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 […]
Trenton Municipal Utilities has set a boil advisory for a portion of Trenton due to repairs to a water main valve. The advisory affects customers on West Ninth Street from Main to West 10th, West 10th from Cedar to Chestnut, Cedar from West 10th to West 12th, West 11th from Chestnut to Gilmore, and Gilmore […]
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. […]
It took three attempts Monday night before the city council decided on a company for residential trash pickup which results in a change from the current provider. The city council, on a single vote, decided to discontinue the recycling program in which households are currently charged a fee every month. Submitting bids for a five-year […]
A University of Missouri expert has advice for the discussion of politics at the dinner table during holiday get-togethers. Political Science Professor Andrea Benjamin says misunderstandings can be avoided if ground rules are set and goals of the conversation are determined. Don’t try to change peoples’ minds. Benjamin uses her sports allegiance to […]
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 […]
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 […]
Mercer County Public Water Supply District Number 1 has issued a precautionary boil order due to completed repairs on a water line north and west of Modena. The boil order affects customers on Iceberg Street and will expire Friday evening at 5 o’clock.
Odd fall weather and fescue pasture growth set up potential poisonous pastures causing fescue foot in cow herds. Fall growth after a drought produces more toxins in infected tall fescue grass. The poison develops after rains start regrowth following a drought, says Craig Roberts, University of Missouri Extension specialist. Roberts urges herd owners to keep […]
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.
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 […]