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Outdoors Night at Busch Stadium encourages folks to get outside and explore nature

The Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation (MCHF) and the Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM) are partnering together to sponsor Outdoors Night at Busch Stadium Monday, June 17 as the St. Louis Cardinals take on the Miami Marlins at 7:15 p.m. With the purchase of this special theme ticket, fans will take home a Cardinals fishing shirt, plus a portion of each ticket supports outdoor programs.   

Govenor approves of $6 million in new funding for home visiting programs

On June 10, Governor Mike Parson signed the FY 2020 state budget, which includes more than $6 million in new funding for home visitation programs. Parents as Teachers will receive $3,058,000 to serve an additional 1,529 high need families. Children’s Division will receive an additional $3,074,000 to expand their home visitation program statewide, which focuses on preventing child abuse and neglect and diverting children from the custody and care of the state.

Fleming warns council about dropping fund balances

Two new committees were formed during Monday night’s meeting of the St. James City Council. Both were requested by City Administrator Jim Fleming, and each will be looking to improve the city’s bottom line well into the future.

Plein Air brings artists 'home' to Steelville - PHOTO GALLERY

The annual Steelville Arts Council Plein Air event is like a family reunion for the 50 or so artists who travel to Steelville each June. Like a reunion, there are always a few new faces, but the familiarity of the group is like family. The artists will tell you over and over again that Steelville is their favorite plein air event. It means a lot to STARCO because most of the artist’s paint at plein air events throughout the year, traveling all across the country and even abroad. It feels like family in Steelville because we treat them like family.