Electronics, appliance, tire collection being held May 11 in Mineral Point

    A special waste collection for electronics, appliances and tires will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 11 at the Washington County Airport, 10351 Airport Road, Mineral Point, MO.

Ways to bridge the distance with mom on Mother’s Day

    Many modern families are spread out across the country if not the globe. Some people move away from family to further their careers, while others are called upon to care for others. Children may separate from their parents to witness new travel experiences. Military service may call individuals away from home as well.

Take a stand against too much sitting

By Dr. Graham A. Colditz, Siteman Cancer Center
    A common refrain these days is that “sitting is the new smoking.” And while that’s a bit of an exaggeration, it’s a catchy phrase that does actually bear some weight.
    Sitting increases the risk of many serious conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, obesity and some cancers. It’s even been found to take years off of a person’s life, with one study showing that six percent of all premature deaths could be linked to too much sitting.

USDA extends deadline to May 17 for producers to certify 2018 crop production for market facilitation program payments

    USDA extended the deadline to May 17 from May 1 for agricultural producers to certify 2018 crop production for payments through the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), which helps producers who have been significantly affected by foreign tariffs, resulting in the loss of traditional exports. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) extended the deadline because heavy rainfall and snowfall have delayed harvests in many parts of the country, preventing producers from certifying acres.