Author: Shawn Kober

MDC foresters say southeast Missouri fall color is crawling in

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Autumn color is still at a crawl this week, despite the cooler temperatures, according to Jennifer Behnken, a Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) community forester. Autumn color in southeast Missouri is highly affected by the variable weather, which has changed swiftly from hot to cold, she said. Sometimes trees turn their fall leaves into yellow, red, and purple foliage in a steady progression from late September through October. Peak colors often appear in the third or fourth week of October. But this year, color change has been erratic. Not unlike recent weeks where October started...

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Governor Parson Signs Drug Treatment Court Legislation in Greene County and Clay County

On Wednesday, October 24, Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed into law House Bill 2 in Springfield at the Greene County Historic Courthouse and in Clay County at James S. Rooney Justice Center in Liberty. Passed during a special legislative session called by the Governor in September, HB 2 is legislation related to drug treatment courts. It will place all treatment courts under one regulatory umbrella and allow jurisdictions that do not have a treatment court to transfer a defendant to a jurisdiction that does. The state commission that oversees treatment courts will also be expanded by two members. The...

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Missouri HyperLoop Study Released, as CEO Virgin Mogul Richard Branson steps down.

Richard Branson has reportedly stepped down from the chairman role of Virgin Hyperloop One. In a statement, cited by Reuters, Branson said the company would require more time than he could devote to the company: At this stage in the company’s evolution, I feel it needs a more hands-on Chair, who can focus on the business and these opportunities. It will be difficult for me to fulfill that commitment as I already devote significant time to my philanthropic ventures and the many business within the Virgin Group. A coalition of Missouri business leaders and government agencies joined with the Los Angeles-based...

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Missouri Department of Conservation will stock rainbow trout in three southeast Missouri lakes

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.  – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will stock rainbow trout in three southeast Missouri lakes, kicking off the annual winter trout program. Perryville’s Legion Lake, Jackson’s Rotary Lake and Farmington’s Giessing Lake, are all locations for the very popular fishing program. According to MDC fisheries management biologists, approximately 3,760 rainbow trout will be stocked in Legion Lake, about 1,900 trout will be stocked in Rotary Lake and 1,200 in Giessing Lake prior to the opener, Nov. 1.  In addition, a number of ‘lunkers’ will be stocked into each lake. The cities of Jackson, Farmington, Perryville...

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CITY OF OSAGE BEACH BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING October 18, 2018 – 6:00 P.M.

NEW BUSINESS A. Bill 18-52 An Ordinance Authorizing, Establishing and Providing for the Election Procedure to be Followed for the General Municipal Election to be held April 2, 2019 in the City of Osage Beach. First Reading. (Page 19) B. Bill 18-53. An Ordinance of the City of Osage Beach, Missouri, Authorizing the Mayor to Execute Aviation Project Consultant Supplemental Agreement No. 1 Construction Services for Engineering Contract AEOB18-002 for the Lee C. Fine Memorial Airport Taxiway Phase 2 Project with Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc. First Reading. (Page 22) C. Bill 18-54. An Ordinance of the City of...

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