Extended for two more weeks

The Big Sandy School board held a quick board meeting over the internet. Although the governor said school need to be closed for two more weeks, the school board had to officially declare the school closed per regulations. They voted to do so. It...

Aftermath of Quarantine for Students

For the past few weeks, the students at the Big Sandy Public Schools have been attending school from home. Students and teachers are now becoming comfortable with google classroom and their emails. Between the students, teachers, and parents...

hat's Happening at the BSMC?

As you know, we have not been allowing visitors into the facility for weeks. First, it was to protect our residents from influenza, now to protect them from Covid-19. We are happy to report that at...

Definition of Essential Businesses and Operations

Taken directly from the Governor’s Declaration 1. Stores that sell groceries and medicine. Grocery stores, pharmacies, farm and produce stands, supermarkets, convenience stores, and other establishments engaged in the retail sale of groceries,...

Getting By

Questions and concerns regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) being transmitted through food or food packaging have been raised. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and United States Department of...

Green Acres

The Chouteau County Soil Moisture Survey was started by Judee Wargo in 1993 to assist farmers with determining recropping potential on cereal grain stubble. After 27 years, the Chouteau County Extension Office continues to compile data for...

River Ramblings South

Having grown up near the Missouri River in an isolated area, I don't really notice self-quarantine! We were always more than 5 miles away from anyone and are still pretty much that way today. My Mom...

The Complete Opposite of What We Wanted

This year has been one of the worst for me. There was buzz how there was going to be a third world war over social media in January. I did not believe that any tension would escalate to that degree, but at one point, things did not look good...

Patching Cracks

Years ago, while I was working in Northern Indiana, a series of powerful tornadoes struck the town where my job was located. The rural town was severely damaged, leaving many homes and farms decimated. I led a group of kids from work to do cleanup...

Senior Center News

Thursday, April 2- Baked Potaot Bar, and brownies. Friday, April 3- Egg Salad sandwich, Clam Chower soup, and bleuberry bars. Monday, April 6- Chicken Fajitas, chips, and dessert. Tuesday, April 7- Spaghetti, veggie, cucumber salad, and garlic...

George Gaylord Rice

George Gaylord Rice 87, of Big Sandy passed away peacefully on March 25, 2020 at the Big Sandy Medical Center. Cremation has taken place and a service is planned at a later date. Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements....

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