During a special month-long campaign called “No Tillage November”, the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is encouraging Missouri farmers to “keep the stubble” on their harvested crop fields and improve soil health.
The Missouri Veterans Commission (MVC) recently announced it has received nearly $5 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to make upgrades to four Missouri Veterans Homes, with the Missouri Veterans Home-St. James (MVH) to receive $618,309.
Nominations are being accepted for the January 27– 31, 2020 election to the University of Missouri Extension Council of Phelps County, says Council Chair Michael Collins.
St. James had two high school students selected to the All-State Choir after auditioning and earning a spot on the choir on November 9. Kaitlyn Higgingbotham and Emma Carroll were both selected to the choir and will have the opportunity to practice and perform with others selected from across the state.
With the November portion of Missouri’s fall firearms deer season opening Saturday, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) 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 slowing its spread to more deer or more areas.
I know I promised to write more about an old outdoorsman who passed away recently who had a great impact on my life. That will be the subject of next week’s column. Before the deer season, this needs to get out. Send this column to all the deer hunters you know.