Crawford County News

Protest against library book continues

            Although the rainbow story time planned to feature a book about a child’s first time at a Pride parade with her mothers was canceled in June following threats received by the Crawford County Library District, opponents of this type of book continue to voice their concerns to the board, with several in attendance at the August 22 meeting.

Some question new Board appointments

            Crawford County Library Board appointments for two positions on the five-member board were made by the county commission last week, however, several people at the library board meeting held Monday questioned the manner in which they were made, and one stated she would be asking the county commission about the decision at their next meeting.

Commission addresses road complaints

            Both Crawford County Treasurer Karen Sikes and her husband have questioned commissioners about road maintenance in recent weeks, along with two other county residents.

Several facing felony drug, stealing charges

           The Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney’s office has filed felony charges against the following people. Each person is presumed innocent of the charges until proven guilty in a court of competent jurisdiction.

MU Extension holds livestock drought recovery meetings in August

Livestock producers in the southern half of Missouri face many challenges because of the drought. To help ease their stress, University of Missouri Extension is holding free in-person meetings in August at various locations. On Aug. 10 in Crawford County and Aug. 11 in Pulaski County, extension specialists will cover key topics such as livestock decisions and feeding, forage management, forage toxins, money considerations and management and planning for future events.