The buzz on Endangered Species Act Reform

by Shiloh Perry During the final weeks of the Obama administration, the Fish and Wildlife Service listed the rusty patched bumblebee as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act. While the FWS claims the listing will help protect the bee species, what does the first-ever addition of a bee species in the continental U.S.

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Hospital Board to meet Monday

The Board of Directors of Cedar County Memorial Hospital will conduct a meeting beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, in the classroom at Cedar County Memorial Hospital, 1401 S. Park St. in El Dorado Springs.

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CCAD Board to meet in Stockton Feb. 20

The Cedar County Ambulance District Board will meet in Stockton at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20. Items on the agenda include:Unfinished business: Inventory and  Radio Bids. New Business – new building.

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Stocker or backgrounder workshop Feb 27

Cedar County MU Extension Center and Council put on the stocker or backgrounder cattle operation production workshop beginning at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb 27, in the Cedar County Library, 717 East Street, Stockton. The presenters will be Cedar County MU Extension Regional Livestock Specialist Patrick Davis and Dallas County MU Extension Regional Livestock Specialist Andy

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Square dance with your Valentine

On Friday, Feb. 17, Mo-Kan Squares will hold their annual Valentine Dance with Jay Wright and Kenton Sullivan from 7:30 to 10 p.m. in the Home Ec Building on the Vernon County Fairgrounds, Nevada. Admission is $5 per adult dancer and $3 per youth dancer. All area dancers and interested persons are invited. For more

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Love note from Jeff City

My Fellow Missourians: Friday, Feb. 3, was my birthday as it has been every year since 1950.  My wife, Marla, and I took the day off and accomplished something on my bucket list.  We toured the Truman Library in Independence.  One of my favorite Missourians is Harry S Truman. Then on Saturday, after getting the

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Vicky Hartzler

The MO-4 Undo List You may have seen my unveiling of the “MO-4 Undo List” recently. In case you haven’t, here is the video I made highlighting the list and some of the burdensome policies it points to: I wanted the president to hear from the people themselves, and it is my hope he will

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A unique opportunity

“We have had a great week in the lieutenant governor’s office. I was privileged to speak with a variety of organizations that work on economic development, agriculture and tourism. We have several exciting projects in the works to highlight all that Missouri has to offer ranging from products manufactured to the food grown within our

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Governor signs right-to-work law

by John Sadler Columbia Missourian Surrounded by roughly 100 spectators, including many Republican members of the state House and Senate, Gov. Eric Greitens signed the bill that will make Missouri the 28th “right-to-work” state. “Today represents a great day for the people of Missouri and especially families that need jobs,” Greitens said. The official signing

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