Local artists shine in State Parks contest honoring Earth Day

Jefferson County artists demonstrated their talents in the virtual youth art contest sponsored by Missouri State Parks in honor of Earth Day in April. In the first and second grade category, artwork by Gabriel Sedrock of Festus Elementary School was selected as the first place winner, and Lena Massa of Crystal City earned third placeContinue reading “Local artists shine in State Parks contest honoring Earth Day”

Dying dogwood tree lost last big branch; state nursery to assist restart

Maybe it’s a bit over dramatic to say I discovered a sad sight in my backyard this weekend, but I was heartbroken to notice that the last live limb on the only big dogwood tree along our forest edge was on the ground. The good news is that I beat the clock this year inContinue reading “Dying dogwood tree lost last big branch; state nursery to assist restart”