Large bale of hay

Baling wet hay becomes hot news

High-moisture grass baled above 24% moisture can cause spontaneous combustion. Overheated bales can burn down a hay barn. Craig Roberts, University of Missouri forage specialist, said frequent rains this year help grass growth, but it’s been bad for making hay. He’s part of the team on a weekly MU Extension teleconference between state and regional […]

Spickard School

Spickard Board of Education approves 2019-2020 budget

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education approved the 2019-2020 budget this week. Superintendent Burnie Schneiderheinze says revenues are about $766,000 with expenditures coming in at $5,000 less. The board also approved Missouri United School Insurance Council building appraisal for $20.00 per square foot on contents. It was announced 94% of Spickard students had attendance above […]

(L to R) Dr. Sharon Weiser, NCMC Dean of Extended Campus, Noel Staddie, NCMC Early Childhood Instructor, Ashley Phillips, Director of CAP Head Start in St. Joseph

NCMC Dean and Instructor receive the Head Start Hero Award

North Central Missouri College Dean of Extended Campus, Dr. Sharon Weiser, and NCMC Early Childhood Instructor, Noel Staddie recently received the Head Start Hero Award through the Community Action Partnership Head Start of St. Joseph, Missouri. “The Missouri Head Start Association annually awards local community heroes that are exceptional community partners to Head Start Programs […]