Local highlights


Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Human Development Specialist Phyllis Flanigan hosts a Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (relatives raising children other than their own) monthly support group luncheon on the second Wednesday of the month starting at noon at the First Presbyterian Church, 301 N. Main Street, Poplar Bluff.  Grandparents Raising Grandchildren flyer (PDF)

Youth Mental Health First Aid

This class will be held Thursday, December 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church located at 301 North Main Street, Poplar Bluff. Registration is required. This eight-hour course teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, ADD/ADHD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance abuse disorder.The class is offered free of charge and includes materials and lunch.  CEUs are available. For more information call 573-686-8064. Youth Mental Health First Aid Flyer (PDF)

Pesticide Applicator Training

A grower can obtain a Private Applicator License by scheduling training through the Butler County Extension Center 573-686-8064.  Training requires three hours in the morning or in the afternoon.

Missouri USDA Secretarial Disaster Declaration

2015 Crop Year
Primary Counties
(Updated 10/7/2015)
The USDA Secretary of Agriculture has updated the list of Missouri counties, 98 primary and 17 contiguous, eligible for low interest emergency loans issued for the 2015 crop year.  For all disaster designation and declaration assistance, contact the Missouri State Farm Service Agency (FSA) Office at (573) 876-0980 or your local county FSA office. List of counties and contiguous counties. (PDF)

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Missouri Ag News (PDF)

The Garden Spade (PDF)

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