Missouri Department of Conservation requiring mandatory CWD sampling as firearms deer season opens

With the November portion of Missouri’s fall firearms deer season opening Saturday, the Missouri Department of Conservation wants hunters, landowners, and others to know key information about chronic wasting disease, or CWD. MDC is continuing its efforts this fall and winter to limit the spread of CWD in Missouri deer by finding new cases and […]

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USDA opens 2020 enrollment for Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Programs

Agricultural producers now can enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs – two U.S. Department of Agriculture safety net programs – for the 2020 crop year. Meanwhile, producers who enrolled farms for the 2018 crop year have started receiving more than $1.5 billion for covered commodities for which payments […]

Missouri Day Opening Ceremonies with Speaker Paul Cox

Opening Ceremony 2019: Doctor Paul Cox officially opens Missouri Day Festival

At the Missouri Day Festival opening ceremonies Thursday night, Trenton dentist Paul Cox discussed the family’s four generations of dentistry and praised the city of Trenton and it’s citizens.     After Doctor Forrest Curtis Cox came to Trenton, he was followed by Doctor Forrest Curtis Cox the second; Doctor Paul Cox; and now Doctor […]

Disabled hunter at ADA compliant blind

Missouri Department of Conservation has ADA compliant hunting blinds available

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announces that it has numerous hunting blinds available at its managed waterfowl hunting areas for waterfowl hunters with disabilities. The ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) blinds are available on a “first-call-first-reserved” basis. ADA-qualified waterfowl hunters can reserve available blinds during two time periods — Oct. 7-9 and Oct. 15 […]

Safe Room for Tornado Safety

Missouri schools build “Safe Rooms” for shelter from tornadoes

The Joplin School District has built 14 safe rooms since 2011, when a deadly tornado killed 161, to shelter students and community residents when the next tornado strikes. The safe rooms, constructed to meet Federal Emergency Management Agency specifications, provide near-absolute protection against injury or death in extreme weather events. Made of reinforced concrete and […]

Duck and Waterfowl

Missouri Department of Conservation waterfowl reservations open September 1, 2019

The Missouri Department of Conservation reminds waterfowl hunters that its pre-season reservation period to apply for managed waterfowl hunts will run September 1-18 with results posted October 1. MDC will offer 50 percent of daily hunting positions for managed-hunt areas through online reservations. Of the 50 percent of spots through online reservations, half will be […]

U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison and Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Hundreds of fugitives arrested, firearms and illegal drugs seized during “Operation Triple Beam”

Operation Triple Beam, an initiative led by the U.S. Marshals Service to track down some of the metropolitan area’s most violent and persistent offenders, resulted in hundreds of arrests and the seizure of dozens of firearms and illegal drugs. Results of the 10-week initiative were announced today by U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison, U.S. Marshal Mark […]

MoDOT opens road to traffic

Sullivan County Route 6 West Yellow Creek Bridge opens to traffic

The Sullivan County Route 6 bridge over West Yellow Creek, east of Milan, is now open. Boone Construction Company, working with the Missouri Department of Transportation was able to reopen the bridge Tuesday morning after completing a bridge replacement project which began in late May. Crews continue construction on the Route 6 West Locust Creek […]

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Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant application now open to students

The Missouri Department of Higher Education officially launched the Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant Program for the 2019-20 academic year. The grant application became available on August 7, less than a month after Governor Mike Parson signed Senate Bill 68 into law. The program becomes effective Aug. 28.   Fast Track is a new financial […]