August 2023

Buy native trees and shrubs from MDC State Forest Nursery

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Need trees and shrubs for your landscape? Go native with tree and shrub seedlings from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). Native trees and shrubs can help improve wildlife habitat and soil and water conservation while also improving the appearance and value of private property.   MDC’s George O. White State Forest …

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Gas prices ease ahead of Labor Day, but unexpected surge remains possible

DALLAS — GasBuddy, a PDI company and the leading fuel savings platform saving North American drivers the most money on fuel, today released its annual Labor Day travel forecast, predicting the average price of gas in the U.S. on Labor Day weekend will fall gently to $3.75 per gallon, virtually identical to what motorists experienced …

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General Mills to expand in Joplin, investing $48 million and creating 47 jobs

JOPLIN, Mo. — General Mills, a leading global food manufacturer, announced today that it will expand in Joplin, investing $48 million and creating 47 new jobs at its frozen dough plant location. The company’s expansion will increase its manufacturing and packaging capacity to meet increased demand and product innovation from foodservice customers. Construction is underway and …

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House Republican Leader Tony McCombie continues push for ethics reform amid Mapes verdict

SAVANNA, ILL – In light of the guilty verdict handed to Tim Mapes, former right-hand man of criminally charged ex-House Speaker Mike Madigan, House Republican Leader Tony McCombie is pressing for greater ethics laws in the Illinois House.   “As the tangled web of corruption has unraveled in federal court, reform efforts in the statehouse …

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Lutheran Family and Children’s Services to celebrate 50 Years of Golden Service in SEMO

CAPE GIRARDEAU – A remarkable journey of transformation, service, and expansion spanning half a century will be commemorated as Lutheran Family and Children’s Services (LFCS) celebrates its golden anniversary in Southeast Missouri next month.   Known for its life-changing services, LFCS will recognize five decades of dedication to the region during a special 50th anniversary …

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MDC Cape Nature Center to present 3D archery, sunfish papier-mache in September

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Discover nature in September with Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center’s free programs!   Archery: 3D Archery Shooting | 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 9 at Maintz Wildlife Preserve Archery Range Register online at https://mdc-event-web.s3licensing.com/Event/EventDetails/194581   Are you an archer but you’ve never shot on a field archery …

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MSHP reports arrests

JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released its latest reports of arrests.   Among those listed as arrested:   34-year-old Jesse R. Allen of Lemay at 7:04 p.m. Monday in Ste. Genevieve County on a traffic offense out of Arnold. He was being held in the Ste. Genevieve County Jail pending the …

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MU study shows how brucellosis — which can jump from animals to humans — impacts the brain

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Brucellosis is a disease, caused by the members of bacterial Brucella family, that mainly infects cattle, goats and sheep, leading to pregnancy loss, which has caused billions of dollars in economic losses for livestock producers worldwide. The disease can also jump from animals to humans, mainly through consumption of unpasteurized dairy products …

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National Public Lands Day: Show your support for your national forest lands!

ROLLA — To celebrate the 30th annual National Public Lands Day (NPLD), tens of thousands of volunteers across the country will join in trail maintenance and planting projects, trash pick-ups, and other activities aimed at restoring and caring for our public lands. Organized each year by the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), National Public Lands …

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