MU Extension offers Tai Chi for Arthritis and Health classes online for the first time in Crawford and Dent Counties. Tai Chi instruction has been offered face to face in our region for the past year. To reach more of the public and follow COVID-19 health precautions the class will be converted to a live online instructor format using the video meeting platform Zoom in its next class on June 29th. Nutrition and Health Specialist Rachel Buenemann leads the sessions and reports they are a great opportunity to build muscular strength as well as increase mental focus and social connection.
Despite a rough end to the 2019-20 academic year for area high school students, there was still no shortage in their desire to complete college credits this summer.
East Central College conferred 342 degrees and certificates to spring semester graduates, an increase of nearly 12 percent over last year.
ECC President Dr. Jon Bauer said there were 306 graduates in the 2019 spring semester, and this year’s total is an increase of 11.7 percent.
“This is exciting news that is consistent with our five-year strategic plan,” he said.
Some Missouri gardeners are finding a new type of flatworm in landscape soils.
The hammerhead worm is a “voracious, top-level predator,” says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist Kelly McGowan. “It will eat anything in its path,” she says. It primarily feeds on native earthworms.
Use your mower’s highest setting for fewer weeds and lusher grass.
University of Missouri Extension turf pathologist Lee Miller says mowing too low is a common mistake.
On May 19, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, announced details for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). The funding for CFAP comes from a combination of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stability (CARES) Act, the Commodity Credit Corporation Charter (CCC) Act and other USDA sources.