Consider food safety when donating to pantries

Donating to food pantries and food banks is a way for neighbors to help neighbors, reduce food waste and aid families in need, says Londa Nwadike, extension food safety specialist for the University of Missouri and Kansas State University.

Lift Station 2 work complete

            Work on Lift Station #2 has been completed, with the city finishing the last punch list items and installing new fencing at the facility. Public Works Director Lyle Thomas said the facility is now much safer for workers and will serve the 20 to 30 homes in the area for years to come.

Chatman raises donations for Russell House

            St. James resident Jennie Chatman spent April and May raising donations for the Rolla Russell House, delivering a truckload of items to the facility on June 9. Chatman held several Linen and Things drives throughout St. James and Rolla, calling on businesses and individuals to give to the cause, with great success.

Law enforcement, hospital earn state award

           Five law enforcement agencies and one medical facility in Crawford County have received a Community Partner Award for their help with the Missouri Attorney General’s SAFE Kits Initiative.