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Updated at 1:18 AM

You may have heard on the news or read in the paper that Johnny Depp, actor extraordinaire, has had a bit of a run in with the Australian authorities when he tried to smuggle his small dogs off a private plane, ignoring the quarantine laws we have in place.I will say that the Australian Minister of Silly Buggers – Agriculture I believe – went a tad over the top in telling Mr. Depp that he had to send his pups back to California or they would be euthanized. That was OTT...

Updated at 1:12 AM

Neighbors are seeking donations for a family whose Blue Springs home was severely damaged in a fire Sunday.Neighbors will be taking donations 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the driveway of the burned house at 733 S.W. 29th St. in the Sunset...

Posted May 26, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Lake City Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center is offering the following programs. The Center is at 28505 E. Truman Road in Buckner. All activities are free, but registration is required, unless otherwise noted. Call...

Posted May 26, 2015 at 5:14 AM

Again in 2015, Missouri legislators did nothing to address the state’s shrinking budget to build and maintain roads and bridges or even to forestall the possible loss of federal highway money in about a year.“We’re in...

Updated May 26, 2015 at 2:21 AM

Recently, a heard a discussion between some moms and “how do we get our children to turn ‘it’ off?”I felt sorry for them because I knew what they were talking about.When I had kids at home, I had some of...

Posted May 25, 2015 at 11:00 AM

The Missouri Prairie Foundation will be holding two workshops at George Owens Nature Park, “Bioswale Design and Maintenance with Native Plants” from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 29 and “Raingarden Design and Maintenance with...

Updated May 24, 2015 at 10:05 PM

The alleged shooter was one of three people hospitalized after a shooting at an Independence bar early Sunday morning.Independence police got a 911 call at 1:22 a.m. about the shooting at Alibi’s at 305 N. Missouri 291, near U.S.

Updated May 24, 2015 at 3:10 PM

Jim Bridger, the “Great Western Scout and Trail Blazer,” will be in Independence, Tuesday, to tell his life’s story before the Kiwanis Club of Independence. (Assisting Bridger in his presentation will be Examiner columnist...

Posted May 24, 2015 at 11:00 AM

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is accepting applications for the local Regional Conservation Partnership Program through June 5. The Northwest Missouri Urban and Rural Farmers United for Conservation Project will assist eligible...

Posted May 23, 2015 at 2:38 PM

Several years ago I visited the Sni-a-bar Fire Station in Oak Grove. The fireman serving on the shift prepared a meal for us. I loved this recipe and have prepared it several times here at home.It was Christmas and we needed a cook story...

Posted May 23, 2015 at 1:56 PM

50 YEARS AGOThe following items were taken from the May 16 through 22, 1965, Examiner.• Standing around the flagpole at Truman High School were new student council officers...

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