Community Interest

Conservation Corner October: Travelling a Silk Road through the Sky

By Dan Zarlenga,

Missouri Department of Conservation In the ancient world, travelers and merchants plied the Silk Road seeking silk and other valuable goods. But did you know there’s a creature right here in Missouri that journeys on a “road” that’s made of silk? It even creates that silk itself. And the whole trip is powered by wind and electricity!

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St. Charles County REM to Activate Sirens During "Destructive" Thunderstorms

Monthly Siren Testing Moving to 11 a.m. First Monday of Month

Starting, September 20, 2021, St. Charles County Regional Emergency Management (REM), in cooperation with the National Weather Service (NWS), is instituting changes to help alert and keep residents safe during severe storms and to cut down on confusion during outdoor warning siren testing.

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Youth Group Mum Sale

The Youth Group at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in New Melle is selling fall chrysanthemums as a fundraiser - before and after all weekend Masses at the church and the New Melle Country Market on Saturday mornings.

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Hunt for Hunger 2021


It’s that time of year when hunters are getting excited about the upcoming deer season and Hunt for Hunger is getting ready for hopefully another successful year.  Hunt for Hunger was started 4 years ago by David Neier, then a 9-year-old student at Daniel Boone Elementary School in New Melle. 

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Have a large evergreen that needs removed? Donate it to MDC for governor’s mansion Christmas tree

The tree may be near the end of its life or may need to be removed for other reasons.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is conducting its annual search for a large Christmas tree for use on the governor's mansion lawn in Jefferson City. MDC is asking landowners, homeowners, businesses, and communities that may have possible candidate trees to contact the Department.

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