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USDA-NRCS asking Missouri farmers to ‘Keep the Stubble’

    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.

Veterans Home to receive money for building improvements

    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.

Two selected to All-State Choir

    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.

MDC’s mandatory CWD sampling this weekend in 29 counties

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.

Working with the new MDC enforcement chief, Randy Doman

    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.