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Tampons, diapers are taxed higher than groceries, but that could change

By Caitlyn Rosen and Aviva Okeson-Haberman, Columbia Missourian
JEFFERSON CITY — Kali Jones remembers having to miss her English class because of her period.
“I had to stay home for a full day — I could not leave the house — until my dad was able to come and bring me some tampons, because I didn’t have the money to get them at that point,” Jones said.

Free family gardening fair planned in Rolla

University of Missouri Extension and Phelps County Master Gardeners are hosting a Free Growing Green Family Fair, a day of gardening fun for the entire family, on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the First Baptist Church Ministry Center, 801 North Cedar Street, Rolla, Missouri (corner of Cedar Street and 10th Street) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Entries sought for Missouri Ag photo contest

The Missouri Department of Agriculture today launched the 10th annual Focus on Missouri Agriculture photo contest, asking Missourians to share the unique stories and images of agriculture through photographs.

Consider native warm-season grasses to complement tall fescue

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Native warm-season grasses can yield more forage than traditional tall fescue, says Tim Schnakenberg, University of Missouri Extension agronomy specialist.

Empty Bowls 2019 brings in record funds

Steelville’s annual art and dinner event to raise funds for the food pantry was wildly successful this year, bringing in a record-breaking $4,774 to help feed the hungry in our community. The evening included a delicious soup dinner, a live auction, live music, and a full house of tremendously generous people. Empty Bowls was hosted this year by the Ozark Potters Guild and the Steelville Ministerial Alliance, and all proceeds from the evening were given to the Steelville Ministerial Alliance for the Steelville Food Pantry.