MDC joins other groups in area pollinator project

Approximately $3 billion – that’s the estimated annual financial benefit pollinating insects provide to U.S. residents, according to a 2006 study by Cornell University and the Xerxes Society. Consequently, humans are helping themselves whenever they improve habitat for pollinators. Bees and other pollinating insects in northern Newton County will soon have improved living conditions, thanks…

Jessica Sangale

• Date & place of birth: March 11, 1983; Kansas. • Currently residing in: Jasper. • Occupation: Fifth grade math & science teacher in Neosho. • Favorite movie: “Shawshank Redemption.” • Last book read: “Slave Dancer.” • Favorite vacation I’ve taken: Bahamas/Mexico. • Inspirational leaders: Martin Luther King, Jr. • If the world was ending…

Ashcroft spreads the word about National Voter Registration Month

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft is encouraging Missourians to get registered or verify their registration during National Voter Registration Month this September. Ashcroft is working with Missouri’s federal, state and local leaders to encourage all eligible voters to get registered for the Nov. 7 special elections, and promoting resources that help with the registration process.…