FFA animal show and sale raises more than $95,000

    The St. James FFA and 4-H held a market animal show and sale Saturday and brought big money to those showing animals this year, raising more than $95,000. The event had been delayed due to the cancellation of the Grape and Fall Festival and changed sites, but turned out great for the participants.

MDC offers CWD sampling and encourages Share the Harvest

 With deer hunting in Missouri opening for archery season on Sept. 15 and for firearms portions in the coming months, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants hunters, landowners, and others to know key information about chronic wasting disease (CWD) and the Department’s related efforts to limit the spread of CWD in Missouri deer by finding new cases as early as possible and slowing its spread to more deer or more areas.

Missouri’s statewide ‘ShakeOut’ earthquake drill set for Oct. 15

Registration is now open for the 2020 Great Central U. S. “ShakeOut” earthquake drill on Oct. 15. More than one-half million Missourians participated in last year’s ShakeOut, and more than 100,000 are already registered for this year’s drill, which is designed to remind people how to protect themselves during an earthquake. Missouri is one of 14 participating central U.S. states that could be impacted by a New Madrid Seismic Zone earthquake.

Missouri 4-H develops youth nutrition ambassador program

Earlier this summer, a special group of Kansas City area teens worked diligently to meet others’ needs in the midst of a pandemic. Part of an innovative new club format, six 4-H members assembled and distributed 54 healthy recipe kits to families through a partnership with the Walmart Foundation and the mobile food pantry at Kansas City’s Ruskin High School.

S&T starts school year with most diverse class, blended instruction

    With a record number of underrepresented minorities and Hispanic students, Missouri University of Science and Technology started classes Monday, August 24 for the 2020-21 school with a blend of online, in-person and hybrid classes to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on campus and in the Rolla area.