Meramec Vineyards give back to Sybill’s

    As businesses suffer temporary closures and difficulties due to sheltering in place, two local restaurants showed what makes small communities such a great place to live. After temporarily closing, Sybill’s restaurant donated lettuce to Meramec Vineyards Winery, only to have the winery create two specialty salads and use the proceeds to help pay Sybill’s servers.

MDC confirms invasive emerald ash borer has spread to 78 Missouri counties

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer (EAB) in Chariton, Lafayette, and Moniteau counties, bringing the statewide total to 78 counties known to have the pest. EAB is a small, metallic green beetle native to Asia that attacks all species of ash trees, killing more than 99 percent of the trees it attacks.

Missouri S&T environmental engineers study fabrics, materials for face covers

The day before the federal government issued new recommendations that Americans wear cloth face coverings to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, a researcher at Missouri University of Science and Technology decided to test a few common household materials – pillowcases, scarves, furnace filters – “out of curiosity.” His early results, which he shared on Twitter Thursday (April 2), have attracted the interest of do-it-yourselfers, fellow engineers and scientists, and the general public.

Possible COVID-19 exposure reported at 1-44 Surplus Grocery

The Phelps/Maries County Health Department issued the following released this morning about a possible COVID-19 exposure in Phelps County:
Part of the Phelps/Maries County Health Department’s duty to protect the public’s health, is informing of potential COVID-19 exposure in the community. We were notified by an adjoining county of the following risk to our jurisdiction.