I spend a lot of time in front of a computer pounding out outdoor article material. Last week proved to be one of my most enjoyable weeks ever. I became quite distracted by the multitude of posts on Facebook of youngsters posing with their deer they had taken during Missouri’s Youth Deer Season. Statewide the kiddos took over 18,000 deer, up about 5,000 from last year.
The Cuba School District is seeking donations to help with its Holiday Assistance Program, which will help those in need with Thanksgiving food, Christmas food, and Christmas presents.
The Missouri Veterans Home-St. James (MVH) held a Veterans Day ceremony to honor veterans living at the facility and the men and women who have served to defend America’s freedoms. Snowy weather altered many of the plans for the day, but staff took time to recognize veterans and thank them for their years of service on Monday.
The St. James Chamber of Commerce will once again sponsor the annual Christmas parade, which is scheduled for Saturday, December 7 at 6 p.m. Businesses, clubs, organizations, churches, and schools wishing to participate in this year’s event are encouraged to pick up a parade application now.
This school year, middle school students across Missouri will have the opportunity to explore agriculture through a new curriculum sponsored by FCS Financial and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
By Natalie Counts, Community Health Educator, Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital
Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital hosted their annual Community Health Fair on the morning of Saturday, November 2. Many individuals from the community came out to take advantage of several free health screenings, flu shots and obtain valuable health information.