More heifer watchers than bidders at Fruitland Show-Me-Select sale

The sale barn filled with more watchers than bidders for Show-Me-Select heifers at SEMO Livestock Sales, Fruitland, Dec. 7. Prices averaged $1,651 on 64 head. It was fourth of six fall sales.

Missouri State Parks encourages First Day Hikes to celebrate the new year

On Jan. 1, annual First Day Hikes will take place at 31 state parks and historic sites across Missouri. Participants can choose from more than 30 free, guided hikes that range in difficulty from easy to moderate, cover distances up to seven and a half miles and include a variety of trails in every region of the state.

School band and choir do well at competitions

The Steelville High School Music Department has had a successful first semester with marching competitions, district band, district and conference choir. The department will wrap up the semester with a winter concert on Tuesday, December 17.

City will replace tree on resident’s property

The city of Steelville will buy a new tree for a woman who had one cut down by city workers on her property recently. City council members voted to pay to have the tree stump ground and another tree planted after hearing her complaint at the December 2 council meeting.

Candidate filing opens next week

The election in April 2020 will have voters choose a mayor and aldermen for Steelville, along with board members for the school district, 911, the ambulance district, the fire district, and the Salem hospital board. Those interested in serving in any of these roles may declare their candidacy beginning on Tuesday, Dec. 17.