Saying goodbye to a great friend and avid outdoorsman

By Larry Dablemont
    In October of 1958, I turned 11 years old. Dad had promised that when I turned 11, I could go with him on a duck hunt down the Piney River. And there I was, the first Saturday in November, sitting on the front seat in his wooden johnboat, looking through the blind he had attached to the bow, shaking with excitement. I was to watch and listen and learn so that when he thought the time was right, I could sit there actually hunting with my own gun.

State sees significant increase in October 2019 General Revenue collections

Today, the state released its October 2019 General Revenue Report, showing that net general revenue collections for October increased 10.2 percent from October 2018. Net general revenue collections grew from $598.4 million last year to $659.6 million this year.

St. James voters approve new use tax

• Rolla also approves local use tax, but county issue fails

On Tuesday, voters in St. James gave their support to Proposition A, which will allow the city to collect a local use tax of two-percent on online sales to be used to help improve the Tri-County Animal Shelter facility and provide new equipment for the St. James Police Department. The tax will generate an estimated $35,000 in new revenues to the city.

Community Service Grants available for ag youth organizations

Missouri 4-H and FFA chapters planning community improvement service projects can apply for grant funding through the Missouri Department of Agriculture. Applications for the annual Building Our American Communities Grant (BOAC) Program are available online and are being accepted until Dec. 1, 2019.