Join MDC May 22 at noon for Wild Webcast on Weird Wildlife

    Did you know that Missouri has several species of fish that swam with dinosaurs? That stinging jellyfish swim in Show-Me State lakes? That turkey vultures poop on their own legs to cool off and vulture chicks vomit and spray stomach acid when threatened? That the tiny short-tailed shrew uses venomous spit to paralyze prey? That Missouri has microscopic animals as big as basketballs? That the Show-Me State has a see-through fish where you can see its heart beating?

CASA looking for volunteers

    Do you have a few hours a month that could be used to benefit a child in foster care?  Mid-Ozark CASA is looking for a few good volunteers willing to spend time with Crawford County’s children in need.  Janet Jones, CASA’s volunteer coordinator for Crawford County, is ready to begin a new training class and is eager to expand her corps of volunteers.

Missouri FFA Convention is next week

    FFA members from across the state will meet in Columbia, April 25-26, at the 91st Missouri FFA Convention to honor fellow members for outstanding achievements, conduct association business, elect new officers and participate in leadership workshops. For the first time, convention sessions will be viewable at

Seay returns to Peoples Bank

    Sara Seay has been hired by Peoples Bank in a brand new role as a full-time Loan Support Specialist.  She will be working in support of loan officers directly with loan customers in Sullivan and Steelville to provide a special experience and ensure a quick and smooth loan process.  Seay will have office space in both the Sullivan and Steelville branches.

MRDC, SBA hosts April 24 loan workshop in St. James

    Meramec Regional Development Corporation and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are partnering to offer a small business loan workshop about resources in the area on Wednesday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to noon at Meramec Regional Planning Commission #4 Industrial Drive, St. James. Maria Bancroft, business loans specialist with MRPC, will also present on specific programs available in the region.