Thanksgiving shooting lands Leasburg man in jail

    A Leasburg man who was acquitted of murder several years ago is again in jail after allegedly shooting at a vehicle and injuring two people on Thanksgiving Day.

Cuba Christmas parade, events canceled

    The Cuba Chamber of Commerce has announced that has canceled its Christmas parade, which was scheduled for December 5, due to the continued increase of COVID-19 cases in the area.
    In making the announcement the Chamber issued the following release:

Consider ergonomics when buying garden tools

If you have a gardener on your holiday gift list, consider user-friendly tools that suit their ability and age.
When choosing tools, gardeners and gift-givers should consider ergonomics, the science of fitting equipment to create less stress on the body, says Brenda Schreck, University of Missouri Extension specialist in livestock and youth development.

MDC to hold virtual Cooking Wild for the Holidays class Dec. 15

For many, an important part of the Christmas holiday season is reconnecting with traditions of the past. Before the modern era of frozen turkeys, boxed stuffing, and canned vegetables, there was food from nature. It was a time when the outdoors provided the feast, rather than the grocery store.

Over the holidays, replacing the furnace filter could help protect people from COVID-19 indoors

Amid the food, gifts and well wishes, the holidays could have a new star – a furnace filter. Until a vaccine is ready, a high-efficiency furnace filter used along with other precautions could help protect people from COVID-19 as they spend more time together indoors.

Give holiday fifts from MDC

Have any nature lovers on your holiday gift list? The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) online Nature Shop makes holiday shopping a breeze for anyone interested in nature-themed gifts. Offerings include the ever-popular Natural Events Calendar, plus a variety of books and more for all ages. Visit the MDC online Nature Shop at for nature-related holiday gifts.