FFDD Fishing Trip

Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled attend fishing event

Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled attended an evening of fun and fishing on June 3rd sponsored by Missouri Department of Conservation, Green Hills National Wild Turkey Federation, North Central Missouri College.  A total of thirty-seven participants and volunteers were in attendance at the event which included a cookout of hotdogs, chips, cookies and […]

Cattle in ring at sale

Bred heifer buyers think short grass, bid $1,598 average at Palmyra sale

Hot, dry weather with short grass growth slowed bidders at the spring sale of Show-Me-Select replacement heifers in northeastern Missouri, Saturday, June 2 with 134 calving-ease bred heifers averaging $1,598 in the final of four spring sales in the state.  The heifers will calve this fall. “It was a tough but successful sale,” said Daniel […]

Rootless Corn

Missouri’s hot, dry weather spells trouble for soybeans and corn

Missouri’s record-breaking May heat and lack of precipitation set the stage for two unusual conditions in the state’s top cash crops—soybean and corn, says University of Missouri Extension agronomist Bill Wiebold. He urges farmers to look for rootless corn syndrome and heat canker in soybean, conditions that result from drought and heat effects on seedlings […]

Children playing on floor

Missouri families step-up to care for foster children

There are more than 15,000 children in Missouri’s foster care system, and that number is growing, due largely to the state’s opioid crisis and growing rate of poverty.   The increase underscores the need to recognize the contributions foster parents make in the lives of children – and one reason why Thursday has been declared National Foster […]

Sliced Bread Mural

Large slate of activities scheduled for Sliced Bread Day 90th Year Celebration in Chillicothe

Multiple activities will be held as part of the Sliced Bread Day 90th Year Celebration in Chillicothe in July. Chillicothe Area Arts Council Administrator Mary Lou VanDeventer says a tentative schedule has been released for the celebration July 7th and 8th. The Grand River Museum plans to hold a bread contest with State Representative Rusty […]

Back to School

Mercer County organizations seek donations for “Back to School” event

The Mercer County Health Department and the Mercer County Ministerial Alliance are seeking donations from local businesses, individuals, and community organizations for their Back to School Event. The event at the Mercer County Fairgrounds in Princeton the evening of July 27th at 5:30 will provide children with recommended school supplies. The event will also include […]

Audio: 100 deadliest days for teen drivers underway in Missouri

(MissouriNet) – Memorial Day unofficially marked what is known as the 100 deadliest days for teen drivers. Sergeant Jason Pace of the Missouri State Highway Patrol encourages parents to educate their teens about being responsible behind the wheel.     Car crashes involving teen drivers climb during the summer months because teenagers drive more during […]