Feeding cattle (cows, livestock)

Feeding corn to cows replaces hay, but care is needed when adding starch to diets

Wintering cows in a year with bad hay or shortages of hay proves challenging to beef farmers with the prolonged drought last summer upsetting haymaking plans. Beef nutritionist Eric Bailey, University of Missouri Extension, answered farmers’ questions December 2nd at the Missouri Livestock Symposium in Kirksville.  His topic: “Winter Feeding With Expensive Hay.”  Less hay can […]

Holiday Greenery

Deck the halls with boughs of caution

Keep safety in mind when decorating with holiday greenery. Evergreens, holly, mistletoe and other traditional yuletide plants can pose risks, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. In days of old, people rarely brought holiday greenery into the home before Christmas Eve, Trinklein says. Doing so was considered bad luck for the coming year. […]

Congested Roads (traffic)

Impaired and Impatient: Traffic Trifecta around Thanksgiving holiday presents problems for motorists

As thousands of Missouri drivers travel home to spend Thanksgiving with family and friends this week, the Missouri Department of Transportation is urging them to exercise patience, caution and good judgment behind the wheel. The holiday week brings a trifecta of concerns to the roadway, including impaired driving, distracted driving, and heavy interstate congestion. The […]

Boil Advisory

Portion of Mercer County placed under boil order

Following repairs to a water main break, a portion of rural Mercer County has been placed on a precautionary boil order. Affected are rural water customers on Mercer County Route Double C. The precautionary boil water notice will be in effect until 9 o’clock Wednesday morning unless there’s other notification made by the Mercer County […]

Boil Advisory Lifted

Sullivan County boil advisory lifted

Sullivan County Public Water Supply District Number 1 has lifted a precautionary boil advisory put into place Thursday, October 25th. The advisory affected customers on Route OO north of Milan to Noble Road and included Daisy Drive half a mile north of Noland Road, Otter Road, Desert Drive, Northfield Road, and Diamond Drive.

Fire Hydrant Flushing

TMU to flush fire hydrants east of Highway 65

Trenton Municipal Utilities will flush fire hydrants Wednesday through Friday. Work will begin in the area located from U. S. Highway 65 east to the city limits and will include the Trenton Lake area. Flushing will take place from 7:30 in the morning to 2 o’clock in the afternoon. TMU reports customers can expect discolored […]