The Cass County Commission recently announced it is testing a new dust control product for county gravel roads. The County has completed the first step and will be spreading the new product over a couple of miles of gravel road.
By F. KIRK POWELL
Pleasant Hill Times Editor & Publisher and The Pleasant Hill Times Staff
Big crowds packed Pleasant Hill last week for the 2009 Cass County Fair.
In fact, the 2009 fair attracted some of the biggest crowds in its 16-year history.
The weatherman contributed a lot to the success of this year’s county fair. Daytime high temperatures ranged from the mid-70s to mid-80s during the 6-day fair and the evenings were cool and comfortable.
Despite a trace of rainfall in the early morning hours on Wednesday and Thursday, the afternoons were sunny and comfortably mild.
Duck hunters will find much to rejoice about in the 2009 breeding duck report from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).
The report estimates North America’s total breeding duck population at 42 million. That is up 13 percent from last year and 25 percent more than the average since 1955.
The FWS estimates the mallard breeding population at 8.5 million. That is 10 percent more than last year and 13 percent above the long-term average (LTA) for the species most sought after by hunters.
Twelve Drexel FFA members along with their advisor attended the State Leadership Camp June 29 – July 3. Members spent a week involved in an intense schedule of daily activities that encouraged members to network with members from other chapters while also developing skills and collecting ideas to improve their own chapters.
Gov. Jay Nixon signed House Bill 62 on the morning of July 9, 2009 at the State Highway Patrol Headquarters Crimes Lab in Jefferson City, Mo. This law will go into effect August 28, 2009.
Steve Willard, president of Missouri Cattlemen’s Association, applauds Gov. Nixon for signing the bill. “This is a big step for cattle producers around the state. It is great to see an issue so important to our members be just as important to our governor and legislators. This is a prime example of MCA membership impacting MCA policy.”
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