Lunch is served in a small gymnasium that doubles as the cafeteria at Elmwood-Murdock High School, a small, rural school in eastern Nebraska. After the period bell rings, a line quickly forms at the service window where trays are loaded with fish patties on whole wheat buns and small piles of curly fries.
With the emphasis on small.
Because at Elmwood-Murdock, like at other schools across the country, students this year have been put on a new diet.
With October coming to an end, road crews begin prepping for the coming winter season. If Missouri experiences a milder winter however, costs for road crews could decrease substantially.
The Missouri Department of Transportation announced it will conduct a state wide test run in preparation for the winter season. MoDOT spokesperson Bob Brendel said part of the simulation is to prepare the new snow plow crews for proper snow clearing protocol.