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MLC names Cheryl Stuckmeyer VP, Supply Chain

ST. LOUIS, June 20, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — MLC (formerly Mississippi Lime Company) has appointed Cheryl Stuckmeyer as vice president, supply chain.     As part of the MLC executive leadership team, she will oversee the company’s logistics, inventory management, procurement and trucking functions, ensuring that MLC continue to lead the lime industry in supply chain excellence. […]

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Employer costs for employee compensation for the regions – March 2024

KANSAS – Private industry employer costs for employee compensation among the four regions of the country ranged from $39.04 per hour in the South to $52.91 in the Northeast in March 2024, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. In the other two regions, hourly employer costs for employee compensation stood at $41.40 in

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Apply for MDC managed deer hunts starting July 1

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds deer hunters to apply online during July for a shot at more than 150 managed deer hunts throughout the state for archery, muzzleloading, shotgun, and modern firearms from mid-September through mid-January at designated conservation areas, state and other parks, national wildlife refuges, and other

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‘Waltzing Thru Missouri’ at the July 9 Women’s Connection

Submitted article FARMINGTON — Popular Farmington Historian, Howard Nobel tells us his Special Feature Presentation, “Waltzing Thru Missouri” is a little play on our state song, “The Missouri Waltz.”     It is a survey of some of the interesting and unique place names, large and small that are located in our state. We will

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Unearthing the past: SIU’s archaeology summer field school continues Fort Kaskaskia work

by Pete Rosenbery CARBONDALE, Ill. — Students from three universities, including Southern Illinois University Carbondale, continue to unearth important information about the French and American forts once visited by the Lewis and Clark Expedition by participating in the annual Archaeology Field School at the Fort Kaskaskia State Historic Site in Randolph County.      SIU

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MDC Little River Conservation Area temporarily closed June 25 – 27 due to construction

KENNETT, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Little River Conservation Area (CA) in Dunklin and Pemiscot counties will be temporarily closed from 3 p.m. June 25 to June 27 due to entrance road construction starting ahead of schedule.     MDC Construction Administration Manager Tim Anderson said the considerable size of the deliveries,

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West Nile virus found in mosquitoes and birds in 13 Illinois counties; IDPH warns public to ‘Fight the Bite’

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reminding the public that along with the start of summer, mosquito season is underway in Illinois and with that comes the risk of West Nile virus (WNV), which has been reported in 13 counties around the state so far. The reminder comes as public health officials

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Ste. Genevieve’s first public sculpture to be unveiled Thursday

Ste. Genevieve Art Guild STE. GENEVIEVE – Ste. Genevieve’s first public sculpture dedicated to art is undercover until 10am on Thursday, June 20th – the Summer Solstice.     Visit the courthouse square during the dedication and learn about the significance of the date and meet the professional artists who created this beautiful addition to

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SIU prof gets prestigious National Science Foundation grant to enhance AI crime analysis

by Tim Crosby CARBONDALE, Ill. – A researcher at Southern Illinois University Carbondale has received a grant to improve AI crime analytics capabilities while fostering collaboration among multiple agencies and keeping sensitive information secure. Ahmed Imteaj, assistant professor in the School of Computing, received a $167,500 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Computer and Information Science

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