Missouri 4-H'ers warm state with handmade blankets

Missouri 4-H’ers have been hard at work making blankets since the State 4-H Fashion Revue in October. Fifty 4-H’ers from 19 counties donated 72 handmade blankets to Project Linus as a result of a philanthropy challenge at the event.

Unwrap the gift of less stress this holiday season

Before holiday stress leaves a big hole in your family relationships, anticipate that stress and plan how you will react.
That is the advice of two University of Missouri Extension human development specialists.

Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture scholarship applications now available

    The Missouri State Fair and the Youth in Agriculture Committee are accepting applications for Youth in Agriculture scholarships for Missouri high school seniors graduating in 2021. The application form can be found on the Fair’s website at www.mostatefair.com. Applications should be submitted to the Missouri State Fair and must be postmarked by February 1, 2021. Applicants must submit an original copy of their application and three additional copies.

Nursing students recognized at pinning ceremony

    East Central College nursing students were recognized December 3 during a pinning ceremony for LPN-RN Bridge Graduates.
    Four nursing students were recognized for outstanding clinical and classroom work: Brittany Loll, Lacey Sauer, Kristina Downs and Justin Ard.

Tips to reduce holiday waste this year

By Jill Hollowell, Environmental Specialist for Meramec Regional Planning Commission
    As we plan for new ways to celebrate the upcoming holidays, it is also a special time to contemplate how we may better care for what’s important, such as caring for our collective home, our Earth. A shocking statistic shows that between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, waste increases by about 25 percent in the United States – 1 million tons of trash a week is sent “away” to our landfills.

Beef producers sought for GrowSafe system research at MU

Researchers at University of Missouri’s Southwest Research Center are inviting beef producers to take part in a program to identify beef cows that use feed efficiently.