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May is motorcycle awareness month.
Since 2012, the number of fatal motorcycle crashes has resulted in 475 deaths – 122 of those deaths occurred last year alone. Motorcyclists have already begun hitting the road this spring, and more will be out soon with beautiful May weather just around the corner.  The Missouri Coalition for...
Senator Denny Hoskins
As the only freshman legislator on the Senate Appropriations Committee, I want to say that it has been an honor to see the workings — the nuts and bolts — of the appropriations process in the Senate. Of course, during my time in the House I served on appropriations and budget committees, and that...
Horticulturists planted a hops yard at the MU Bradford Research Center in Columbia. The research will help the growing number of home beer brewers who want to grow their own hops. Photo by Linda Geist
Anyone interested in growing hops may attend a free field day at Bradford Research Center in Columbia. Visitors can take self-guided tours and attend presentations 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, May 23. The hops yard is at the entrance of the University of Missouri research farm at 4968 Rangeline Road, Columbia...
Congratulations to PK-1 students at Cowgill Elementary on winning the K-2 grade category and the grand prize for their entry, "Oscar will be your fan, if you keep it in the can!!"
Congratulations to teachers Miss Morgan and Ms. Farabee and their 16 PK-1 students in Cowgill Elementary on winning the K-2 grade category and the grand prize for their entry, “Oscar will be your fan, if you keep it in the can!!” The school will receive a check for $200 for the category win and $...
The Penney High School Choir, under the direction of Mrs. Twyla Finch, performed at the MSHSAA State Music Festival for Large Ensembles in Maryville on April 4. The choir performed two memorized songs for three judges, then performed a song by sight reading for another judge. All four judges gave...
Van Dunham and John Rupert, recipients of the Silver Beaver Award by the Pony Express Council.
Two area residents were awarded the Silver Beaver Award at the Pony Express Council Recognition Dinner of the Boy Scouts of America on April 1. The Silver Beaver Award is the council-level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. Upon nomination by their local Scout council and...
On March 17, 2017, the Little Honey Bees Preschool at Hamilton Elementary achieved recognition of excellence through Missouri Accreditation. This distinguishes it as an exemplary program offering high quality programming to the children of Missouri. The Missouri Accreditation of Programs for...
Monarch butterflies have returned early to Missouri and are laying eggs at an unprecedented rate, as evidenced by this emerging milkweed plant at the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center in Kansas City, which is covered with 17 monarch eggs. Missourians for Monarchs is encouraging landowners not to mow roadsides and other areas that can serve as habitat for the butterflies. Photo courtesy of Amanda Gehin.
Tattered yet resilient monarch butterflies have returned to the Midwest early this spring, laying eggs as they migrate north from their overwintering grounds in Mexico. While the distinctive black and orange creatures are a welcome sight here in Missouri, the butterfly’s early appearance could mean...
The opening morning of the youth spring turkey season on April 8 brought a lifetime trophy to 14-year-old Anna White of Excelsior Springs. White was hunting with her father and sister on a private farm near Polo when a snow-white adult gobbler walked into range of her 12-gauge, Remington 870...
Hydrangeas are available in several colors.
One of the more popular woody ornamental plants is the hydrangea. These plants have large showy clusters of blossoms, and come in both shrub and vine forms. They bloom after spring-flowering plants such as azaleas, and thus give color in the landscape well into summer. Depending on the plant grown...

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