County still ranks first in per capita COVID cases

    Crawford County is at the top of the list in the state for its per capita rate for positive COVID cases for a second week in a row. The county is ranked ninth in the state in total volume of cases over the week reported from March 26 through April 1. Other jurisdictions that rank higher include St. Louis County and City, Kansas City, along with St. Charles, Jackson, Greene, Jefferson and Franklin counties.

Webster named new Superintendent of schools

    The St. James School District has announced Tim Webster will be the new district’s superintendent beginning in July. He will be taking over for Dr. Merlyn Johnson, who last month announced his resignation as he takes over as superintendent of the Cassville School District.

Do spring safety check on and off the farm

Planting season brings increased risk of physical injury and mental stress among farmworkers and families, says University of Missouri Extension safety and health specialist Karen Funkenbusch.

Chemistry Nobel Laureate to present fifth Stoffer Lecture

Missouri University of Science and Technology will host a winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize in chemistry as part of the university’s 150th anniversary celebration events. Dr. M. Stanley Whittingham, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Binghamton University, will deliver the fifth annual Stoffer Lecture virtually at 4 p.m. Friday, April 16.

Register now for Annie’s Project courses

Are you a woman involved in agriculture? Would you like to learn how to strengthen your farming operation and network with other women in the industry? Join University of Missouri Extension and the Missouri Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for Agriculture, Food and Forestry for our first virtual Annie’s Project course! Annie’s Project provides women with education in production, market, financial, legal and human risk management.