Conservation efforts led by hunters, benefits of ‘NGOs’

By Bill Cooper
    “One of the worst things you can do to a species whose numbers are decreasing is to take away the ability to hunt it, because hunters will rally around animals they hunt,” said Joel Brice, chief conservation officer for Delta Waterfowl. “Hunters love wildlife and they will spend serious money to save it.”

Senior Companion volunteers recognized

    The 45th Senior Companions Program Recognition was held at the courthouse circle drive on June 19. This year’s recognition is a tribute to Senior Companion Volunteers who have worked through the pandemic delivering groceries, medications, hot meals, providing wellness checks and unfailing emotional support to those that can’t do for themselves.   Some volunteers have served more than 20 years.

Seasonal road striping underway

    Road striping operations are in progress throughout the state and the Missouri Department of Transportation is urging motorists to use caution when encountering work crews. Drivers may come upon slow-moving caravans of trucks refreshing the lines on the roadway at various locations in the state through August.

Speeding remains top cause of fatalities with motorcycle fatalities surging in 2021

    A rise in speeding and other reckless driving behaviors continues to be a disturbing trend in 2021. During the first half of the year, more than 450 people lost their lives in a crash on Missouri roadways. The primary causes are all too common: excessive speeds, distraction, impairment, and choosing to not wear a seat belt or motorcycle helmet.  

MFA Oil Company to hold annual meeting

    The 2021 annual meeting of the Cuba MFA Oil Company bulk plant has been scheduled for July 21 between noon and 1 p.m. at the MFA Oil office located at 733 Hwy. DD in Cuba according to Karalee Curtis, local bulk plant manager.

One arrested in murder of St. James man

A Rolla man has been arrested for allegedly shooting and killing a St. James man in Rolla last night.