Go wild at nature's free salad bar

Spring greens from the woods can add variety to your diet.
Wildcrafting—the gathering of plants from their natural habitats—is a throwback to the days of our distant ancestors, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. Our ancestors’ winter diets lacked the variety of fresh produce we enjoy today. Therefore, when spring arrived, they combed the woods for wild edibles to add flavor and nutrition to their meals.

Crawford County Cattlemen hold annual dinner

    The Crawford County Cattlemen’s Association held their annual dinner and meeting at Golden Echoes in Steelville on March 14, 2020.  Dana Richter, Secretary of the organization, presided over the meeting.  The dinner/meeting was attended by 60 plus guest, consisting of sponsors, members, community supporters and speakers.

ECC sees increase in students earning dual credit

    There has been a spike in the number of dual credit students this spring at East Central College compared to last year.
    There are 525 students who are enrolled in dual credit at ECC, which is 51 more than the 474 enrolled in the spring 2019 semester.

Nominations sought for Outstanding ECC Alumni

    There are many great East Central College alumni making a difference in their communities, and throughout world.
    Nominations are being sought for the 2020 Outstanding Alumni Award to recognize those former students. The award is presented by the East Central College Foundation/Alumni Office.

MO NRCS sets April 10 application deadline to apply for easements

    The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has set an April 10 deadline to apply for wetland and agricultural land easements in Missouri. NRCS provides technical and financial assistance to help private landowners, tribes, land trusts and other groups protect valuable lands through easements.