Buyers show confidence at Show-Me-Select heifer sales

Spring Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer sales saw heavy interest and strong prices, says Erin Larimore, Show-Me-Select sales coordinator and University of Missouri Extension specialist.

Missouri Department of Agriculture announces 2021 Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program

The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced that the Missouri Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) is up and running for the summer. Funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Services, the SFMNP assists low-income seniors in obtaining fresh, Missouri Grown produce and generates more than $200,000 for the farmers’ market community. Through the program, more than 4,100 households may benefit.

International swine experts to speak at Midwest Boar Stud Managers Conference

The 2021 Midwest Boar Stud Managers Conference lineup includes experts on swine reproduction from Europe and the United States, said University of Missouri Extension swine specialist Tim Safranski.

Memorial Day offers time for delayed healing

For five generations, the James O’Donnell Funeral Home has held the hands and hearts of grieving northeastern Missouri families as they said their goodbyes. Fifth-generation owner Jimmy O’Donnell says no time in history challenged him and other rural funeral directors more than the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nursing Program holds Pinning Ceremony

There were 27 East Central College Nursing Program graduates who were recognized during a pinning ceremony on May 15.  The ECC Nursing Program held its formal ceremony for its nursing students prior to graduation in the Donald Shook Student Center. Family and friends of graduates, faculty and administration were invited to attend the pinning ceremony.

PTK Honor Society inducts new members

    There were 52 new members inducted into the Chi Delta Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at East Central College during the spring semester.