Profitable cow-calf operations begin with early calvers

• Cows need to conceive and calve early to earn their keep
University of Missouri Extension beef cow-calf specialist Jordan Thomas says managing for a short or even an “ultra-short” calving season should determine which cows get to stay on the farm. Late-conceiving cows should go to market.

Roadway striping to begin in mid-Missouri

    The Missouri Department of Transportation is encouraging drivers to be on the lookout for slow moving crews that will soon begin the annual process of striping roadways across mid-Missouri.

Missouri S&T plans return to in-person classes in fall 2021 and will extend test-optional policy

    Missouri University of Science and Technology plans to return to in-person classes beginning with the fall 2021 semester and will extend a test-optional policy for fall 2022 applicants.

Chipman hosts annual Easter egg hunt - PHOTO GALLERY

The weather was perfect on Saturday for local children to gather Easter eggs placed at the Steelville community park by Missouri Representative Jason Chipman and supporters. Chipman’s Easter Egg Hunt began at 10 a.m. on April 3 and included 10,000 Easter eggs placed in the park for children to find. There were individual areas designated for children of all ages and more than enough goodies for those in attendance.

City begins annual cleaning projects

    Spring weather is here and the city of St. James has started some of its annual cleaning projects. Last week, the Sanitation Department held its annual citywide cleanup and the Street Department is working on cleaning streets of yard debris.

Sports Club's egg hunt enjoyed by all - PHOTO GALLERY

Warm, sunny weather brought a large crowd out to participate in the St. James Sports Club annual Easter egg hunt. Over 4,000 eggs were spread out around fields in Nelson Hart Park, with participants winning candy and Easter baskets.