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Missouri man, a member of Southwest Honkys gang, pleads guilty to meth conspiracy

A Fair Grove, Missouri, man who is a member of the Southwest Honkys violent prison gang pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a drug-trafficking conspiracy in which investigators intercepted a shipment of nearly 9.5 kilograms of methamphetamine. William F. Jones, 45, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to participating […]

Hogs

As work at meat processing plants slows, hog producers may want to feed pigs cheaper diets and hold them longer

University of Missouri Extension swine nutritionist Marcia Shannon says producers can feed more fiber and less fat to slow growth.  “This is a good time to move to feeding low-energy, high-fiber diets with an adjusted lysine-to-calorie ratio and remove any growth-promoting technologies,” Shannon says. Fiber, a poor source of energy, is cheap and fills pigs […]

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Artwork by NCMC Instructor and local artist, Jim Norris, to be featured at Dorris Rider Art Gallery

A collection of works by a Trenton resident will continue the 2019-2020 exhibition schedule in the Dorris Rider Art Gallery at North Central Missouri College in Trenton.  “A Retrospective…So Far!” by Jim Norris is now open and will be on display through December 13. This collection contains work from two solo exhibitions – Cautionary Tales […]

Beekeeping

Trenton FFA member, Colton Roy, raises bees for Supervised Agricultural Experience project

A member of the Trenton FFA Chapter raises bees for his Supervised Agricultural Experience project. Trenton High School sophomore Colton Roy started raising bees his eighth-grade year and received the Trenton FFA Chapter Specialty Animal Production and Care Proficiency Award at last school year’s Chapter Banquet. He says it is important to make sure bees […]

Black Bear

Missouri Department of Conservation encourages public to be “Bear Aware” this spring

An estimated 350 black bears call southern Missouri home, and as the spring season gets underway, these magnificent mammals leave their winter dens in search of food. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is reminding Missourians to be proactive and “Be Bear Aware.” MDC Resource Scientist and Furbearer Biologist Laura Conlee said it is imperative […]

Cow and cattle herd

Plan announced to control use of antibiotics in livestock

The major players in the meat industry have developed what they’re calling a “stewardship plan” they say will ensure that they use antibiotics in livestock only when necessary. At issue is the possible development of deadly “super-bug” infections that are resistant to antibiotics and harmful to humans.  The group has developed a set of guidelines and […]

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Chillicothe author and illustrator debuts new children’s book “Three Little Zombies”

A Chillicothe author and illustrator will celebrate the debut of his new children’s book at the Boji Stone Cafe at 612 Washington Street in Chillicothe. L. David Hesler will debut “Three Little Zombies”, sign books, and answer questions about his work the morning of December 22nd from 9 to 10 o’clock. Hesler says he has […]

Pigs or Swine

Emerging swine disease calls for biosecurity measures, says MU Extension veterinarian

U.S. pork producers should be aware of an emerging swine disease, says University of Missouri Extension veterinarian Corinne Bromfield. Chinese pork producers reported the 13th outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) Sept. 6. It has appeared since August in several locations in China hundreds of miles apart. This leaves researchers scratching their heads over how […]