Have you ever seen a turtle trying to cross a busy highway and wondered how many die under the wheels of automobiles each year? Jeff Briggler has, and as Missouri’s state herpetologist, the answer worries him.
A single-vehicle crash late Friday night has claimed the life of a man from Licking.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, it occurred at around 11:00 p.m. on Hwy. 32, five miles west of Licking. The Patrol says Terry Walker, 47, ran his 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix off of the road, striking several trees before overturning.
Walker was partially ejected from the vehicle. He died at the scene. Nobody else was injured.
Missouri House Speaker John Diehl led colleagues in the Pledge of Allegiance, apologized again for exchanging sexually suggestive text messages with a Capitol intern, then walked out of the chamber and resigned Friday as Missouri lawmakers sought to put his scandal behind them on the final day of the session.
Two local breeders on list of 'Horrible Hundred' puppy mills Updated May 7, 2015 at 5:42 PM Two breeders in Phelps County have been included on a list of 100 problem puppy mills by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).
Texas county jail high tunnel brings continual growth HOUSTON, Mo. - The Texas County jail is saving money on the food budget by keeping inmates busy in the garden. A new addition is allowing for year round growth. Texas County inmates will garden nearly year-round The vegetables growing inside the new high tunnel outside the county jail in Houston are carefully tended by Texas county inmates. "It's good for them to kind of give something back to the community and learn a little bit of a trade," says Texas County Sheriff James Sigman. Trustees are learning skills in the garden, all the way to the kitchen. Sigman says, "It'll help cut down a little cost on the jail expense. It's rather expensive to run a county jail, especially the food expense when you're 60 or 70 prisoners a day." With support of community leaders and USDA grant money, the first seeds were sown in December. "And through the winter that we had, which was terrible and cold, without any heat in here, the first three months, we produced 45 pounds of lettuce and mixed greens," says University of Missouri Master Gardener Verlin Altom. It's only early May, and they've already harvested about 70 pounds of produce out of the high tunnel. A vegetable called joy choy, will be harvested Thursday, adding several more pounds to the total. "We absolutely couldn't do it without them. They enjoy coming out," says Altom. The sheriff says two to three non-violent offenders work at a time, and always under supervision. Altom volunteers his gardening expertise. "I guess my main goal is to stop the repeat. I'm able to have conversation with them, point them in a different direction," Altom says. He hopes that just like the produce they plant, the inmates too will continue to grow. "We sow a different kind of seeds, some seeds in the ground, spiritual seeds at the same time," Altom says. The Texas county jail has had a garden for a few years. Altom says they're now the only jail in Missouri to have a high tunnel.
Compared to last Tuesday, feeder steers under 650 lbs 4.00-12.00 higher,
over 650 lbs steady to 3.00 higher. Feeder heifers steady to 3.00 higher except
several better quality near 500 lbs 2.00-4.00 lower. Slaughter cows steady to
firm. Supply moderate. Near 14 percent of the offering was cows and 32 percent
of the feeders were over 600 lbs. Feeder supply approximately 58 percent steers
and bulls and 42 percent heifers. Several consignments of good to outstanding
calves weighing 450-625 lbs in this week’s feeder offering.
Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1 300-400 lbs 306.00-342.00; 400-500 lbs
286.00-316.00; 500-600 lbs 254.50-301.00, few fleshy 250.00-250.50; 600-700 lbs
231.50-266.00; 14 head fleshy 769 lbs 211.00; 46 head fleshy 1075 lbs 171.35.
Medium and Large 1-2 350-400 lbs 287.50-306.00; 400-500 lbs 271.00-295.00; 13
head 532 lbs 253.50; 17 head 609 lbs 233.00; 700-750 lbs few 220.00-225.00.
Medium and Large 2 small package 406 lbs 276.00; 600-650 lbs few 230.00-236.00.
Medium 1-2 small package 375 lbs 273.00; 490-570 lbs 235.00-257.00.
WAYNESVILLE, Mo. - Cemeteries are usually a place of closure, but one in Waynesville contains a tiny grave site that beckons mostly questions. A simple marker bears no birth date, only a date of death for a woman known as Jane Doe.
"A cold case -- a murder case -- is never closed, but, since it's never been solved, we're going to be resilient and never give up," said Pulaski County Sheriff Ron Long.
Veterans Affairs Day will begin at 10 am on Thursday, April 30, at teh American Legion _ VFW Post in Salem , on Hwy 32 West.
The day is an effort to reach out to veterans of rural Missouri in the 16th District, so they do not have to travel long distances to get answers to VA related questions...