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Using hog manure for an improving environment

    Hog manure and an improving environment are seldom, if ever, used in the same sentence. I was honored last week to be a media guest of Roeslein Alternative Energy, LLC at their north Missouri hog farm where they are successfully producing renewable natural gas from hog mature.

Council approves rezoning request

    The St. James City Council met on June 10. During the meeting, the council:
    • Held a public hearing on the proposed Hopkins rezoning with no comments and approved an ordinance to rezone the property in the Union Heights Subdivision from R-1 (residential) to B-2 (central business district).

City completes paving of hiking trail

    The city of St. James has completed paving both entrances of the Forest City Trail, a hiking and biking path that travels from the Industrial Park entrance to Great Circle. A grant from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) was awarded to the city to complete the project at the end of last year and the city has been waiting on good weather to finish the work.

Fly the Ford coming to Vichy Airport

    Ford Motor Company and the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) will be offering rides in a Tri-Motor aircraft, nicknamed the “Tin Goose” June 27-30 at the Rolla National Airport in Vichy. Rides take the participant on a half-hour trip in the first mass-produced airliner.

Bouse ready for the new challenge at Public Works

With just a few weeks under his belt serving as Cuba Public Works Director, Craig Bouse is already starting to get comfortable in his new job. In an interview with the Cuba Free Press, Bouse said he was looking forward to the challenges his new position presents.

Having a run-in with a cardinal from Hades

    I hate to do this, but I am going to have to go out there and shoot one of my prettiest male cardinals. He has gone mad! I haven’t killed a songbird since I was 12, and I protested at the Melba theatre as a teenager when that movie “To Kill a Mockingbird” came out. I am an avid bird lover. I particularly love pheasant in a crock-pot and grilled mallard. But not cardinals, for cryin’ out loud.