Respect, not fear, is best when it comes to snake encounters

Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) naturalists say snakes have a vital role in the wild and have tips to share on how to avoid negative snake encounters. Protective footwear, being aware of the surroundings and learning to identify snake species are the first steps toward protecting yourself as well as resident snakes.

Tiger Shark Waterpark has strong start to the season

    Despite being having the swimming season delayed due to inclement weather, Tiger Shark Waterpark opened on May 27 to a huge turnout. Since then, the pool has been packed as summer swimmers coming to enjoy the facilities.

Hamilton headed to National High School Rodeo Finals

The Missouri High School Rodeo State Finals were held May 29 through June 2 at the Lucky J Arena in Carthage, Missouri where the top High School Rodeo athletes from Missouri, and neighboring states Nebraska and Kansas, competed for their chance for a State Championship title.

Summer enrollment increases by 30 percent at East Central College, Three for Free Program is a success

    The classrooms of East Central College are full this summer, thanks in part to Three for Free – an initiative giving area high school students a chance to take a tuition-free summer course.