New handgun shooters—Join MDC for virtual Beginning Handgun class April 19

When pistols and handguns come to mind, many people think of self-defense and home protection. But did you know that handguns are also a valid hunting method for several species, such as rabbits, squirrels, bullfrogs, deer and coyotes?

Missouri Veterans Homes open for new admissions

The Missouri Veterans Commission (MVC) announces all seven Veteran Homes are taking applications for new admissions. The homes are located in Cameron, Cape Girardeau, Mexico, Mount Vernon, St. James, St. Louis, and Warrensburg. At full capacity, the homes have a total of 1,238 beds that provide long-term skilled nursing care.

MU Plant Diagnostic Clinic is now open

Like humans, plants can get sick and need someone to diagnose their illnesses, says Peng Tian, the new lab director of the University of Missouri Plant Diagnostic Clinic.

Profitable cow-calf operations begin with early calvers

• Cows need to conceive and calve early to earn their keep
University of Missouri Extension beef cow-calf specialist Jordan Thomas says managing for a short or even an “ultra-short” calving season should determine which cows get to stay on the farm. Late-conceiving cows should go to market.

Roadway striping to begin in mid-Missouri

    The Missouri Department of Transportation is encouraging drivers to be on the lookout for slow moving crews that will soon begin the annual process of striping roadways across mid-Missouri.

Missouri S&T plans return to in-person classes in fall 2021 and will extend test-optional policy

    Missouri University of Science and Technology plans to return to in-person classes beginning with the fall 2021 semester and will extend a test-optional policy for fall 2022 applicants.