Secretary of State details August 4 Primary voting options

    Last week, Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft traveled the state to discuss election law changes brought about by SB 631, which created a COVID-related option to vote by absentee ballot and offers every registered voter an opportunity to vote by mail-in ballot with notarization. Missouri’s next election is the August 4 primary.

Class of 1950 reunites

    Graduates from the class of 1950 celebrated the anniversary of their graduation 70 years later. Gathering at classmate Gail Underwood’s home in St. James on July 4, the group shared stories of their time together and the many years that have passed since their graduation.

Registration open for online Master Gardener training

Even in the era of COVID-19, Master Gardener learning options continue to grow.

Public Works Supervisor provides report

    In his report on the utility department of the city of Steelville at the July 7 city council meeting, Public Works Supervisor Jason Evans talked about work underway, provided updates on current systems, and asked for approval on purchases needed to continue work for this department.

Local pastor announces new outreach program to council

    Alderman Warren Graddy was sworn in during the Cuba City Council’s meeting on July 9. The Board of Alderman met in an open session last Thursday to discuss several new items of business and swear in the incumbent alderman after his victory in the polls on Tuesday.

Going Virtual: CAFNR Agricultural Research Centers moving forward with mostly virtual Field Days

Following discussions with local health departments and advisory boards, all educational field days offered by the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) Agricultural Research Centers, except one, will be hosted virtually this year. The Graves-Chapple Research Center, located near Rock Port, Mo., is the only Research Center that will host an in-person field day and will follow all CDC guidelines for social distancing. These decisions were made locally at each Research Center.