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Deck the halls with boughs of caution

Keep safety in mind when decorating with holiday greenery. Evergreens, holly, mistletoe and other traditional yuletide plants can pose risks, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein.

City reviewing economic incentives and verification process

The city council’s approval of utility abatements for LMI Aerospace, Inc. in November has led to a full review of its economic incentive package and the process by which the requirements for a company to qualify for them are verified.

Old middle school restoration would be costly

It could cost an estimated $5.75 million to renovate the Steelville School District’s old middle school building, originally constructed in 1938. That figure was presented by engineer Jack Mentink at the school board meeting held on Monday, November 19, during a report he gave on his evaluation of the old structure. On the flip side, the cost to demolish the old building could be between $300,000 and $500,000.

Security cameras will keep a closer eye on city buildings and parks

The Cuba City Council has talked for months about the need for better surveillance of city properties, in an effort to curtail thievery and vandalism. On Tuesday night, the council finally took action, approving a bid to install security cameras at several park and building locations around town.

MDC finds first case of CWD in southwest Missouri

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that a young buck harvested in Stone County in early November has tested positive for the deadly deer disease -- chronic wasting disease (CWD). According to MDC, this is the first detection of CWD in Stone County and the first detection in the far southwest region of the state.