State and Regional News

Story of Henry Rowe Schoolcraft’s visit to Crawford, Texas, Wright and Dent Counties

By Deloris Gray Wood
    This story is about a cave listed on the USGS Montauk Quadrangle Map as the Saltpeter Cave located at: NW1/4 SW 1/4, Section 32, T. 32 North., R. 7 West, in the southwest corner of Dent County with Texas County on the West and South sides of section 31. The front opening of Saltpeter Cave on Ashley Creek is like a clam shell that is more than 40 feet wide and extends into the cave about 75 feet, in Current Township, Dent County.

Public meeting scheduled December 11 for Maries County Hazard Mitigation Plan update

    City and county officials, school leaders, emergency management agencies and interested residents are invited to attend a public meeting Dec. 11 to discuss updates to the Maries County Hazard Mitigation Plan. The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. in the conference room in the basement of the Maries County Courthouse, 211 Fourth St., Vienna, Mo 65582.

Governor and First Lady to light Governor’s Mansion Christmas trees on November 30

• Lighting Ceremony and Candlelight Tours of Mansion Open to Public

Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson will light the 2018 Missouri Governor’s Mansion Christmas trees in a ceremony at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 30. The public is invited to attend the lighting ceremony and Candlelight Tours. The tours will begin immediately following the lighting ceremony. Doors will be open until 9 p.m. and again on Saturday, December 1, from 12 p.m-3 p.m.