Applications are now available for Missouri Agribusiness Academy

    The Missouri Department of Agriculture is offering 30 high school students representing 4-H clubs and FFA chapters, as well as farm families, throughout Missouri the opportunity to explore careers in agriculture through the 2020 Missouri Agribusiness Academy (MAbA). MAbA is a competitive program for sophomores interested in pursuing agriculture-related college degrees and careers.

Harmon joins staff of FCNB

    Peggy Alexander, Elite Banking Manager of First Community National Bank, is pleased to announce that Kimberly Harmon has accepted the position of Personal Banker at the Steelville Financial Center.

DHSS continues to urge flu vaccination

    Flu activity is currently widespread throughout Missouri. 11,171 cases of influenza have been reported in Missouri so far. 11 people have died from influenza-associated illness this season. Nationally, influenza activity remains high, and forecasts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that it will remain elevated for several more weeks.

G-P closes Cuba manufacturing plant

    A door has closed at Cuba’s Georgia-Pacific plant—literally—but local officials are trying to open a window. On Monday, officials with Georgia-Pacific announced the permanent closing of the gypsum fire door core plant and local officials are already making plans for a career fair to help the 47 impacted workers.

LIGO-Virgo network catches another neutron star collision

• Missouri S&T students and researchers contribute to the endeavor
A new study confirms that the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) near Livingston, Louisiana observed a neutron star collision on April 25, 2019. The observation is only the second time researchers detected such an event in gravitational waves.

Emergency mass notification system ready for Cuba residents

    The city of Cuba’s new mass notification system, which is designed to alert citizens in times of an emergency, is now fully active. After informing the Cuba City Council during its February 7 meeting that “AlertCuba” was ready to go live, Director of Emergency Management Rodney Neff put the system into action on Monday.