The new president of Rost Enterprises says the popular Midway Golf and Games just west of Columbia draws customers from St. Louis, Kansas City and rural towns like Sedalia, Marshall, Boonville, Mexico, Moberly and Macon. Rost Enterprises operates Midway Golf and Games, Rost Landscaping and Superior Garden Center. New company president Taylor Burks and founder Tim Rost joined host Fred Parry in-studio for the hour Saturday on 939 the Eagle’s “CEO Round Table.” They say the addition of TopTracer in 2023 will make Midway Golf and Games the premier family fun destination in mid-Missouri. They also outlined plans to build a restaurant and bar and a banquet facility that would seat up to 300 people for dinner:
A freeze warning is now in effect for Mexico, Laddonia, Macon and other northern towns in the 939 the Eagle listening area. The National Weather Service (NWS) in St. Louis says freezing temperatures of between 30 and 32 degrees are expected tomorrow (Saturday) morning.
The NWS says sensitive outdoor vegetation in those areas could be damaged if not protected.
Columbia, Jefferson City, Fulton and Boonville are under a frost advisory. Frost advisories are issued when the minimum temperature is projected to be 33 to 36 degrees on clear and calm nights during the growing season.
The NWS is reminding Columbia and other central Missouri residents to protect any tender vegetation.
Keep your radio tuned to 939 the Eagle for updated forecast information.
Columbia Police are warning that fentanyl-related overdose deaths in the city are on pace to exceed last year’s numbers.
CPD assistant chief Jeremiah Hunter tells 939 the Eagle’s “Wake Up Mid-Missouri” that the fentanyl in Columbia is likely coming in from China, via Mexico.
“They’re getting pills and it’s being pressed locally or overseas and it’s coming in in volume. Probably most likely through Mexico, all the way here,” Hunter says.
Hunter tells listeners there were at least 30 overdose deaths in Columbia last year. He says there have been at least 25 overdose deaths in the city in 2022, with most or all of them fentanyl-related.
Assistant chief Hunter encourages parents to talk to their children about the issue. He notes more than 150 people attended an emergency meeting last October at Hickman high school.
“Out of that meeting last year, the Overdose Response Coalition of Boone County kind of grew out of that. And so they’re doing a lot of education, they’re doing a lot of research too,” says Hunter.
Authorities say drugs like cocaine are being made with fentanyl and users don’t know it’s in there. Columbia/Boone County public health officials have described fentanyl as 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine.
Click here to listen to the “Wake Up Mid-Missouri” interview with Columbia assistant police chief Jeremiah Hunter.
Columbia assistant police chief Jeremiah Hunter says Columbia has had at least 25 overdose deaths this year, and most if not all of them are fentanyl-related. Columbia is on pace to exceed last year’s number of 30 overdose deaths. Mr. Hunter joined us live on 939 the Eagle’s “Wake Up Mid-Missouri”, telling listeners that the fentanyl in Columbia is likely coming from China, via Mexico:
Mizzou officials are praising a planned $30-million renovation and expansion of a key building at MU’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
The University broke ground on Friday afternoon on the college’s Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (VMDL). UM System President Dr. Mun Choi says the lab plays a key role in early detection of foot-and-mouth disease, African swine fever, chronic wasting disease and rabies.
President Choi says the expanded and renovated facility will add more than 34,000 square feet to the existing building on East Campus Loop. It will included separate lab spaces for clean materials and infected materials, along with an area for after-hours sample drop-offs.
State Rep. Kent Haden (R-Mexico), who serves on both the Missouri House Health and Mental Health Policy Committee and on the Joint Committee on Agriculture, spoke at Friday’s groundbreaking ceremony. Representative Haden worked for eight years for the Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) as the state epidemiologist.