SEMA to host Missouri Earthquake Summit for local, state officials, and public to strengthen preparedness

On Wednesday, Feb. 20, the State Emergency Management Agency will host its first-ever Missouri Earthquake Summit in Sikeston to discuss the risks presented by the New Madrid Seismic Zone, earthquake response planning and capabilities, and how to strengthen community preparedness.

Missouri to become a Technology First State for individuals with disabilities

Today, Mark Stringer, director of the Department of Mental Health (DMH) announced that Missouri is becoming a Technology First state.  The DMH Division of Developmental Disabilities is moving forward with an initiative that encourages the understanding and use of technology in lieu of direct support staffing, which improves the quality of life for some individuals needing services.  This initiative increases an individual’s safety and health and promotes independence.

Battle of Pilot Knob presents a new exhibit: Why This Valley?

Come to the Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site and experience its rotating exhibit of themed displays of artifacts relating to the site. Many of these are original artifacts never on public display until now. Each exhibit will be on display for two months.

MDC updates MO Hunting app with new layout, improved functions

Turkey hunters, deer hunters, and others who use the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) free MO Hunting app will need to perform a simple update to get the latest layout, features, and functions.

Man robs Bourbon convenience store at gunpoint

Armed robbery and assault charges have been filed against a Union man who stole money from the ZX gas station in Bourbon on February 10. Mark Tanner Lusty, 25, stands charged with class A felony first degree robbery, unclassified felony armed criminal action, and two counts of class D felony second degree assault as a result of the incident.

Latest news and views from the Branson outdoor media event

    The Conservation Federation of Missouri held its annual media event at Lilley’s Landing on Lake Taneycomo last week. The attendees looked like the who’s who list of Missouri’s outdoor media folks. Everyone enjoyed fabulous fishing and garnered the latest outdoor information from a host of experts in the industry.