New online Master Gardener training begins Aug. 14

Gardening has many rewards, says David Trinklein, state horticulture specialist for University of Missouri Extension. “One of them is the satisfaction of sharing your plant knowledge with others.”

MU hosts free 'Mastering Missouri Cover Crops' events

The University of Missouri Center for Regenerative Agriculture will host free cover crop workshops in late July at four locations throughout the state.

How to buy meat directly from the farm

One option for consumers buying meat is to purchase directly from the producer. A new University of Missouri Extension publication offers guidelines for buying all or part of animal from a livestock producer and having the meat processed and packaged.

Steelville celebrates freedom - PHOTO GALLERY

            July 4 was a hot one but that didn’t keep people from coming out to the Steelville City Park for Freedom Fest 2022. Although the crowd was sparse early in the day, as the evening hours approached, the park filled with those ready to enjoy the annual Independence Day celebration sponsored by the Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber members hear activities update

            Members of the St. James Chamber of Commerce held a quarterly luncheon on Thursday, June 30, hearing an update on the organization by Chamber Director Kelly Money. Money explained the many successes of the organization so far this year, with many more activities to come.

Montgomery updates Chamber about Caring/Senior Centers

           Caring Center Director Nancy Montgomery was a guest speaker at a Chamber of Commerce meeting held on June 30 at the St. James Senior Center, giving an update on the Caring and Senior Centers. Both organizations play a large role in helping residents of St. James and have many different activities taking place.