The Missouri Veterans Home – St. James will once again play host to a wreath-laying ceremony for those buried in the Missouri Veterans Home (MVH) Cemetery on Saturday, December 15. The MVH, along with the Patriot Guard Riders, the Christian Motorcycle Association, Veterans Home employees, the Missouri Veterans Commission, members of Fort Leonard Wood, and other volunteers will hold a special ceremony, followed by visitors laying wreaths on each headstone in the cemetery.
Hope Pierce, Braxtyn Crider, Landon Throop, Catriona Murphy, and Tara Murphy and Deven Throop helped make decorations and placed them on the fence at the St James Cemetery. This is an annual community service performed by members of the Evening Star 4-H Club.
Eighth graders at Cuba Middle School recently made fleece tie blankets and will deliver them to the St. James Veterans Home on December 19.
Finding places to discover nature and enjoy outdoor activities in Missouri has just gotten easier. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) now offers its new, free mobile app – MO Outdoors. MO Outdoors users can quickly and easily find MDC outdoor offerings based on the types of outdoor activities they want close to home, work, or even while traveling.
Deacon Zelch will serve life in prison for the murder of Edward Hillhouse. Zelch entered a guilty plea to two felony counts against him on Tuesday, December 4, and was subsequently sentenced by Judge Sid Pearson in front of a packed Crawford County courtroom.
Standing in front of the judge’s bench with his attorney, Zelch admitted that he had shot Hillhouse in the head.
Wintering cows in a year with bad hay or shortages of hay proves challenging to beef farmers. Prolonged drought last summer upset haymaking plans.