Cuba, Bourbon denied ARPA infrastructure funding

            The state of Missouri announced winners of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant funding for water infrastructure projects on Friday. The cities of Cuba and Bourbon had each submitted applications but they were not approved.

Celebrate the holiday season with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical at the Fox Theatre on Sunday, December 11

                  Sleigh what? The critically acclaimed live stage show Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical returns this fall to entertain families at theatres across North America. The national tour featuring the “most famous reindeer of all” and his friends from the longest running and highest rated holiday television special will soar into St. Louis at the Fabulous Fox Theatre Sunday, December 11 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. 

S&T to honor over 700 graduates at fall commencement ceremonies

 Missouri S&T will hold three commencement ceremonies this fall in the Gale Bullman Building, located at 10th Street and Bishop Avenue in Rolla. Ph.D. candidates will be honored during a ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16. Bachelor’s and master’s degree candidates will be recognized during two ceremonies held at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17. Saturday’s ceremonies are divided by discipline.

Governor announces Andrew Bailey as Missouri's next attorney general 

Today, during a press conference at the State Capitol, Governor Mike Parson announced that he is appointing Andrew Bailey as the next Attorney General of the State of Missouri. Mr. Bailey’s appointment will fill the vacancy created by the election of Attorney General Eric Schmitt to the U.S. Senate. Mr. Bailey currently serves as General Counsel to the Office of Governor Mike Parson.

MDC reports 197,724 deer harvested during November portion of firearms deer season

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 197,724 deer during the November portion of firearms deer season, Nov. 12-22. Of the 197,724 deer harvested, 102,633 were antlered bucks, 16,929 were button bucks, and 78,162 were does.
Top harvest counties were Franklin with 4,175 deer harvested, Texas with 3,607, and Callaway with 3,416.

Highly pathogenic avian influenza confirmed in Missouri poultry flock

Federal officials have confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza in a chicken flock in Webster County, Mo. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic influenza (HPAI) in the chicken layer flock. Samples were delivered to the NVSL in Iowa for testing after a sudden increase in mortality in the flock.