Listen to the story about a town with zero residents.
Goss stands as one of the smallest towns in Missouri. While driving by, you might miss it if it weren’t for a few green road signs marking the town’s location along Route 24 in Monroe County. If you stopped in Goss to ask for directions – you’re most likely out of luck because, well, nobody lives here. At least that’s what the 2010 U.S. Census reported.
The census shows the nation’s population is in flux. While some towns grow rapidly, others – like Goss – continue to dwindle.
Valentine’s Day is a time for celebrating romance. Some receive flowers; some get a box of chocolates. But a few mid-Missourians received something a bit more … a singing valentine, courtesy of the Booneslick Chordbusters. Members of the group split into quartets and traveled across mid-Missouri to serenade sweethearts for the holiday. KBIA’s Casey Morell tagged along with one quartet, and you can click on the player above to hear his audio postcard.
Listen to this week's Health and Wealth Update to learn about Missouri's first oral health caucus and why it's pushing for the state to have a dental director.
The Missouri General Assembly now has an oral health caucus. Co-chaired by Reps. Donna Lichtenegger (R-Jackson) and Jeanne Kirkton (D-Webster Groves), the caucus held its first meeting Monday, Feb. 11. A big item on the caucus' agenda? Reinstating the position of dental director in the state's health department.
Though just in business since 2006, a small doughnut shop in northeast Missouri has already topped the 1 million sold mark.
The Quincy (Ill.) Herald-Whig reports that Daybreak Donuts and Diner in Louisiana, Mo., recently reached the milestone. Owner Shaun Ross knows because he keeps detailed records on how many doughnuts he cuts each day on a coffee-stained spiral notebook.
A human’s prenatal exposure to certain plastics might affect later reproductive behaviors. University of Missouri Associate Professor Cheryl Rosenfeld said her experiments on monogamous mice find that exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) hinders their likelihood to reproduce. Rosenfeld said she believes these alterations may take place in humans as well and preventative action is necessary.
The United Way of Randolph County ended its 2012 campaign Thursday short of its $310,000 goal having raised about $282,000. Executive Director Gina Fowler said there were some unexpected obstacles to raising the money.
“We had one business that actually relocated to another city in Missouri, so we lost a pretty large employer,” Fowler said. “We felt that that our campaign, considering that and some other things going on in our community like the economy, did very well.”