MDC welcomes Barry Orscheln to Conservation Commission

The Missouri Conservation Commission and the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) welcome Barry Orscheln of Columbia as the newest member of the four-person Conservation Commission. Orscheln was appointed by Missouri Governor Mike Parson Feb. 28. The appointment was confirmed by the Missouri Senate April 4.

Show-Me-Select spring heifer sales set at four auction barns across Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Spring sales of Show-Me-Select replacement heifers are set in four auction barns across the state in April, May and June.
Spring sales offer bred replacement heifers for fall-calving herds, says Dave Patterson, University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist.

MU Extension Master Gardeners volunteer efforts feed the hungry

COLUMBIA, Mo. – They say it takes a village to raise a child. A village of University of Missouri Extension Master Gardener volunteers grow gardens to help feed the hungry and homeless across the state.

City officials sworn in at council meeting

Winners in the April 2 Municipal Election were sworn in as city officials at a meeting of the Cuba City Council held on April 4. At that same meeting, Mayor Ray Mortimeyer had his list of mayoral appointments approved by the newly-seated council.

After the city council conducted a few items of old business, including the formal acceptance of Tuesday’s election results, the new officials took their oaths of office during a swearing-in ceremony conducted by City Clerk Christine Nash. They were then seated, and the meeting continued with new council business.

I-44 stop leads to trafficking charges

Drug trafficking charges have been filed against a Lee’s Summit woman stopped on Interstate 44 in Crawford County on April 2. Ashley Lynn Crow, 32, faces a class A felony charge for first degree trafficking as a result of the probable cause search conducted during the traffic stop.